WA Delegate (non-executive): The Pony Principality of Princess Luna (elected )
Embassies: New Lunar Republic, Tareldanore, The Commonwealth Of Furry Peoples, Angels of Derp, Trojans, Mystria, Avalanchia, The Empire of Friendship, Vissella, Alaran peri quan preciad, Unified Skaian Syndicate of Rulers, The Epic Pony Region, Eladen, Sacrum Romanum Imperium, Farkistan, The Mictlan System, and 34 others.Strategos Prime, Glorious Nations of Iwaku, League of Christian Nations, Armagedox, Freedom and Justice Alliance, The Discord Dominion, Yerushalem VI, One big Island, Ivory Tower, The Illuminati, Eientei, My Little Pony Equestria, Kotturheim, The Confederation, Valhalla, Warhammer 40000, NS April Fools Day Jokes, Equestria, Winterfell, The Derpy Dominion, Avadam Inn, The Everypony Alliance, Neo Otaku Utopia, United Nations of Xenuooo, Borealias, The Galactic Federacy, The Dirt Alliance, The Utopian Freesocialists, Pet Haven, FANTASTIC FRUIT, Duckland, Xanadu, Arconian Empire, and Themiscyra.
Regional Power: High
Today's World Census Report
The Most Politically Apathetic Citizens in Pony Lands
These results were determined by seeing how many citizens of each nation answered a recent World Census survey on the local political situation by ticking the "Don't Give a Damn" box.
As a region, Pony Lands is ranked 16,504th in the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
|61.||The Federation of New Russian Directorate||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“The honor will be earned.”|
|62.||The Constitutional Monarchy of Squalalaa||Left-wing Utopia||“Squalala nous sommes partis..”|
|63.||The Dictatorship of Germane Third Reich||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“On One's Orders”|
|64.||The Scrapyard of Unfitting Doors||Left-Leaning College State||“Y U NO FIT?!”|
|65.||The Forbundsrepublikken of Skallen||Democratic Socialists||“Dette Vil Stå!”|
|66.||The Rainbow Pony Kingdom of The Candy Of Bottles||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“Underground living, and proud of it!”|
|67.||The Megaplex Arcologies of Maxim Heavy Industries||Iron Fist Consumerists||“Bringing you tomorrow's heavy weapons, today!”|
|68.||The Harmonist Empire of Squeeheart||Left-Leaning College State||“For our ponies, our homelands, & our friendships abroad”|
|69.||The Principality of Trotterdam||Left-Leaning College State||“The Indivisible Many”|
|70.||The Ponified Republic of The Nation of Derpy||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Friendship is Magic, even in the toughest of times.”|
Last poll: “If you had to fight a war with vegetables, which would you prefer to pelt your enemies with?”
- : Seaponies ceased to exist.
- : The Pony Principality of Magical Equestria rejected Sandbox's request for regional embassies.
- : Crystal ponies ceased to exist.
- : Rilannad ceased to exist.
- : Rainbow dash alliance ceased to exist.
- : Ekgesuan ceased to exist.
- : Mfetoitlintonfihi ceased to exist.
- : Shuhnetpe ceased to exist.
- : Hwenmuneeperhepn ceased to exist.
- : Rhiseeleizaiseir ceased to exist.
Pony Lands Regional Message Board
I didn't mean that Harmonism and Christianity are similar in any of their tenets, I meant that they're similar in that they're the dominant religions in Equestria and America respectively.
And I honestly didn't know why people think Burqas should be banned.
I must have been spending too much time on NS; I've started confusing Trotterdam's fanon with canon.
But it would make sense. Since cutie marks are a major way of identifying a pony, it being hidden would have the same effect as a human hiding their face.
No, not really. Also identifying a pony by their flank rather than their face can be interpreted very wrongly...
Or very rightly, depending on your opinions on fanservice. :)
Well there are only so many colors to choose from, and in a crowded environment there may be several ponies that have similar color schemes.
And I just in general can't tell anyone apart except by hairstyles or clothes, so I assume that everyone has that problem.
I don't think Christianity and Islam are that different, other than the fact that they both hate each other. Both have conservative fundamentalists who want to ban many of the same things, and both have virtuous who claim God is love and tolerance, and both preach that people who disagree with them are evil heathens (except when they're fellow human beings you should treat with respect regardless of their mistaken beliefs, or poor misguided souls who need to be shown the truth).
I don't recall Christians having ever gone quite to the extreme of burqas (though it wouldn't surprise me if some sect did), but many conservative Christians still strongly preach modesty and covering up most of your body.
And that's exactly why cutie marks play much of the same role for ponies as faces do for humans. They're the most defining part of your visual "identity". Concealing them implies you have something to hide.
You know how some works have all the evil soldiers wearing gas masks in order to "dehumanize" them by making them into literally faceless mooks? Concealing the cutie mark would have a similar effect for ponies.
However, faces do have some of the importance for ponies that they do for humans, since ponies have humanlike facial expressions. The difference is that a cutie mark is static, showing your timeless self, while your face is dynamic, showing your mood at the current moment rather than who you are in the grand scheme of things. Both are important for social interactions.
Like I said, pretty much any major real-life religion has adherents that preach peace. Pretty much every major real-life religion also has (or at least had, in the past) adherents that then denounce the previous as heretics and murder them.
Currently it's Islam (particularly ISIS) that's leading the world in the heretic-murdering business, but I hold no illusion that this is a permanent state of affairs.
This is canon in my nation because I really like the concept (for the reason previously explained), but I don't recall the show itself ever showing anypony having such sensibilities. Rarity's dresses/skirts often rather casually cover the cutie mark simply because it's hard to make a "skirt" that looks convincingly feminine by European standards without doing so.
Do note that, at the very least, Starlight Glimmer painting over her cutie mark (not only concealing it, but also concealing the fact that she's concealing it) was treated in the show as a horrible thing to do, that was more effective in turning her ponies against her than any of the other flaws in her philosophy.
I don't really like burqas, but that's more because I like being able to see sexy women (you know, the exact same thing they're supposed to prevent). I still believe people should have a right to wear one if they want to. (Which is different, note, from if their families want them to.)
Wow, that's actually where you got it from!?
Thanks, I'm flattered.
Woo, you pointed out that too. At least I went into more detail, I guess?
Personally I really like it when the show has ponies identifying each other by their cutie marks (such as in Sisterhooves Social when Sweetie Belle starts suspecting "Applejack" is actually Rarity the first thing she does is wipe her flank clean to look at her cutie mark, or in The Mane Attraction where Pinkie Pie tests whether the Coloratura Applejack was friends with is the same one as the famous pop star by asking her to describe Rara's cutie mark), not because of any fanservice or lack thereof, but because it explores pony culture as its own thing, interestingly different from ours for logical reasons.
But the funny thing is, Harmonism and Equalism have a similar relationship. They both try to promote harmony and friendship, and their philosophies are actually quite similar (the basic concepts are, at least, but Starlight's would be one of the more extremist sects), but yet the details are different in ways that make them hate each other.
I'd imagine that if Equalism were actually a religion in Equestria, then it wouldn't be the cultish thing that Starlight had. It would be more covering up your cutie mark and not showing it off than actually removing it altogether.