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Most Inclusive: 3rdLargest Welfare Programs: 7thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9th
The Agricultural Paradise of
Left-wing Utopia Drugged-Out Hippies
Amō Amōrem
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AppleJacky

Population15.156 billion

CapitalCanterlot
LeaderApplejack the Apple Queen
FaithPonyism

CurrencyBit
AnimalDoge

The Agricultural Paradise of AppleJacky is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Applejack the Apple Queen with a fair hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, compulsory vegetarianism, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 15.156 billion AppleJackyians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Canterlot. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient AppleJackyian economy, worth a remarkable 5,318 trillion Bits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 350,890 Bits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Prudishness is on the way out, counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients, popular cartoon characters frequently appear in government-sponsored PSAs reminding students to say no to drugs, and citizens are strongly encouraged to breathe less so as to limit the carbon footprint. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. AppleJacky's national animal is the Doge, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Ponyism.

AppleJacky is ranked 445th in the world and 3rd in Papastan for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 101.42 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Most Inclusive: 3rdLargest Welfare Programs: 7thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9thHighest Food Quality: 11thMost Pacifist: 12thMost Advanced Public Education: 13thNicest Citizens: 15thHighest Average Tax Rates: 19thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19thLeast Corrupt Governments: 19thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 27thMost Developed: 27thMost Beautiful Environments: 29thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 33rdLongest Average Lifespans: 34thBest Weather: 35thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 36thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 37thHealthiest Citizens: 43rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 45thLargest Governments: 47thSafest: 53rdMost Cultured: 70thLowest Crime Rates: 83rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 178thSmartest Citizens: 183rdHighest Poor Incomes: 290thMost Secular: 313thMost Efficient Economies: 445thMost Subsidized Industry: 624thHighest Average Incomes: 1,468thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,644thHighest Economic Output: 2,259thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,443rdTop
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Most Income Equality: 4,148thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,069thMost Stationary: 7,150thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,454thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,032ndMost Influential: 11,473rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,747thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 14,157thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,626thLargest Populations: 19,434th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in AppleJacky, citizens are strongly encouraged to breathe less so as to limit the carbon footprint.
  • : Following new legislation in AppleJacky, popular cartoon characters frequently appear in government-sponsored PSAs reminding students to say no to drugs.
  • : Following new legislation in AppleJacky, counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients.
  • : Following new legislation in AppleJacky, prudishness is on the way out.
  • : Following new legislation in AppleJacky, women give birth underneath so many blankets that the doctor can't feel the bump.
  • : Following new legislation in AppleJacky, the government recently donated a surfboard to an impoverished family in a landlocked region.
  • : Following new legislation in AppleJacky, debates on whether toilet seats should be left up or down are increasingly commonplace.
  • : Following new legislation in AppleJacky, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate.
  • : Following new legislation in AppleJacky, large sections of AppleJacky have been named national reserves to protect the native tribes living there.
  • : Following new legislation in AppleJacky, lifelong celibates are surprised to receive government-issue condoms in the post.

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