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Largest Populations: 16thMost Cheerful Citizens: 290thLargest Gambling Industry: 395th
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

Population40.012 billion

LeaderWrinkl

Currencyrobot point
Animalarmy worm

The Grand Imperial Province of Pendulous is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Wrinkl with an iron fist, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, national health service, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, cheerful population of 40.012 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 6,416 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 238,468th in the world and 50th in Wysteria for Most Beautiful Environments, with 6 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

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Largest Populations: 16thMost Cheerful Citizens: 290thLargest Gambling Industry: 395thHighest Economic Output: 1,267thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,342ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,462ndMost Stationary: 1,477thHighest Crime Rates: 1,658thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,215thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,653rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,944thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,785thMost Avoided: 5,092ndFattest Citizens: 6,927thMost Secular: 8,512thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,524thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,061stMost Armed: 9,985thMost Influential: 10,077thSmartest Citizens: 10,549thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,924thHighest Average Incomes: 12,109thNudest: 12,250thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 13,680thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,760thHighest Drug Use: 16,279thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,067thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 17,349thMost Pro-Market: 18,020thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,422ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 18,710thBest Weather: 20,524th
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Largest Populations: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 4th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Extreme: 7th in the region

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