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Most Stationary: 781stLargest Populations: 1,569thMost Influential: 5,617th
The Hanging Chad of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
In God We Trust - Not Our Election Officials
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Butterfly Ballot

Population32.504 billion

Currencymoonstone
Animalpanther

The Hanging Chad of Butterfly Ballot is a gargantuan, cultured nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 32.504 billion Butterfly Ballotians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 75.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Butterfly Ballotian economy, worth a remarkable 1,300 trillion moonstones a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Door-to-door Insurance Sales and Soda Sales. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 40,023 moonstones, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Voting is compulsory and citizens can be frequently spotted going about their business stark naked. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Butterfly Ballot's national animal is the panther, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Butterfly Ballot is ranked 178,233rd in the world and 49th in Florida for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -0.9 on the Hayek Index.

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Most Influential: 5,617thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,618thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,300thBest Weather: 9,695thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,201stTop
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Highest Economic Output: 12,833rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,691stMost Advanced Public Education: 18,871stHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,710th
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Safest: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the regionMost Stationary: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the region

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