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The Matriarchy of Gin Rummy

“Security saves ponies.”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Location: Equestria

Regional Influence: Apprentice

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The Matriarchy of Gin Rummy is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its anti-smoking policies, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-working, democratic population of 11.392 billion Stable 99 dwellers enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stable 99. The average income tax rate is 53.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Equestrian economy, worth a remarkable 1,399 trillion bits a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 122,877 bits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.9 times as much as the poorest.

Stoned tourists don't tend to remember much about their holidays here, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces, town nameplates frequently raise giggles from passing tourists, and bike rage is all the rage. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gin Rummy's national animal is the phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Gin Rummy is ranked 35,279th in the world and 11th in Equestria for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 255,825 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Armed: 6,135thMost Stationary: 8,565thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,411thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,791stTop
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Highest Economic Output: 12,789thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,889thMost Inclusive: 14,999thMost Influential: 15,751stMost Developed: 16,740thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,262ndMost Cultured: 18,136thLargest Information Technology Sector: 19,095thSmartest Citizens: 19,805thHighest Average Incomes: 22,304thRudest Citizens: 23,432ndHealthiest Citizens: 23,652ndMost Politically Free: 24,379th
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Most Armed: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionMost Developed: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 9th in the regionMost Politically Free: 9th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10th in the regionMost Inclusive: 10th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 11th in the regionMost Cultured: 11th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11th in the region

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