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The Atomic Boots of NewTexas

NewTexas was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 131

“Now where did we leave those goldurn boots?”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excessive

Regional Influence: Superpower

Location: Texas

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NewTexas

Population46.041 billion

CapitalNewAustin
LeaderBig Tex

CurrencyFajita Taco
AnimalArmadillo

The Atomic Boots of NewTexas is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Big Tex with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, absence of drug laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 46.041 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 18,530 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 common. Average income is an amazing 402,488 Fajita Tacoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A rolling news ticker tape of disclaimers runs across the bottom of the screen on all TV shows, industry tycoons rarely hide their misdeeds due to the government's habit of bailing them out, diplomats are always trying to convince other nations to adopt l33t speak, and commuters are denied boarding for attempting to bring packed lunches onto trains. 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 130th in the world and 2nd in Texas for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 42,973.38 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Most Stationary: 65thMost Influential: 89thFattest Citizens: 102ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 115thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 129thLargest Gambling Industry: 130thHighest Economic Output: 169thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 184thHighest Disposable Incomes: 266thMost Avoided: 348thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 384thLargest Information Technology Sector: 433rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 450thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 456thHighest Crime Rates: 481stLargest Populations: 497thMost Armed: 502ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 505thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 515thLargest Mining Sector: 611thMost Valuable International Artwork: 701stLargest Publishing Industry: 761stHighest Poor Incomes: 772ndLargest Insurance Industry: 890thRudest Citizens: 976thHighest Average Incomes: 1,071stMost Cultured: 1,397thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,437thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,638thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,735thLargest Retail Industry: 1,759thMost Efficient Economies: 2,386thSmartest Citizens: 2,403rdTop
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Largest Black Market: 3,227thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,672ndHighest Drug Use: 5,054thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,140thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,611thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,564thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,955thTop
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Most Politically Free: 30,078th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : NewTexas was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Free.
  • : NewTexas lodged a message on the Texas Regional Message Board.
  • : NewTexas lodged a message on the Texas Regional Message Board.
  • : NewTexas lodged a message on the The Potato Alliance Regional Message Board.
  • : NewTexas lodged a message on the Texas Regional Message Board.
  • : NewTexas voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Grilled Cheese Act".
  • : NewTexas changed its national motto to "Now where did we leave those goldurn boots?" and its nation type to "Atomic Boots".
  • : NewTexas altered its national flag.
  • : NewTexas voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate Magna Aurea"".
  • : NewTexas lodged a message on the Texas Regional Message Board.

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