by Max Barry

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Largest Populations: 16thMost Cheerful Citizens: 279thLargest Gambling Industry: 406th
The Grand Imperial Province of
Benevolent Dictatorship Temporary Conservative State of Emergency
Pseudaletia Unipuncta
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Population39.74 billion


Currencyrobot point
Animalarmy worm

The Grand Imperial Province of Pendulous is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Wrinkl with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, public floggings, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, cheerful population of 39.74 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 6,373 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 52,369th in the world and 42nd in Wysteria for Largest Black Market, with 2.36 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Populations: 16thMost Cheerful Citizens: 279thLargest Gambling Industry: 406thHighest Economic Output: 1,267thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,335thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,381stMost Stationary: 1,486thHighest Crime Rates: 1,606thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,216thTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,647thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,983rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,769thMost Avoided: 5,122ndFattest Citizens: 6,922ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,388thMost Secular: 8,458thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8,971stMost Armed: 9,369thMost Influential: 10,036thSmartest Citizens: 10,421stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,753rdHighest Average Incomes: 11,925thNudest: 11,971stTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 13,528thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,646thHighest Drug Use: 16,367thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 17,153rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,337thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,931stMost Pro-Market: 18,090thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 19,036thBest Weather: 19,101st
Largest Populations: 1st in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 6th in the region

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