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Duraludon

Population1.628 billion

CapitalPallet Town
LeaderAsh Ketchum
FaithArceinity

CurrencyPokčuro
AnimalPikachu

The Pokémon Region of Duraludon is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Ash Ketchum with a fair hand, and notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, vat-grown people, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.628 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 67.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Pokefanian economy, worth 69.9 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 42,935 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 85,468th in the world and 34th in Thegye for Most Developed, scoring 58.33 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Pacifist: 12,550thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,480thBest Weather: 15,739thMost Beautiful Environments: 23,000th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 8th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 9th in the regionMost Inclusive: 10th in the regionMost Stationary: 10th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 11th in the region

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