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The Democratic Oasis of Silverfish37

“You Can Stop Progress But You Shouldn't”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: The Leftist Assembly



Population3.772 billion



The Democratic Oasis of Silverfish37 is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Khalix with an even hand, and notable for its smutty television, complete lack of prisons, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.772 billion Silverfish 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Silverton. The average income tax rate is 92.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Silverfishian economy, worth 490 trillion silvers a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 130,129 silvers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The tenet of free speech is held dear, hammer and sickle-wielding space marines are such stuff that dreams are made on, going on a diet invalidates your passport, and the government is a clear-cut case of tyranny by majority. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Silverfish37's national animal is the fish, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Silverfish37 is ranked 240,431st in the world and 468th in The Leftist Assembly for Most Primitive, scoring -516.03 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,067thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,302ndMost Influential: 2,440thTop
Most Secular: 2,558thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,016thMost Pacifist: 3,051stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,380thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,764thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,850thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,071stMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,087thSafest: 4,180thNicest Citizens: 4,642ndMost Advanced Public Education: 4,712thMost Developed: 4,906thMost Inclusive: 5,162ndLongest Average Lifespans: 5,416thHealthiest Citizens: 5,690thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,780thSmartest Citizens: 6,466thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,699thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,780thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,795thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,816thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,601stLowest Crime Rates: 7,634thBest Weather: 7,919thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,550thLargest Governments: 8,919thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,150thTop
Most Cultured: 12,468thMost Efficient Economies: 16,805thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,330thHighest Average Incomes: 19,763rd
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 22nd in the regionTop
Most Secular: 26th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 27th in the regionMost Influential: 32nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 37th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 39th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 43rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 43rd in the regionSafest: 44th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 46th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 50th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Silverfish37 endorsed The Fiefdom of Roxlovia.
  • : Following new legislation in Silverfish37, the government is a clear-cut case of tyranny by majority.
  • : Silverfish37 was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Silverfish37 was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Following new legislation in Silverfish37, going on a diet invalidates your passport.
  • : Silverfish37 was reclassified from "Civil Rights Lovefest" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • : Silverfish37 voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Long-Term Storage Of Produced Waste".
  • : Following new legislation in Silverfish37, hammer and sickle-wielding space marines are such stuff that dreams are made on.
  • : Following new legislation in Silverfish37, the tenet of free speech is held dear.
  • : Silverfish37 was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Civil Rights Lovefest".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 109 » Alans Land, Slackertown, Nangka, Regional Defence Council of Aragon, Ghillemear, Carolia Aurea, Martilliopen, Argentigrad, NeoXoleria, Ephros, Sincadenas, Antinios, Llorens, Anarchocommunists of the World, Kawany, Caspersland, Depro, Socialist Columbia, Rorlenland, Roulantinia, Fizzopolis, Nepacton Murt, Caellus, North Amherst, United Socialist Republics of LAN, Korvias, Kongoland, Picuros, New Russsia, Transcommunist Republics, Aetsveld-Aalstad, Henchikurin, Philippine Marxist Government, Idezvoya, Digitotuo, Grod Island, Mexican Communists, Jum Vland, Socialist Great Picardy, Druriel, Manoaf, Dyl, Revilluca, Labuepe, Anioniotopia, Soviet Catgirls, New Volica, MacSwiney, Asturies-Llion, New Arkados, and 59 others.Super Awesome Fun Times, Roma Norte, Republic of Braz, Chapolia Zranzia, Leveille, Kaamapoori, Lisle, Old Corus, Agatep, Necrozia, Spmglandia, Vesmeau, Claiomha, The Gaturacia, Isola Di Macall, Czechnin, Khoridan, Zaratov, Rolmong, Creatrix, Lastolana, Pissing Yourself, Harrada, Yoodong, Coung Komands, Azamo, New Lonopolian Empire, Helionyx, Smoothie Magic, Idontknowium, Serbanovia, Ezmwalia, Perpetua Libertas, Shermani, Los Estados Socialistas del Cono Sur, Polotsk And Vitebsk, Rigaloria, Sitien, The Tohjo Empire, Atis, Alangrad, Okaraya, Yythria, Sauros, Green Green World, Karthikstan, Gensokyo Alter, Das Pardgulew, Graywall, Wagrurg, Temiscira, Eskhaton, Bibliothique, New Soviet Norway, New Samon, Podria, South Glesga, Neo Enderion, and Narodnya.

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