The Swiss Cheese Confederacy of Cowland5 is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by King William IV with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 15.105 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 43.8%.
The powerhouse Cowlandian economy, worth a remarkable 2,048 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 135,627 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.
Most Recent Government Activity: 8 days ago
- 8 days ago: Cowland5 fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Pro-Market.
- 17 days ago: Cowland5 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare (last census: Top 10%).
- 18 days ago: Cowland5 fell out of the regional Top 10% for Least Corrupt Governments.
- 23 days ago: Cowland5 fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
- 29 days ago: Cowland5's influence in Canada fell from "Contender" to "Negotiator".
- 32 days ago: Cowland5 was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Least Corrupt Governments.
- 35 days ago: Cowland5's influence in Canada rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
- 40 days ago: Cowland5 fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Cultured.
- 53 days ago: Cowland5 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather (last census: Top 10%).
- 54 days ago: Cowland5 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
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