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The Indomitable Borderlands of The Grendels

“The Paragon of Corporate Power and Style since 2002.”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Wysteria

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The Indomitable Borderlands of The Grendels is a gargantuan, economically powerful nation, ruled by Warleader Yarooo with an even hand, and renowned for its complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 25.976 billion Grendels are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, pro-business individuals juggles the competing demands of Defence, Commerce, and Law & Order. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hackleburg. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining industries.

Almost all of The Grendels's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices, graffiti graces every city's streets, citizens must pay to enjoy The Grendels's pristine beaches, and The Grendels-made cars tend to catch fire in people's driveways. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling. The Grendels's national animal is the the Dire Bear, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the Golden Bond.

The Grendels is ranked 2nd in Wysteria and 2nd in the world for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 1,004 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 9 hours ago

  • 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Grendels, The Grendels-made cars tend to catch fire in people's driveways.
  • 1 day 9 hours ago: The Grendels lodged a message on the Wysteria Regional Message Board.
  • 1 day 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Grendels, citizens must pay to enjoy The Grendels's pristine beaches.
  • 1 day 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Grendels, graffiti graces every city's streets.
  • 1 day 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Grendels, almost all of The Grendels's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices.
  • 1 day 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Grendels, immigrant Maxtopians are routinely sold on popular internet auction sites.
  • 1 day 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Grendels, same-sex marriages are increasingly common.
  • 3 days 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Grendels, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in The Grendels, anti-government web sites are springing up.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in The Grendels, wealthy parents-to-be can select their perfect baby.

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