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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:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

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 iron fist, and remarkable for its complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 25.263 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 1%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining industries.

Same-sex marriages are increasingly common, the government seizes all major gold finds, airship use has soared while property values beneath their routes have plummeted, and the new 'Things We Stole From Other Countries' exhibition at the National Museum of Antiquities is a hit. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling. The Grendels's national animal is the the Dire Bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the Golden Bond.

The Grendels is ranked 171st in Wysteria and 112,131st in the world for Least Corrupt Governments, scoring -1,078 on the Inverse Mugabe Relativity Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 5 hours ago

  • 1 day 1 hour ago: Following new legislation in The Grendels, the new 'Things We Stole From Other Countries' exhibition at the National Museum of Antiquities is a hit.
  • 1 day 1 hour ago: Following new legislation in The Grendels, airship use has soared while property values beneath their routes have plummeted.
  • 1 day 1 hour ago: Following new legislation in The Grendels, the government seizes all major gold finds.
  • 1 day 1 hour ago: Following new legislation in The Grendels, same-sex marriages are increasingly common.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in The Grendels, employers may fire workers without giving any reason.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in The Grendels, cities are engulfed by smog.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in The Grendels, much of The Grendels's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in The Grendels, nude art is becoming wildly popular.
  • 4 days ago: The Grendels lodged a message on the Wysteria Regional Message Board.
  • 5 days ago: The Grendels was ranked #1 in the world for Largest Retail Industry (last census: Top 1%).

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