by Max Barry

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Highest Economic Output: 567th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 677th Largest Agricultural Sector: 702nd
The Holy and Venerable Horde of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population25.682 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 notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, keen interest in outer space, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 25.682 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, with Education, Industry, and Healthcare also on the agenda, 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 a remarkable 7,505 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 slick, highly efficient, 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 292,237 Ration Shekels, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

The recital of citations that follows any political speech can be longer than the speech itself, the nation has nearly as many history museums as Ostroeuropans, dissident voters are sent on a 'relaxing break' at the Ministry of Love, and citizens are exhausted from weekly general elections. 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 1,376th in the world and 1st in Driselbia for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 59,905.2 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

Highest Economic Output: 567thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 677thLargest Agricultural Sector: 702ndMost Efficient Economies: 833rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 856thLargest Governments: 883rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 972ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,376thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,451stHighest Poor Incomes: 1,482ndHighest Average Incomes: 1,644thTop
Largest Black Market: 1,930thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,020thLargest Populations: 2,428thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,434thLowest Crime Rates: 2,512thSmartest Citizens: 2,528thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,999thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,079thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,323rdMost Cultured: 3,636thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,873rdLargest Welfare Programs: 3,970thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,136thMost Developed: 4,661stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,911thTop
Most Secular: 9,058thRudest Citizens: 11,902ndLargest Mining Sector: 12,048thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,534thMost Rebellious Youth: 12,538thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,803rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,853rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 15,205thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,591st
Highest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the region

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