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The Queen's State of Rodeo Girl

“Home Town Girl”

Category: Tyranny by Majority
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Imploded
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Contender

Location: World

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Rodeo Girl

Population27.475 billion

Currencybetale
Animaldeer

The Queen's State of Rodeo Girl is a gargantuan, safe nation, notable for its state-planned economy, anti-smoking policies, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 27.475 billion Rodeo Girlians enjoy great social freedoms and frequent elections, where the majority of the populace regularly votes to increase its benefits at the expense of various hapless minorities.

The enormous, moralistic, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 71.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but stagnant Rodeo Girlian economy, worth 103 trillion betales a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 3,764 betales, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

An underground movement of cigarette smokers has sprung up in response to a government ban, families are only permitted to have one child, the mining industry has taken a hit from tighter environmental regulations, and otherwise healthy people are being sent to internment camps because they have VODAIS. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rodeo Girl's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Rodeo Girl is ranked 26,550th in the world and 3rd in World for Most Politically Free, scoring 80.67 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Most Income Equality: 72ndTop
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Largest Populations: 3,164thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 13,378thMost Conservative: 15,195thSafest: 19,602ndMost Extreme: 22,244th
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Most Conservative: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Rodeo Girl's influence in World rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
  • : Rodeo Girl was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Zombies, the Top 5% for Most Survivors, and the Top 10% for Most Dead.
  • : Rodeo Girl was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • : Rodeo Girl's influence in World rose from "Auxiliary" to "Negotiator".
  • : Rodeo Girl's influence in World fell from "Negotiator" to "Auxiliary".
  • : Rodeo Girl's influence in World rose from "Auxiliary" to "Negotiator".
  • : Rodeo Girl's influence in World rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
  • : Rodeo Girl's influence in World rose from "Diplomat" to "Ambassador".
  • : Rodeo Girl was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pacifist.
  • : Rodeo Girl was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Free.

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