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NewTexas was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 131
Most Stationary: 1stLargest Populations: 56thMost Influential: 58th
The Big Tex Happy Taco Stands of
Civil Rights Lovefest Brave Progressives
Home of Big Tex! You Want Cheese On That?
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NewTexas

Population38.164 billion

CapitalNewAustin
LeaderBig Tex

CurrencyFajita Taco
AnimalArmadillo

The Big Tex Happy Taco Stands of NewTexas is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Big Tex with a fair hand, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, public floggings, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 38.164 billion NewTexans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of NewAustin. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient NewTexan economy, worth an astonishing 15,165 trillion Fajita Tacoes a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Book Publishing, and Soda Sales. Average income is an amazing 397,369 Fajita Tacoes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.7 times as much as the poorest.

Artists attempt to convince the Hardship Fund that their unmade bed is a masterpiece, the entirety of Big Tex's administration can be crammed into a phone booth, spontaneous nocturnal decapitation is considered 'death by natural causes' for enemies of NewTexas, and the only way to escape lengthy prison terms is in a body bag. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. NewTexas's national animal is the Armadillo, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

NewTexas is ranked 434th in the world and 4th in Texas for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 33,077.34 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Most Stationary: 1stLargest Populations: 56thMost Influential: 58thFattest Citizens: 77thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 77thLargest Gambling Industry: 135thMost Avoided: 135thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 147thHighest Economic Output: 154thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 172ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 254thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 268thRudest Citizens: 308thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 311thLargest Information Technology Sector: 313thHighest Crime Rates: 353rdMost Armed: 355thMost Scientifically Advanced: 366thLargest Mining Sector: 434thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 455thMost Valuable International Artwork: 511thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 538thLargest Publishing Industry: 663rdHighest Average Incomes: 749thMost Cultured: 968thLargest Retail Industry: 1,037thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,056thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,093rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,151stHighest Poor Incomes: 1,339thMost Efficient Economies: 1,339thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,625thSmartest Citizens: 1,792ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,801stTop
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Highest Drug Use: 2,594thLargest Black Market: 2,924thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,762ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,178thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,643rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,472ndNudest: 9,020thTop
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Most Politically Free: 12,386thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,078thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15,455thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,454th
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Most Stationary: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 6th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 8th in the regionNudest: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 10th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Extreme: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15th in the region

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