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The Agricultural Paradise of AppleJacky

“Amō Amōrem”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Power

Location: Papastan

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AppleJacky

Population13.401 billion

CapitalCanterlot
LeaderApplejack the Apple Queen
FaithPonyism

CurrencyBit
AnimalDoge

The Agricultural Paradise of AppleJacky is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Applejack the Apple Queen with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 13.401 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 4,438 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 331,199 Bits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Religious education is a new government priority, Applejack the Apple Queen has been known to make speeches in fishing waders, boats straying just metres away from the shore will raise the ire of the Coast Guard, and pareidolic SETI scientists swear there's a message from aliens hidden within pi. 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 13,941st in the world and 4th in Papastan for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 343,701 Standard Monetary Units.

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1%
Most Inclusive: 4thLargest Welfare Programs: 6thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10thHighest Food Quality: 13thMost Pacifist: 17thNicest Citizens: 20thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22ndMost Advanced Public Education: 22ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 26thLeast Corrupt Governments: 26thMost Beautiful Environments: 33rdMost Developed: 33rdBest Weather: 38thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 41stLongest Average Lifespans: 41stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 44thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 44thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 48thMost Advanced Public Transport: 48thHealthiest Citizens: 53rdSafest: 63rdLargest Governments: 69thMost Cultured: 93rdLowest Crime Rates: 100thMost Cheerful Citizens: 201stSmartest Citizens: 219thHighest Poor Incomes: 333rdMost Secular: 466thMost Efficient Economies: 494thMost Subsidized Industry: 572ndHighest Average Incomes: 1,564thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,034thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 2,620thHighest Economic Output: 2,661stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,556thMost Income Equality: 7,061stMost Stationary: 7,901stMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,199thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,296thTop
10%
Most Influential: 12,367thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,941stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,025thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,839thLargest Populations: 21,427th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in AppleJacky, pareidolic SETI scientists swear there's a message from aliens hidden within pi.
  • : Following new legislation in AppleJacky, boats straying just metres away from the shore will raise the ire of the Coast Guard.
  • : Following new legislation in AppleJacky, Applejack the Apple Queen has been known to make speeches in fishing waders.
  • : Following new legislation in AppleJacky, religious education is a new government priority.
  • : Following new legislation in AppleJacky, cosy TV sitcom "AI Love Lucy" showcases harmonious human-robot cohabitation.
  • : Following new legislation in AppleJacky, the nation faces constant invasions by foreign boy bands.
  • : Following new legislation in AppleJacky, dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws.
  • : Following new legislation in AppleJacky, speech bubbles are the soul of wit.
  • : Following new legislation in AppleJacky, noises louder than a whisper have been prohibited by law.
  • : Following new legislation in AppleJacky, psychiatrists bizarrely accompany Applejack the Apple Queen to meetings with foreign heads of state.

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