“Silence is a human right!”
|Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists|
Regional Influence: Powerbroker
Location: The Grid
The Reassurance of Silent Partner is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Silas Silent III with a fair hand, and remarkable for its punitive income tax rates. Its compassionate, intelligent population of 4.925 billion 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 69%, 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.
Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 17 hours ago
- 26 days ago: Silent Partner was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nicest Citizens.
- 30 days ago: Silent Partner was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pacifist.
- 31 days ago: Silent Partner's influence in The Grid rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".
- 46 days ago: Silent Partner was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather.
- 52 days ago: Silent Partner fell out of the world Top 10% for Happiest Citizens.
- 78 days ago: Silent Partner's influence in The Grid rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
- 79 days ago: Silent Partner lost WA Delegate status in The Grid.
- 79 days ago: Silent Partner password-protected The Grid.
- 79 days ago: Silent Partner unsuppressed a post on the The Grid regional message board.
- 79 days ago: Silent Partner suppressed a post on the The Grid regional message board.