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Highest Economic Output: 510thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 769thLargest Black Market: 1,050th
The Holy and Venerable Horde of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population33.724 billion

CapitalNew Canterlot
LeaderGrand Inquisitor-Khan Prance Rayder

CurrencyRation Shekel

The Holy and Venerable Horde of Ostroeuropa is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Grand Inquisitor-Khan Prance Rayder with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 33.724 billion Ostroeuropans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Canterlot. The average income tax rate is 98.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Ostroeuropan economy, worth an astonishing 11,147 trillion Ration Shekels a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Tourism. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 330,544 Ration Shekels, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Power to the people comes from the barrel of a gun, road signs are getting harder to read under layers of knitted woolen cardigans, nations across the world are quick to praise Grand Inquisitor-Khan Prance Rayder's good looks and intellectual prowess, and citizens know never to accept cookies from strangers. Crime is totally unknown. Ostroeuropa's national animal is the Griffin, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Discordianism.

Ostroeuropa is ranked 55,472nd in the world and 82nd in Declansburg for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 3,750.75 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Highest Economic Output: 510thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 769thLargest Black Market: 1,050thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,162ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,259thLargest Governments: 1,345thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,381stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,415thMost Armed: 1,458thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,598thHighest Average Incomes: 1,769thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,794thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,924thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,928thLargest Populations: 2,116thTop
Most Patriotic: 2,806thMost Developed: 2,897thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,031stLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,096thSmartest Citizens: 3,324thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,343rdLowest Crime Rates: 3,512thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,763rdMost Subsidized Industry: 3,887thMost Cultured: 3,951stMost Efficient Economies: 5,354thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,981stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,059thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,277thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,980thHighest Food Quality: 9,304thMost Rebellious Youth: 11,034thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,261stMost Secular: 11,913thTop
Largest Mining Sector: 14,162ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,665thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,145thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 17,821stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,878thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,144thMost Inclusive: 20,161stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 23,014th
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Patriotic: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 8th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 13th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 14th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 15th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19th in the regionTop
Highest Food Quality: 22nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 22nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 23rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 24th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 27th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 28th in the regionNudest: 28th in the regionMost Secular: 34th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 35th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 38th in the region

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