The Swiss Cheese Confederacy of Cowland5 is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by King William IV with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 15.325 billion Cowlandians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.
The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Social Policy, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cowtopolis. The average income tax rate is 43.8%.
The thriving Cowlandian economy, worth a remarkable 1,966 trillion francs a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Gambling, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 128,325 francs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.5 times as much as the poorest.
Nude art is becoming wildly popular, Cowland5 is notorious for its citizens' infidelity, religion is strictly forbidden within school grounds, and prison visits increase substantially during election years. Crime is totally unknown. Cowland5's national animal is the cow, which is also the nation's favorite main course.
Most Recent Government Activity: 5 days ago
- 9 days ago: Cowland5 was reclassified from "Anarchy" to "Civil Rights Lovefest".
- 10 days ago: Cowland5 was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Inclusive.
- 10 days ago: Cowland5 was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Inclusive.
- 45 days ago: Cowland5 fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Pro-Market.
- 55 days ago: Cowland5 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare (last census: Top 10%).
- 56 days ago: Cowland5 fell out of the regional Top 10% for Least Corrupt Governments.
- 61 days ago: Cowland5 fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
- 67 days ago: Cowland5's influence in Canada fell from "Contender" to "Negotiator".
- 70 days ago: Cowland5 was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Least Corrupt Governments.
- 73 days ago: Cowland5's influence in Canada rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
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