Most Influential: 4th Safest: 34th Most Cheerful Citizens: 51st
The Federation of
Democratic Socialists
Yer damned if ya do, and yer damned if ya don't
Regional Influence
Negotiator
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Below Average

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The Federation of Short shorts is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and notable for its closed borders, avant-garde cinema, and hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, cheerful, devout population of 29 billion Short shortsians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Defense. The income tax rate is 100%.

The powerhouse Short shortsian economy, worth a remarkable 7,179 trillion peat mosses a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Gambling. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 247,568 peat mosses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Only fully-fledged members of MENSA are allowed to vote, same-sex marriages are increasingly common, teenage male videogamers often suffer repetitive strain wrist injuries, and police escort anti-abortion activists to free speech cages if they try to express their views. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Short shorts's national animal is the three toed sloth, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is a major religion.

Short shorts is ranked 27,730th in the world and 89th in Europe for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 4,577.17 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Most Influential: 4thSafest: 34thMost Cheerful Citizens: 51stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 63rdLargest Publishing Industry: 71stHealthiest Citizens: 84thLowest Crime Rates: 87thSmartest Citizens: 87thMost Cultured: 126thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 129thMost Advanced Public Education: 175thHighest Average Tax Rates: 192ndLargest Governments: 209thLongest Average Lifespans: 217thMost Beautiful Environments: 254thLargest Populations: 275thBest Weather: 324thHighest Economic Output: 450thHighest Poor Incomes: 601stMost Pacifist: 672ndMost Stationary: 723rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 726thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 748thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 782ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 833rdMost Devout: 1,254thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,573rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,657thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,355thHighest Average Incomes: 2,372ndNicest Citizens: 5,186thMost Developed: 5,305thMost Inclusive: 5,432ndTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 8,507thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,476thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,272ndMost Subsidized Industry: 12,372nd
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionMost Stationary: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 8th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15th in the regionMost Pacifist: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 18th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 24th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 28th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 29th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 42nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 62nd in the region

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