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Spoiler What is The Crystal Empire to Celestia's Equestria?

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So, what do you think the Crystal Empire is to Equestria. Is it a vassal state, an ally, or an independent nation altogether? Share your thoughts and maybe we can find a conscience on this even if the writers haven't decided yet.

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In my head, it makes most sense if the Crystal Empire is part of a federation, that is Equestria. It would make no sense to have the Equestria Games, outside of Equestria.

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36 minutes ago, Metemponychosis said:

In my head, it makes most sense if the Crystal Empire is part of a federation, that is Equestria. It would make no sense to have the Equestria Games, outside of Equestria.

The Equestria Games is their equivalent of our Olympics. It could technically be held anywhere. The Olympics are named after Olympia where they were originally held. The Equestria Games could just be named after the founding nation. The Griffons participate but aren't a part of Equestria, There's no reason it couldn't be held in Griffonstone beyond lacking the economic means to host it.

I see the Crystal Empire as a protectorate.

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Probably some kind of outpost at the North Pole, most likely some kind of social experiment to safeguard from the wendigo

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11 hours ago, SharpWit said:

The Equestria Games is their equivalent of our Olympics. It could technically be held anywhere. The Olympics are named after Olympia where they were originally held. The Equestria Games could just be named after the founding nation. The Griffons participate but aren't a part of Equestria, There's no reason it couldn't be held in Griffonstone beyond lacking the economic means to host it.

I see the Crystal Empire as a protectorate.

Yes.. But the Olympics aren't called "The USA Games", or "The Greek Games", nor is there a country in the real world that is called Olympia. Neither way it makes sense. It's anyone's opinion.

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Unclaimed patch of barren land of the frozen north sustained by magic nobody understands and populated by a bunch of traumatized ungulates ruled over by a couple of foreigners that just came there one day and started acting like royalty ¯\_()_/¯

 

 

TL; DR: It's a colony. REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

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26 minutes ago, Metemponychosis said:

Yes.. But the Olympics aren't called "The USA Games", or "The Greek Games", nor is there a country in the real world that is called Olympia. Neither way it makes sense. It's anyone's opinion.

You're forgetting that the games were founded in a time and region of city states. Although Olympia wasn't an independent city, it was one welcoming towards all of the Greek deities and people, which along with its location made it ideal to host such an inclusive event there. It makes sense to name something after the place it was founded/held.

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4 hours ago, SharpWit said:

You're forgetting that the games were founded in a time and region of city states. Although Olympia wasn't an independent city, it was one welcoming towards all of the Greek deities and people, which along with its location made it ideal to host such an inclusive event there. It makes sense to name something after the place it was founded/held.

And the games happened where?

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Prior to the death of King Sombra, it was an independent nation. Now it is a vassal state under Cadence. 

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On 1/21/2019 at 1:38 AM, R.D.Dash said:

Probably some kind of outpost at the North Pole, most likely some kind of social experiment to safeguard from the wendigo

Love theories like these.

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On 1/21/2019 at 3:42 PM, Metemponychosis said:

And the games happened where?

As was said it was named after where it was founded and now encompasses the entire world. Its no longer held where Olympia was or even in Greece exclusively but rotates nation to nation. So again as was said there is no reason that other nations could not participate in the Equestria games. Saddle Arabia, in fact, is an independent kingdom and yet had delegates at the Equestria games if not participates for sure. 

 

As for my views on what the Crystal Empire is. I believe its a protectorate or vessel state under Cadence as she is technically a citizen of Equestria and adopted member of its royal family. Though she is supposedly distantly related to its former ruler  Princess Amore.

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14 hours ago, Jedishy said:

As was said it was named after where it was founded and now encompasses the entire world. Its no longer held where Olympia was or even in Greece exclusively but rotates nation to nation. So again as was said there is no reason that other nations could not participate in the Equestria games. Saddle Arabia, in fact, is an independent kingdom and yet had delegates at the Equestria games if not participates for sure. 

I doubt that if Olympia was still around, the games would be called Olympic Games and be hosted all over the world. It's as nonsensical as hosting the PanAmerican Games in South Africa. The problem is the name they gave it, that makes no sense. They should've called it the "world games" or something like that.

Not to mention how unlikely it is that people who come up this thing have thought about it for more than half a second, anyway or even about what the Crystal Empire is to Equestria. The whole conversation is just an excuse for people to mention their headcanon. Seriously, I can't imagine a vassal state to Equestria anymore than I could imagine Ponyville becoming an independent city just because it has a princess living there.

And calling the thing "Equestria Games", in my head, can only mean that it's hosted in Equestria or it's just a pointless naming convention that has no meaning and I could just as well call it "The Sblagaford Games".

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@Metemponychosis,

That's a pretty cynical interpretation of my intentions. Heaven forbid anyone ever have an honest pursuit of a trivial answer.

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8 minutes ago, Loud Opinion said:

@Metemponychosis,

That's a pretty cynical interpretation of my intentions. Heaven forbid anyone ever have an honest pursuit of a trivial answer.

What do you mean? Is this because I said that the point is discussing headcanon? I don't see that as cynical or even demeaning or offensive in any way.

Headcanon is as explanation to something canonica that official canon doesn't explain. Discussing what the Crystal Empire is to Equestria is precisely that.

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@Metemponychosis,

But that's not the entirety of what you said, is it?

On 2/1/2019 at 8:48 AM, Metemponychosis said:

The whole conversation is just an excuse for people to mention their headcanon

'Excuse' is the key word here. It implies dishonesty or an ulterior motive that you have no bases to claim. Not only that, but you've extrapolated the obvious fact that this is a trivial pursuit as if it were some form of revelation, instead of the heavy implication we can assume people know going in. I won't fault you for the latter though because it is very possible that some people could have missed that implication.

There's no need to retcon what you said or meant. If you were in a different headspace or got carried away, then say so and we can come to an understanding.

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Just now, Loud Opinion said:

@Metemponychosis,

But that's not the entirety of what you said, is it?

'Excuse' is the key word here. It implies dishonesty or an ulterior motive that you have no bases to claim. Not only that, but you've extrapolated the obvious fact that this is a trivial pursuit as if it were some form of revelation, instead of the heavy implication we can assume people know going in. I won't fault you for the latter though because it is very possible that some people could have missed that implication.

There's no need to retcon what you said or meant. If you were in a different headspace or got carried away, then say so and we can come to an understanding.

What I said is exactly what I meant. You feel offended over something petty and where there was no intention to offend other than the inside of your head. Specially because it's exactly what you're doing when you ask people to tell you their thoughts on something like that. Now, I'm going to stop here, because I don't like your condescending tone.

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@Metemponychosis,

Again you are extrapolating things you can't know. I know you don't want to continue, but to make an assertion like that doesn't warrant the final word. Of course I'm going to disagree with you on that.

I may have made a leap in logic, but at least I had some grounding. You may see my original willingness to move on from this as condescending, but I only tried to make that clear because you thought I was offended. Don't you want people to make an attempt to understand why you said something and ask for clarification?

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Sorry about getting off topic. I'm still curious about what others have to say about the Crystal Empire's ralation to Equestria.

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I'm thinking it's more or less a vassal state, or a puppet state. There is no way it's a fully independent state, since all ponies live in Equestria right? However, we do not really know the full extent of the world, so I can't really say that for sure.

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