The Commonwealth of South Cowland is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Ken with an even hand, and notable for its smutty television, ubiquitous missile silos, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 12.814 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 3,745 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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : South Cowland was endorsed by The Kingdom of Latogne.
- : South Cowland was endorsed by The Democratic States of The Global Republic.
- : South Cowland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
- : South Cowland was endorsed by The Courtholderdom of Axeldonia.
- : South Cowland was endorsed by The Kingdom of Stiernmark.
- : South Cowland was endorsed by The Amoral Flux State of Cha0sNation.
- : South Cowland lost the endorsement of The Amoral Flux State of Cha0sNation.
- : South Cowland was endorsed by The Dominion of Singularity of the Will.
- : South Cowland was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Myrenia.
- : South Cowland was endorsed by The Scientific Powerhouse of Dark Matter.
Endorsements Received: 69 » Alsted, Jenesia, Lexembourg, Stromia, Nuweland, The City-State of Vienna, Kaiserusse, The Seven Provinces, Dauershire, Tigyland, Foucaults garden, Novo Portugal, Albertinum, Bohomo, Fenian Provinces, Northern German Federation, The Fair Republic, Imperium Anglorum, Wombelland, Troltovia, Woschia, Zuid-Limburgia, Dacian Freelands, Neue Deutsche Republik, Spagna, Ivernia, Saudi Canadia, Agrase, North of Americas, Dorsendo, Vinternia, Ebin, Alpinovia, Newmere, La Jermania, The Lion of Damascus, Anatruria, Huygevoort, Basque Dominion, Angloden, AirstripZero, Bearhinoland, Lovisa, Mynox, Saint-Didier, Abalucia, Rahvav, Rubyna, Fossekallen, Allisonium, and 19 others.Slavorussia, Union of the north, Einswenn, The New Nordic Union, DGAF No-2, Outer Sparta, Dassiu, An Clar, Silvecia, The Jedi-Zombi Jezus, Stannard, Ahma, Dark Matter, Myrenia, Cha0sNation, Stiernmark, Axeldonia, The Global Republic, and Latogne.