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Most Compassionate Citizens: 12,454thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,687thSafest: 12,779th
The Holy Blue batpony zombies of
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Canterlot

Population3.61 billion

CapitalCanterlot
LeaderPrincess Twilight Sparkle

CurrencyBit
AnimalCow

The Holy Blue batpony zombies of Canterlot is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Princess Twilight Sparkle with an even hand, and notable for its closed borders, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, devout population of 3.61 billion Canterlotians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Law & Order, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Canterlot. The average income tax rate is 67.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Canterlotian economy, worth 228 trillion Bits a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Arms Manufacturing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 63,362 Bits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Incarcerated crime lords manage their empires from massage tables, Princess Twilight Sparkle can often be found attempting to coax random citizens' cats down from trees, soldiers go to war dressed in cassocks and robes, and troublemakers boast about how many times they have to visit their therapist. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Canterlot's national animal is the Cow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Canterlot is ranked 139,269th in the world and 47th in The League of Conservative Voices for Highest Food Quality, scoring 16.93 on the Meeshlin-Starr Index.

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Most Compassionate Citizens: 12,454thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,687thSafest: 12,779thNicest Citizens: 12,828thMost Pacifist: 12,899thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 18,018thBest Weather: 23,248thLongest Average Lifespans: 27,264thHealthiest Citizens: 27,284thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 27,579thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 28,511th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 5th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 5th in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionSafest: 6th in the regionMost Pacifist: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11th in the regionBest Weather: 12th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 14th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 14th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 15th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 15th in the region

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