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The Commonwealth of South Cowland

“God, Farmstock and my Right”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: Europe

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The Commonwealth of South Cowland is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Ken with an even hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 8.316 billion South Cowlandians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Defence. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cow City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 93%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Tourism industry, followed by Information Technology and Book Publishing.

Artists are pillars of society, the government has declared its commitment to multilateralism, drug distribution is tightly controlled by the government, and it is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive 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, and its currency is the Pound.

South Cowland is ranked 19th in Europe and 1,129th in the world for Most Godforsaken, with 243 Dawkins.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 14 days ago

  • 5 hours ago: South Cowland lost the endorsement of The Democratic Republic of Ecclestia.
  • 10 hours ago: South Cowland was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Godforsaken (last census: Top 5%).
  • 12 days ago: South Cowland was endorsed by The Quinto Império of Novo Portugal.
  • 13 days ago: South Cowland fell out of the world Top 10% for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • 13 days ago: South Cowland fell out of the regional Top 10% for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • 14 days ago: Following new legislation in South Cowland, it is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws.
  • 14 days ago: Following new legislation in South Cowland, drug distribution is tightly controlled by the government.
  • 14 days ago: Following new legislation in South Cowland, the government has declared its commitment to multilateralism.
  • 14 days ago: Following new legislation in South Cowland, artists are pillars of society.
  • 24 days ago: South Cowland was reclassified from "Capitalist Paradise" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".

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