by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 628thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,823rdLargest Publishing Industry: 4,610th
The Interregnum of
New York Times Democracy
We’re Leaderless
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population1.569 billion

FaithProtestant Christianity

CurrencyCowbridgean Ducat

The Interregnum of Cowbridge is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Interregnum with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, infamous sell-swords, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 1.569 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, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sardon. The average income tax rate is 69.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cowbridgean economy, worth 166 trillion Cowbridgean Ducats a year, is fairly diversified 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 106,414 Cowbridgean Ducats, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Voting is voluntary, senior citizens are often found slaving away in factories, the new national campaign exhorts men to "Show Some Class - Don't Sit On Your Ass", and selling your granddad's clothes requires an incredible amount of paperwork. 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 16,645th in the world and 1,152nd in The North Pacific for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 15.39 Bank.

Most Influential: 628thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,823rdLargest Publishing Industry: 4,610thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,688thTop
Most Inclusive: 11,801stMost Pacifist: 12,392ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,307thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,678thNicest Citizens: 13,924thMost Developed: 14,656thBest Weather: 14,702ndMost Beautiful Environments: 14,713thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,828thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,077thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,552ndMost Cultured: 15,718thMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,645thLargest Agricultural Sector: 17,044thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,418thSafest: 18,462ndSmartest Citizens: 19,158thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,665thMost Efficient Economies: 21,976thMost Advanced Public Education: 22,468th
Largest Publishing Industry: 209th in the regionMost Influential: 219th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 365th in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 685th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 704th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 715th in the regionMost Pacifist: 715th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 743rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 768th in the regionMost Cultured: 778th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 783rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 786th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 800th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 804th in the regionBest Weather: 816th in the regionMost Developed: 818th in the regionMost Politically Free: 964th in the region

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