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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 578thMost Influential: 929thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,760th
The 18 Cowboys of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Liberal Dictatorship
18 happy friends at a slumber party.
Grant MacDonald
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
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The Real Ram Ranch

Population2.511 billion

CapitalRam Ranch
LeaderGrant MacDonald
FaithRanchanianism

Currencyshower
AnimalHome-Owning Man on the Sidewalk

The 18 Cowboys of The Real Ram Ranch is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Grant MacDonald with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, unlimited-speed roads, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 2.511 billion Cowboys 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Industry, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while International Aid receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ram Ranch. The average income tax rate is 90.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cowboy economy, worth 554 trillion showers a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 220,687 showers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Banning party poppers has been a real party pooper, no personal detail is too tiny for the suede-denim census police, the world still seems flat to some people in space, and many Cowboys twitch nervously at the sight of nuns. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Real Ram Ranch's national animal is the Home-Owning Man on the Sidewalk, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Ranchanianism.

The Real Ram Ranch is ranked 216,014th in the world and 9,748th in The North Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring -11.4 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 578thMost Influential: 929thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,760thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,160thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,875thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,878thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,004thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,133rdMost Subsidized Industry: 4,501stLargest Black Market: 4,642ndHighest Average Incomes: 4,821stLargest Publishing Industry: 5,227thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,018thLargest Governments: 6,787thMost Efficient Economies: 6,867thMost Devout: 7,015thMost Developed: 7,033rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,388thMost Cultured: 7,389thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,462ndMost Advanced Public Education: 7,777thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,245thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,422ndLargest Welfare Programs: 8,463rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,016thLowest Crime Rates: 9,326thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,646thSmartest Citizens: 9,847thHealthiest Citizens: 10,212thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,166thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,249thLargest Agricultural Sector: 21,496th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 90th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 101st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 110th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 189th in the regionLargest Black Market: 201st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 232nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 233rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 255th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 259th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 277th in the regionMost Devout: 280th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 293rd in the regionMost Influential: 332nd in the regionLargest Governments: 352nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 369th in the regionMost Cultured: 381st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 393rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 402nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 405th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 405th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 417th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 429th in the regionMost Developed: 432nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 440th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 469th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 480th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 495th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 544th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 561st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 675th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 692nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 940th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1,004th in the region

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