The People's Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Ars longa, vita brevis
Regional Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Imploded
Political Freedom
Excessive

Overview People Government Economy Trend Analysis

The People's Republic of Birchwater is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, daily referendums, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 23.957 billion Birchwaterians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Birchwater City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The large but stagnant Birchwaterian economy, worth 604 trillion flugles a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. Average income is 25,216 flugles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The sound of wooden legs echo throughout Birchwater after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax, all forms of advertising are banned, cars are banned, and public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers. Crime is totally unknown. Birchwater's national animal is the Black-capped Chickadee, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Birchwater is ranked 3,719th in Osiris and 142,921st in the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with -42.479 Net Tourists per hour.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 4 days ago

  • 10 hours ago: Birchwater fell out of the world Top 1% for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • 10 hours ago: Birchwater fell out of the regional #1 spot for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, cars are banned.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, all forms of advertising are banned.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, the sound of wooden legs echo throughout Birchwater after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, mothers are routinely abandoning their children in the name of women's rights.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, expensive lawyers are hired to defend citizens in court for public urination charges against their pets.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, abortions are routinely performed in Birchwater's hospitals.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, legislation sometimes has to battle through weeks of filibustering to pass.

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