by Max Barry

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Nudest: 149th Most Primitive: 385th Largest Gambling Industry: 468th
The Apocalyptic Confederacy of
Anarchy
Vive la Révolution
Influence
Page
Vice-Delegate
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Shortartica

Population3.197 billion

CapitalShortiCity
LeaderPrince Christian
FaithAtheism

CurrencyV-Bucks
AnimalLion

The Apocalyptic Confederacy of Shortartica is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Prince Christian with a fair hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, infamous sell-swords, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 3.197 billion shorticans live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Industry, Social Policy, and International Aid. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of ShortiCity. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.6%.

The frighteningly efficient cringy economy, worth 384 trillion V-Bucks a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Retail, Soda Sales, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is an impressive 120,328 V-Bucks, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 569,575 per year while the poor average 15,032, a ratio of 37.9 to 1.

Heartfelt sentiments are mercilessly marketed by a million-V-Bucks treacle machine, people are bored of easy crossword puzzles, the country is littered with broken homes, and Prince Christian is too busy listening to praise to get any work done. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Shortartica's national animal is the Lion, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Atheism.

Shortartica is ranked 158,641st in the world and 3rd in Weed Nation for Most Income Equality, scoring 2.64 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Top
1%
Nudest: 149thMost Primitive: 385thLargest Gambling Industry: 468thHighest Crime Rates: 592ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 604thMost Armed: 829thRudest Citizens: 1,052ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,070thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,286thFattest Citizens: 1,443rdMost Avoided: 1,590thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,679thTop
5%
Largest Retail Industry: 2,514thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,555thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,862ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,848thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,152ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,729thLargest Mining Sector: 4,852ndMost Inclusive: 6,668thHighest Drug Use: 8,230thTop
10%
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10,099thMost Pro-Market: 11,267thMost Efficient Economies: 13,788thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,134th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Shortartica's influence in Weed Nation rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Shortartica's influence in Weed Nation rose from "Zero" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Shortartica was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate and the Top 10% for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Shortartica, Prince Christian is too busy listening to praise to get any work done.
  • : Following new legislation in Shortartica, the country is littered with broken homes.
  • : Following new legislation in Shortartica, people are bored of easy crossword puzzles.
  • : Shortartica relocated from Balder to Weed Nation.
  • : Shortartica altered its national flag.
  • : Shortartica altered its national flag.
  • : Shortartica's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".

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