by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,521stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,671stMost Secular: 3,112th
The Exalted Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Pride in power
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population2.325 billion

CapitalAvios de blade
LeaderExalted Imperator
FaithThe order of the Imperator

Currencystrilan coin
Animalsilver fox

The Exalted Empire of Silverblade is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Exalted Imperator with an iron fist, and notable for its state-planned economy, enslaved workforce, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.325 billion Silverbladeans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Administration, and Industry also on the agenda, while Welfare and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Avios de blade. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 68.1%.

The all-consuming Silverbladean economy, worth 396 trillion strilan coins 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Retail. 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 170,625 strilan coins, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 608,249 per year while the poor average 34,426, a ratio of 17.7 to 1.

The police use sound cannons and mortars to deal with loud parties, veterans' meet-ups involve a lot of tail sniffing, wrongful arrests abound as 'criminals' blame the guy next to them, and many Silverbladeans are their brothers' keepers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Silverblade's national animal is the silver fox, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is The order of the Imperator.

Silverblade is ranked 98,048th in the world and 4,258th in Balder for Longest Average Lifespans, with 71.71 Years.

Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,521stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,671stMost Secular: 3,112thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,292ndMost Corrupt Governments: 3,869thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,216thMost Avoided: 4,420thLargest Insurance Industry: 4,763rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,840thLargest Black Market: 4,962ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,047thNudest: 6,512thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,905thLargest Mining Sector: 8,339thFattest Citizens: 8,522ndHighest Average Incomes: 9,707thTop
Most Conservative: 11,155thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,429thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,465thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14,934thLargest Retail Industry: 15,883rdMost Authoritarian: 18,004thLargest Governments: 19,657thMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,534th
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 104th in the regionMost Secular: 120th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 121st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 155th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 189th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 196th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 209th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 210th in the regionMost Avoided: 224th in the regionLargest Black Market: 235th in the regionNudest: 252nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 257th in the regionMost Conservative: 322nd in the regionTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 382nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 398th in the regionFattest Citizens: 455th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 470th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 581st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 592nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 714th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Silverblade's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Silverblade's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Silverblade's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Silverblade's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Silverblade altered its national flag.
  • : Silverblade was refounded in Balder.
  • : Silverblade ceased to exist in The Black Hawks.
  • : Silverblade was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Silverblade was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Silverblade was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.


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