|Faith||The Church of Powering Slippery Fluid|
The Armed Republic of The Shorter Union is a massive, safe nation, ruled by High Engineer with an even hand, and renowned for its compulsory military service, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-working, devout population of 1.539 billion Cogs 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Automachine. The average income tax rate is 62.5%.
The very strong Shorter Unionian economy, worth 104 trillion Khoyns a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Soda Sales. Average income is 68,130 Khoyns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.5 times as much as the poorest.
Workers have their fruitcake and eat it too, films are funded in accordance with the volume of tears shed when reading the screenplay, The Shorter Union has been recently classified as an international menace after 'liberating' several nearby territories, and 50% of adverts on children's television are for clothes made of cotton wool. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Shorter Union's national animal is the Crow, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is The Church of Powering Slippery Fluid.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : The Shorter Union was endorsed by The Constitutional Monarchy of Sericena.
- : The Shorter Union was endorsed by The Holy Empire of Bullpups.
- : The Shorter Union was endorsed by The Republic of America Mjolnir.
- : The Shorter Union was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Average.
- : The Shorter Union was endorsed by The Armed Republic of The United Neo American Union.
- : The Shorter Union endorsed The Armed Republic of Narinoland.
- : The Shorter Union endorsed The Republic of Baumdahl.
- : The Shorter Union endorsed The Holy Empire of Bullpups.
- : The Shorter Union endorsed The Constitutional Monarchy of Sericena.
- : The Shorter Union endorsed The Dominion of Neruch.
Endorsements Received: 64 » H-Zhena, A Slanted Black Stripe, Wiranath, Fedele, Goodnamesarerare, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, Todd McCloud, Axdel, Ridann, Roissyland, Reformed Mankind Institutes, Socialist Holy American Empire, Aelitia, Elejamie, Bai Lung, Republic of Berzerkistan, Squid Ruinosa, Penfifteen, Slys Paws, Wizardonia, Ribanzi, Adavan, Greater New Islew, The Holy Empire of Moronica, Arkantis, Norport, Adolanta, The Empire of Rijelv, British Calradia, Am Echad, Marrico, Brotherland, Valdwall, Harro Waarudho, United China Nation, Survivoristan, Hizuru, Aristortia, Federated States of Zootron, Izonno, The Happian Union, The Romanum Legio, New Leganes, Tim Stark, Thyaclinia, Ravendi, Davelands, Bachtendekuppen, The Angel of Charity, Neruch, and 14 others.Tigerion, Janoobi Jazair, Rhealaliit, BearStackof2015, VW53Aland, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Justice-Becoming, Aleister, Funkadelia, Kilkire, The United Neo American Union, America Mjolnir, Bullpups, and Sericena.