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Ballotonia was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 63
Largest Populations: 25thMost Valuable International Artwork: 76thMost Rebellious Youth: 137th
The Free Democracy of
New York Times Democracy
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Civil Rights
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Economy
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Political Freedom
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Ballotonia

Population42.605 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 rum-swilling pirates, national health service, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful population of 42.605 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 relatively small government is dominated by the Department of Education, although Industry, Administration, and Healthcare are 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. The average income tax rate is 43.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ballotonian economy, worth an astonishing 13,982 trillion Levs a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 328,183 Levs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Helicopter parenting is on the rise, the nation is renowned abroad for its love of blood and guts, tradesmen will knock 10% off their fees if customers pay cash, and foreign leaders are advising that Ballo's letters must have gotten lost in the mail. Crime is totally unknown. Ballotonia's national animal is the Penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Atheism.

Ballotonia is ranked 137th in the world and 1st in Nederland for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring 274 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

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Largest Populations: 25thMost Valuable International Artwork: 76thMost Rebellious Youth: 137thSmartest Citizens: 179thLargest Information Technology Sector: 273rdHighest Economic Output: 287thMost Scientifically Advanced: 371stMost Secular: 406thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 408thLeast Corrupt Governments: 423rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 581stMost Advanced Public Education: 605thMost Efficient Economies: 615thLargest Publishing Industry: 982ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,044thMost Inclusive: 1,069thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,317thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,341stMost Pacifist: 1,420thMost Stationary: 1,469thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,501stHighest Average Incomes: 1,783rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,856thHighest Food Quality: 2,129thLargest Mining Sector: 2,177thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,270thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,519thTop
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Most Developed: 3,011thRudest Citizens: 3,364thMost Cultured: 4,020thLargest Governments: 4,052ndMost Influential: 4,379thSafest: 5,155thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,253rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,329thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,011thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,813thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,979thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 14,597thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,054thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,471stLargest Retail Industry: 23,024thLowest Crime Rates: 23,763rd
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Rudest Citizens: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionSafest: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 7th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8th in the regionNicest Citizens: 10th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ballotonia lodged a message on the Nederland Regional Message Board.
  • : Ballotonia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Ballotonia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, foreign leaders are advising that Ballo's letters must have gotten lost in the mail.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, tradesmen will knock 10% off their fees if customers pay cash.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, the nation is renowned abroad for its love of blood and guts.
  • : Ballotonia was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, helicopter parenting is on the rise.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, the countryside is shrouded by wind farms.
  • : Ballotonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.

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