Most Influential: 149th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 658th Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 722nd
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The Commonwealth of South Cowland is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Ken with an even hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 13.079 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 5.1%.

The frighteningly efficient South Cowlandian economy, worth a remarkable 3,822 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 292,292 Pounds, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 966,444 per year while the poor average 66,084, 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 170,061st in the world and 814th in Europe for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 5.12 Effective Tax Rate.

Most Influential: 149thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 658thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 722ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 964thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,040thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,132ndLargest Publishing Industry: 1,264thHighest Average Incomes: 1,408thHighest Economic Output: 1,504thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,518thTop
Smartest Citizens: 1,852ndMost Stationary: 1,944thRudest Citizens: 2,085thLargest Retail Industry: 2,126thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,197thMost Efficient Economies: 2,360thSafest: 2,665thLargest Mining Sector: 2,941stMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,211thMost Cultured: 3,467thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,603rdHealthiest Citizens: 3,946thMost Secular: 4,639thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,768thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,788thLowest Crime Rates: 5,482ndMost Developed: 5,569thLargest Governments: 6,767thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7,070thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,695thLargest Populations: 7,771stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,714thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,143rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10,890thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,199thMost Pro-Market: 12,033rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,621stLargest Gambling Industry: 13,775thLargest Black Market: 15,139thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,505thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 15,929thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,632nd
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8th in the regionTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 14th in the regionRudest Citizens: 16th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 16th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 17th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 17th in the regionMost Stationary: 19th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 26th in the regionMost Influential: 28th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 29th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 29th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 30th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 32nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 34th in the regionSafest: 39th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 42nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 43rd in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 45th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 45th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 46th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 48th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 49th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 50th in the regionLargest Black Market: 52nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 60th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 62nd in the regionMost Cultured: 62nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 62nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 63rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 72nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 74th in the regionMost Secular: 75th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 78th in the regionLargest Governments: 78th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 80th in the regionMost Avoided: 84th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 85th in the region

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