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The Olde Schoole Poniese of Olthar

“Celestia is love; Celestia is Life”

Category: Corporate Police State
Civil Rights:
Outlawed
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Lazarus

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The Olde Schoole Poniese of Olthar is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Princess Celestia with an iron fist, and remarkable for its enslaved workforce, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and enforced nudity. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 9.426 billion Oltharians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The minute, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Canterlot. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Oltharian economy, worth a remarkable 2,958 trillion Bits a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 313,879 Bits, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,333,170 per year while the poor average 12,492, a ratio of 186 to 1.

Suppression of pro-democracy protests is a daily occurrence, political activists are routinely executed, a large percentage of the poor live from cradle to grave in subterranean wage slavery, and locally produced computer games are being released faster than gamers can play them. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Olthar's national animal is the Filly, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Ponyism.

Olthar is ranked 276th in Lazarus and 5,254th in the world for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 246 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 4 hours ago

  • 6 days ago: Olthar was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector (last census: Top 1%).
  • 16 days ago: Olthar was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Information Technology Sector (last census: Top 1%).
  • 17 days ago: Olthar was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Publishing Industry (last census: Top 1%).
  • 19 days ago: Olthar was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Fattest Citizens (last census: Top 1%).
  • 20 days ago: Olthar fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Populations.
  • 27 days ago: Olthar was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Gambling Industry (last census: Top 1%).
  • 64 days ago: Olthar was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Stupidest Citizens (last census: Top 1%).
  • 65 days ago: Olthar was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Nudest (last census: Top 5%).
  • 98 days ago: Olthar was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Insurance Industry.
  • 102 days ago: Olthar was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Populations.

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