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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : South Cowland's influence in Europe fell from "Vassal" to "Apprentice".
- : South Cowland was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
- : Following new legislation in South Cowland, NationStates staff are easily recognizable by their gold-plated mansions.
- : Following new legislation in South Cowland, commuters often break into synchronised para-para dancing for no reason at all.
- : South Cowland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations and the Top 10% for Most Extensive Public Healthcare and Most Corrupt Governments.
- : South Cowland was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Economic Output and the Top 10% for Most Advanced Public Education and Largest Black Market.
- : South Cowland was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Insurance Industry and the Top 10% for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
- : South Cowland was endorsed by The Empire of Einswenn.
- : South Cowland lost the endorsement of The Erotic Roleplaying Nation of Zifre.
- : South Cowland endorsed The United powers of Union of the north.
Endorsements Received: 65 » Alsted, Jenesia, Lexembourg, Stromia, Short shorts, Nuweland, The City-State of Vienna, Kaiserusse, Multatuli, The Seven Provinces, Dauershire, Tigyland, Foucaults garden, Novo Portugal, Albertinum, Bohomo, Fenian Provinces, Northern German Federation, The Fair Republic, Estacia, Imperium Anglorum, Wombelland, Troltovia, Woschia, Zuid-Limburgia, Polonilandia, Dacian Freelands, Neue Deutsche Republik, Eurosceptic Citizens, Spagna, Ivernia, The Zionward Union, Saudi Canadia, Agrase, North of Americas, Dorsendo, Vinternia, Ebin, Alpinovia, LEGGETT EMPIRE, MSolandish Empire, Newmere, La Jermania, The Lion of Damascus, Noscoping, Anatruria, Huygevoort, Basque Dominion, Angloden, AirstripZero, and 15 others.Bearhinoland, Republic of the Goat, Rakataka, Lovisa, Mynox, Saint-Didier, Abalucia, Rahvav, Rubyna, Fossekallen, Allisonium, Cha0sNation, Slavorussia, Union of the north, and Einswenn.