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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,159thMost Influential: 1,715thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,533rd
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Cowbridge

Population2.454 billion

CapitalSarbagne
LeaderKing William
FaithProtestant Christianity

CurrencyCowbridgean Ducat
Animalfox

The Kingdom of Cowbridge is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by King William with a fair hand, and renowned for its infamous sell-swords, daily referendums, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 2.454 billion Cowbridgeans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sarbagne. The average income tax rate is 71.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cowbridgean economy, worth 264 trillion Cowbridgean Ducats a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 107,859 Cowbridgean Ducats, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Whenever pilots have to bail out the government bails out their company, King William has been known to make speeches in fishing waders, the new Really Big Telescope has been praised for presenting pictures of bright dots in unprecedented detail, and it can be a real jungle in a modern courtroom. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cowbridge's national animal is the fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Protestant Christianity.

Cowbridge is ranked 11,534th in the world and 678th in The North Pacific for Highest Food Quality, scoring 145.86 on the Meeshlin-Starr Index.

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Highest Food Quality: 11,534thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,909thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,301stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,029thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,183rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,599thMost Developed: 13,720thNicest Citizens: 13,724thMost Cultured: 13,991stLargest Welfare Programs: 14,091stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,699thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,867thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,176thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,616thSmartest Citizens: 17,293rdMost Advanced Public Education: 17,691stMost Efficient Economies: 20,210thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,761stHealthiest Citizens: 22,126thLowest Crime Rates: 22,133rd
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Largest Publishing Industry: 220th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 327th in the regionMost Pacifist: 419th in the regionTop
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Safest: 452nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 636th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 645th in the regionBest Weather: 662nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 664th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 665th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 678th in the regionMost Influential: 686th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 713th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 714th in the regionMost Cultured: 726th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 736th in the regionNicest Citizens: 757th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 765th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 766th in the regionMost Developed: 793rd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 174 » Katuda, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Wapistan, -Slovania, Aerilia, Folenz, Illusia and Neverendia, Figyjharli, Lulubellia, Venicea, Orado, Ethnon, Xentherida, McMasterdonia, Guer Aike, Zemnaya Svoboda, Hamerica, Travislavania, Republica Guilleana, Dreadton, Wilkshire, Dar es Saalam, Shibutani, Koda-Land, Corfad, Valentine Z, Yokciq Empire, Notyoutopia, Crusadam, The Rhein States, Valgarda, Yaorozu, Sachi, Star Kingdom, Bharathvarsh, Great Bights Mum, Votak Matim, Kartujia, Francois Isidore, Nordic-British Union, New Lakemba, El Fiji Grande, Ellbonnia, Eri-Maqa-Ena, North Bratislava, Kragsgale, Hardscrabble, Selfgradatude, Cretox State, Svenskskit, and 124 others.The Tampa Bay Rays, The Republic of Free Peoples, Territorio di Nessuno, Nodnarb, Bankowiata, Galbadiana, Dangine, Omnistria, Empy, Loutsland, Frances Francis the First of France, Kromi, Soleha, Sunto, Former English Colony, Simadoa, Sil Dorsett, The Pantheons, Chips and Guac, Volstokn, Simone Republic, PotatoFarmers, Brsil, Sikol, Siwale, Xagill, Blyskalia, Tyirza, Kranostav, Super Girl, Wisconsota, Holy Oranz, Ravendi, Clan Spaniel, Xyrron, Pasargad, Draconian Progression, Yellops, Maott, Steampunk Ariel, Aryan Homeland, Solcius, South Baba, Mon Island, Tringapore, Climeria, Kinitopia, Aidiarnia, Harmonypine, A Salmon Named Harold, Perikuresu, ForestMythal, Freyford, Aruvicion, Aetulia, Advancia-Sizzletown, Aeurithianar, Aeolist, Tsandonown, Wineclaw, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Orogonia, Libertania Democratica, Pallaith, The Calabash Protectorate, Seanat, Planes, Greater Ale Permars, Ariele, Shadowrik, Runeda, Intion North, Merconitonitopia, Card Kingdom, Communist Lukania, Aingard, Andanavia, The Mazur Empire, Sopernia, Jaxikistan, Bearical, Unshleepd, Nova Arcania, Que Lukustinardon, Nation1812, Logovets, Outer Shenendoah, Capablanca, Sahriastan, His Enduring Majesty, Lionia, Vesteysia, The Blazeland Administration, Tibus Heth, New Celoveniortan, Praeceps, Zapiron, United Capitalist Provinces, Palgo, Dabarastan, Costa Azurica, AmManies, Cereskia, Rising Sakura, Teothopia, Kaihe, Paradeavenlisian States, Religioncord, Antonimus, Super Cool Liechtenstein, United Soviet State of North Amerika, Nuronte, New Trisone, Koletsia, Aguaria Major, ChristianVille of the USA, 1 very fast endotarter, Faircliff, Hellsinky, Capitista, Kobagia, Vincone Cae, Chuuni Weebs, and Pazair.

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