Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd Highest Economic Output: 5th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 6th
The Indomitable Borderlands of
Compulsory Consumerist State
The Paragon of Corporate Power and Style since 2002.
Regional Influence
Apprentice
Market Report Editor
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard 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 notable for its frequent executions, sprawling nuclear power plants, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 30.702 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 Grendelsian economy, worth an astonishing 28,155 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 917,073 Golden Bonds, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,628,645 per year while the poor average 65,396, a ratio of 86.1 to 1.

The government is cracking down on subversive groups, counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients, senior citizens can usually be found doing heavy manual labour, and Warleader Yarooo's peyote-induced "let's all just be friends" speech is trending world-wide. 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 76th in the world and 3rd in Wysteria for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 89,418.05 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2ndHighest Economic Output: 5thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6thMost Avoided: 7thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10thHighest Average Incomes: 11thMost Secular: 11thLargest Gambling Industry: 12thMost Armed: 15thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16thFattest Citizens: 17thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 17thLargest Retail Industry: 18thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 19thLargest Insurance Industry: 19thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 21stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22ndLargest Populations: 31stLargest Mining Sector: 31stRudest Citizens: 38thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 51stSmartest Citizens: 53rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 56thLargest Agricultural Sector: 63rdMost Corrupt Governments: 73rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 76thHighest Crime Rates: 79thMost Efficient Economies: 131stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 150thLargest Publishing Industry: 262ndMost Cultured: 278thTop
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Largest Black Market: 1,860thLargest Governments: 2,169thMost Influential: 3,862ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5,801stMost Subsidized Industry: 5,981stMost Rebellious Youth: 6,238thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,018thMost Pro-Market: 7,664th
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Most Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10th in the regionMost Cultured: 11th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Grendels lodged a message on the Texas Regional Message Board.
  • : The Grendels lodged a message on the Wysteria Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, Warleader Yarooo's peyote-induced "let's all just be friends" speech is trending world-wide.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, senior citizens can usually be found doing heavy manual labour.
  • : The Grendels lodged a message on the Wysteria Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, the government is cracking down on subversive groups.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, cubicles often double as graves as citizens literally work themselves to death.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, immigrants who don't like the taste of Grendelsian Turnip Chips are immediately deported.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, psychological disorders are a taboo subject.

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