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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,122ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,149thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,260th
The Republic of
Moralistic Democracy
We Will Endure
Influence
Eminence Grise
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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Silent Card Repository

Population3.1 billion

CapitalThe city of cards

CurrencyCard
AnimalWalking card

The Republic of Silent Card Repository is a massive, efficient nation, renowned for its keen interest in outer space, parental licensing program, and suspicion of poets. The devout population of 3.1 billion Silent Card Repositoryians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The city of cards. The average income tax rate is 58.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Silent Card Repositoryian economy, worth 358 trillion Cards 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, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Woodchip 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 an impressive 115,792 Cards, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Glamping Silent Card Repositoryians won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi, rumor has it that Leader has won three lotteries in a row, the words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence, and bins outnumber trees in city parks. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Silent Card Repository's national animal is the Walking card, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Silent Card Repository is ranked 202,577th in the world and 15th in Silent for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -19.41 on the Hayek Index.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,122ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,149thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,260thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,755thLargest Insurance Industry: 11,570thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,563rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,029thLowest Crime Rates: 14,391stLargest Black Market: 15,473rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,758thHealthiest Citizens: 15,996thMost Corrupt Governments: 16,669thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16,832ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 18,199thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,333rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 20,046thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 21,253rdMost Efficient Economies: 21,656thMost Scientifically Advanced: 23,287th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Silent Card Repository was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes and the Top 10% for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Silent Card Repository, bins outnumber trees in city parks.
  • : Following new legislation in Silent Card Repository, the words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence.
  • : Following new legislation in Silent Card Repository, rumor has it that Leader has won three lotteries in a row.
  • : Following new legislation in Silent Card Repository, glamping Silent Card Repositoryians won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi.
  • : Following new legislation in Silent Card Repository, billions of Cards are spent to take high-quality photos of the Walking Card Nebula.
  • : Silent Card Repository was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement and Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Silent Card Repository, sheepish teenagers are making eye contact with their parents for the first time in a decade during state-enforced 'no-phones hour'.
  • : Following new legislation in Silent Card Repository, murder rates are on the rise as the popularity of soylent products grows.
  • : Following new legislation in Silent Card Repository, posh restaurants scatter glass fragments on the dining room floor to keep out barefoot undesirables.

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