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The People's Republic of The Real Ram Ranch

“I've seen footage, I stay noided.”

Category: Father Knows Best State
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Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific


The Real Ram Ranch

Population388 million

CapitalMy Basement


The People's Republic of The Real Ram Ranch is a huge, orderly nation, renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, soft-spoken computers, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 388 million Mistakes 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Industry also on the agenda, while International Aid receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of My Basement. The average income tax rate is 44.8%.

The strong Real Ram Ranchian economy, worth 36.0 trillion beatings a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing and Information Technology. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 92,709 beatings, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.4 times as much as the poorest.

Shady doctors seem to have impeccable records, vacationing Mistakes expect to be treated as royalty, in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare, and every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Real Ram Ranch's national animal is the Tuberculosis, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

The Real Ram Ranch is ranked 109,718th in the world and 5,760th in The North Pacific for Most Income Equality, scoring 22.54 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,738thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,531stMost Influential: 5,056thMost Avoided: 6,057thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,109thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 9,794thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,906thFattest Citizens: 12,931stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,829th
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 144th in the regionMost Avoided: 199th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 247th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 361st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 429th in the regionTop
Fattest Citizens: 468th in the regionLargest Black Market: 506th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 546th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 789th in the region

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