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The Former Republic of Cherdoskie

“Once the seat of an Empire.”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Location: Equestria

Regional Influence: Squire

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The Former Republic of Cherdoskie is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Herr Desgoff und Gottschalk with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, rampant corporate plagiarism, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 23.202 billion Cherdoskieans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Neblesbad. The average income tax rate is 96.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Cherdoskiean economy, worth a remarkable 3,085 trillion Kulbecks a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 132,966 Kulbecks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Blue sky thinkers are reminded that the firmament is actually more of a grey-ish colour, the richest individuals apparently buy nothing but noodles and toilet paper, the poor are forced into bankruptcy by their energy bills, and people who have had childhood imaginary friends are told they can't ever be trusted with guns. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cherdoskie's national animal is the Pony, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Eastern Orthodox.

Cherdoskie is ranked 177,459th in the world and 67th in Equestria for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.95 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,237thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,271stBest Weather: 2,299thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,318thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,488thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,521stMost Beautiful Environments: 3,261stHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,673rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,080thHighest Economic Output: 4,652ndLowest Crime Rates: 4,731stLargest Governments: 4,990thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,043rdSafest: 5,053rdLargest Populations: 5,245thHealthiest Citizens: 6,097thMost Developed: 6,982ndMost Advanced Public Education: 9,175thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,552ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,362ndLargest Welfare Programs: 11,852ndTop
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Smartest Citizens: 13,288thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,539thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,807thMost Secular: 15,222ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,479thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,606thMost Efficient Economies: 17,394thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,741stHighest Average Incomes: 18,791stMost Cultured: 19,706thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,718thMost Influential: 23,423rd
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionSafest: 7th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionMost Developed: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 9th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 10th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 10th in the region

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