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The Free Democracy of Ballotonia is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Ballo with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 32.16 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 2.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Ballotonian economy, worth a remarkable 9,235 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 287,163 Levs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.8 times as much as the poorest.

Ballo is frequently seen begging critics to stop insulting the government, politicians who misplace decimal points on expense reports are fired for gross incompetence, snap elections are called whenever there's a chance to increase Ballo's majority, and political cartoons depicting Ballo's face on a Penguin's buttocks are selling like hotcakes. 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 168,825th in the world and 101st in Nederland for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -51.58 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most Efficient Economies: 9thLargest Populations: 31stMost Rebellious Youth: 127thLargest Publishing Industry: 128thSmartest Citizens: 134thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 140thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 287thHighest Economic Output: 294thFattest Citizens: 340thLargest Gambling Industry: 467thLeast Corrupt Governments: 597thMost Advanced Public Education: 600thRudest Citizens: 720thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 780thMost Secular: 819thLargest Information Technology Sector: 831stMost Scientifically Advanced: 834thHighest Crime Rates: 868thMost Cheerful Citizens: 880thLargest Mining Sector: 996thHighest Average Incomes: 1,420thMost Avoided: 1,632ndTop
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Most Influential: 2,182ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,235thMost Stationary: 2,294thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,424thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,634thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,626thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,146thLargest Retail Industry: 4,188thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,609thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,157thLargest Black Market: 7,642ndTop
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Most Politically Free: 9,632ndLargest Governments: 9,851stNudest: 11,440thMost Armed: 11,859thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14,869th
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Most Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 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, political cartoons depicting Ballo's face on a Penguin's buttocks are selling like hotcakes.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, snap elections are called whenever there's a chance to increase Ballo's majority.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, politicians who misplace decimal points on expense reports are fired for gross incompetence.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, Ballo is frequently seen begging critics to stop insulting the government.
  • : Ballotonia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • : Ballotonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, judicial robes are the country's hottest fashion trend.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, for 25 Levs tourists can gawk at the site of national tragedy.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, foreign powers often deal with problems that Ballotonia can't handle.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, the family of Ballo bite their thumbs at paparazzi intrusions.

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