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Ballotonia was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 63
Largest Populations: 25thMost Valuable International Artwork: 80thMost Rebellious Youth: 133rd
The Free Democracy of
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Economy
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Political Freedom
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Ballotonia

Population42.869 billion

CapitalTulipolis
LeaderBallo
FaithAtheism

CurrencyLev
AnimalPenguin

The Free Democracy of Ballotonia is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Ballo with a fair hand, and renowned for its national health service, complete absence of social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful population of 42.869 billion Ballons enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small government is dominated by the Department of Education, although Industry, Administration, and Healthcare are also considered important, 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 43.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ballotonian economy, worth an astonishing 14,068 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 reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 328,171 Levs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Visitors often mistake the toiletplex at music festivals for the main stage, you need two tenors and a coloratura contralto to sing the national anthem properly, corporate lawyers are joyfully combing through the new tax code for any new loopholes for their clients, and the Counter-Terrorism Unit has been nicknamed "Big Bad Wolf" for its tendency towards urban demolition. 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 1,336th in the world and 1st in Nederland for Highest Poor Incomes, with 226,581.77 Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Populations: 25thMost Valuable International Artwork: 80thMost Rebellious Youth: 133rdSmartest Citizens: 184thLargest Information Technology Sector: 273rdHighest Economic Output: 289thMost Scientifically Advanced: 365thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 413thMost Secular: 415thLeast Corrupt Governments: 426thLargest Agricultural Sector: 578thMost Advanced Public Education: 607thMost Efficient Economies: 641stLargest Publishing Industry: 964thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,054thMost Inclusive: 1,097thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,336thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,347thMost Pacifist: 1,441stMost Stationary: 1,448thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,533rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,801stHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,880thHighest Food Quality: 2,139thLargest Mining Sector: 2,172ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,255thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,537thTop
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Most Developed: 3,130thRudest Citizens: 3,448thMost Cultured: 3,979thLargest Governments: 4,079thMost Influential: 4,371stSafest: 5,411thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,330thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,574thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,178thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,217thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,884thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 14,541stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,310thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,177thLargest Retail Industry: 23,778thLowest Crime Rates: 24,439th
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Most Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionSafest: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 7th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8th in the regionNicest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 10th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Politically Free: 12th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ballotonia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, the Counter-Terrorism Unit has been nicknamed "Big Bad Wolf" for its tendency towards urban demolition.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, corporate lawyers are joyfully combing through the new tax code for any new loopholes for their clients.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, you need two tenors and a coloratura contralto to sing the national anthem properly.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, visitors often mistake the toiletplex at music festivals for the main stage.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, for the sake of 'public interest' news programs tell viewers how to home-make Sarin gas bombs.
  • : Ballotonia lodged a message on the Nederland Regional Message Board.
  • : Ballotonia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Ballotonia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, foreign leaders are advising that Ballo's letters must have gotten lost in the mail.

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