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Largest Populations: 14thMost Cheerful Citizens: 289thLargest Gambling Industry: 392nd
The Grand Imperial Province of
Benevolent Dictatorship
Pseudaletia Unipuncta
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Rare

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Pendulous

Population39.22 billion

LeaderWrinkl

Currencyrobot point
Animalarmy worm

The Grand Imperial Province of Pendulous is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Wrinkl with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, keen interest in outer space, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, cheerful population of 39.22 billion Pendulousians enjoy great individual freedoms in everything except elections, which, where they exist at all, are populist shams for a dictatorship government that has no intention of ever giving up power.

The minute, liberal, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Defense. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.6%.

The very strong Pendulousian economy, worth a remarkable 6,289 trillion robot points a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 160,369 robot points, with the richest citizens earning 8.9 times as much as the poorest.

Bombs are permitted on planes for the 'security of the passengers', the government is pursuing a new programme aimed at promoting cultural sophistication, most citizens in Pendulous are abject pyrophobes after extremely graphic pamphlets were mailed nationwide by the government, and college students make ends meet by selling their kidneys. Crime is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Pendulous's national animal is the army worm, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Pendulous is ranked 193,752nd in the world and 59th in Wysteria for Most Politically Free, scoring 17.67 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Largest Populations: 14thMost Cheerful Citizens: 289thLargest Gambling Industry: 392ndHighest Economic Output: 1,216thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,332ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,351stMost Stationary: 1,518thHighest Crime Rates: 1,560thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,229thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,623rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,835thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,714thMost Avoided: 4,887thFattest Citizens: 6,652ndMost Secular: 8,418thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,512thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8,536thMost Armed: 8,791stMost Influential: 10,079thSmartest Citizens: 10,313thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,587thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 11,808thNudest: 11,956thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,425thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,669thHighest Drug Use: 15,729thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 16,422ndMost Pro-Market: 17,068thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,917thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,080thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 18,369thBest Weather: 18,994th
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Largest Populations: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 7th in the region

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