The Swiss Cheese Confederacy of
Anarchy
Moo
Regional Influence
Negotiator
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Swiss Cheese Confederacy of Cowland5 is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by King William IV with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, daily referendums, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 14.93 billion Cowlandians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

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. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 43.4%.

The powerhouse Cowlandian economy, worth a remarkable 2,025 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 135,688 francs, with the richest citizens earning 7.1 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 almost non-existent. Cowland5's national animal is the cow, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Cowland5 is ranked 134th in Canada and 136,771st in the world for Shortest Average Lifespan, scoring -40 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 9 days ago

  • 22 hours ago: Cowland5's influence in Canada fell from "Contender" to "Negotiator".
  • 4 days ago: Cowland5 was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • 6 days ago: Cowland5's influence in Canada rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
  • 12 days ago: Cowland5 fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Cultured.
  • 25 days ago: Cowland5 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather (last census: Top 10%).
  • 26 days ago: Cowland5 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • 28 days ago: Cowland5 was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • 31 days ago: Cowland5 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector (last census: Top 10%).
  • 32 days ago: Cowland5 was endorsed by The Royal City-State of Guelphia.
  • 34 days ago: Cowland5 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.

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