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The Indomitable Borderlands of The Grendels

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

Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Wysteria

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The Indomitable Borderlands of The Grendels is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Warleader Yarooo with an iron fist, and notable for its absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 25.67 billion The Grendelsians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

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 3%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining industries.

All major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras, urban high-volume mailers now receive their mail via chauffeur-driven limousines, cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates, and it's always rabbit season. 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 4th in Wysteria and 23rd in the world for Shortest Average Lifespan, scoring 131 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 8 hours ago

  • 1 day 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Grendels, it's always rabbit season.
  • 1 day 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Grendels, cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates.
  • 1 day 7 hours ago: The Grendels lodged a message on the Wysteria Regional Message Board.
  • 2 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Grendels, urban high-volume mailers now receive their mail via chauffeur-driven limousines.
  • 2 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Grendels, all major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras.
  • 3 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Grendels, torture is commonly used to extract information from suspected criminals.
  • 3 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Grendels, 'A is for Annulment' is a popular children's song.
  • 3 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Grendels, the government's official stance on religion is that it is so very silly.
  • 3 days 5 hours ago: The Grendels lodged a message on the Wysteria Regional Message Board.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in The Grendels, the rich are forced to sell their cars to pay for more police to prevent their cars from being stolen.

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