by Max Barry

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Largest Populations: 14thMost Cheerful Citizens: 287thLargest Gambling Industry: 397th
The Grand Imperial Province of
Benevolent Dictatorship Temporary Liberal State of Emergency
Pseudaletia Unipuncta
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Population39.575 billion


Currencyrobot point
Animalarmy worm

The Grand Imperial Province of Pendulous is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Wrinkl with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, complete lack of public education, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, cheerful population of 39.575 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 6,346 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 234,420th in the world and 54th in Wysteria for Most Pacifist, with 3.48 Cheeks Turned Per Day.

Largest Populations: 14thMost Cheerful Citizens: 287thLargest Gambling Industry: 397thHighest Economic Output: 1,245thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,356thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,360thMost Stationary: 1,495thHighest Crime Rates: 1,624thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,199thTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,619thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,947thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,765thMost Avoided: 5,054thFattest Citizens: 6,819thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,256thMost Secular: 8,362ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8,898thMost Armed: 9,331stMost Influential: 10,073rdSmartest Citizens: 10,327thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,764thHighest Average Incomes: 11,830thTop
Nudest: 11,968thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,615thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,677thHighest Drug Use: 16,043rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,919thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 16,976thMost Pro-Market: 17,793rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,367thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 18,455thBest 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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