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Ballotonia was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 63
Most Efficient Economies: 9th Largest Populations: 33rd Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 120th
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The Free Democracy of Ballotonia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Ballo with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, daily referendums, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 31.411 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, 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 1.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Ballotonian economy, worth a remarkable 9,023 trillion Levs a year, 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 287,263 Levs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.8 times as much as the poorest.

Abortions are routinely performed in Ballotonia's hospitals, schoolkids say that the air doesn't taste like wee-wee any more, dangerous criminals are often 'accidentally' sent on one-way trips to Maxtopia, and foreign policy is mostly just to smile and hope for the best. 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 heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is Atheism.

Ballotonia is ranked 44,016th in the world and 34th in Nederland for Most Pro-Market, scoring 62.22 on the Rand Index.

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Most Efficient Economies: 9thLargest Populations: 33rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 120thMost Rebellious Youth: 120thSmartest Citizens: 122ndLargest Publishing Industry: 130thHighest Economic Output: 285thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 289thFattest Citizens: 317thLargest Gambling Industry: 452ndMost Advanced Public Education: 554thRudest Citizens: 581stMost Secular: 617thLeast Corrupt Governments: 620thLargest Information Technology Sector: 674thMost Scientifically Advanced: 720thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 729thMost Cheerful Citizens: 836thHighest Crime Rates: 849thLargest Mining Sector: 977thHighest Average Incomes: 1,347thMost Avoided: 1,613thTop
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Most Influential: 2,169thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,220thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,460thMost Stationary: 2,487thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,511thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,724thLargest Retail Industry: 3,752ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,460thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,858thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,137thLargest Black Market: 7,429thTop
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Largest Governments: 10,319thMost Armed: 11,738thMost Politically Free: 11,896thNudest: 13,238thMost Developed: 17,308thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,025th
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Avoided: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionMost Politically Free: 4th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, foreign policy is mostly just to smile and hope for the best.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, dangerous criminals are often 'accidentally' sent on one-way trips to Maxtopia.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, schoolkids say that the air doesn't taste like wee-wee any more.
  • : Ballotonia was reclassified from "Anarchy" to "Civil Rights Lovefest".
  • : Ballotonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Ballotonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Ballotonia lodged a message on the Nederland Regional Message Board.
  • : Ballotonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Ballotonia lodged a message on the Nederland Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, abortions are routinely performed in Ballotonia's hospitals.

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