Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st Most Scientifically Advanced: 2nd Highest Economic Output: 4th
The Indomitable Borderlands of
Compulsory Consumerist State
The Paragon of Corporate Power and Style since 2002.
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The Indomitable Borderlands of The Grendels is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Warleader Yarooo with an iron fist, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, unlimited-speed roads, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 29.795 billion Grendels are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hackleburg. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient The Grendelsian economy, worth an astonishing 27,224 trillion Golden Bonds a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Gambling. Average income is a breathtaking 913,740 Golden Bonds, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,803,411 per year while the poor average 59,602, a ratio of 97.4 to 1.

Exam halls are littered with used needles and empty pill bottles, citizens living in underground cities have developed a healthy green glow, eight year-olds with lemonade stands have been known to be locked up on charges of embezzlement, and gun ownership is compulsory. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. The Grendels's national animal is the the Dire Bear, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

The Grendels is ranked 21,696th in the world and 13th in Wysteria for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 4,711.48 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1stMost Scientifically Advanced: 2ndHighest Economic Output: 4thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6thMost Avoided: 6thMost Secular: 6thHighest Average Incomes: 8thLargest Retail Industry: 11thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11thFattest Citizens: 13thLargest Insurance Industry: 14thLargest Gambling Industry: 14thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 15thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 16thMost Armed: 19thRudest Citizens: 19thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 23rdLargest Mining Sector: 24thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 25thLargest Populations: 34thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 38thLargest Information Technology Sector: 44thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 45thSmartest Citizens: 47thLargest Agricultural Sector: 69thMost Corrupt Governments: 74thHighest Crime Rates: 123rdMost Efficient Economies: 179thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 186thMost Cultured: 238thLargest Publishing Industry: 304thMost Stationary: 410thLargest Governments: 1,551stTop
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Largest Black Market: 2,506thMost Influential: 3,581stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4,693rdMost Pro-Market: 6,268thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,755thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,124thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 7,870th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 6th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 10th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 11th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, gun ownership is compulsory.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, eight year-olds with lemonade stands have been known to be locked up on charges of embezzlement.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, citizens living in underground cities have developed a healthy green glow.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, exam halls are littered with used needles and empty pill bottles.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, abortions are routinely performed in The Grendels's hospitals.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, leather-clad individuals can be seen walking their slaves in public parks.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, 1% of global paper production is bound for the National Archive.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, fur coats have become the latest fashion trend.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, children often kick the Dire Bears for amusement.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, violently opinionated speakers can be heard preaching their hateful views on every street corner.

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