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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:
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Contender

Location: Europe


The Federation of Short shorts is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and remarkable for its hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, intelligent population of 24.647 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.

The people are furious with the government for allowing citizens to be executed for petty crimes in foreign countries, school uniforms are compulsory, birth rates have hit an all-time low, and protests are legal but strictly supervised. 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 5th in Europe and 119th in the world for Safest, scoring 2,836.8 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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by Max Barry

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