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Largest Gambling Industry: 4,119thLargest Retail Industry: 5,942ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 7,347th
The Lord Terrorizer of Spammers of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Burn your enemy's flag while your's flies high!
Ballpit
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Ballpit3

Population3.399 billion

CapitalFrancograd
LeaderBallpit
FaithWar

CurrencyCrowns
AnimalTurkey

The Lord Terrorizer of Spammers of Ballpit3 is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Ballpit with an iron fist, and notable for its ritual sacrifices, ubiquitous missile silos, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 3.399 billion Ballpit3ians 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Law & Order, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Francograd. The average income tax rate is 51.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ballpit3ian economy, worth 296 trillion Crowns a year, is quite specialized and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Gambling, and Information Technology. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 87,256 Crowns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Divorce lawyers are found begging on the streets, religious terrorism is considered to be an Act of God by insurance companies, Ballpit3ians wonder "if a tree falls in the woods with no credible witnesses, who wants to know?", and torture is illegal. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ballpit3's national animal is the Turkey, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is War.

Ballpit3 is ranked 26,550th in the world and 17th in The Wolf Clan for Most Developed, scoring 76.42 on the Human Development Index.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 4,119thLargest Retail Industry: 5,942ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 7,347thLargest Black Market: 8,383rdMost Subsidized Industry: 9,171stTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 11,399thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,828thMost Avoided: 14,479thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,608thMost Efficient Economies: 19,181st
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the region

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