by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 264th Most Influential: 493rd Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,648th
The Allied States of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend


Population6.601 billion

CapitalSafety Helmet
LeaderThe Bus Driver


The Allied States of ShortBusCrashed is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by The Bus Driver with an even hand, and renowned for its smutty television, daily referendums, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 6.601 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, although Law & Order and Education are also considered important, 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 2.5%.

The all-consuming ShortBusCrashedian economy, worth 935 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 141,787 Lunchboxes, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 408,862 per year while the poor average 39,032, a ratio of 10.5 to 1.

Nature magazines featuring stick insects on their covers are sometimes mistaken for fashion magazines, the regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb, bread-gangs raid restaurant waste bins to stockpile uneaten rolls, and the government is pouring money into 'Operation Enduring Democracy'. 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 43,835th in the world and 2,125th in The North Pacific for Most Average, scoring 43.69 on the Average Standardized Normality Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 264thMost Influential: 493rdTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,648thLargest Retail Industry: 3,125thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,189thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,939thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,242ndMost Avoided: 8,717thTop
Largest Mining Sector: 9,183rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,497thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,826thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10,580thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,782ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,142ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,061stFattest Citizens: 12,306thHighest Economic Output: 12,543rdRudest Citizens: 12,701stHighest Average Incomes: 14,247thMost Armed: 15,914thSmartest Citizens: 17,986thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 18,311th
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 75th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 141st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 154th in the regionMost Influential: 177th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 196th in the regionMost Avoided: 291st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 304th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 310th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 311th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 312th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 333rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 369th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 420th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 425th in the regionLargest Populations: 462nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 487th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 489th in the regionFattest Citizens: 497th in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 551st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 597th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 642nd in the regionMost Armed: 644th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 688th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 937th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 937th in the regionMost Devout: 975th in the region

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