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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:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Contender

Location: Europe

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The Federation of Short shorts is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and renowned for its hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, intelligent population of 24.583 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.

Elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates, government officials frequently cut taxes as a distraction from antics with their secretaries, frequent fliers are obliged to submit to invasive security procedures by government security, and notable individuals are granted land and titles. 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 12th in Europe and 972nd in the world for Lowest Unemployment Rates, scoring 931 on the Workforce Participation Versus Theoretical Maximum Metric.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 13 hours ago

  • 13 hours ago: Short shorts lodged a message on the Europe Regional Message Board.
  • 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in Short shorts, notable individuals are granted land and titles.
  • 20 hours ago: Short shorts lodged a message on the Europe Regional Message Board.
  • 1 day 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in Short shorts, frequent fliers are obliged to submit to invasive security procedures by government security.
  • 1 day 19 hours ago: Short shorts lodged a message on the Europe Regional Message Board.
  • 1 day 19 hours ago: Short shorts voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate Coalition Of Freedom"".
  • 1 day 19 hours ago: Short shorts voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Fertile Farmland Protection".
  • 2 days 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in Short shorts, government officials frequently cut taxes as a distraction from antics with their secretaries.
  • 2 days 19 hours ago: Short shorts lodged a message on the Europe Regional Message Board.
  • 3 days 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in Short shorts, elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates.

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