“Yer damned if ya do, and yer damned if ya don't”
|Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy|
Regional Influence: Instigator
The Federation of Short shorts is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and notable for its parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 25.52 billion Short shortsians 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 enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Defense. The income tax rate is 100%.
The Short shortsian economy, worth a remarkable 4,334 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 reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 169,835 peat mosses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Prisons are crowded with possible terrorist suspects, consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed, government-run screening operations remove embryos with severe genetic disorders, and criminals are thrown to the three toed sloths to repay their debt to society. 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 7th in Europe and 249th in the world for Most Beautiful Environments, with 3,519.4 Pounds of Wildlife less Pounds of Concrete per square mile.
Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 21 hours ago
- 1 day 8 hours ago: Short shorts was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Public Sector (last census: Top 1%).
- 1 day 21 hours ago: Short shorts was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
- 1 day 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in Short shorts, criminals are thrown to the three toed sloths to repay their debt to society.
- 2 days 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in Short shorts, government-run screening operations remove embryos with severe genetic disorders.
- 3 days ago: Short shorts lodged a message on the Europe Regional Message Board.
- 3 days ago: Short shorts endorsed The Most Serene Republic of The Cascadelands.
- 3 days ago: Short shorts endorsed The Empire of Eutrassia.
- 3 days 4 hours ago: Short shorts was endorsed by The Empire of Eutrassia.
- 3 days 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in Short shorts, consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed.
- 3 days 23 hours ago: Short shorts lodged a message on the Europe Regional Message Board.
Endorsements Received: 60 » Sybaritic Socialists, Jenesia, Kureimoa, Alsted, Nuweland, Dauershire, Eurosceptic Citizens, Tigyland, Valrem, Stromia, Linkisheer, Venetoland, Lexembourg, South Cowland, Fenian Provinces, Kaiserusse, The Armed Socialist Workers Syndicate, The Seven Provinces, Outer Prussia, Multatuli, Keris, New France of Silvius Bonaparte, Carswellia, The Fair Republic, Melfar, Nukls-Andwicz, Marmotien, Foucaults garden, The City-State of Vienna, An Clar, Norse German Federation, Fauzjhia, Confederate United America, Canopytown, Novo Portugal, Axtro-Saxonia, French Canadia, Ansington, Tioton, Aurulie, Patcharas, The United Turkish Nations, Bohomo, Pileusia, The Imperial Plains, Achareidh, Sahtiala, Ekeren, The LoUnited Nations, Vinland et Scandineighvia, and 10 others.Gr4nd3nia, Merviengrad, Of Herbshire, Outer Sparta, Wombelland, Prinx, Mamihlapinatapai, The Cascadelands, Ecclestia, and Eutrassia.