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The Perfect Restfulness of Quiescent

“Quietly, quietly” The Recluse

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: the South Pacific



Population8.757 billion

LeaderThe Recluse


The Perfect Restfulness of Quiescent is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by The Recluse with an even hand, and notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, keen interest in outer space, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, cheerful population of 8.757 billion Quiescentians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small government is primarily concerned with Education, with Healthcare, Environment, and Administration also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Silentium. The average income tax rate is 9.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Quiescentian economy, worth a remarkable 1,607 trillion Hushes a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 183,511 Hushes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Prisoners can't do number twos without their "toilet buddy" present, convicted criminals are given free limo rides to jail, entire families are dragged into counseling whenever children fight on a playground, and the police force is on a recruitment drive. Crime is well under control. Quiescent's national animal is the Okapi, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Sleep.

Quiescent is ranked 11,223rd in the world and 338th in the South Pacific for Healthiest Citizens, with 12.31 Bananas Ingested Per Day.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 129thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 149thMost Influential: 342ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 421stMost Secular: 675thMost Beautiful Environments: 952ndMost Cultured: 1,090thMost Developed: 1,379thTop
Smartest Citizens: 1,631stLargest Publishing Industry: 1,790thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,968thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,980thRudest Citizens: 2,178thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,239thBest Weather: 2,356thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,365thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,564thMost Inclusive: 2,658thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,732ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,331stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,328thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,323rdHighest Average Incomes: 7,240thTop
Highest Economic Output: 7,920thMost Stationary: 8,411thSafest: 8,847thMost Pacifist: 9,401stMost Advanced Public Education: 9,626thHealthiest Citizens: 11,223rdHighest Drug Use: 12,636thLargest Retail Industry: 13,268thNudest: 13,610th
Largest Agricultural Sector: 5th in the regionMost Influential: 9th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 23rd in the regionMost Secular: 27th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 28th in the regionMost Cultured: 28th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 38th in the regionMost Developed: 47th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 47th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 52nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 55th in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 60th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 62nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 72nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 78th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 79th in the regionBest Weather: 81st in the regionMost Inclusive: 89th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 114th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 139th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 144th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 172nd in the regionMost Stationary: 174th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 189th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 272nd in the regionLargest Populations: 275th in the regionTop
Safest: 312th in the regionNudest: 320th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 338th in the regionMost Pacifist: 364th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 371st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 391st in the regionMost Average: 397th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 414th in the regionLargest Black Market: 495th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 519th in the regionLargest Governments: 580th in the region

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