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Largest Retail Industry: 762nd Largest Soda Pop Sector: 904th Rudest Citizens: 1,160th
The Lone Star Republic of
Corporate Bordello
You may all go to Hell, and I will go to Texas
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Greater United Texas

Population2.113 billion

CapitalAustin
LeaderGreg Abbott
FaithCowboy Church Christianity

CurrencyTexas Redback
AnimalNine-Banded Armadillo

The Lone Star Republic of Greater United Texas is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Greg Abbott with a fair hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, deadly medical pandemics, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 2.113 billion Texans are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The minute, pro-business government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Defense, although Industry, Education, and Administration are also considered important, while Welfare and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Austin. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Texan economy, worth 340 trillion Texas Redbacks a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Gambling, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 161,369 Texas Redbacks, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 920,082 per year while the poor average 13,737, a ratio of 67.0 to 1.

A recent political speech drew the ire of nerds everywhere after the speaker claimed that Darth Vader was Harry Potter's father, sports journals are full of uplifting puff-pieces on professional boxers, companies balk at paying their workers, and the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Greater United Texas's national animal is the Nine-Banded Armadillo, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Cowboy Church Christianity.

Greater United Texas is ranked 11,004th in the world and 31st in Texas for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 55.21 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Top
1%
Largest Retail Industry: 762ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 904thRudest Citizens: 1,160thFattest Citizens: 1,804thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,862ndTop
5%
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,966thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,356thHighest Crime Rates: 2,362ndMost Armed: 3,114thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,195thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,290thMost Avoided: 3,515thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,617thMost Influential: 4,704thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,876thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,890thMost Devout: 6,582ndMost Pro-Market: 7,205thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,462ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,477thTop
10%
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9,551stHighest Average Incomes: 10,292ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,004thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11,727thLargest Insurance Industry: 13,587thHighest Drug Use: 13,852ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,872ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,385th
Top
1%
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionTop
5%
Largest Retail Industry: 8th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 9th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11th in the regionTop
10%
Rudest Citizens: 12th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14th in the regionFattest Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 15th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 15th in the regionMost Avoided: 16th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 16th in the regionMost Armed: 18th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 18th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 18th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Greater United Texas, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater United Texas, companies balk at paying their workers.
  • : Greater United Texas endorsed The Republic of JupiterInc.
  • : Greater United Texas was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater United Texas, sports journals are full of uplifting puff-pieces on professional boxers.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater United Texas, a recent political speech drew the ire of nerds everywhere after the speaker claimed that Darth Vader was Harry Potter's father.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater United Texas, the army's use of chemical weapons leaves a bad taste in the mouth.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater United Texas, the nation's politicians are known more for the internet memes they spawn than any of their accomplishments.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater United Texas, babies are increasingly seen as a luxury.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater United Texas, nature magazines featuring stick insects on their covers are sometimes mistaken for fashion magazines.

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