by Max Barry

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Most Devout: 6,453rd Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,792nd Largest Cheese Export Sector: 13,823rd
The Papal Mainframe of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Silence will fall when the question is asked
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Rare

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Silence must fall

Population1.27 billion

CapitalDemons Run
FaithThe Church of the Papal Mainframe

Currencysilence
Animalmankind

The Papal Mainframe of Silence must fall is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its soft-spoken computers, ritual sacrifices, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.27 billion Silents are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Demons Run. The average income tax rate is 68.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse silent economy, worth 112 trillion silences a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Cheese Exports, and Basket Weaving. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 88,502 silences, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The police strictly enforce off-limit zones for tourists, shoppers have literally had their hands full since plastic bags were banned, poaching has been on the rise after animals from the nation's zoos were released into the wild, and members of the government all have oddly similar anecdotes about their childhoods. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Silence must fall's national animal is the mankind, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Church of the Papal Mainframe.

Silence must fall is ranked 28,435th in the world and 5th in Diamond Dogs for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 876.63 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Most Devout: 6,453rdTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,792ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13,823rd

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