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The Reassurance of Silent Partner

“Silence is a human right!”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Developing
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Superpower

Location: The Grid

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The Reassurance of Silent Partner is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Silas Silent III with a fair hand, and remarkable for its public floggings, state-planned economy, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.626 billion Silent Partnerians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Silenttown. The average income tax rate is 75.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but underdeveloped Silent Partnerian economy, worth 217 trillion Quiets a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Trout Farming. Average income is 32,864 Quiets, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Vanity is considered the eighth cardinal virtue, refugees from other nations are flocking to Silent Partner's border, a ban on unsolicited cold calling in all forms is in effect, and cars are banned. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Silent Partner's national animal is the mouse, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is La Silence.

Silent Partner is ranked 2nd in The Grid and 94,033rd in the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -2 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 5 days ago

  • 117 days ago: Silent Partner's influence in The Grid rose from "Power" to "Superpower".
  • 167 days ago: Silent Partner fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • 187 days ago: Silent Partner was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Happiest Citizens.
  • 189 days ago: Silent Partner's influence in The Grid rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
  • 241 days ago: Silent Partner fell out of the world Top 10% for Best Weather.
  • 243 days ago: Silent Partner fell out of the world Top 10% for Nicest Citizens.
  • 308 days ago: Silent Partner was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nicest Citizens.
  • 312 days ago: Silent Partner was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pacifist.
  • 313 days ago: Silent Partner's influence in The Grid rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".
  • 329 days ago: Silent Partner was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather.

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by Max Barry

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