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The Federation of Short shorts

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

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Reasonable
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Contender

Location: Europe

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The Federation of Short shorts is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, intelligent population of 24.826 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.

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.

Politicians accepting drinks in bars are executed for taking bribes, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over Short shorts, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news, and same-sex marriages are increasingly common. 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 9th in Europe and 456th in the world for Best Weather, with 668 Metres of Sunlight Above Expected.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 6 hours ago

  • 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Short shorts, same-sex marriages are increasingly common.
  • 6 hours ago: Short shorts lodged a message on the Europe Regional Message Board.
  • 6 hours ago: Short shorts voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "The Landmine Convention"".
  • 1 day 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Short shorts, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news.
  • 2 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Short shorts, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over Short shorts.
  • 2 days 4 hours ago: Short shorts lodged a message on the Europe Regional Message Board.
  • 2 days 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Short shorts, politicians accepting drinks in bars are executed for taking bribes.
  • 2 days 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Short shorts, cheese has become the new icon of political dissent.
  • 2 days 15 hours ago: Short shorts lodged a message on the Europe Regional Message Board.
  • 2 days 15 hours ago: Short shorts voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Nuclear Arms Protocol".

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