The Republic of Texas is a sovereign nation located in North America, and is bordered by the CSA to east, west and north, and the Republic of Rio Grande and Mexico to the south. The Republic of Texas is one of the most technological countries in the world, and maintains the third most powerful army in North America, the first being the US, and the second being the CSA. The current president of the Republic of Texas is Rick Perry, who currently is running for 2012 Election.
Continental, Mountain and Modified Marine are the three major climactic types of Texas, with no distinguishable boundaries. Modified Marine, or subtropical, dominates the majority of the state. Much of Texas is desert or prairie in the north, south, and west, and is lush with forest and swamps to the west. Cacti are the dominant plant spieces in western Texas, while pines and oaks are dominant in the east. Coyotes, cougars, rattlesnakes, buffalo, deer, and other desert and prairie animals inhabit Texas, and an occasional buffalo herd enters Houston or Austin. With enormous natural resources, Texas is a major agricultural and industrial country. It leads all other countries, minus Canada, in such categories as oil, cattle, sheep, and cotton. Texas also produces poultry, eggs, dairy products, greenhouse and nursery products, wheat, hay, rice, sugar cane, and peanuts, and a range of fruits and vegetables.