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Ballotonia was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 63
Most Efficient Economies: 10th Largest Populations: 37th Smartest Citizens: 118th
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The Free Democracy of Ballotonia is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Ballo with a fair hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, keen interest in outer space, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 30.868 billion Ballons live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

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 8,860 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 287,059 Levs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.2 times as much as the poorest.

Space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down, the nation's official head of religious affairs is an atheist, euthanasia is legal, and the Supreme Court vehemently protects civil rights and the right to privacy. 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 73,553rd in the world and 26th in Nederland for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 1,869.01 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

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Most Efficient Economies: 10thLargest Populations: 37thSmartest Citizens: 118thMost Rebellious Youth: 127thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 130thLargest Publishing Industry: 131stHighest Economic Output: 286thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 303rdFattest Citizens: 312thLargest Gambling Industry: 433rdRudest Citizens: 455thMost Secular: 478thMost Advanced Public Education: 500thLeast Corrupt Governments: 572ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 584thMost Scientifically Advanced: 624thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 719thMost Cheerful Citizens: 824thHighest Crime Rates: 850thLargest Mining Sector: 967thHighest Average Incomes: 1,323rdMost Avoided: 1,547thTop
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Most Influential: 2,116thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,131stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,617thMost Stationary: 2,661stHighest Poor Incomes: 2,936thLargest Retail Industry: 3,182ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,254thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,177thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,418thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,620thLargest Black Market: 7,129thTop
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Largest Governments: 10,439thMost Armed: 10,862ndMost Politically Free: 11,024thNudest: 11,274thMost Developed: 16,630th
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Fattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionMost Politically Free: 5th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ballotonia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate Eternal Scholars"".
  • : Ballotonia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Elite Region Of Global Command".
  • : Ballotonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Ballotonia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn The CAIN".
  • : Ballotonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Ballotonia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Renaissancistic People".
  • : Ballotonia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • : Ballotonia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Ballotonia lodged a message on the Nederland Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, the Supreme Court vehemently protects civil rights and the right to privacy.

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