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Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,929thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,314thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,714th
The Northern Equestrian Empire of
Democratic Socialists
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Crystal Ponies

Population15.665 billion

LeaderPrincess Mi Amore Cadenza

CurrencyCrystal Bit

The Northern Equestrian Empire of Crystal Ponies is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Princess Mi Amore Cadenza with an even hand, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, anti-smoking policies, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 15.665 billion Crystallines are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Crystopolis. The average income tax rate is 89.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Crystalline economy, worth a remarkable 1,399 trillion Crystal Bits a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 89,326 Crystal Bits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Rundown towns are frequently sold to billionaires for their pet projects, citizens re-mortgage their homes to buy lottery tickets, the art of conversation has been rediscovered, and mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Crystal Ponies's national animal is the Ewe, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Harmonism.

Crystal Ponies is ranked 241,783rd in the world and 173rd in Atlantian Oceania for Largest Retail Industry, scoring -11.83 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,929thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,314thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,714thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,654thMost Pacifist: 5,168thSafest: 6,037thNicest Citizens: 7,027thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,509thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,854thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,870thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,997thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,828thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,059thTop
Highest Economic Output: 13,617thMost Cultured: 14,383rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,890thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,102ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,166thHealthiest Citizens: 16,614thLargest Governments: 16,744thBest Weather: 17,173rdMost Subsidized Industry: 17,303rdLargest Publishing Industry: 17,488thLargest Populations: 17,499thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,612thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,754thLowest Crime Rates: 19,996thSmartest Citizens: 21,400thHighest Poor Incomes: 21,591stHighest Food Quality: 23,908th
Most Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 7th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 9th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Pacifist: 9th in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 12th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13th in the regionSafest: 14th in the regionLargest Governments: 15th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 16th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 17th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 18th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 19th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 19th in the region

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