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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 248th Most Influential: 454th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,416th
The Allied States of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Very Good

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The Allied States of ShortBusCrashed is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by The Bus Driver with an even hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, ubiquitous missile silos, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 6.037 billion ShortBusCrashedians 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.

The minute government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order is also considered important, while Social Policy and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Safety Helmet. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.9%.

The all-consuming ShortBusCrashedian economy, worth 837 trillion Lunchboxes a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 138,798 Lunchboxes, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 442,173 per year while the poor average 33,146, a ratio of 13.3 to 1.

Thousands of former welfare recipients are in a revolutionary uproar as the rest of society is enjoying a hefty tax break, chalkboards are replaced with billboards in the classroom, fighter pilots crash out of the air after failing to understand their foreign instruction manuals, and telling someone to 'break a leg' is considered a criminal inducement to self harm. Crime is totally unknown. ShortBusCrashed's national animal is the Furby, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

ShortBusCrashed is ranked 122,706th in the world and 6,421st in The North Pacific for Most Conservative, scoring 40.21 on the Bush-Santorum Dawning Terror Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 248thMost Influential: 454thTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,416thLargest Retail Industry: 3,707thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,397thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,109thMost Avoided: 7,381stLargest Mining Sector: 7,939thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8,673rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,717thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,864thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 9,236thFattest Citizens: 9,374thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,283rdLargest Publishing Industry: 11,719thRudest Citizens: 12,278thHighest Economic Output: 13,842ndHighest Average Incomes: 14,428thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15,932ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 17,486th
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 68th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 158th in the regionMost Influential: 166th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 207th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 212th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 215th in the regionMost Avoided: 216th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 256th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 263rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 307th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 309th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 310th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 318th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 325th in the regionRudest Citizens: 446th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 446th in the regionLargest Populations: 485th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 538th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 576th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 621st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 703rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 822nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 826th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 888th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 241 » Selfgradatude, Yaorozu, Former English Colony, Sadakoyama, Malvad, Novare Res, Kingdom of Space, Saint Tomaston, Whereisthatistan, Bothia, New Sekai, SirHardHead, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, Jefffliu, Venezuelia, Virdalonja, South Isles, HMS Unicorn, Fengate, Wyoma, Q w e r t y, Apetopia, Notyoutopia, The Rossinite Empire, SYRIXIA, Ceretis, Esplandia, Lionia, The Swedish Republic of New Kenya, Guslantis, Tokaryk, Sunto, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Frances Francis the First of France, Celreostia, The Isle of Grossmania, Druadach, Bharathvarsh, Kelvaros Prime, Elevation, Highton Islands, Xentherida, Unimaginable Doom, Yatzatz, Republic of Dixie, Choistan, Yeraennus, Vegetarian States, Sil Dorsett, Shadowrik, and 191 others.Godly City, Great Bights Mum, Wisconsota, The Lugansk Republic, Avalon, New Lakemba, Holy Oranz, Sankami, American MapleStory, Gorinchem and Hoog-Hoornaar, French Bananastan, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Wineclaw, SchoolHouse Rock, Reannia, Run Mayst Republic, Sereeno, Siwale, Indereac Lanx, Malta Comino Gozo, Kujira, Merconitonitopia, Enosville, Sophista, Coemgen, Helido, Alice Gardens, Kaschovia, The Army Republic of Prussia, Panama Coalition, Lord Ravenclaw, Vazali, Bayern-Straubing, Southern Stroraia, Mercy Land, Lupus Imperium, Chukstik Illahi, Adkins Station, Omicron Persei V111, New Chilokver, Pallaith, Tharissus, Cloydicia, Colony of lasting Hopes, Rukonia, PlanetPunk, Vszeklina, Kwaj, Aezus, The Teddy, Puczovska, General COE, Aragael, Friently, South Grand Mountain, HoNg KoNg EmPiRe, Shin-Hachioji, ZimRobwe, Zedeya, Diodone, Blurds, Lamexanope, WE Empire, Anima Proxa, Freyford, Paxiosolange, Rylam, Forunte, McMasterdonia, Yukti, Plembobria, Ostrinios, Zemnaya Svoboda, Ainsworth, Pleroma Sans Romans, Sheppey, Yaris, Senatra, The The Bierands, Aenglaland, AdyLand, Herzliyya, Misthas, Somewherefar, Prevaland, The Utopian Movement, Buckerino, Ausmercia, Stareogratia, I Am Bad At Naming Nations, Ribbleton, Seven Hills, Cuyan, Vogonlandia, The Akhara Islands, Srpski Novo Zelandjani, The Iron Lions, Che Sana Und, Aerilia, Ausrea, The Lancerian Empire, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Amerian States, The Free Californian People, Tee Googly Coffee Me, Coppicia, Tredano, Maestros haven, Pakistan 001, Inorganic Tomb Thing, Territorio di Nessuno, Ice and Tinian, Asuroka, Phillywob, Corfad, Slaughterhouse Nine, Wodan, Beodarasc, Fawkenia, Felhaven, Thenaca, Xinchao, Pria Xennes, Victoriaans Nederlands, Xystopia, ThE eNd oF eE, New-El, Midds Conia, The South Falls, Libotionia, Mecca-Switzerland, Free Culture, Hexago, The Global Socialist Republic, Spiritual Lyrical Individual Miracles, Avornica, Rouene, Rooprea, Ediola, Lotion Empire, Kyoki Chudoku, Camarthen, Dreylus, Maott, Lucedeia, Aurelius Hastings, Republic of Destiny, The Bureaucratic Territories, Kyrianian, BrightFutures, Abiswashyo-bhumi, New Pleasant Hill, Caish Empire, Agrauron, Celasur, GDL3, Mzeusia, Yurc, Gladio II, Rumplesnakeskin, Minka Darykaan, NatsukiLand, Impler, Sanjurika, Osburmergortionadocaopia, Edwerlantin, Dechire par la Guerre, Gospel Power, New Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Astal Aavors, Saint Marks Island, Techislovakia, Lata Eden, Canada GR, Lungha, Equality of Nations, Sacrento, Sam Hinkie, Thythos, Celebia, Azurius, Legique, The Galactic Triumvirate, Bridgett, Unsophisticate, YiffLand, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Khaganite, Eglise Sainte Eve, and Alsatian Island.

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