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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 241stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 282ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 644th
The Democratic Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
In god we trust
Ägidius Steinhäuser
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population3.991 billion

LeaderÄgidius Steinhäuser

CurrencyBallistikovian Dollar
AnimalBallistikovian Eagle

The Democratic Republic of Ballistikov is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Ägidius Steinhäuser with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, free-roaming dinosaurs, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.991 billion Ballistikovians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Education are also considered important, while Social Policy and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Blitzkov. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 82.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Ballistikovian economy, worth a remarkable 1,279 trillion Ballistikovian Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 320,610 Ballistikovian Dollars, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,942,830 per year while the poor average 23,607, a ratio of 82.3 to 1.

Cubicles often double as graves as citizens literally work themselves to death, concussed Ballistikovian Eagleball players cannot remember their lineup position, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, and the police are tightening their grip on alcohol smugglers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ballistikov's national animal is the Ballistikovian Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Christianity.

Ballistikov is ranked 61,476th in the world and 2,368th in the Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 55.33 on the Rand Index.

Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 241stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 282ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 644thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 689thLargest Mining Sector: 694thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 912thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,132ndMost Armed: 1,153rdMost Avoided: 1,297thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,380thLargest Black Market: 1,424thHighest Average Incomes: 1,581stMost Devout: 1,718thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,826thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,895thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 3,331stMost Efficient Economies: 4,518thLargest Insurance Industry: 5,113thLargest Governments: 6,027thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,157thRudest Citizens: 6,471stLowest Crime Rates: 6,962ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,102ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,525thHealthiest Citizens: 9,013thMost Conservative: 9,398thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,261stTop
Most Developed: 11,565thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,955thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,335thHighest Economic Output: 12,788thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,155thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,829thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,083rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,933rd
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionMost Armed: 22nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 25th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Avoided: 29th in the regionLargest Black Market: 30th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 36th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 40th in the regionMost Devout: 40th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 72nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 86th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 103rd in the regionLargest Governments: 142nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 143rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 156th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 161st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 168th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 173rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 177th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 190th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 212th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 232nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 236th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 274th in the regionMost Developed: 295th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 298th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 386th in the regionMost Influential: 403rd in the regionMost Conservative: 433rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 469th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 510th in the regionLargest Populations: 521st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 614th in the region

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