by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,872ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,674thMost Influential: 3,539th
The Federation of
Father Knows Best State
What’s done in the dark will be brought to the light.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population1.307 billion


The Federation of Pendelk is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, digital currency, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 1.307 billion Pendelkians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 38.0%.

The strong Pendelkian economy, worth 103 trillion Pends a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 78,938 Pends, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.7 times as much as the poorest.

Water fights now end with thousands dead, the pursuit of wanted criminals ends at the entrance of the pay'n'spray garage as police refuse to enter any private property, unemployed accountants keep double-entry ledgers of their benefit claims, and Leader is the self-declared God of all Pendelk. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pendelk's national animal is the Swan, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Pendelk is ranked 67,330th in the world and 2,257th in the South Pacific for Most Beautiful Environments, with 605.3 pounds of wildlife per square mile.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,872ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,674thTop
Most Influential: 3,539thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20,463rdMost Patriotic: 23,709th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 71st in the regionTop
Most Influential: 427th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 446th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 503rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 516th in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 670th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 679th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 688th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 832nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 955th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1,017th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,068th in the regionMost Cultured: 1,171st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1,182nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,206th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1,219th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1,240th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1,249th in the regionLargest Black Market: 1,260th in the region

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