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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 217thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 261stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 656th
The Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
In god we trust
Leonhart Steinheil
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Ballistikov

Population4.187 billion

CapitalNew Blitzkov
LeaderLeonhart Steinheil
FaithChristianity

CurrencyBallistikovian Dollar
AnimalBallistikovian Eagle

The Republic of Ballistikov is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Leonhart Steinheil with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, public floggings, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.187 billion Ballistikovians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Education are also considered important, while Social Policy and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Blitzkov. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 86.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Ballistikovian economy, worth a remarkable 1,368 trillion Ballistikovian Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is an amazing 326,942 Ballistikovian Dollars, with the richest citizens earning 6.4 times as much as the poorest.

Subsidisation of Big Pharma has stopped many corporate executives from having to sell their second homes, infantry are nicknamed "mushrooms" because they get fed crap and are left in the dark, edutainment video games are taking Ballistikov's students to the next level, and copyright laws have been abolished. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ballistikov's national animal is the Ballistikovian Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Christianity.

Ballistikov is ranked 39,911th in the world and 1,377th in the Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 4,216.01 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 217thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 261stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 656thLargest Mining Sector: 677thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 822ndMost Armed: 1,099thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,221stMost Avoided: 1,237thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,265thLargest Black Market: 1,352ndMost Devout: 1,462ndHighest Average Incomes: 1,483rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,493rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,855thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 2,553rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,867thMost Efficient Economies: 3,654thLargest Insurance Industry: 4,299thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,938thRudest Citizens: 5,145thMost Conservative: 5,148thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,185thLargest Governments: 5,312thLowest Crime Rates: 5,873rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,557thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,148thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,417thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,364thHealthiest Citizens: 8,508thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,987thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,005thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,389thMost Developed: 10,898thHighest Economic Output: 11,931stMost Advanced Public Education: 17,297thMost Influential: 18,804th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 21st in the regionMost Armed: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 25th in the regionMost Avoided: 27th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 28th in the regionLargest Black Market: 30th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 33rd in the regionMost Devout: 34th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 40th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 57th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 62nd in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 89th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 97th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 113th in the regionRudest Citizens: 124th in the regionLargest Governments: 131st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 134th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 140th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 152nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 176th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 193rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 193rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 195th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 201st in the regionMost Conservative: 207th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 228th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 246th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 271st in the regionMost Developed: 289th in the regionMost Influential: 308th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 436th in the regionLargest Populations: 496th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 526th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ballistikov, copyright laws have been abolished.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballistikov, edutainment video games are taking Ballistikov's students to the next level.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballistikov, infantry are nicknamed "mushrooms" because they get fed crap and are left in the dark.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballistikov, subsidisation of Big Pharma has stopped many corporate executives from having to sell their second homes.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballistikov, artificial intelligences seeking exciting work are overcome with ennui.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballistikov, only rebellious teens who want to look cool and dangerous drink milk in public.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballistikov, the wheel has been patented by at least a hundred people.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballistikov, the song 'They Got an Awful Lot of Coffee in Ballistikov' is a smash hit.
  • : Ballistikov voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Wallenburg".
  • : Ballistikov voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Wartime Journalism Protection Act"".

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