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Anonymous 477107

So what is "Equestria?" Is it a country/nation? What is it's official title and name? What is the Crystal Kingdom? Is it a nation within a nation? Is it a puppet state or VERY close ally to the Equestrian Empire?

I've been trying to figure this out for quite awhile. Someimes they seem to refer to Equestria as the world even. Does anyone have some good or bad explanations?

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 477108

Equestra is Canada, The United States,and possibly Mexico; but with diarchs, triarchs, tetrarchs

Smokeydapon3!L9hT7oDU1E 477115

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id say it is america given the city names

"las pegasus"
"mane hatten"

obviously its target audience is american children (because lets face canada isnt exactly rainbows and unicorn farts)

id most likely bet that equestria encompasses ALL of North america though canterlot is probably somewhere America along with ponyville

havent seen any canada references at all, i think its aboot time they accept their Canadian heritage
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Anonymous 477213

The Crystal Empire might be a form of "state" or "territory" within the Equestrian Nation. Maybe that is what "Empire" means. Otherwise, I have no idea why an empire is within Equestria. I don't even know what Equestria really is.

Smokeydapon3!L9hT7oDU1E 477393

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Canon: the Crystal empire is canda because its the easiest to enslave

!Reaver.GYI!!bJX8UCqUsC 477405


…Eh, pony equivalent of America, sometimes used to denote a nation, sometimes used to denote the greater continent, sometimes used to denote just the upper, middle or lower part of it.
(north, middle and south)

Anonymous 477422

I'm not asking what nation is Equestria like, I am asking WHAT IS EQUESTRIA? What is the Crystal Kingdom? Is it part of Equestria?

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 477560

Wquestria is a nation(tetrarchy)
the crystal empire was an empire(no duh) under Sombra but is now a protectorate administered by Cadence.

Silver Strength!TwiDasH7n2 477653

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Also, unlike the rest of Equestria, the Crystal Empire pays its taxes in crystals and still administers capital punishment.

Anonymous 477782

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Such things are not for you to question. Glory to Equestria!

Anonymous 478483

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Equestria: It's a nation-state that also conveys the concept and name of a continent. I like to think of it as very similar to the early Roman Empire, with absolute central overall authority supported by local, and quite varied, forms of democracy. Technically, that makes it an empire, but Octavian's thing wasn't so absolute, nor was it looked on as brutal, as compared to his later brethren.

Official title is the same, simplifying things, unlike the US 'o A.

Crystal Kingdom: City-state within a nation. Technically independent, but a puppet state in reality. They like their new and goofy pink over-lady, so much so they don't care who she defers to, and just want to recover from that somber … er … Sombra parade.

Anonymous 478486

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From what I hear, Canada is closer to rainbows and unicorn farts than America is

Smokeydapon3(element of smokestack)!L9hT7oDU1E 478774

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The fuck are you talkin aboot?

Lisbon 478825

Best explanation: Shitty writers trying to worldbuild.

Jiggle Dick!JIDcJ268DA 478947

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I think you must mean Britain. Or possibly Sweden.

Anonymous 479076

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I found equestria.

Anonymous 479329

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I found Equestria!

Anonymous 479382

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>what is "Equestria?"

Smokeydapon3(element of smokestack)!L9hT7oDU1E 479467

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Son, sometimes when a man loves a woman he puts his penis in the womans vagina.

And thats where equestria comes from

Heavy Mole 479490

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…Y-you're lying!

Smokeydapon3(element of smokestack)!L9hT7oDU1E 479491

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deel with it

patachu!LULZISTwQI 479611

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nope, there's more countries around, here's a more up-to-date map of Equestria and its surroundings. more like, design-ish stuff, some countries are not to scale.

Anonymous 479645

I think Equestria can be used to describe both the region and the continent, as well as the governing body within it, similar to the United States of America, sometimes just called "America", even though "America" is the name of the two continents, one South, the other North.

So Equestria the Region/Continent reaches from the frozen north down to the badlands, but Equestria the government extends only as far as the crystal empire, which I believe to be a sort of "offspring state" like a colony that has their own government but still has respect for their "parent nation" like… Canada, I guess. Like how they still have the queen on their money or whatever.

This is only modern Crystal Empire, though, Crystal Empire under Sombra was more like Nor-, I mean Only Korea. about the Crysal Empire before Sombra, I don't remember what canon lore says. But today's CE is run by Heartbutt, appointed by Sunbutt.

Other areas of the continent of Equestria outside or beyond the Governing Body of Equestrias control are places like the Badlands, and Everfree Forest. Though the fact that the ruins of Castle of the Two Sisters lay in the Everfree Forest implies that this was not always the case, or, at least that the forest has expanded since they lived there together.

An aside: I was expecting the mane 6 to turn the castle of the two sister into a clubhouse of sorts, since the first few episodes of that season were focused to tidying it up and such, but nooooooo we got Alicorn Princess Twilight's Crystal Treehouse Castle Playset instead.

Anyway. Let's take another look at what sort of government Equestria has. The entire region is under the care and responsibility of two princesses, but Ponyville (and we can assume that other towns, too) have a Mayor. We might assume this is an elected position, but it seems that mayors are more or less local administrators, with little more to do besides make sure their towns run smoothly.

This brings up a question I hadn't thought of. Now that Twilight is a princess, and resides in Ponyville, in her own Stupid looking castle, how does that affect the power dynamic there if at all?

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