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Most Valuable International Artwork: 255thMost Pacifist: 2,328thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,629th
The Holy Cow of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Moo
The Cow
Influence
Dominator
Founder / Diplomacy vizier and Military vizier
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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The Python

Population1.679 billion

CapitalCowlandia
LeaderThe Cow
FaithMooism

Currencymoo
AnimalCow

The Holy Cow of The Python is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by The Cow with a fair hand, and renowned for its national health service, irreverence towards religion, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.679 billion cows hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cowlandia. The average income tax rate is 91.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient moo economy, worth 182 trillion moos a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Basket Weaving. Average income is an impressive 108,555 moos, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Moo police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests, posters on 'Moo Values' advise against being proud of The Python, schoolboys who turn to watch pretty girls go by are given detention, and autopsies often involve only cursory examination. Crime is totally unknown. The Python's national animal is the Cow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Mooism.

The Python is ranked 236,939th in the world and 7th in The Snakes for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring -11.8 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 255thMost Pacifist: 2,328thTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,629thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,699thNicest Citizens: 2,747thBest Weather: 3,337thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,469thMost Inclusive: 3,714thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,917thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,511thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,865thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,085thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,010thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,267thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,415thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,439thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,603rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,229thSafest: 7,637thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,989thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,421stHealthiest Citizens: 10,117thTop
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Most Developed: 12,441stLargest Governments: 12,496thSmartest Citizens: 14,361stMost Secular: 15,531stHighest Poor Incomes: 16,194thMost Cultured: 17,271stMost Politically Free: 19,688thMost Advanced Public Transport: 22,472ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 22,619th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Python, autopsies often involve only cursory examination.
  • : Following new legislation in The Python, schoolboys who turn to watch pretty girls go by are given detention.
  • : Following new legislation in The Python, posters on 'Moo Values' advise against being proud of The Python.
  • : Following new legislation in The Python, moo police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests.
  • : Following new legislation in The Python, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police.
  • : Following new legislation in The Python, the nation grinds to a halt for afternoon tea.
  • : Following new legislation in The Python, the nation's ambassadors often conduct their business in jail cells.
  • : Following new legislation in The Python, Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume.
  • : Following new legislation in The Python, there has been a rapid increase of noise complaints over the sound of buzzing bees.
  • : Following new legislation in The Python, wealthy pranksters dump refuse on unsuspecting citizens from up high.

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