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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 326th Most Influential: 549th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,512th
The Allied States of
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Population7.514 billion

CapitalSafety Helmet
LeaderThe Bus Driver


The Allied States of ShortBusCrashed is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by The Bus Driver with a fair hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, anti-smoking policies, and aversion to nipples. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 7.514 billion ShortBusCrashedians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The tiny government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order and Education also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Spirituality receive no funds. 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 a remarkable 1,090 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 145,133 Lunchboxes, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 417,311 per year while the poor average 40,114, a ratio of 10.4 to 1.

Politicians have been known to swim in pools filled with Lunchboxes, the "boy who cried wolf" policy makes sick people reluctant to call an ambulance, one does not simply walk into the tundra, and there are traffic jams at sea as diligent customs officers check every part of every ship. 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 28,504th in the world and 1,292nd in The North Pacific for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 4,559.81 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 326thMost Influential: 549thTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,512thLargest Retail Industry: 3,122ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,743rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,436thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,645thLargest Mining Sector: 7,405thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 8,484thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,332ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,441stMost Avoided: 9,627thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,719thRudest Citizens: 10,727thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,941stHighest Economic Output: 11,262ndFattest Citizens: 12,118thHighest Average Incomes: 13,635th
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 80th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 151st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 157th in the regionMost Influential: 177th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 219th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 239th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 261st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 296th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 317th in the regionMost Avoided: 332nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 350th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 353rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 364th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 417th in the regionLargest Populations: 430th in the regionRudest Citizens: 444th in the regionLargest Black Market: 449th in the regionFattest Citizens: 458th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 581st in the regionMost Armed: 599th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 630th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 630th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 713th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 719th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 219 » Selfgradatude, Yaorozu, Former English Colony, Sadakoyama, Malvad, Novare Res, Saint Tomaston, Bothia, New Sekai, SirHardHead, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, Jefffliu, Venezuelia, Virdalonja, Fengate, Wyoma, Q w e r t y, Apetopia, Notyoutopia, Ceretis, Esplandia, Guslantis, Sunto, Frances Francis the First of France, The Isle of Grossmania, Druadach, Kelvaros Prime, Elevation, Highton Islands, Xentherida, Unimaginable Doom, Republic of Dixie, Choistan, Yeraennus, Sil Dorsett, Shadowrik, Great Bights Mum, Avalon, New Lakemba, Holy Oranz, American MapleStory, Gorinchem and Hoog-Hoornaar, French Bananastan, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Wineclaw, Siwale, Malta Comino Gozo, Merconitonitopia, Alice Gardens, The Army Republic of Prussia, and 169 others.Panama Coalition, Bayern-Straubing, Southern Stroraia, Chukstik Illahi, Adkins Station, Omicron Persei V111, New Chilokver, Pallaith, Tharissus, Cloydicia, PlanetPunk, Kwaj, Aezus, The Teddy, Puczovska, General COE, Friently, Shin-Hachioji, ZimRobwe, Diodone, Paxiosolange, McMasterdonia, Yukti, Ainsworth, Pleroma Sans Romans, Sheppey, Senatra, The The Bierands, Herzliyya, Misthas, Prevaland, Buckerino, Ribbleton, Srpski Novo Zelandjani, The Iron Lions, Ausrea, The Lancerian Empire, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Amerian States, The Free Californian People, Tredano, Territorio di Nessuno, Ice and Tinian, Corfad, Wodan, Beodarasc, Xinchao, Pria Xennes, Victoriaans Nederlands, Mecca-Switzerland, Free Culture, Avornica, Rouene, Ediola, Kyoki Chudoku, Camarthen, Dreylus, Maott, Republic of Destiny, The Bureaucratic Territories, Kyrianian, BrightFutures, Abiswashyo-bhumi, New Pleasant Hill, Agrauron, Mzeusia, Gladio II, NatsukiLand, Osburmergortionadocaopia, Edwerlantin, Sacrento, Azurius, The Galactic Triumvirate, Unsophisticate, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Eglise Sainte Eve, Chamocha, The Prole, Dantre, TerranulliuZ, Asemnots, A Terribly Charismatic Duck, The Mazur Empire, Atain, Sea Ghost, Ka Ching, Albacria, Mordant99, Zyvetskistaahn, Noean, Shibutani, Ozstan, SillyString, Memeosan, Diche Choklate, Neo-Philadelphia, Viridiann, New Seaview Cove, Govornia, Californian Redwood, The Windmilluminati, Pizza Squared, Constantinolia, THX1138, Humptalumpta, Lower Nubia, Kylesburgh, Koda-Land, Misuvelia, New Cataria, Alarys, United Draconia, Novo England, Empy, The FNBs, The Gamer Party, Staniel, Batdaviea, Prickly Town, Eravonia, Whereisthatistan, Racoda, Grimrholm, Sanjurika, Babacar, Jest Xerces, The Mace Kingdom, Zeternia, Sundred, Liberentis, Abject Ludicrosity, RaRaRasputinn, Zokk, Ethnon, Alsace and Lorraine United, Waterma, I am the one who knocks, Moose repupblic, United Republic Greliser, Sahriastan, Wisconsota, The United States of Romania, Ameya, Feurbania, Rochester Black, Gooboistkoyt, Suicidistan, Aenglaland, Kulgatha, Blackwood Coast, Arstungry, The Holy Lands of Namiir, El Fiji Grande, Bharathvarsh, German Holy Roman Empire, SchoolHouse Rock, Kobagia, Yummy Blubber, Shaun, East Wushen, Abrickhouse, Lordelles, Dar es Saalam, Democritus, Great Letheras, Zeno-sama, Komunno, and Maj Tonia Godgueeber.

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