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The Free Democracy of Ballotonia

“Vote early, vote often.”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Location: Nederland

Regional Influence: Diplomat

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Ballotonia was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 63

The Free Democracy of Ballotonia is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Ballo with a fair hand, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, rampant corporate plagiarism, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful population of 39.965 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, with Industry, Administration, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tulipolis. The average income tax rate is 25.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ballotonian economy, worth an astonishing 13,092 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 common. Average income is an amazing 327,597 Levs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb, people make a career out of medical voyeurism, rumor has it that Ballo has won three lotteries in a row, and the nation's generous tax credits have brought all the film studios to the yard. 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 245th in the world and 1st in Nederland for Highest Economic Output, with 13,092 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Populations: 31stMost Valuable International Artwork: 47thMost Rebellious Youth: 135thSmartest Citizens: 163rdHighest Economic Output: 245thLargest Information Technology Sector: 250thMost Secular: 287thMost Scientifically Advanced: 321stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 342ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 403rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 451stMost Efficient Economies: 536thMost Advanced Public Education: 693rdMost Inclusive: 919thMost Cheerful Citizens: 956thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,081stHighest Poor Incomes: 1,146thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,153rdLargest Gambling Industry: 1,169thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,236thMost Pacifist: 1,384thHighest Average Incomes: 1,588thMost Stationary: 1,606thLargest Mining Sector: 1,724thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,888thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,952ndTop
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Most Developed: 2,836thRudest Citizens: 3,112thMost Influential: 4,120thLargest Governments: 4,150thMost Cultured: 4,499thSafest: 6,120thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,201stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,580thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,768thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,107thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,080thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,141stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,069thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,579thFattest Citizens: 19,383rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 20,859th
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionSafest: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 8th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 12th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 12th in the region

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