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NewTexas was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 131
Most Stationary: 1stMost Influential: 50thLargest Populations: 57th
The Thanksgiving Nation of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Home of the Big Tex Turkeys!
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NewTexas

Population38.996 billion

CapitalNewAustin
LeaderBig Tex

CurrencyFajita Taco
AnimalArmadillo

The Thanksgiving Nation of NewTexas is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Big Tex with a fair hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 38.996 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 15,521 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 398,027 Fajita Tacoes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Signs saying "No Poor People or Weirdoes" are common outside shops and cafés, the nation is regarded as a paragon of democracy, politicians tend to speak more loudly and slowly these days, and a cat may look at a king and a dude can look at an ass. 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 15,602nd in the world and 2nd in Texas for Most Politically Free, scoring 90.86 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Most Stationary: 1stMost Influential: 50thLargest Populations: 57thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 80thFattest Citizens: 83rdLargest Gambling Industry: 135thMost Avoided: 141stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 151stHighest Economic Output: 153rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 166thHighest Disposable Incomes: 257thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 264thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 318thLargest Information Technology Sector: 321stRudest Citizens: 341stHighest Crime Rates: 356thMost Armed: 371stMost Scientifically Advanced: 375thLargest Mining Sector: 444thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 453rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 534thMost Valuable International Artwork: 595thLargest Publishing Industry: 648thHighest Poor Incomes: 681stHighest Average Incomes: 788thMost Cultured: 971stLargest Insurance Industry: 994thLargest Retail Industry: 1,076thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,139thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,167thMost Efficient Economies: 1,351stMost Rebellious Youth: 1,632ndSmartest Citizens: 1,816thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,002ndTop
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Highest Drug Use: 2,655thLargest Black Market: 2,679thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,696thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,170thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,653rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,704thTop
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Most Politically Free: 15,602ndMost Corrupt Governments: 17,256thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 18,731stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,217th
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Largest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 6th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 8th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 10th in the regionMost Extreme: 12th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : NewTexas lodged a message on the Texas Regional Message Board.
  • : NewTexas voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Land Reclamation Regulation".
  • : NewTexas voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Kenmoria".
  • : NewTexas lodged a message on the Texas Regional Message Board.
  • : NewTexas changed its national motto to "Home of the Big Tex Turkeys!" and its nation type to "Thanksgiving Nation".
  • : NewTexas altered its national flag.
  • : NewTexas lodged a message on the Texas Regional Message Board.
  • : NewTexas lodged a message on the Texas Regional Message Board.
  • : NewTexas voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Landfill Regulation Act"".
  • : NewTexas lodged a message on the Texas Regional Message Board.

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