“Drop A Draco” Joey
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Newcomer
The Democratic Republic of PokeaimMD is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Joey with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, daily referendums, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.773 billion Frens 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 prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Welfare, and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bronx. The average income tax rate is 62.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The strong PokeaimMDian economy, worth 277 trillion Ladder Points a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Cheese Exports, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 58,179 Ladder Points, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Chekhov's guns are killing the entertainment budget, the arms industry is strictly regulated, both diets and economic output are growing leaner with recent restrictions to free trade, and posters on 'PokeaimMDian Values' advise against being proud of PokeaimMD. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. PokeaimMD's national animal is the Fabio, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Heatah Fajita.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in PokeaimMD, posters on 'PokeaimMDian Values' advise against being proud of PokeaimMD.
- : PokeaimMD's influence in Lazarus rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : Following new legislation in PokeaimMD, both diets and economic output are growing leaner with recent restrictions to free trade.
- : Following new legislation in PokeaimMD, the arms industry is strictly regulated.
- : PokeaimMD's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : PokeaimMD was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education, Most Beautiful Environments, Most Popular Tourist Destinations, Most Secular, and Most Influential.
- : PokeaimMD's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : PokeaimMD was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments and the Top 10% for Longest Average Lifespans, Smartest Citizens, Most Cheerful Citizens, and Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
- : Following new legislation in PokeaimMD, Chekhov's guns are killing the entertainment budget.
- : PokeaimMD was refounded in Lazarus.