“Vote early, vote often.”
|Category: Civil Rights Lovefest|
Regional Influence: Instigator
The Free Democracy of Ballotonia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Ballo with a fair hand, and notable for its frequent medical pandemics, anti-smoking policies, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 26.368 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 7,371 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 279,544 Levs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.
Euthanasia is legal, the people elect the Supreme Court justices directly, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway, and consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed. 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 102nd in Nederland and 111,818th in the world for Most Beautiful Environments, with -1,234.55 Pounds of Wildlife less Pounds of Concrete per square mile.
Most Recent Government Activity: 7 hours ago
- 2 days 23 hours ago: Ballotonia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector (last census: Top 5%).
- 3 days 9 hours ago: Ballotonia lodged a message on the Nederland Regional Message Board.
- 4 days ago: Ballotonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Public Sector.
- 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Ballotonia, consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed.
- 11 days ago: Ballotonia was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Avoided (last census: Top 10%).
- 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Ballotonia, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway.
- 13 days ago: Ballotonia was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Information Technology Sector (last census: Top 10%).
- 18 days ago: Following new legislation in Ballotonia, the people elect the Supreme Court justices directly.
- 25 days ago: Ballotonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Pacifist.
- 32 days ago: Following new legislation in Ballotonia, euthanasia is legal.