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Largest Black Market: 2,364th Most Subsidized Industry: 3,298th Most Stationary: 4,448th
The Peace and Quiet of
Father Knows Best State
Under the boardwalk
Influence
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Silver Strand

Population13.072 billion

CapitalStrandingham
LeaderLord Silver
FaithThe Silver Peace

CurrencySilver Cross
Animallobster

The Peace and Quiet of The Silver Strand is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Lord Silver with an iron fist, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, smutty television, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 13.072 billion Silver Strandians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Strandingham. The average income tax rate is 69.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Silver Strandian economy, worth a remarkable 1,259 trillion Silver Crosses a year, is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Furniture Restoration, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 96,339 Silver Crosses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.2 times as much as the poorest.

The roads are notorious throughout the region for their peril, muscular women are banned from competing in sporting competitions, a niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up, and punitive tariffs protect local industry. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Silver Strand's national animal is the lobster, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is The Silver Peace.

The Silver Strand is ranked 38,667th in the world and 1st in Former United States for Most Authoritarian, with 0.75 Stalins.

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Largest Black Market: 2,364thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,298thMost Stationary: 4,448thMost Armed: 8,219thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 8,720thLargest Populations: 9,296thMost Influential: 9,434thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,922ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,955thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,705thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,905thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,456thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,641stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,938thMost Efficient Economies: 12,284thMost Devout: 12,560thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,936thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,222ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 16,166th

National Happenings

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  • : The Silver Strand was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : The Silver Strand was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Dead and Most Zombified.
  • : The Silver Strand was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombies and the Top 10% for Most Survivors.
  • : The Silver Strand was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
  • : The Silver Strand was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : The Silver Strand was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : The Silver Strand was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : The Silver Strand was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : The Silver Strand's influence in Former United States rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : The Silver Strand was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Armed.

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