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The Free Land of Ponis

“Crows before Hoes”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Osiris

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The Free Land of Ponis is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Celestia with an even hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies. The compassionate population of 3.997 billion Ponisians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is mainly concerned with Education, although Social Welfare and the Environment are on the agenda. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Canterlot. The average income tax rate is 96%. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

Graffiti graces every city's streets, a government program is underway to revitalize Ponis's beaches, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings, and public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ponis's national animal is the Horse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the Bit.

Ponis is ranked 1,147th in Osiris and 35,124th in the world for Lowest Unemployment Rates, scoring 97 on the Workforce Participation Versus Theoretical Maximum Metric.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 13 hours ago

  • 1 day 10 hours ago: Ponis was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Ponis, public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Ponis, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Ponis, a government program is underway to revitalize Ponis's beaches.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Ponis, graffiti graces every city's streets.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Ponis, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news.
  • 5 days ago: Ponis was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Public Sector (last census: Top 10%).
  • 16 days ago: Following new legislation in Ponis, organ donation is compulsory.
  • 16 days ago: Following new legislation in Ponis, highschool principals regularly send armed truancy patrols to drag problem students to school.
  • 16 days ago: Following new legislation in Ponis, students cut up leftover Bits during Arts and Crafts.

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