by Max Barry

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Most Stationary: 746thLargest Populations: 1,537thMost Influential: 5,819th
The Hanging Chad of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
In God We Trust - Not Our Election Officials
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Butterfly Ballot

Population33.863 billion


The Hanging Chad of Butterfly Ballot is a gargantuan, safe nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 33.863 billion Butterfly Ballotians 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 59.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Butterfly Ballotian economy, worth a remarkable 1,398 trillion moonstones a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 41,293 moonstones, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Voting is compulsory and citizens can be frequently spotted going about their business stark naked. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Butterfly Ballot's national animal is the panther, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Butterfly Ballot is ranked 159,132nd in the world and 53rd in Florida for Fattest Citizens, with 9.5 Obesity Rate.

Most Stationary: 746thLargest Populations: 1,537thTop
Most Influential: 5,819thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,313thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,568thBest Weather: 8,378thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,044thTop
Highest Economic Output: 12,851stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,257thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,818thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 22,538thMost Cultured: 22,825thLongest Average Lifespans: 23,427thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 23,477th
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionTop
Best Weather: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionMost Income Equality: 6th in the region

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