The Discordant Celestials of
Corporate Police State
Celestia is love; Celestia is Life
Regional Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Discordant Celestials of Olthar is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Princess Celestia with an iron fist, and renowned for its ritual sacrifices, complete lack of public education, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 10.137 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 3,181 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 4,312th in Lazarus and 146,097th in the world for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -328 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 hours ago

  • 15 days ago: Olthar was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Godforsaken (last census: Top 10%).
  • 32 days ago: Olthar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Safest.
  • 37 days ago: Olthar was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • 62 days ago: Olthar was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Soda Pop Sector (last census: Top 1%).
  • 73 days ago: Olthar was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Influential.
  • 84 days ago: Olthar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry (last census: Top 1%).
  • 99 days ago: Olthar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry (last census: Top 5%).
  • 99 days ago: Olthar fell out of the regional Top 5% for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • 101 days ago: Olthar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Godforsaken.
  • 101 days ago: Olthar was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Godforsaken.

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