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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, economically powerful nation, ruled by Princess Celestia with an iron fist, and notable for its complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 8.992 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.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business individuals juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defence, and Commerce. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Canterlot. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining industries.

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 the all-pervasive police force. Olthar's national animal is the Filly, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is Ponyism, and its currency is the Bit.

Olthar is ranked 3,618th in Lazarus and 120,203rd in the world for Least Corrupt Governments, scoring -521 on the Inverse Mugabe Relativity Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 7 hours ago

  • 27 days ago: Olthar was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Insurance Industry.
  • 31 days ago: Olthar was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Populations.
  • 43 days ago: Olthar was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Shortest Average Lifespan (last census: Top 1%).
  • 62 days ago: Olthar was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
  • 102 days ago: Olthar was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • 107 days ago: Olthar was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Nudest.
  • 137 days ago: Olthar was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Avoided (last census: Top 1%).
  • 145 days ago: Olthar changed its national nation type to "Olde Schoole Poniese".
  • 145 days ago: Olthar was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
  • 149 days ago: Olthar was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Defense Forces (last census: Top 5%).

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