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Ballotonia was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 63
Most Valuable International Artwork: 21stLargest Populations: 30thMost Rebellious Youth: 123rd
The Free Democracy of
New York Times Democracy
Vote early, vote often.
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Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Ballotonia

Population37.269 billion

CapitalTulipolis
LeaderBallo
FaithAtheism

CurrencyLev
AnimalPenguin

The Free Democracy of Ballotonia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Ballo with a fair hand, and remarkable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, unlimited-speed roads, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful population of 37.269 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 tiny government is effectively ruled by the Department of Education, although Industry is 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. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Ballotonian economy, worth an astonishing 11,265 trillion Levs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Gambling, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 302,262 Levs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Rioting and unrest sweep the nation, schools offer a range of lessons in subjects as diverse as The Economics of Bullying for Lunch Money, leather-clad individuals can be seen walking their slaves in public parks, and depression sinks in after each election when voters realize they are stuck with these people for years. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. 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 647th in the world and 1st in Nederland for Highest Disposable Incomes, with 299,844.57 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 21stLargest Populations: 30thMost Rebellious Youth: 123rdLargest Publishing Industry: 125thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 182ndSmartest Citizens: 225thHighest Economic Output: 278thLargest Gambling Industry: 395thLargest Information Technology Sector: 475thMost Scientifically Advanced: 545thMost Secular: 554thHighest Disposable Incomes: 647thLeast Corrupt Governments: 651stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 708thHighest Crime Rates: 720thFattest Citizens: 754thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 759thMost Cheerful Citizens: 968thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,022ndLargest Mining Sector: 1,101stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,264thMost Efficient Economies: 1,272ndHighest Poor Incomes: 1,580thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,683rdTop
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Most Stationary: 1,766thHighest Average Incomes: 1,801stLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,327thRudest Citizens: 2,457thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,498thMost Inclusive: 2,776thMost Avoided: 3,158thMost Influential: 3,276thMost Pacifist: 6,324thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,677thMost Armed: 8,490thMost Cultured: 8,753rdTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,439thLargest Retail Industry: 11,079thLargest Governments: 11,500thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,126thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,171st
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 8th in the regionMost Pacifist: 9th in the regionMost Politically Free: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, depression sinks in after each election when voters realize they are stuck with these people for years.
  • : Ballotonia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, leather-clad individuals can be seen walking their slaves in public parks.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, schools offer a range of lessons in subjects as diverse as The Economics of Bullying for Lunch Money.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, rioting and unrest sweep the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, the breathalyser pledge is a traditional part of marriages in Ballotonia.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, economists claim no news is good news.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, children are raised bilingual from an early age.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, nose plugs are the latest Ballotonian fashion accessory.

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