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Nudest: 668thMost Income Equality: 3,056thLargest Populations: 7,145th
The Helping Hand of
Democratic Socialists
Silence is golden
Influence
Superpower
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Fragile
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Silent Friend

Population21.337 billion

CapitalSilenttown
LeaderSilas Silent II
FaithLa Silence

CurrencyQuiet
Animalmouse

The Helping Hand of Silent Friend is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Silas Silent II with an even hand, and notable for its lack of airports, enforced nudity, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 21.337 billion Silent Friendians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

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 Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Silenttown. The average income tax rate is 79.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but sluggish Silent Friendian economy, worth 407 trillion Quiets a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Retail and Information Technology. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is 19,076 Quiets, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Silent Friend has designated Silenttown as its capital city, Silas Silent II has just been declared ruler of Silent Friend in an international press conference, La Silence has been named as Silent Friend's national religion, and the "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Silenttown Times is sold out. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Silent Friend's national animal is the mouse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is La Silence.

Silent Friend is ranked 46,198th in the world and 1st in The Lions World for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 1,037.81 tourists per hour.

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Nudest: 668thTop
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Most Income Equality: 3,056thLargest Populations: 7,145thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,032ndMost Pacifist: 8,743rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,206thTop
10%
Safest: 14,703rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,984thMost Compassionate Citizens: 17,425thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21,252ndNicest Citizens: 22,344thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 23,462nd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Silent Friend was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Silent Friend was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nicest Citizens.
  • : Silent Friend's influence in The Lions World rose from "Power" to "Superpower".
  • : Silent Friend was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Dead and Most Zombified.
  • : Silent Friend was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Survivors.
  • : Silent Friend was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Silent Friend was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nicest Citizens.
  • : Silent Friend's influence in The Lions World rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
  • : Silent Friend's influence in The Lions World rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".
  • : Silent Friend's influence in The Lions World rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".

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