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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 284th Most Ignorant Citizens: 1,052nd Largest Gambling Industry: 1,858th
The Lord Terrorizer of Spammers of
Iron Fist Consumerists
You arenít the sharpest knife in the ballpit.
Ballpit
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

Overview Factbook Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Ballpit

Population1.317 billion

CapitalBallpit City
LeaderBallpit
FaithAnti-Spam

CurrencyYuno Cards
AnimalZombie

The Lord Terrorizer of Spammers of Ballpit is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Ballpit with an iron fist, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, zero percent divorce rate, and ban on automobiles. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.317 billion Ballpitians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Industry, with Administration and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Healthcare and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ballpit City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Ballpitian economy, worth 144 trillion Yuno Cards a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Pizza Delivery industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 109,604 Yuno Cards, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 337,903 per year while the poor average 27,446, a ratio of 12.3 to 1.

Rap artists are regularly arrested for promoting extremist groups, flatulent people are left to die of cancer at the end of hospital waiting lists, monks aren't the only ones who take vows of silence, and extraordinary rendition is nothing out of the ordinary. Crime is a major problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Ballpit's national animal is the Zombie, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Anti-Spam.

Ballpit is ranked 29,128th in the world and 1,331st in the Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 103.56 on the Hayek Index.

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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 284thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,052ndTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 1,858thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,329thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,546thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,738thMost Avoided: 3,875thHighest Crime Rates: 4,890thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,292ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,773rdLargest Mining Sector: 8,034thTop
10%
Most Subsidized Industry: 9,254thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11,479thLargest Retail Industry: 12,346thMost Efficient Economies: 13,011thLargest Black Market: 14,478thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,652ndMost Armed: 16,677th
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1%
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 22nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 30th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 62nd in the regionMost Avoided: 66th in the regionTop
5%
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 72nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 77th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 89th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 117th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 135th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 176th in the regionLargest Black Market: 185th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 205th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 291st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 301st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 321st in the regionTop
10%
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 391st in the regionMost Armed: 427th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 604th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ballpit, extraordinary rendition is nothing out of the ordinary.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballpit, monks aren't the only ones who take vows of silence.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballpit, flatulent people are left to die of cancer at the end of hospital waiting lists.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballpit, rap artists are regularly arrested for promoting extremist groups.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballpit, it is illegal to make racist remarks in public.
  • : Ballpit lodged a message on the The Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballpit, much of Ballpit's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballpit, garden flower shows rarely smell of roses.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballpit, drones are unable to lift the weight of their accompanying paperwork.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballpit, the government is eagerly awaiting a multi-million Yuno Cards payment from a deposed Smalltopian monarch.

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