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Most Influential: 634thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,926thBest Weather: 6,285th
The Countless Cows of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population7.17 billion

LeaderKing William IV

CurrencyCowbridgean Ducat

The Countless Cows of Cowbridge is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by King William IV with an even hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, anti-smoking policies, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate population of 7.17 billion Cowbridgeans enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sarbagne. The average income tax rate is 67.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Cowbridgean economy, worth 819 trillion Cowbridgean Ducats a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 114,328 Cowbridgean Ducats, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The combined alert sound of a nation simultaneously receiving a text message is a common cause of hearing damage, the government helps teach children how to kill a man from six paces, when their backs are against the walls Cowbridgeans look out for gay men, and King William IV can cry on demand. Crime 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 Bovinism.

Cowbridge is ranked 30,201st in the world and 988th in The North Pacific for Most Income Equality, scoring 72.46 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Most Influential: 634thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 3,926thBest Weather: 6,285thMost Pacifist: 6,433rdHighest Food Quality: 7,264thMost Inclusive: 7,460thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,755thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,043rdNicest Citizens: 8,448thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,860thMost Cultured: 9,093rdHealthiest Citizens: 9,957thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,716thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,134thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,849thTop
Smartest Citizens: 15,668thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,259thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,320thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,600thMost Rebellious Youth: 18,014thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,105thSafest: 18,780thMost Scientifically Advanced: 22,364thLargest Information Technology Sector: 23,762ndMost Developed: 28,080th
Most Influential: 152nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 171st in the regionBest Weather: 337th in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 359th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 413th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 418th in the regionMost Inclusive: 422nd in the regionMost Cultured: 438th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 453rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 492nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 516th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 538th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 611th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 622nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 632nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 633rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 652nd in the region

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