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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : ShortBusCrashed was endorsed by The Rogue Nation of Midds Conia.
- : ShortBusCrashed was endorsed by The Kingdom of New-El.
- : ShortBusCrashed was endorsed by The Republic of The End of EE.
- : ShortBusCrashed was endorsed by The Socialism Loving Nation of Xystopia.
- : ShortBusCrashed was endorsed by The Disputed Territories of The Bastion Isles.
- : Following new legislation in ShortBusCrashed, families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain.
- : Following new legislation in ShortBusCrashed, the tinfoil-hat crowd also recommend tinfoil wallets.
- : Following new legislation in ShortBusCrashed, drug lords often avoid prison time by teaching "chemistry" classes to underprivileged youth.
- : Following new legislation in ShortBusCrashed, ad hoc militias patrol the streets in an effort to control rampant crime.
- : ShortBusCrashed voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Marriage Equality".
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