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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8,153rdMost Influential: 10,032ndSafest: 10,858th
The Pokémon Region of
New York Times Democracy
We may be named after a Pokémon, but we are much more!
Ash Ketchum
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Population1.764 billion

CapitalPallet Town
LeaderAsh Ketchum


The Pokémon Region of Duraludon is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Ash Ketchum with a fair hand, and renowned for its restrictive gun laws, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.764 billion Pokčmon Fans 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pallet Town. The average income tax rate is 68.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Pokefanian economy, worth 74.9 trillion Pokčuroes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 42,468 Pokčuroes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Anti-government web sites are springing up, sexually-starved male dinosaurs terrorise tourists during weekly breakouts from Mesozoic Park, Ash Ketchum has just been declared ruler of Duraludon in an international press conference, and Arceinity has been named as Duraludon's national religion. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Duraludon's national animal is the Pikachu, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Arceinity.

Duraludon is ranked 202,818th in the world and 112th in Thegye for Fattest Citizens, with 7.71 Obesity Rate.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8,153rdMost Influential: 10,032ndSafest: 10,858thTop
Most Pacifist: 12,455thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,885thBest Weather: 14,935thMost Beautiful Environments: 21,769th
Safest: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 8th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10th in the regionMost Stationary: 10th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 11th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 11th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 13th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 13th in the region

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