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The Federation of Short shorts

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

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Reasonable
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Contender

Location: Europe

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The Federation of Short shorts is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, intelligent population of 24.959 billion Short shortsians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

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 government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid, students cut up leftover peat mosses during Arts and Crafts, the arms industry is strictly regulated, and Members of Parliament are often found living in cardboard boxes. 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 369th in Europe and 112,769th in the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -35 on the Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 16 hours ago

  • 16 hours ago: Short shorts lodged a message on the Europe Regional Message Board.
  • 20 hours ago: Following new legislation in Short shorts, Members of Parliament are often found living in cardboard boxes.
  • 21 hours ago: Short shorts lodged a message on the Europe Regional Message Board.
  • 1 day 7 hours ago: Short shorts was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Populations (last census: Top 1%).
  • 1 day 20 hours ago: Following new legislation in Short shorts, the arms industry is strictly regulated.
  • 2 days 10 hours ago: Short shorts lodged a message on the Europe Regional Message Board.
  • 2 days 17 hours ago: Short shorts lodged a message on the Europe Regional Message Board.
  • 2 days 19 hours ago: Short shorts lodged a message on the Europe Regional Message Board.
  • 2 days 20 hours ago: Following new legislation in Short shorts, students cut up leftover peat mosses during Arts and Crafts.
  • 2 days 20 hours ago: Following new legislation in Short shorts, the government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid.

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