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Most Conservative: 1,568thMost Authoritarian: 5,092ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 15,871st
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The Pendulum Wars

Population4.713 billion


Currencywar coin
AnimalWar Bear

The Full Multiplayer Servers of The Pendulum Wars is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Everybody with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, state-planned economy, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 4.713 billion casualties are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Front. The average income tax rate is 70.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but underdeveloped war economy, worth 162 trillion war coins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Information Technology, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 34,527 war coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Red Cross demand for body bags is rising while sutures go unused, Everybody has just been declared ruler of The Pendulum Wars in an international press conference, the world outside is only known of in folklore, and War has been named as The Pendulum Wars's national religion. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Pendulum Wars's national animal is the War Bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is War.

The Pendulum Wars is ranked 75,124th in the world and 108th in Changuu for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 1,363.78 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most Conservative: 1,568thTop
Most Authoritarian: 5,092ndTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 15,871stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 16,510thMost Extreme: 17,550th
Most Stationary: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 9th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 11th in the regionLargest Populations: 12th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 16th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 17th in the region

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