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The Commonwealth of Silage

“Utile Dulci”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Balder



Population30.841 billion

LeaderAnyho Escort


The Commonwealth of Silage is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Anyho Escort with an even hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, anti-smoking policies, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 30.841 billion Silageans 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Clamp. The average income tax rate is 95.3%.

The enormous but inefficient Silagean economy, worth a remarkable 2,306 trillion Litres a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 74,802 Litres, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.5 times as much as the poorest.

No one believes anything until it has been strenuously tested and peer-reviewed, factories grind to a halt every time there is an election, families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain, and politicians "baring all" for the camera isn't always a figure of speech. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Silage's national animal is the cow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Silage is ranked 132,147th in the world and 4,704th in Balder for Most Pro-Market, scoring 36.89 on the Rand Index.

Largest Populations: 1,848thMost Pacifist: 1,900thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,976thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,994thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,185thBest Weather: 2,377thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,479thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,699thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,213thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,290thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,601stLargest Governments: 4,199thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,563rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,638thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,670thNicest Citizens: 5,236thSmartest Citizens: 5,513thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,519thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,834thHighest Economic Output: 6,117thHealthiest Citizens: 6,177thMost Stationary: 6,292ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,825thLowest Crime Rates: 6,993rdSafest: 7,057thMost Cultured: 7,204thTop
Most Influential: 11,415thMost Inclusive: 11,795thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,901st
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 42nd in the regionLargest Populations: 44th in the regionMost Stationary: 55th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 68th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 77th in the regionBest Weather: 78th in the regionMost Pacifist: 87th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 97th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 98th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 103rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 121st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 132nd in the regionLargest Governments: 184th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 202nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 205th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 214th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 220th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 221st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 231st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 234th in the regionNicest Citizens: 248th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 262nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 288th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 311th in the regionMost Cultured: 335th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 360th in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 373rd in the regionSafest: 379th in the regionMost Inclusive: 629th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Silage voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Access to Abortion".
  • : Silage was endorsed by The Kittens of Godly City.
  • : Silage was reclassified from "Left-Leaning College State" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Silage voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Fair Arbitration Act".
  • : Silage voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend The Salaxalans".
  • : Silage voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Standards On Police Accountability".
  • : Silage was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Silage voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Apulita".
  • : Silage voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Regulating Desalination".
  • : Silage was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential and the Top 10% for Most Valuable International Artwork.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 4 » North East Somerset, Onder Kelkia, Fooooooooo, and Godly City.

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