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Most Efficient Economies: 74th Most Cheerful Citizens: 259th Most Pacifist: 585th
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

Population15.979 billion

CapitalCanterlot
LeaderPrincess Cadance
FaithHarmonism

CurrencyBit
AnimalNorthern Phoenix

The Pony Principality of Equestrian States is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Princess Cadance with a fair hand, and renowned for its punitive income tax rates, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 15.979 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 3,670 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 946th in the world and 2nd in Atlantian Oceania for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 11,980.15 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most Efficient Economies: 74thMost Cheerful Citizens: 259thMost Pacifist: 585thNicest Citizens: 592ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 846thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 874thMost Developed: 935thLargest Welfare Programs: 946thBest Weather: 973rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 977thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,034thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,109thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,115thLargest Governments: 1,125thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,174thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,183rdMost Cultured: 1,217thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,228thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,257thHealthiest Citizens: 1,280thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,321stHighest Poor Incomes: 1,438thLowest Crime Rates: 1,518thSafest: 1,533rdTop
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Smartest Citizens: 1,791stHighest Economic Output: 2,348thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,152ndHighest Average Incomes: 3,687thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,800thMost Politically Free: 6,268thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,487thMost Inclusive: 6,897thMost Influential: 7,091stMost Stationary: 8,097thLargest Populations: 8,148thTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,356thMost Devout: 12,650thNudest: 13,054thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,353rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,345thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,166th
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Most Pacifist: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionSafest: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 6th in the regionMost Politically Free: 7th in the regionMost Devout: 9th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 10th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 14th in the regionNudest: 15th in the regionMost Influential: 16th in the regionMost Income Equality: 16th in the region

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