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Ballotonia was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 63
Most Valuable International Artwork: 23rdLargest Populations: 30thMost Rebellious Youth: 141st
The Free Democracy of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Vote early, vote often.
Influence
Diplomat
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Ballotonia

Population39.085 billion

CapitalTulipolis
LeaderBallo
FaithAtheism

CurrencyLev
AnimalPenguin

The Free Democracy of Ballotonia is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Ballo with a fair hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, daily referendums, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful population of 39.085 billion Ballons love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small government is dominated by the Department of Education, although Industry, Administration, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tulipolis. The average income tax rate is 9.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ballotonian economy, worth an astonishing 12,279 trillion Levs a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Gambling, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 314,178 Levs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Employees who skip lunch to avoid sub-par cafeteria food risk getting fired, tradesmen will knock 10% off their fees if customers pay cash, any citizen who cries is immediately assigned a psychiatrist, and the true length of the coastline of Ballotonia may never be measured. Crime is totally unknown. Ballotonia's national animal is the Penguin, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Atheism.

Ballotonia is ranked 230,668th in the world and 138th in Nederland for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring -36.88 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 23rdLargest Populations: 30thMost Rebellious Youth: 141stSmartest Citizens: 189thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 269thHighest Economic Output: 269thLargest Information Technology Sector: 287thMost Secular: 335thMost Scientifically Advanced: 378thLeast Corrupt Governments: 441stMost Efficient Economies: 664thLargest Agricultural Sector: 684thHighest Disposable Incomes: 742ndLargest Gambling Industry: 825thMost Advanced Public Education: 882ndHighest Poor Incomes: 927thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,050thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,065thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,068thMost Inclusive: 1,126thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,211thLargest Mining Sector: 1,515thMost Pacifist: 1,612thMost Stationary: 1,656thHighest Average Incomes: 1,765thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,129thTop
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Fattest Citizens: 2,665thRudest Citizens: 3,312thMost Developed: 3,982ndMost Influential: 4,033rdLargest Governments: 5,255thMost Cultured: 5,818thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,338thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,447thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 11,920thSafest: 16,604thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,873rdLargest Retail Industry: 22,341stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,907th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionTop
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Safest: 8th in the regionMost Politically Free: 9th in the regionFattest Citizens: 9th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 12th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 13th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, the true length of the coastline of Ballotonia may never be measured.
  • : Ballotonia lodged a message on the Nederland Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, any citizen who cries is immediately assigned a psychiatrist.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, tradesmen will knock 10% off their fees if customers pay cash.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, employees who skip lunch to avoid sub-par cafeteria food risk getting fired.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, all work and no play has rendered the nation's children somewhat intelligent but also remarkably dull.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, Ballo's luxurious new home has been designated as a protected cultural heritage site.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, agreeing to appear on TV is often the best way to access social care.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have.
  • : Ballotonia's influence in Nederland fell from "Ambassador" to "Diplomat".

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