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The Grand Scheme of Bynsteria

“Blissful within the wall and grandeur of Old Sovereign.”

Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Location: Equestria

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

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The Grand Scheme of Bynsteria is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Valeria Stend Fulbright with an even hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, state-planned economy, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, cheerful population of 11.489 billion Bynsterians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal morass — prioritizes Education, with Environment, Welfare, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Old Sovereign. The average income tax rate is 99.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Bynsterian economy, worth a remarkable 1,860 trillion Old Ion Dubloons a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 161,955 Old Ion Dubloons, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

They who do not work shall not eat, school football matches are usually five-a-side, everyone wants to be on the guest list for diplomatic parties, and preschools put children down for naps with milk, cookies, and a gruesome story of vengeance. Crime is totally unknown. Bynsteria's national animal is the Isthic Bynsterian Hound-fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Giftarianism.

Bynsteria is ranked 237,699th in the world and 106th in Equestria for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring -11.83 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 460thMost Advanced Public Education: 505thMost Advanced Public Transport: 623rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 688thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 938thMost Inclusive: 971stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,000thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,065thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,349thNicest Citizens: 1,450thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,461stMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,513thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,574thMost Pacifist: 1,601stMost Developed: 1,822ndMost Beautiful Environments: 1,989thMost Cultured: 2,005thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,045thLargest Governments: 2,132ndMost Subsidized Industry: 2,205thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,242ndTop
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Smartest Citizens: 2,630thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,734thHealthiest Citizens: 3,809thBest Weather: 4,211thMost Efficient Economies: 4,398thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,409thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,026thLowest Crime Rates: 7,639thMost Secular: 8,000thSafest: 8,834thHighest Economic Output: 9,157thNudest: 11,743rdHighest Average Incomes: 11,865thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 16,754th
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Most Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 9th in the regionSafest: 9th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 10th in the region

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