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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 624thMost Influential: 989thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,509th
The 18 Cowboys of
Father Knows Best State
Ram Ranch lives, and marches on!
Grant MacDonald
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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The Real Ram Ranch

Population3.41 billion

CapitalRam Ranch
LeaderGrant MacDonald


The 18 Cowboys of The Real Ram Ranch is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Grant MacDonald with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, public floggings, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 3.41 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 isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ram Ranch. The average income tax rate is 92.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cowboy economy, worth 816 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 239,377 showers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Military minds worry that 'the blue screen of death' on brand new operating systems may be a literal description, the government is funding experimental battery technology while the power grid continues to crumble, Dogman-branded weapons are all the rage in the militaristic comic-book community, and foreign leaders' Twitcher accounts are monitored for potential threats to national security. 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 Cowpoke, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Ranchanianism.

The Real Ram Ranch is ranked 7,305th in the world and 377th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 12,484.46 on the Edu-tellignceŽ Test Score.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 624thMost Influential: 989thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,509thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,855thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,167thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 2,987thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,672ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,745thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,789thLargest Black Market: 3,857thHighest Average Incomes: 3,911thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,176thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,707thMost Efficient Economies: 5,430thLargest Governments: 5,631stMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,851stLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,872ndMost Developed: 6,246thMost Devout: 6,247thMost Cultured: 6,419thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,589thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,673rdMost Advanced Public Education: 7,305thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,578thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,616thSmartest Citizens: 8,377thLowest Crime Rates: 8,392ndLargest Welfare Programs: 8,923rdHealthiest Citizens: 10,035thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,116thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,645thHighest Economic Output: 22,532nd
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 69th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 80th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 81st in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 167th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 174th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 182nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 188th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 190th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 221st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 232nd in the regionMost Devout: 267th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 302nd in the regionLargest Governments: 306th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 314th in the regionMost Cultured: 327th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 336th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 340th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 347th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 367th in the regionMost Influential: 376th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 377th in the regionMost Developed: 382nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 398th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 425th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 435th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 436th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 461st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 476th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 578th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 638th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 671st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 720th in the regionMost Stationary: 958th in the region

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