“Yer damned if ya do, and yer damned if ya don't”
|Category: Corrupt Dictatorship|
Regional Influence: Contender
The Federation of Short shorts is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and remarkable for its devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 25.164 billion Short shortsians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Defence. The average income tax rate is 100%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.
People are now classified as male, female, or genderqueer, the government is notorious for leaving citizens with almost nothing from their inheritance, the government is spending millions on renovating the public transportation system, and all major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras. 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, its national religion is a major religion, and its currency is the peat moss.
Most Recent Government Activity: 60 minutes ago
- 59 minutes ago: Short shorts lodged a message on the Europe Regional Message Board.
- 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Short shorts, all major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras.
- 5 hours ago: Short shorts lodged a message on the Europe Regional Message Board.
- 7 hours ago: Short shorts was endorsed by The Republic of Merviengrad.
- 1 day 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Short shorts, the government is spending millions on renovating the public transportation system.
- 1 day 5 hours ago: Short shorts lodged a message on the Europe Regional Message Board.
- 1 day 14 hours ago: Short shorts was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Highest Police Ratios (last census: Top 5%).
- 2 days 3 hours ago: Short shorts was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".
- 2 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Short shorts, the government is notorious for leaving citizens with almost nothing from their inheritance.
- 2 days 6 hours ago: Short shorts lodged a message on the Europe Regional Message Board.
Endorsements Received: 71 » Sybaritic Socialists, Jenesia, Kureimoa, Alsted, Marmiedon, Nuweland, Dauershire, Eurosceptic Citizens, Tigyland, Valrem, Ascara, Stromia, Linkisheer, Kroinengin, Venetoland, Lexembourg, Drenetharada, South Cowland, Fenian Provinces, Kaiserusse, Beauvoir, The Armed Socialist Workers Syndicate, Indulgence and Ecstasy, Veeten Engines, Toongoosia, The Seven Provinces, Outer Prussia, Echo von Cotta, Multatuli, Nova Prutenia, Keris, New France of Silvius Bonaparte, Carswellia, The Fair Republic, Melfar, Bering, Nukls-Andwicz, Marmotien, Foucaults garden, The City-State of Vienna, An Clar, Norse German Federation, Fauzjhia, IB kingdom, Daircoill, Confederate United America, Canopytown, Novo Portugal, Axtro-Saxonia, Zeebstein, and 21 others.Termunus, French Canadia, Ansington, Chervyshka, Tioton, Aurulie, The Gaben Legion, Patcharas, The United Turkish Nations, Bohomo, Pileusia, The Imperial Plains, Achareidh, Sahtiala, Ekeren, The LoUnited Nations, Horreum, Vinland et Scandineighvia, Fotila, Gr4nd3nia, and Merviengrad.