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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, genial nation, ruled by Celestia with an even hand, and renowned for its punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 4.371 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, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it concentrates mainly on Education, although Social Welfare and the Environment are secondary priorities. 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.

Abortions are routinely performed in Ponis's hospitals, a survey of the nation's rivers and children has shown that pesticide levels are at an all-time regional high, nine out of ten citizens of Ponis answered 'nuclear safety inspector' when asked their occupation, and every product goes through extensive safety-testing by the government. 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 3,262nd in Osiris and 107,556th in the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -17 on the Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 16 days ago

  • 14 days ago: Ponis was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • 14 days ago: Ponis was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Healthiest Citizens.
  • 28 days ago: Ponis was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • 33 days ago: Ponis was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Best Weather (last census: Top 5%).
  • 35 days ago: Ponis was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates (last census: Top 10%).
  • 35 days ago: Ponis was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Highest Average Tax Rates (last census: Top 10%).
  • 47 days ago: Ponis was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
  • 55 days ago: Following new legislation in Ponis, every product goes through extensive safety-testing by the government.
  • 55 days ago: Following new legislation in Ponis, nine out of ten citizens of Ponis answered 'nuclear safety inspector' when asked their occupation.
  • 55 days ago: Following new legislation in Ponis, a survey of the nation's rivers and children has shown that pesticide levels are at an all-time regional high.

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