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The Free Democracy of Ballotonia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Ballo with a fair hand, and renowned for its smutty television, flagrant waste-dumping, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 27.671 billion Ballons hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The tiny, liberal, outspoken government is effectively ruled by the Department of Education, with Defense and Spirituality not funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tulipolis. The average income tax rate is 1.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Ballotonian economy, worth a remarkable 7,705 trillion Levs a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Gambling, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 278,453 Levs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.5 times as much as the poorest.

The people elect the Supreme Court justices directly, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Ballotonia's radio stations, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway, and military funding has been stripped back. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Ballotonia's national animal is the Penguin, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Atheism.

Ballotonia is ranked 6th in Nederland and 799th in the world for Most Pacifist, scoring 1,214 on the Lennon-Springsteen Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, military funding has been stripped back.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Ballotonia's radio stations.
  • : Ballotonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, the people elect the Supreme Court justices directly.
  • : Ballotonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Politically Free (last census: Top 5%).
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down.
  • : Ballotonia fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, the government is outsourcing itself.
  • : Ballotonia lodged a message on the Nederland Regional Message Board.

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