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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 571stMost Influential: 880thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,745th
The 18 Cowboys of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
18 happy friends at a slumber party.
Grant MacDonald
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Shoeshiner
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The Real Ram Ranch

Population2.216 billion

CapitalRam Ranch
LeaderGrant MacDonald
FaithRanchanianism

Currencyshower
AnimalHome-Owning Man on the Sidewalk

The 18 Cowboys of The Real Ram Ranch is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Grant MacDonald with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, barren, inhospitable landscape, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 2.216 billion Cowboys are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Industry, and Law & Order are also considered important, while International Aid receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ram Ranch. The average income tax rate is 90.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cowboy economy, worth 494 trillion showers a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 222,949 showers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Banning party poppers has been a real party pooper, no personal detail is too tiny for the suede-denim census police, the world still seems flat to some people in space, and many Cowboys twitch nervously at the sight of nuns. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Real Ram Ranch's national animal is the Home-Owning Man on the Sidewalk, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Ranchanianism.

The Real Ram Ranch is ranked 60,732nd in the world and 2,559th in The North Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 2,651.24 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 571stMost Influential: 880thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,745thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,093rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,254thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,947thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,976thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,985thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,578thHighest Average Incomes: 4,657thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,705thLargest Black Market: 4,772ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,102ndMost Devout: 6,683rdMost Efficient Economies: 6,703rdLargest Governments: 6,760thMost Developed: 6,998thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,225thMost Cultured: 7,349thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,518thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,913thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,350thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,505thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,722ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,211thLowest Crime Rates: 9,219thSmartest Citizens: 9,707thHealthiest Citizens: 10,046thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,078thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,420thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,996thLargest Agricultural Sector: 17,846thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 18,022nd
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 88th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 95th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 112th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 178th in the regionLargest Black Market: 209th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 228th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 232nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 233rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 234th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 257th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 270th in the regionMost Devout: 276th in the regionMost Influential: 324th in the regionLargest Governments: 349th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 368th in the regionMost Cultured: 375th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 381st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 385th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 394th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 406th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 409th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 417th in the regionMost Developed: 420th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 448th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 456th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 475th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 489th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 545th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 553rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 578th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 750th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 786th in the region

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