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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, cultured nation, ruled by Silas Silent III with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, intelligent population of 6.372 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of the Environment, Education, and Social Welfare. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Silenttown. The average income tax rate is 70%, and even higher for the wealthy. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Book Publishing.

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, its national religion is La Silence, and its currency is the Quiet.

Silent Partner is ranked 2nd in The Grid and 106,118th in the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring -3 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 4 days ago

  • 75 days ago: Silent Partner's influence in The Grid rose from "Power" to "Superpower".
  • 125 days ago: Silent Partner fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • 145 days ago: Silent Partner was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Happiest Citizens.
  • 147 days ago: Silent Partner's influence in The Grid rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
  • 199 days ago: Silent Partner fell out of the world Top 10% for Best Weather.
  • 201 days ago: Silent Partner fell out of the world Top 10% for Nicest Citizens.
  • 266 days ago: Silent Partner was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nicest Citizens.
  • 270 days ago: Silent Partner was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pacifist.
  • 271 days ago: Silent Partner's influence in The Grid rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".
  • 287 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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