The Commonwealth of South Cowland is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Ken with an even hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, anti-smoking policies, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 9.757 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, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cow City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3.4%.
The frighteningly efficient South Cowlandian economy, worth a remarkable 2,815 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 288,547 Pounds, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 974,942 per year while the poor average 63,164, a ratio of 15.4 to 1.
Army uniforms are replaced en masse to accommodate adult soldiers, political scientists despair as the national mascot election eclipses all others in voter enthusiasm, tourists outnumber citizens two to one, and the military is slashing spending on conventional arms and diverting it to spending on prosthetic arms. 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: 10 days ago
- 18 hours ago: South Cowland was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Lowest Overall Tax Burden (last census: Top 5%).
- 1 day 16 hours ago: South Cowland lost the endorsement of The Kingdom of Wombelland.
- 3 days 4 hours ago: South Cowland was endorsed by The Principality of The Andorran Nation.
- 4 days ago: South Cowland was endorsed by The Democratic Empire of Imperium Anglorum.
- 7 days ago: South Cowland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
- 9 days ago: South Cowland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pro-Market.
- 9 days ago: South Cowland was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Pro-Market (last census: Top 10%).
- 9 days ago: South Cowland lost the endorsement of The Democratic Empire of Imperium Anglorum.
- 10 days ago: Following new legislation in South Cowland, the military is slashing spending on conventional arms and diverting it to spending on prosthetic arms.
- 10 days ago: Following new legislation in South Cowland, tourists outnumber citizens two to one.
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