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Highest Poor Incomes: 136th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 167th Highest Average Incomes: 343rd
The Celestial Imperium of
Left-Leaning College State
Imperium aeterna.
Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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The Alicorns

Population14.364 billion

CapitalEquus
LeaderEmpress Terra
Faiththe Sanctioned Faiths

CurrencyImperial Bit
AnimalChimera

The Celestial Imperium of The Alicorns is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Empress Terra with an even hand, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, state-planned economy, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless, devout population of 14.364 billion Imperials enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The relatively small, corrupt, liberal government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Industry, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Equus. The average income tax rate is 77.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Imperial economy, worth a remarkable 6,548 trillion Imperial Bits 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Soda Sales. 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 455,914 Imperial Bits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

If foreigners can hit a spittoon from five paces they get a free holiday to The Alicorns, Imperial watches list strained wrists as a common side effect, trails to natural wonders are littered with trash from reality film crews, and billions of Imperial Bits are spent to take high-quality photos of the Chimera Nebula. Crime is totally unknown. The Alicorns's national animal is the Chimera, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is the Sanctioned Faiths.

The Alicorns is ranked 7,996th in the world and 5th in Hoshizora for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 7,028.63 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Highest Poor Incomes: 136thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 167thHighest Average Incomes: 343rdLargest Black Market: 433rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 477thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 488thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 565thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 608thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 649thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 657thMost Scientifically Advanced: 690thMost Cultured: 737thLargest Insurance Industry: 840thHighest Economic Output: 885thLargest Publishing Industry: 945thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,130thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,149thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,191stSmartest Citizens: 1,206thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,359thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,362ndTop
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Largest Governments: 1,549thLargest Mining Sector: 1,837thMost Inclusive: 1,871stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,879thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,979thMost Efficient Economies: 2,248thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,347thHighest Drug Use: 2,503rdLargest Retail Industry: 2,589thFattest Citizens: 2,846thRudest Citizens: 2,854thMost Developed: 3,548thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,946thLowest Crime Rates: 4,208thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,027thMost Devout: 5,480thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,819thNudest: 6,630thMost Influential: 6,751stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,998thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,996thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 9,194thLargest Populations: 10,887thLargest Gambling Industry: 10,951stLongest Average Lifespans: 12,629thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,324thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,552nd
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Largest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the region

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