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Ballotonia was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 63
Largest Populations: 30thMost Valuable International Artwork: 49thMost Rebellious Youth: 135th
The Free Democracy of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Economy
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Political Freedom
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Ballotonia

Population40.319 billion

CapitalTulipolis
LeaderBallo
FaithAtheism

CurrencyLev
AnimalPenguin

The Free Democracy of Ballotonia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Ballo with a fair hand, and remarkable for its national health service, smutty television, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful population of 40.319 billion Ballons 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 relatively small government is dominated by the Department of Education, with Industry, Administration, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tulipolis. The average income tax rate is 26.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ballotonian economy, worth an astonishing 13,263 trillion Levs a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 328,974 Levs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Coffee-addicted citizens look forward to baristas getting their name wrong at local coffee shops, sex changes are routinely performed at Ballotonia's hospitals, builders across Ballotonia are blocked up with orders for new public loos, and unemployed accountants keep double-entry ledgers of their benefit claims. Crime is totally unknown. Ballotonia's national animal is the Penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Atheism.

Ballotonia is ranked 221,586th in the world and 110th in Nederland for Most Armed, with 0.15 Weapons Per Person.

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Largest Populations: 30thMost Valuable International Artwork: 49thMost Rebellious Youth: 135thSmartest Citizens: 160thHighest Economic Output: 241stLargest Information Technology Sector: 251stMost Secular: 323rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 324thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 359thLeast Corrupt Governments: 400thLargest Agricultural Sector: 419thMost Efficient Economies: 529thMost Advanced Public Education: 687thMost Inclusive: 893rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 928thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,069thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,078thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,113thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,187thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,255thMost Pacifist: 1,383rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,590thMost Stationary: 1,590thLargest Mining Sector: 1,832ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,885thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,980thHighest Food Quality: 2,033rdTop
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Most Developed: 2,796thRudest Citizens: 3,327thLargest Governments: 4,084thMost Influential: 4,182ndMost Cultured: 4,391stSafest: 5,793rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,077thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,914thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,231stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,360thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 14,813thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,682ndMost Beautiful Environments: 16,427thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,129thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 19,627th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionSafest: 5th in the regionTop
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8th in the regionMost Politically Free: 9th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 10th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 12th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, unemployed accountants keep double-entry ledgers of their benefit claims.
  • : Ballotonia was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, builders across Ballotonia are blocked up with orders for new public loos.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, sex changes are routinely performed at Ballotonia's hospitals.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, coffee-addicted citizens look forward to baristas getting their name wrong at local coffee shops.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, mystics are claiming that a simultaneous rise in scepticism and education budgets is correlation rather than causation.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, diplomatic missions typically end with a flurry of childish insults, accusations and phlegm.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, motorists must pay to enter inner-cities during peak hours.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, new government leaflets tell coeliac children to eat more crisps.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, political candidates recite daily pledges of loyalty to their chosen party.

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