The Reassurance of Silent Partner is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Silas Silent III with a fair hand, and renowned for its compulsory military service, daily referendums, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 7.885 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 259 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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Silent Partner fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Pacifist.
- : Silent Partner fell out of the world Top 10% for Best Weather.
- : Silent Partner fell out of the world Top 10% for Happiest Citizens.
- : Silent Partner was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Income Equality (last census: Top 5%).
- : Silent Partner was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nicest Citizens.
- : Silent Partner was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather.
- : Silent Partner's influence in The Grid rose from "Power" to "Superpower".
- : Silent Partner fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Compassionate Citizens.
- : Silent Partner was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Happiest Citizens.
- : Silent Partner's influence in The Grid rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".