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The Distributist Kingdom of Silverius

“Stamus cum ecclesia catholica.”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Reasonable
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Enforcer

Location: The Coalition of Democratic Nations

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Silverius

Population15.034 billion

CapitalLafayette
LeaderKing Bélizaire
FaithCatholicism

Currencypiastre
Animalcrawfish

The Distributist Kingdom of Silverius is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by King Bélizaire with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, zero percent divorce rate, and national health service. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 15.034 billion Silverians 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lafayette. The average income tax rate is 97.0%.

The enormous but inefficient Silverian economy, worth a remarkable 1,029 trillion piastres a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Arms Manufacturing industry. Average income is 68,477 piastres, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's youth would rather watch paint dry than the news, the Silverian delegation to the World Assembly is having a hard time convincing people that international law will "pay for itself somehow...", posters on 'Silverian Values' advise against being proud of Silverius, and psychiatrists bizarrely accompany King Bélizaire to meetings with foreign heads of state. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Silverius's national animal is the crawfish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Silverius is ranked 169,027th in the world and 40th in The Coalition of Democratic Nations for Rudest Citizens, with 32.25 Insults Per Minute.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,190thTop
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Most Influential: 2,293rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,024thBest Weather: 3,351stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,926thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,027thSafest: 4,276thMost Devout: 5,038thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,562ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,651stLargest Governments: 6,002ndLargest Welfare Programs: 7,162ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,849thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,902ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,684thLowest Crime Rates: 10,229thNicest Citizens: 10,621stTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 11,295thLargest Populations: 13,993rdMost Advanced Public Education: 14,325thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,475thMost Cultured: 14,902ndHighest Economic Output: 16,533rdHealthiest Citizens: 16,723rdSmartest Citizens: 18,542ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,943rd
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Best Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the region

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