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The Free Democracy of Ballotonia is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Ballo with a fair hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, deadly medical pandemics, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 28.599 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. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Ballotonian economy, worth a remarkable 7,998 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 279,685 Levs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.5 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens are enjoying a recent large cut in taxes, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news, human tissue is grown in vats as a delicacy as well as for transplants, and the people elect the Supreme Court justices directly. 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 105th in Nederland and 141,023rd in the world for Longest Average Lifespans, scoring -38 on the Enoch Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : 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 Pacifist (last census: Top 5%).
  • : Ballotonia was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Publishing Industry (last census: #1).
  • : Ballotonia was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Agricultural Sector (last census: #1).
  • : Ballotonia was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Smartest Citizens (last census: #1).
  • : Ballotonia was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Politically Free (last census: Top 10%).
  • : Ballotonia's influence in Nederland fell from "Instigator" to "Contender".
  • : Ballotonia's influence in Nederland rose from "Contender" to "Instigator".
  • : Ballotonia lodged a message on the Nederland Regional Message Board.
  • : Ballotonia was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry (last census: Top 10%).

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