WA Delegate: The United Utopia of Untspah (elected )
Embassies: Winterfell, Unified Skaian Syndicate of Rulers, The Derpy Dominion, Pony Lands, Freedom and Justice Alliance, Farkistan, Crystal Empire, Terra Magnificum, Avadam Inn, The Dirt Alliance, The Galactic Federacy, Sagittarius Arm, Social Enterprise of The Gulf, The Federated Union of Stars, Neo Vertaramin, Serenity, and 11 others.WAYNE 2016, Hollow Point, Mahtomedi, The Empire of Friendship, The Brohoof Union, Scotland and Northern Ireland, The Lunar Islands, International Freedom Union, EC 320, Sandbox, and Telltale Community.
Regional Power: Very High
Today's World Census Report
The Safest in Equestria
The World Census ranked nations on a variety of scales to produce an indication of how safe a country is to visit.
As a region, Equestria is ranked 3,814th in the world for Safest.
|1.||The Human-Pony Nation of Zachtia||Democratic Socialists||“Ponies and Humans Unite!”|
|2.||The Greater Republic of Armatus Exclave||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“United we stand!”|
|3.||The Collective Hive of Alvus||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Love is the same for all!”|
|4.||The Dark-Thorn Empire of Shadowbell prime||Father Knows Best State||“The only way for peace is with fire and ashes”|
|5.||The Snacktime Adventures of Dragoria||Left-Leaning College State||“Wheeeeee”|
|6.||The Alicornian Dominion of The Equinia Confederation||Iron Fist Consumerists||“Vera gentis equis”|
|7.||The Earth Pony Empire of Fresas||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“Honesty is the best policy.”|
|8.||The Wanderers' Confederation of Lysset||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Not all who wander are lost.”|
|9.||The Armed Republic of Wishper||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“No Mercy For The Guilty”|
|10.||The Socialist Lunar Republic of ShadokuX||Left-wing Utopia||“Mighty champion of The Ponytariat”|
Last poll: “My favorite thing about our region is...”
- : The Grand Pegasus Empire of Armetesia arrived from The Free Land For All.
- : The Dictatorship of Ukronmius departed this region for Imperialistic Equestria.
- : The Dictatorship of Ukronmius arrived from Imperialistic Equestria.
- : The Kingdom of Kinslea departed this region for The World of Remnant.
- : The Kingdom of Kinslea arrived from Lazarus.
- : The Queendom of Kingdom of Kindness arrived from The North Pacific.
- : The Grand Pegasus Empire of Armetesia of the region The Free Land For All proposed constructing embassies.
- : The Principality of Panda Troops of the region The Free Land For All withdrew an invitation to construct embassies.
- : The Queendom of Nightmares Moon arrived from 10000 Islands.
- : The Armed Republic of Lunar Brigade 2 arrived from The East Pacific.
Equestria Regional Message Board
((Gah, why does the song "In Our Town" suddenly make me feel the need to explain OTR's system to you?! SONGS SHOULD NOT DO THAT!
Ok, so I'm pretty sure what I settled on is that no one is eternally equal, but rather everyone has equal opportunities. Socioeconomic status is COMPLETELY based on your own deeds, not on what class you were born into. If you choose to not work hard in school, then you won't get into a good college, and your job options would be more limited than if you did get into a good college. However, there are still jobs that will hire you without a college degree, if you've trained in a skill they find appealing.
The idea behind this system is to eliminate wealth barriers such as rich kids getting into schools that poorer families could never afford, while still leaving the free market without complete government control.
I realize this probably wouldn't work so well in practice, but oh well. Trotterdam, feel free to point out flaws in my logic (as well as help fix said flaws, as a debate is meant to do).))
The problem with equal opportunities is that they don't stay that way for long. Even if you start out totally equal, every failure in your life (whether it's due to lack of skill, lack of drive, simple bad luck, lack of nepotistic connections...) worsens your position to the point that it also makes you less likely to succeed at future endeavors, creating a vicious cycle. And if it didn't, then you would have no incentive to bother ever succeeding at anything, since you'll be just as well-off either way.
Completely eliminating any sort of class differences also seems impractical, unless you go as far as to take all children away from their parents at birth and raising them as equals in a government childcare program. It's an innate pony (and human) desire to want what's best for your children, and people will resent being prevented from pursuing that.
But the real thing? As far as cutie marks are concerned, ponies are born with equal opportunities. They're born with blank flanks. They need to earn their cutie marks themselves. After which, like I said, their opportunities don't stay equal.
Basically, absolute equality is impossible. You can try to reduce inequality though things like welfare, and many countries do, but you need to know your limits. Push too hard and you'll just break stuff.
Sadly, boring practicality says that pretty much all sane nations or going to have rather similar policies, differing only in minor details. There's no simple cure-all that will allow you to be orders of magnitude more equal than everyone else, short of oppressing everyone to be equally poorly-off (canon Starlight's approach).
In the end, stuff that makes life better for everyone is more valuable than just trying to move wealth around. Even most "poor" people in a first-world nation have luxuries that people from a few centuries ago would be jealous of. Science and technology are the true path to salvation.
However, I'm more into the Harmony-Supremacy hybrid affinity.
Im more personally for Purity-Supremacy (Though I hate the design for it.)
Also, what did I miss? Sorry, I was strong-armed into ANTICOM.
Harmony is important to an empire; racism is the fault in we world that will tear us apart. Everyone may have there differences, but we should be treated the same. This is the outlook that Ventaion uses above all else.
Interesting debate you've got here!
How are you all?
Maybe, if time zones aren't a problem :p
Sure why not .
Attention weirdos and gentledorks, this Saturday the poll to vote on the name for the new forum will be going up. Be sure to add any suggestions you want included in the vote to the name suggestions google doc (linked in the regional blurb) or TG them to me.