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The Principality of Jolteonia

“言えるかな?” Jolteon

Category: New York Times Democracy
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Regional Influence: Page

Location: Balder



Population20.564 billion

CapitalViridian Forest


The Principality of Jolteonia is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Jolteon with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, complete lack of prisons, and strictly enforced bedtime. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 20.564 billion Jolteonians 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 large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Viridian Forest. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Jolteonian economy, worth a remarkable 6,504 trillion PokÚdollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 316,300 PokÚdollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There are six more weeks of winter if a northerner sees his shadow, burning twigs to keep warm while lost in the wild is now a felony, unprotected royals have replaced their corgis with rottweilers, and spoiler warnings are now given out before political speeches. Crime is totally unknown. Jolteonia's national animal is the Jolteon, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Jolteonia is ranked 16,426th in the world and 187th in Balder for Most Influential, scoring 2,496 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Least Corrupt Governments: 112thMost Cheerful Citizens: 126thMost Pacifist: 211thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 229thNicest Citizens: 233rdMost Beautiful Environments: 237thLargest Publishing Industry: 260thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 268thSmartest Citizens: 277thMost Compassionate Citizens: 318thMost Advanced Public Education: 325thBest Weather: 409thMost Cultured: 414thSafest: 419thMost Developed: 544thLargest Governments: 553rdLongest Average Lifespans: 624thHighest Poor Incomes: 655thHighest Average Tax Rates: 658thMost Inclusive: 698thHealthiest Citizens: 703rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 877thLargest Welfare Programs: 910thMost Efficient Economies: 947thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,062ndLowest Crime Rates: 1,073rdHighest Economic Output: 1,122ndHighest Average Incomes: 1,667thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,071stTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 2,243rdMost Subsidized Industry: 2,257thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,751stLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,784thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,042ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,751stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,851stMost Secular: 4,918thLargest Populations: 6,152ndNudest: 6,360thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,247thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 12,703rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 13,831stMost Influential: 16,426thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,942nd
Most Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 9th in the regionBest Weather: 9th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Cultured: 11th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionSafest: 12th in the regionMost Developed: 15th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 15th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 17th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Inclusive: 19th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 21st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 21st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 29th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 31st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 36th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 38th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 46th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 67th in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 82nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 84th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 92nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 118th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 119th in the regionLargest Populations: 125th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 126th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 156th in the regionMost Influential: 187th in the regionMost Secular: 199th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 233rd in the regionNudest: 265th in the regionTop
Most Politically Free: 415th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 417th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 423rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 515th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 544th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Jolteonia's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Page".
  • : Jolteonia relocated from Lazarus to Balder.
  • : Jolteonia altered its national flag.
  • : Jolteonia altered its national flag.
  • : Jolteonia was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Jolteonia ceased to exist in Balder.
  • : Jolteonia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Jolteonia, spoiler warnings are now given out before political speeches.
  • : Jolteonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Following new legislation in Jolteonia, unprotected royals have replaced their corgis with rottweilers.


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