by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 303rd Most Influential: 519th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,710th
The Allied States of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Deck


Population6.976 billion

CapitalSafety Helmet
LeaderThe Bus Driver


The Allied States of ShortBusCrashed is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by The Bus Driver with an even hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, public floggings, and aversion to nipples. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 6.976 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 tiny government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order and Education also on the agenda, 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 2.8%.

The frighteningly efficient ShortBusCrashedian economy, worth 999 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 Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 143,334 Lunchboxes, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 421,189 per year while the poor average 38,428, a ratio of 11.0 to 1.

CSI Forest is this year's hit new crime show, for just a few extra Lunchboxes ShortBusCrashedians can get new driving records with their new cars, attendance of fathers at PTA meetings is at an all-time high, and citizens finish cleaning up after the annual National Treasure Hunt just in time for the next one. 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 89,329th in the world and 4,741st in The North Pacific for Lowest Crime Rates, with 62.79 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 303rdMost Influential: 519thTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,710thLargest Retail Industry: 3,288thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,129thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,490thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6,659thLargest Mining Sector: 8,550thMost Avoided: 9,024thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,193rdTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 10,071stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,404thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,275thHighest Economic Output: 12,092ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 12,221stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,423rdFattest Citizens: 12,432ndRudest Citizens: 12,981stHighest Average Incomes: 14,325thMost Armed: 17,179thSmartest Citizens: 17,525th
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 83rd in the regionTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 153rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 157th in the regionMost Influential: 183rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 224th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 283rd in the regionMost Avoided: 307th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 315th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 339th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 350th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 366th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 404th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 421st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 443rd in the regionLargest Populations: 454th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 455th in the regionFattest Citizens: 486th in the regionLargest Black Market: 502nd in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 577th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 607th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 659th in the regionMost Armed: 686th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 688th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 914th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 974th in the region

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