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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 587thMost Influential: 926thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,668th
The 18 Cowboys of
Father Knows Best State
Ram Ranch lives, and marches on!
Grant MacDonald
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Real Ram Ranch

Population2.629 billion

CapitalRam Ranch
LeaderGrant MacDonald


The 18 Cowboys of The Real Ram Ranch is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Grant MacDonald with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, zero percent divorce rate, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 2.629 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 90.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cowboy economy, worth 596 trillion showers a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 227,068 showers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

The voyages of obsolete star-trekking satellites on deliberate escape orbits are only just beginning, a few immigrants are better than no immigrants according to Grant MacDonald, sales of trenchcoats are on the rise, and practising saying 'how now brown cow' is an essential part of holiday planning. 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 Fiend, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Ranchanianism.

The Real Ram Ranch is ranked 221,691st in the world and 9,736th in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -262.99 on the Hayek Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 587thMost Influential: 926thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,668thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,044thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,677thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,769thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,579thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,857thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,243rdLargest Black Market: 4,312thHighest Average Incomes: 4,464thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,936thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,472ndMost Efficient Economies: 6,552ndLargest Governments: 6,565thMost Developed: 6,622ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,950thMost Devout: 7,050thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,102ndMost Cultured: 7,148thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,359thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,578thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,960thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,996thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,893rdSmartest Citizens: 9,133rdLowest Crime Rates: 9,156thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,558thHealthiest Citizens: 9,761stTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,541stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,665th
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 81st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 94th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 99th in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 177th in the regionLargest Black Market: 189th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 205th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 213th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 233rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 247th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 259th in the regionMost Devout: 272nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 290th in the regionMost Influential: 334th in the regionLargest Governments: 347th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 352nd in the regionMost Cultured: 358th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 375th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 382nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 388th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 388th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 390th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 393rd in the regionMost Developed: 404th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 417th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 443rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 467th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 473rd in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 509th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 543rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 650th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 667th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 948th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Real Ram Ranch, practising saying 'how now brown cow' is an essential part of holiday planning.
  • : The Real Ram Ranch voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Reducing Disease Vectors".
  • : The Real Ram Ranch voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Kuriko".
  • : Following new legislation in The Real Ram Ranch, sales of trenchcoats are on the rise.
  • : Following new legislation in The Real Ram Ranch, a few immigrants are better than no immigrants according to Grant MacDonald.
  • : Following new legislation in The Real Ram Ranch, the voyages of obsolete star-trekking satellites on deliberate escape orbits are only just beginning.
  • : Following new legislation in The Real Ram Ranch, school plays were recently banned due to concerns of child endangerment.
  • : Following new legislation in The Real Ram Ranch, third world countries are rich in "I Love Ram Ranch" t-shirts.
  • : Following new legislation in The Real Ram Ranch, the full title of Hon Grant MacDonald Vcte Mgve MF 1CRRRLM GCCE runs to several pages.
  • : The Real Ram Ranch endorsed The Tyranny Triumphant of Cretox State.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 237 » Runeda, Territorio di Nessuno, Yaorozu, El Fiji Grande, The Rhein States, Loutsland, PlanetPunk, Great Bights Mum, Shadowrik, Trillius, Dar es Saalam, Dreadton, Corfad, New Octicarg, Notyoutopia, Guer Aike, Koda-Land, Glurponia, North Bratislava, Omnistria, Newpromisedland, Shibutani, Bearical, Selfgradatude, Daiz, 1 very fast endotarter, The Stratosphere Islands, Holy Oranz, Sundred, Zumlandia, New Lakemba, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Kwaj, Siwale, Sil Dorsett, McMasterdonia, The Tampa Bay Rays, Sunto, Maott, Pasargad, Wisconsota, Wineclaw, Steampunk Ariel, Gnomewatchers, Moubarakistan, Xentherida, Frances Francis the First of France, Kranostav, Wilkshire, and 187 others.Yukti, PotatoFarmers, Clan Spaniel, Pazair, Orado, The Iron Lions, Seenvorland, Vincone Cae, Dabarastan, United Kahndaq, Viridiann, Zyvetskistaahn, Pallaith, Ethnon, Fraguale Cothe, Interdimensional Zone, Ravendi, Tachycardia, Zokk, Valhalla123, Empy, Prydania, Partax, Misthas, Aeurithianar, Xagill, Valentine Z, Austral States of America, Fendlium, Fizban, Praeceps, Zecit, Infinitis, 2nd Confederacy of Independent Systems, Volstokn, Loli County, Malta Comino Gozo, Alamei, Avemterra, Napnomadia, Makersaulache, Jovian Knights, Pauliestien, Hamerica, Free Culture, Solmetria, Noahs Second Country, Universal State Formula, Yokciq Empire, Hyphen, The New Communist Republic Of States, Pleroma Sans Romans, Wit Noreis, Merconitonitopia, The Endless Eventide, New Jamgra, Votak Matim, Joodey, KhalChicken, Olofin, Vexilia, Xyrron, Miamington, West Hamburg, The Lancerian Empire, Prevaland, Crader, Godwanna, New Trisone, The Windmilluminati, Stone Ira, New Avian, Diodone, SORT, Antiyard, Singamadri, Nisastria, Nistriabar, Westinor, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Varola, Unsophisticate, Unshleepd, Ereena, Solskjar, Schnuftelland, U S Eh, The Pantheons, Korovan Isles, Zeternia, The Most Freedom Ever, Astronomical, Fauzjhia, The Serdey Islands, Greater Pittsburgh, Frostcell, Sikol, Saperisole, Zzozona, Fluffy Noodles, True Equality For All, Aeolist, Termathe, I Like Killing people, Former English Colony, Libertania Democratica, The Calabash Protectorate, Kocherian, Asoc lon, Mimia, Sevinland, Seanat, Brucklania, Solcius, Eywaan, Principia Mathematica, Highton Islands, Yellops, Caselpania, Unimaginable Doom, Maclare, Yalgora, Simone Republic, Pokemanland, Madjack, Animu Place, Xipher, The Federal Republic of Scouseland, Neu-Galicia, Kragsgale, Amerian States, Dangine, Illusia and Neverendia, Andexia, Buckhem, WeKnow, Eastern Cous Empria, Heilhum Imperius, Easternryke, Xyroxes, Draconian Progression, Aerilia, Cretox State, Morover, Harjad, Lulubellia, Outer Shenendoah, Chips and Guac, Navsland, Rozarus, Hardscrabble, Abonland, Republica Guilleana, An Identity Crisis, Sopernia, A Salmon Named Harold, Boston Castle, Jerzykowo, Elvoreto, Planes, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Religioncord, Pytong, Why Seriously, Bankowiata, Kazoo Basin, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, The Unified Missourtama States, The Ultimate Republic, The Clever Crow, Venicea, Caffeinetopia, ANdTHeRnIa, Levoth, Imperial Pieserged, Maratabat, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Free Atlantis, Kastonvia, Holy Empire Of Greater Bavaria, Mitarii, Based Vapia, Slyakanya, Plangainer, East Akra, Pingree, and The English Alliance.

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