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Most Efficient Economies: 77th Most Cheerful Citizens: 257th Most Pacifist: 587th
The Pony Principality of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
International Cooperation is Magic
Influence
Truckler
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excessive

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Equestrian States

Population16.186 billion

CapitalCanterlot
LeaderPrincess Cadance
FaithHarmonism

CurrencyBit
AnimalNorthern Phoenix

The Pony Principality of Equestrian States is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Princess Cadance with a fair hand, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 16.186 billion Equestrians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Canterlot. The average income tax rate is 99.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Equestrian economy, worth a remarkable 3,718 trillion Bits a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 229,726 Bits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Vital intelligence-gathering activities are put on hold as agents return home for seduction training and advanced poker instruction, airplane passengers who purchase "basic economy" tickets are often assigned seats in the lavatory, you need two tenors and a coloratura contralto to sing the national anthem properly, and hospitals in Equestrian States are too busy serving the needs of Atlantian Oceania to see Equestrians. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Equestrian States's national animal is the Northern Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Harmonism.

Equestrian States is ranked 64,159th in the world and 54th in Atlantian Oceania for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 1,685.82 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

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Most Efficient Economies: 77thMost Cheerful Citizens: 257thMost Pacifist: 587thNicest Citizens: 598thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 856thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 887thLargest Welfare Programs: 934thMost Developed: 935thBest Weather: 978thMost Compassionate Citizens: 984thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,013thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,086thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,111thLargest Governments: 1,131stLongest Average Lifespans: 1,184thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,187thMost Cultured: 1,208thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,216thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,269thHealthiest Citizens: 1,289thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,311thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,452ndSafest: 1,535thLowest Crime Rates: 1,546thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 1,797thHighest Economic Output: 2,316thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,166thHighest Average Incomes: 3,704thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,897thMost Politically Free: 6,386thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,392ndMost Inclusive: 6,867thMost Influential: 7,126thMost Stationary: 7,934thLargest Populations: 8,065thTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,209thMost Devout: 12,745thNudest: 12,995thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,667thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,241stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,865th
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionSafest: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionMost Politically Free: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 9th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9th in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 12th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 15th in the regionNudest: 15th in the regionMost Influential: 16th in the regionMost Income Equality: 18th in the region

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