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NewTexas was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 131
Most Stationary: 1stLargest Populations: 60thMost Influential: 65th
The Big Tex Happy Taco Stands of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Home of Big Tex! You Want Cheese On That?
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NewTexas

Population42.244 billion

CapitalNewAustin
LeaderBig Tex

CurrencyFajita Taco
AnimalArmadillo

The Big Tex Happy Taco Stands of NewTexas is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Big Tex with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, unlimited-speed roads, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 42.244 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 16,850 trillion Fajita Tacoes a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Book Publishing, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 398,893 Fajita Tacoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Even religious militants can be swayed by the power of #love, the fate of the world literally rests on Big Tex's fingers, the regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb, and teddy bear James Dean (aka "the Rebel Without the Claws") helps convince kids that candy cigarettes are cool. 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 272,564th in the world and 172nd in Texas for Most Patriotic, with 0.38 flags saluted per person per day.

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Most Stationary: 1stLargest Populations: 60thMost Influential: 65thFattest Citizens: 85thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 88thLargest Gambling Industry: 129thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 146thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 162ndHighest Economic Output: 167thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 267thHighest Disposable Incomes: 270thMost Avoided: 287thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 355thLargest Information Technology Sector: 378thHighest Crime Rates: 404thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 426thMost Armed: 441stMost Scientifically Advanced: 447thLargest Mining Sector: 502ndRudest Citizens: 506thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 510thHighest Poor Incomes: 578thLargest Publishing Industry: 628thHighest Average Incomes: 957thLargest Insurance Industry: 959thMost Cultured: 1,034thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,196thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,312thLargest Retail Industry: 1,391stMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,417thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,689thMost Efficient Economies: 1,749thSmartest Citizens: 1,968thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,209thTop
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Largest Black Market: 2,873rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,072ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,298thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,589thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,999thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 19,527thHighest Drug Use: 21,313thMost Politically Free: 22,446thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23,534th
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Largest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionTop
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Fattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 5th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 10th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12th in the regionMost Extreme: 14th in the regionNudest: 15th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17th in the region

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