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The Federative Kingdom of Cowbridge

“Pax et Concordia”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Cowbridge

Population2.038 billion

CapitalSarbagne
LeaderKing William
FaithProtestant Christianity

CurrencyCowbridgean Ducat
Animalfox

The Federative Kingdom of Cowbridge is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by King William with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, free-roaming dinosaurs, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 2.038 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 Sarbagne. The average income tax rate is 71.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cowbridgean economy, worth 220 trillion Cowbridgean Ducats a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 108,114 Cowbridgean Ducats, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Dozens of additional foreign policy specialists have been sent to the country's WA Mission, Cowbridge has one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world, nothing gets the party jumping like King William specifying how high, and cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates. 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 139,584th in the world and 5,830th in The North Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 15.26 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,291stMost Influential: 1,422ndTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 5,023rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,737thMost Pacifist: 10,613thMost Inclusive: 11,352ndTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 12,890thNicest Citizens: 13,461stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,531stMost Beautiful Environments: 13,592ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,777thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,777thBest Weather: 13,867thMost Developed: 14,214thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,500thLargest Welfare Programs: 14,693rdMost Cultured: 15,078thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,073rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 17,232ndHighest Poor Incomes: 17,495thSmartest Citizens: 18,208thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18,241stMost Advanced Public Education: 18,980thMost Efficient Economies: 19,418thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,408thSafest: 21,104thLowest Crime Rates: 22,114th
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Largest Publishing Industry: 236th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 423rd in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 582nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 616th in the regionMost Inclusive: 684th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 715th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 724th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 726th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 733rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 754th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 759th in the regionMost Cultured: 769th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 775th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 784th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 794th in the regionBest Weather: 797th in the regionMost Developed: 806th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 869th in the region

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