Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd Most Scientifically Advanced: 2nd
The Indomitable Borderlands of
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The Indomitable Borderlands of The Grendels is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Warleader Yarooo with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, avant-garde cinema, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 30.013 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 27,473 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 915,398 Golden Bonds, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 6,401,412 per year while the poor average 45,036, a ratio of 142 to 1.

Homes have been banned from having any more than one wheel, gossip magazines have been replaced by mask catalogs, a large percentage of the poor live from cradle to grave in subterranean wage slavery, and consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed. 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 27th in the world and 5th in Wysteria for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 71,263.96 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 2ndHighest Economic Output: 4thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6thMost Avoided: 7thHighest Average Incomes: 8thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11thMost Secular: 11thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11thLargest Retail Industry: 13thFattest Citizens: 14thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 15thLargest Gambling Industry: 16thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 17thLargest Insurance Industry: 17thMost Armed: 19thRudest Citizens: 19thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 21stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21stLargest Mining Sector: 27thLargest Populations: 35thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 42ndSmartest Citizens: 48thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 54thLargest Information Technology Sector: 57thLargest Agricultural Sector: 63rdMost Corrupt Governments: 77thHighest Crime Rates: 128thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 174thMost Efficient Economies: 178thMost Cultured: 248thLargest Publishing Industry: 309thMost Stationary: 404thLargest Governments: 1,581stTop
Largest Black Market: 2,550thMost Influential: 3,654thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4,432ndMost Pro-Market: 5,537thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,527thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,658thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,903rdTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 17,389th
Highest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6th in the regionMost Stationary: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionMost Cultured: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Grendels was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Governments, the Top 5% for Most Rebellious Youth, and the Top 10% for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : The Grendels lodged a message on the Wysteria Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, a large percentage of the poor live from cradle to grave in subterranean wage slavery.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, gossip magazines have been replaced by mask catalogs.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, homes have been banned from having any more than one wheel.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, almost all of The Grendels's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices.
  • : The Grendels was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, criminals are executed and their property seized.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, electrocution deaths among computer technicians are at an all-time high.


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