|Leader||Colonial-Governor Octavia the 3rd|
The Royal Protectorate of MineLegotipony is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Colonial-Governor Octavia the 3rd with an even hand, and renowned for its compulsory military service, infamous sell-swords, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.997 billion MineLegotiponyians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.
The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Manehattan. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 75.2%.
The frighteningly efficient MineLegotiponyian economy, worth 954 trillion ML Bits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Retail. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 159,127 ML Bits, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 706,570 per year while the poor average 22,343, a ratio of 31.6 to 1.
The nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms, exceptionally healthy police officers can sprint after crooks for hours on end, orientation videos remind rookie female politicians that slaps on the bottom are perfectly acceptable forms of communication, and the saying 'break a leg' is now taken literally. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. MineLegotipony's national animal is the Timderdog, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Protestant Harmonism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : MineLegotipony was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Developed.
- : MineLegotipony was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Governments.
- : MineLegotipony was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
- : MineLegotipony was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
- : MineLegotipony was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Efficient Economies and Highest Average Incomes.
- : MineLegotipony was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates and Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry and the Top 10% for Largest Retail Industry.
- : MineLegotipony was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced and the Top 10% for Smartest Citizens and Rudest Citizens.
- : MineLegotipony was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
- : MineLegotipony was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
- : MineLegotipony's influence in Azure Watester Federation fell from "Squire" to "Page".