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The Utopia of Cowell Beach

“Life's A Beach”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Location: Santa Cruz

Regional Influence: Instigator


The Utopia of Cowell Beach is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by The Beach Bum with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.886 billion Cowell Beachians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cowell Beach. The average income tax rate is 80.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Cowell Beachian economy, worth 750 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an impressive 108,925 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Organ donation is compulsory, politicians tend to jump ship to whichever party is currently leading in the polls, tourists flock to see the giant stone carvings of historical leaders at Mount Rushless, and undergrads find their professors' mushroom experiments less psychedelic than expected. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cowell Beach's national animal is the dolphin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Paganism.

Cowell Beach is ranked 171,853rd in the world and 4th in Santa Cruz for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 398.17 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,836thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,053rdMost Beautiful Environments: 5,167thBest Weather: 5,857thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,963rdMost Pacifist: 7,946thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,010thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,052ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,363rdMost Cultured: 12,095thHighest Food Quality: 12,217thNicest Citizens: 13,445thSmartest Citizens: 13,503rdTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 14,319thMost Inclusive: 14,525thMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,049thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,463rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,780thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,060thMost Secular: 19,783rdLargest Governments: 20,111thHighest Poor Incomes: 21,395thMost Rebellious Youth: 22,030thMost Developed: 22,199thLowest Crime Rates: 22,226thLongest Average Lifespans: 25,845thHighest Drug Use: 27,633rd

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