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The HalloweenStates of NewTexas

NewTexas was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 131

“Home of Big Freddy Tex!”

Category: Anarchy
Civil Rights:
Excessive
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Widely Abused

Regional Influence: Power

Location: Texas

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NewTexas

Population36.568 billion

CapitalNewAustin
LeaderBig Tex

CurrencyFajita Taco
AnimalArmadillo

The HalloweenStates of NewTexas is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Big Tex with a fair hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, sprawling nuclear power plants, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 36.568 billion NewTexans live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

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 14,324 trillion Fajita Tacoes a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Book Publishing, and Soda Sales. Average income is an amazing 391,710 Fajita Tacoes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

Prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries, pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves, politicians who misplace decimal points on expense reports are fired for gross incompetence, and interest in globalism never flags. 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 87,804th in the world and 141st in Texas for Most Devout, with 95.92 Prayers Per Hour.

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Most Stationary: 1stMost Efficient Economies: 14thMost Influential: 45thLargest Populations: 58thFattest Citizens: 78thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 114thMost Avoided: 130thLargest Gambling Industry: 136thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 143rdHighest Economic Output: 144thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 157thRudest Citizens: 241stHighest Disposable Incomes: 244thLargest Information Technology Sector: 249thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 263rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 287thMost Armed: 294thHighest Crime Rates: 311thMost Scientifically Advanced: 324thLargest Mining Sector: 415thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 570thHighest Average Incomes: 624thLargest Publishing Industry: 656thLargest Retail Industry: 864thMost Cultured: 927thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,023rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,079thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,152ndHighest Poor Incomes: 1,398thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,423rdMost Rebellious Youth: 1,575thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,593rdTop
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Smartest Citizens: 1,696thHighest Drug Use: 2,383rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,424thLargest Black Market: 3,331stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,112thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,647thNudest: 6,738thMost Politically Free: 7,007thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,248thTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 9,427thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,600thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,694th
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Most Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionTop
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Fattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 7th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionNudest: 9th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 10th in the regionMost Extreme: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 16th in the region

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