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Most Efficient Economies: 76th Most Cheerful Citizens: 256th Most Pacifist: 541st
The Pony Principality of
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International Cooperation is Magic
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Equestrian States

Population15.232 billion

LeaderPrincess Cadance

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 compulsory vegetarianism, keen interest in outer space, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 15.232 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 3,499 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 1,251st in the world and 2nd in Atlantian Oceania for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 21,878.28 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Most Efficient Economies: 76thMost Cheerful Citizens: 256thMost Pacifist: 541stNicest Citizens: 553rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 805thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 851stMost Developed: 873rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 911thBest Weather: 923rdLargest Welfare Programs: 981stLargest Governments: 1,053rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,053rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,064thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,121stLongest Average Lifespans: 1,121stMost Cultured: 1,183rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,184thHealthiest Citizens: 1,243rdMost Advanced Public Education: 1,251stMost Rebellious Youth: 1,254thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,347thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,351stLowest Crime Rates: 1,443rdSafest: 1,517thTop
Smartest Citizens: 1,693rdHighest Economic Output: 2,399thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,267thHighest Average Incomes: 3,565thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,829thMost Politically Free: 6,014thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,663rdMost Inclusive: 6,863rdMost Influential: 7,038thLargest Populations: 8,366thTop
Most Stationary: 8,577thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,078thMost Devout: 12,022ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,448thNudest: 13,096thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,159th
Most Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionTop
Most Politically Free: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 8th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionMost Devout: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 14th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14th in the regionNudest: 16th in the regionMost Influential: 17th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 24th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 25th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 29th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 31st in the regionLargest Populations: 37th in the region

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