Largest Insurance Industry: 214th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 258th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 433rd
The Courageous Heroes of
Corporate Police State
Celestia is love; Celestia is Life
Regional Influence
Dominator
Founder
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Courageous Heroes of Olthar is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Princess Celestia with an iron fist, and notable for its avant-garde cinema, prohibition of alcohol, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 12.325 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, is solely concerned with Defense. 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 4,163 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 Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 337,773 Bits, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,953,635 per year while the poor average 27,821, a ratio of 70.2 to 1.

Citizens rise at daybreak every day for mandatory exercise, terrified tympanists are finding themselves on the front lines armed only with kettledrums, god-fearing citizens can be seen in prayer circles around the Big Max impact crater, and public urination is on the increase. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Olthar's national animal is the Filly, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Ponyism.

Olthar is ranked 160,421st in the world and 3rd in The Bestest Region for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring -4.47 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

Top
1%
Largest Insurance Industry: 214thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 258thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 433rdMost Corrupt Governments: 488thLargest Retail Industry: 514thMost Avoided: 543rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 561stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 594thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 600thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 624thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 664thHighest Average Incomes: 761stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 763rdLargest Mining Sector: 927thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,008thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,094thHighest Economic Output: 1,220thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,292ndFattest Citizens: 1,324thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,386thTop
5%
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,822ndMost Efficient Economies: 2,199thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,524thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,021stNudest: 3,372ndMost Armed: 3,649thMost Extreme: 3,665thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,064thMost Conservative: 4,584thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,781stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4,898thRudest Citizens: 6,835thMost Pro-Market: 7,130thLargest Black Market: 7,202ndLargest Populations: 8,025thTop
10%
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,365thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,009th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Olthar, public urination is on the increase.
  • : Following new legislation in Olthar, god-fearing citizens can be seen in prayer circles around the Big Max impact crater.
  • : Following new legislation in Olthar, terrified tympanists are finding themselves on the front lines armed only with kettledrums.
  • : Following new legislation in Olthar, citizens rise at daybreak every day for mandatory exercise.
  • : Following new legislation in Olthar, citizens who fail to follow the official national religion are executed.
  • : Following new legislation in Olthar, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Olthar, pro-democracy protesters are shot on sight by state police.
  • : Olthar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Following new legislation in Olthar, money is being desperately pumped into the ruined economy.
  • : Olthar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.

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