Most Influential: 135th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 620th Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 692nd
The Commonwealth of
Capitalist Paradise
God, Farmstock and my Right
Regional Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

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The Commonwealth of South Cowland is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Ken with an even hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, parental licensing program, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 12.466 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 4.9%.

The frighteningly efficient South Cowlandian economy, worth a remarkable 3,642 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 292,202 Pounds, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 966,146 per year while the poor average 66,064, 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 134,312th in the world and 604th in Europe for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 21.82 Tourists Per Hour.

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Most Influential: 135thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 620thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 692ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 931stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 999thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,139thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,297thHighest Average Incomes: 1,380thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,501stTop
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Highest Economic Output: 1,565thRudest Citizens: 1,699thSmartest Citizens: 1,761stLargest Retail Industry: 1,887thMost Stationary: 2,102ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,154thMost Efficient Economies: 2,380thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,622ndSafest: 2,639thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,890thLargest Mining Sector: 2,893rdMost Cultured: 3,194thMost Secular: 3,670thHealthiest Citizens: 3,860thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,466thMost Developed: 4,998thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,048thLowest Crime Rates: 5,377thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6,597thLargest Governments: 6,795thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,014thTop
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Largest Populations: 8,056thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,905thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,040thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9,078thMost Pro-Market: 9,958thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,490thLargest Gambling Industry: 11,645thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,693rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 14,130thLargest Black Market: 14,806th
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 11th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13th in the regionRudest Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 15th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 16th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 19th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 21st in the regionMost Stationary: 22nd in the regionMost Influential: 24th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 27th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 27th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 29th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 32nd in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 35th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 36th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 37th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 37th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 40th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 40th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 41st in the regionSafest: 44th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 45th in the regionLargest Populations: 48th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 52nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 54th in the regionMost Cultured: 56th in the regionLargest Black Market: 57th in the regionMost Secular: 60th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 61st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 62nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 64th in the region

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