The Allied States of ShortBusCrashed is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by The Bus Driver with an even hand, and notable for its compulsory military service, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and flagrant waste-dumping. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 5.293 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, is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order 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 1.6%.
The powerhouse ShortBusCrashedian economy, worth 730 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 Gambling. Average income is an impressive 137,999 Lunchboxes, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 523,562 per year while the poor average 25,250, a ratio of 20.7 to 1.
The nation turns a blind eye to human rights abuses in its quest for athletic supremacy, the new foreign policy is "why bother invading neighbours when they can be bought wholesale?", the pursuit of wanted criminals ends at the entrance of the pay'n'spray garage as police refuse to enter any private property, and barbed wire entanglements and guard towers surround the Safety Helmet Natural History Museum. Crime, especially youth-related, is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. ShortBusCrashed's national animal is the Furby, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : ShortBusCrashed was endorsed by The Free Land of The The Bierands.
- : ShortBusCrashed was endorsed by The Republic of Senatra.
- : ShortBusCrashed was endorsed by The Republic of Yaris.
- : ShortBusCrashed was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Sheppey.
- : ShortBusCrashed was endorsed by The Republic of Darlaw.
- : ShortBusCrashed was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
- : ShortBusCrashed was endorsed by The Community of Pleroma Sans Romans.
- : Following new legislation in ShortBusCrashed, barbed wire entanglements and guard towers surround the Safety Helmet Natural History Museum.
- : Following new legislation in ShortBusCrashed, the pursuit of wanted criminals ends at the entrance of the pay'n'spray garage as police refuse to enter any private property.
- : Following new legislation in ShortBusCrashed, the new foreign policy is "why bother invading neighbours when they can be bought wholesale?".
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