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The Federation of Short shorts

“Yer damned if ya do, and yer damned if ya don't”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Contender

Location: Europe

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The Federation of Short shorts is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, intelligent population of 24.447 billion Short shortsians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent 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.

The tenet of free speech is held dear, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits, a government program is underway to revitalize Short shorts's beaches, and businesses that prove successful are immediately broken up. 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.

Short shorts is ranked 401st in Europe and 111,998th in the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -34 on the Hayek Index.

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