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Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,070th Most Inclusive: 2,172nd Best Weather: 2,288th
The Galactic Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Deus vult nos vincere, so we spread across the stars
The Holy Cowboy
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Texas Faction

Population6.145 billion

CapitalNew Austin
LeaderThe Holy Cowboy
FaithNeo-Atheism

CurrencyCows
AnimalLonghorn

The Galactic Empire of The Texas Faction is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by The Holy Cowboy with an even hand, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, daily referendums, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.145 billion frickin' Texans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Austin. The average income tax rate is 94.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Texan economy, worth a remarkable 1,138 trillion Cows a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 185,276 Cows, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

One-man canoes fitted with the latest tracking technology leave no room for one man, The Holy Cowboy's office has a newly installed Max-Man arcade game programmed by a 5th-grader, politicians always seem to take two steps forward then three steps back, and footballers are doing aerobics in the sauna to build their hot weather endurance. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. The Texas Faction's national animal is the Longhorn, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Neo-Atheism.

The Texas Faction is ranked 5,283rd in the world and 97th in 10000 Islands for Most Cultured, scoring 145 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,070thMost Inclusive: 2,172ndBest Weather: 2,288thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,313thNicest Citizens: 2,426thMost Pacifist: 2,510thHealthiest Citizens: 2,515thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,839thMost Developed: 2,881stLargest Publishing Industry: 3,076thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,135thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,273rdMost Influential: 3,336thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,360thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,522ndMost Advanced Public Education: 3,661stSmartest Citizens: 3,804thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,300thLargest Governments: 4,311thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,429thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,579thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,581stLowest Crime Rates: 4,684thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,014thMost Cultured: 5,283rdMost Secular: 5,317thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,771stMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,828thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,848thMost Efficient Economies: 6,995thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,196thHighest Average Incomes: 7,202ndHighest Poor Incomes: 7,663rdTop
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Safest: 9,301stHighest Economic Output: 12,789thNudest: 13,892nd
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 33rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 45th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 49th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 51st in the regionNicest Citizens: 53rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 54th in the regionBest Weather: 55th in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 61st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 61st in the regionMost Pacifist: 62nd in the regionLargest Governments: 66th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 67th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 67th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 68th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 68th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 73rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 74th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 75th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 75th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 76th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 77th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 78th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 79th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 84th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 88th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 88th in the regionMost Secular: 91st in the regionMost Cultured: 97th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 103rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 112th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 116th in the region

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