Most Influential: 133rd Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 594th Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 670th
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Capitalist Paradise
God, Farmstock and my Right
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Apprentice
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Civil Rights
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Frightening
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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 frequent executions, smutty television, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 12.279 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 3,588 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 292,217 Pounds, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 966,195 per year while the poor average 66,068, 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 5,250th in the world and 55th in Europe for Lowest Crime Rates, with 105.42 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

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Most Influential: 133rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 594thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 670thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 898thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 979thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,027thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,294thHighest Average Incomes: 1,336thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,490thRudest Citizens: 1,559thHighest Economic Output: 1,568thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 1,713thLargest Retail Industry: 1,825thMost Stationary: 2,127thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,141stMost Efficient Economies: 2,375thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,487thSafest: 2,602ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,776thLargest Mining Sector: 2,917thMost Cultured: 3,118thMost Secular: 3,185thHealthiest Citizens: 3,736thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,596thMost Developed: 4,786thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,067thLowest Crime Rates: 5,250thLargest Governments: 6,604thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6,670thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,748thLargest Populations: 8,065thTop
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8,689thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,916thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,127thMost Pro-Market: 9,356thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,359thLargest Gambling Industry: 11,113thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 13,160thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,944thLargest Black Market: 14,898thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,772ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,119th
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 11th in the regionRudest Citizens: 12th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 15th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 19th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 19th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 19th in the regionMost Stationary: 22nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 24th in the regionMost Influential: 25th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 26th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 27th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 32nd in the regionTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 33rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 34th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 34th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 34th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 36th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 37th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 39th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 39th in the regionSafest: 41st in the regionLargest Populations: 47th in the regionMost Cultured: 49th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 50th in the regionMost Secular: 54th in the regionLargest Black Market: 55th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 55th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 55th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 58th in the region

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