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The Free Democracy of Ballotonia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Ballo with a fair hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, deadly medical pandemics, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 32.316 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 9,280 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 287,171 Levs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.8 times as much as the poorest.

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, political cartoons depicting Ballo's face on a Penguin's buttocks are selling like hotcakes, and billions of Levs are being poured into a space program. 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 2,274th in the world and 27th in Nederland for Most Stationary, with 2,042.707026 Days.

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Most Efficient Economies: 9thLargest Populations: 31stLargest Publishing Industry: 126thMost Rebellious Youth: 131stSmartest Citizens: 135thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 140thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 284thHighest Economic Output: 295thFattest Citizens: 346thLargest Gambling Industry: 474thLeast Corrupt Governments: 602ndMost Advanced Public Education: 606thRudest Citizens: 750thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 802ndMost Secular: 843rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 856thMost Cheerful Citizens: 859thLargest Information Technology Sector: 861stHighest Crime Rates: 864thLargest Mining Sector: 995thHighest Average Incomes: 1,451stMost Avoided: 1,633rdTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,211thMost Influential: 2,219thMost Stationary: 2,274thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,469thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,739thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,671stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,170thLargest Retail Industry: 4,474thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,613thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,267thLargest Black Market: 7,771stTop
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Most Politically Free: 9,571stLargest Governments: 9,845thNudest: 11,433rdMost Armed: 11,791stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,513th
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Fattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 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, billions of Levs are being poured into a space program.
  • : 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.

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