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Ballotonia was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 63
Most Valuable International Artwork: 13thLargest Populations: 28thMost Rebellious Youth: 125th
The Free Democracy of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
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Ambassador
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Ballotonia

Population38.3 billion

CapitalTulipolis
LeaderBallo
FaithAtheism

CurrencyLev
AnimalPenguin

The Free Democracy of Ballotonia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Ballo with a fair hand, and notable for its compulsory military service, rampant corporate plagiarism, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful population of 38.3 billion Ballons 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.

The tiny government is effectively ruled by the Department of Education, with Industry, Administration, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tulipolis. The average income tax rate is 4.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ballotonian economy, worth an astonishing 11,427 trillion Levs a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Gambling, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 298,367 Levs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

More sidewalk is dedicated to animals than people, the Ballotonia Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise, doctors accused of having no heart reply that cardiology isn't their speciality, and school lockers are filled with fancy underwear. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Ballotonia's national animal is the Penguin, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is Atheism.

Ballotonia is ranked 25,986th in the world and 35th in Nederland for Most Developed, scoring 76.82 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 13thLargest Populations: 28thMost Rebellious Youth: 125thSmartest Citizens: 230thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 243rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 286thHighest Economic Output: 298thMost Scientifically Advanced: 430thLargest Gambling Industry: 460thLeast Corrupt Governments: 553rdMost Secular: 568thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 730thHighest Disposable Incomes: 755thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 824thMost Efficient Economies: 843rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,035thFattest Citizens: 1,117thLargest Mining Sector: 1,130thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,240thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,243rdMost Inclusive: 1,588thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,637thHighest Crime Rates: 1,648thMost Stationary: 1,696thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,911thHighest Average Incomes: 1,985thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,088thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,797thRudest Citizens: 2,812thMost Pacifist: 3,023rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,312thMost Influential: 3,744thMost Avoided: 5,426thLargest Governments: 7,182ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,595thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,788thMost Cultured: 8,619thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,693rdTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 14,295thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,911thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 18,925thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,504th
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 5th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 8th in the regionMost Politically Free: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, school lockers are filled with fancy underwear.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, doctors accused of having no heart reply that cardiology isn't their speciality.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, the Ballotonia Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, more sidewalk is dedicated to animals than people.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, the Counter-Terrorism Unit has been nicknamed "Big Bad Wolf" for its tendency towards urban demolition.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, helping grandma with her Misgendering 101 homework is a national rite of passage.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, former stunt pilots are unable to pass the licence test to fly a drone.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, Bigtopian interference in domestic elections is always democratically sanctioned.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, the nation is known as the cheapskates of Nederland.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballotonia, citizens sport solarium-kissed tans that are perfectly even except for the occasional melanoma.

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