by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 309th Most Influential: 567th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,219th
The Allied States of
Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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The Allied States of ShortBusCrashed is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by The Bus Driver with an even hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, sprawling nuclear power plants, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 5.675 billion ShortBusCrashedians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order is 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 1.7%.

The all-consuming ShortBusCrashedian economy, worth 778 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 Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 137,209 Lunchboxes, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 563,149 per year while the poor average 22,071, a ratio of 25.5 to 1.

Ad hoc militias patrol the streets in an effort to control rampant crime, drug lords often avoid prison time by teaching "chemistry" classes to underprivileged youth, the tinfoil-hat crowd also recommend tinfoil wallets, and families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, 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.

ShortBusCrashed is ranked 10,775th in the world and 245th in The North Pacific for Most Stationary, with 955.70772168 Days.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 309thMost Influential: 567thTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,219thLargest Retail Industry: 4,175thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,987thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,233rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,231stMost Avoided: 6,539thLargest Mining Sector: 8,149thTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 8,540thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,886thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,304thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,444thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,517thLargest Gambling Industry: 9,675thMost Stationary: 10,775thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12,976thHighest Economic Output: 14,393rdHighest Average Incomes: 14,417thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,375thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15,633rd
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 68th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 149th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 192nd in the regionMost Avoided: 195th in the regionMost Influential: 198th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 237th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 237th in the regionMost Stationary: 245th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 259th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 267th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 269th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 284th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 307th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 310th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 349th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 388th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 450th in the regionLargest Populations: 501st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 527th in the regionLargest Black Market: 533rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 621st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 630th in the regionRudest Citizens: 696th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 748th in the regionMost Armed: 776th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 804th in the region

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