“Silence is a human right!”
|Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists|
Regional Influence: Powerbroker
Location: The Grid
The Reassurance of Silent Partner is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Silas Silent III with a fair hand, and notable for its compulsory military service. The compassionate, intelligent population of 5.466 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 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 10 hours ago
- 49 days ago: Silent Partner fell out of the world Top 10% for Best Weather.
- 51 days ago: Silent Partner fell out of the world Top 10% for Nicest Citizens.
- 116 days ago: Silent Partner was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nicest Citizens.
- 120 days ago: Silent Partner was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pacifist.
- 121 days ago: Silent Partner's influence in The Grid rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".
- 137 days ago: Silent Partner was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather.
- 142 days ago: Silent Partner fell out of the world Top 10% for Happiest Citizens.
- 169 days ago: Silent Partner's influence in The Grid rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
- 169 days ago: Silent Partner lost WA Delegate status in The Grid.
- 169 days ago: Silent Partner password-protected The Grid.