by Max Barry

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The Pokémon Region of
New York Times Democracy

Overview Factbook Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Government

Proportional Representation

Votes translate linearly to elected representation, with no seats or electoral college.

Society

No Adultery

Adultery is prohibited by law.

Compulsory Organ Harvesting

Citizens have no say in the medical use of their bodies after death.

Vat-Produced Infants

Biological reproduction is prohibited.

Prudism

Strict modesty laws govern how citizens may dress.

No Smoking

Smoking is prohibited, even in private.

Law & Order

Gun Control

Citizens are forbidden from owning firearms.

Economy

Capitalism

Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

Prohibition

Alcohol is banned.

International

Climate Treaty

The nation is a signatory to an international climate treaty.