Most Influential: 139th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 629th Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 694th
The Commonwealth of
Capitalist Paradise
God, Farmstock and my Right
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Apprentice
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Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
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The Commonwealth of South Cowland is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Ken with an even hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, ubiquitous missile silos, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 12.655 billion South Cowlandians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cow City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.0%.

The frighteningly efficient South Cowlandian economy, worth a remarkable 3,698 trillion Pounds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is an amazing 292,264 Pounds, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 966,349 per year while the poor average 66,078, a ratio of 14.6 to 1.

The new 'Things We Stole From Other Countries' exhibition at the National Museum of Antiquities is a hit, small businesses are gobbled up almost daily by corporate giants, commuters often break into synchronised para-para dancing for no reason at all, and NationStates staff are easily recognizable by their gold-plated mansions. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. South Cowland's national animal is the fox, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

South Cowland is ranked 138,087th in the world and 339th in Europe for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 31.2 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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Most Influential: 139thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 629thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 694thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 971stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 998thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,206thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,325thHighest Average Incomes: 1,387thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,495thHighest Economic Output: 1,538thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 1,799thRudest Citizens: 1,820thLargest Retail Industry: 1,960thMost Stationary: 2,070thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,135thMost Efficient Economies: 2,364thSafest: 2,640thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,809thLargest Mining Sector: 2,899thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,142ndMost Cultured: 3,258thHealthiest Citizens: 3,890thMost Secular: 3,941stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,433rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,838thMost Developed: 5,199thLowest Crime Rates: 5,414thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6,708thLargest Governments: 6,809thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,180thLargest Populations: 7,942ndTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,695thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,897thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9,882ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,493rdMost Pro-Market: 10,585thLargest Gambling Industry: 12,396thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,593rdLargest Black Market: 14,840thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 14,871stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,022ndMost Advanced Public Education: 16,129th
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12th in the regionRudest Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 14th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 16th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 16th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 19th in the regionMost Stationary: 21st in the regionMost Influential: 25th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 27th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 28th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 28th in the regionTop
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 31st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 32nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 35th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 36th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 37th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 39th in the regionSafest: 39th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 41st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 41st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 42nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 42nd in the regionLargest Populations: 47th in the regionMost Cultured: 55th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 56th in the regionLargest Black Market: 56th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 57th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 58th in the region

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