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Nudest: 1,751stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,101stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,070th
The Holy Blue Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
NationStates
Yodle
Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Below Average

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Ballicks

Population5.625 billion

CapitalYodle City
LeaderYodle
FaithYodlism

CurrencyGold Coin
AnimalCow

The Holy Blue Republic of Ballicks is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Yodle with an even hand, and remarkable for its feral children, smutty television, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 5.625 billion Ballicksians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, although Administration, Industry, and Law & Order are also considered important, while International Aid is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Yodle City. The average income tax rate is 55.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Ballicksian economy, worth 478 trillion Gold Coins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Furniture Restoration. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 84,978 Gold Coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Ballicks is renowned for its lax gun laws, public nudity is compulsory, citizens wishing to be parents must undertake a series of gruelling tests to evaluate their capabilities, and the "feminist protest" defence is increasingly common for cases of armed robbery. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ballicks's national animal is the Cow, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Yodlism.

Ballicks is ranked 185,343rd in the world and 60th in Disney World for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.8 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Top
1%
Nudest: 1,751stTop
5%
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,101stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,070thTop
10%
Largest Black Market: 12,924thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,458thMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,979thMost Rebellious Youth: 23,174thMost Inclusive: 23,398th
Top
5%
Nudest: 1st in the regionTop
10%
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6th in the regionMost Income Equality: 6th in the regionMost Inclusive: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ballicks was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballicks, the "feminist protest" defence is increasingly common for cases of armed robbery.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballicks, citizens wishing to be parents must undertake a series of gruelling tests to evaluate their capabilities.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballicks, public nudity is compulsory.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballicks, Ballicks is renowned for its lax gun laws.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballicks, singing in public is only allowed if you are singing the praise of the Motherland.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballicks, glamping Ballicksians won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballicks, there's a hole in the heart of every Ballicksian city.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballicks, going on a diet invalidates your passport.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballicks, adult magazines are having a sales resurgence as internet anonymity disappears.

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