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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : South Cowland was endorsed by The United Kingdom of Oena and Sandy Island.
- : South Cowland was endorsed by The Republic of Alevistan.
- : South Cowland was endorsed by The ϑlɕⱷ Kϧngdum of Jamoea.
- : South Cowland was endorsed by The Imperia of Romaian.
- : South Cowland was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Brijska Drzava.
- : South Cowland was endorsed by The Republic of The Republic of Aqwsa.
- : South Cowland was endorsed by The Republic of New Wirral.
- : South Cowland was struck by a Cure Missile from The Moist Jungles of Poulaka, curing 1 million infected.
- : South Cowland was struck by a Cure Missile from The Scientific Powerhouse of Dark Matter, curing 1 million infected.
- : South Cowland was struck by a Cure Missile from The Republic of Durlia, curing 1 million infected.
Endorsements Received: 70 » Alsted, Jenesia, Lexembourg, Stromia, Nuweland, The City-State of Vienna, Kaiserusse, The Seven Provinces, Dauershire, Tigyland, Foucaults garden, Novo Portugal, Albertinum, Bohomo, Fenian Provinces, Northern German Federation, The Fair Republic, Imperium Anglorum, Wombelland, Troltovia, Woschia, Zuid-Limburgia, Dacian Freelands, Neue Deutsche Republik, Spagna, Ivernia, Saudi Canadia, Agrase, North of Americas, Vinternia, Alpinovia, Newmere, The Lion of Damascus, Anatruria, Huygevoort, Basque Dominion, Angloden, AirstripZero, Bearhinoland, Lovisa, Mynox, Rahvav, Rubyna, Fossekallen, Allisonium, Slavorussia, Union of the north, Einswenn, The New Nordic Union, DGAF No-2, and 20 others.Outer Sparta, Dassiu, An Clar, Silvecia, Stannard, Ahma, Dark Matter, Myrenia, Cha0sNation, Stiernmark, Axeldonia, The Global Republic, Latogne, New Wirral, The Republic of Aqwsa, Brijska Drzava, Romaian, Jamoea, Alevistan, and Oena and Sandy Island.