Most Rebellious Youth: 6th Longest Average Lifespans: 8th Most Beautiful Environments: 9th
The People's Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Ars longa, vita brevis
Regional Influence
Dealmaker
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Weak
Political Freedom
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The People's Republic of Birchwater is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 26.328 billion Birchwaterians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, 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 enormous but sluggish Birchwaterian economy, worth a remarkable 3,900 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 an impressive 148,149 flugles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A vast monorail network carries people all over the country, any citizen who cries is immediately assigned a psychiatrist, there is an abondance of ackawi and zartschmelzend in every Birchwaterian grocery store, and anti-government web sites are springing up. 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 192,195th in the world and 10th in LSI for Most Ignorant Citizens, with 0.29 Missed References Per Hour.

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Most Rebellious Youth: 6thLongest Average Lifespans: 8thMost Beautiful Environments: 9thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9thMost Inclusive: 10thSmartest Citizens: 10thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11thMost Pacifist: 12thMost Cultured: 13thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14thLargest Governments: 17thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 24thNicest Citizens: 24thLeast Corrupt Governments: 35thBest Weather: 106thSafest: 126thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 145thMost Cheerful Citizens: 171stHealthiest Citizens: 205thLowest Crime Rates: 217thMost Advanced Public Education: 249thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 263rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 269thMost Scientifically Advanced: 362ndLargest Welfare Programs: 496thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 533rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 715thLargest Populations: 962ndHighest Economic Output: 1,292ndTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 1,929thMost Secular: 2,374thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,181stMost Politically Free: 8,680thMost Income Equality: 8,741stTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 9,610th
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Most Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Birchwater was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Birchwater, anti-government web sites are springing up.
  • : Following new legislation in Birchwater, there is an abondance of ackawi and zartschmelzend in every Birchwaterian grocery store.
  • : Following new legislation in Birchwater, any citizen who cries is immediately assigned a psychiatrist.
  • : Following new legislation in Birchwater, a vast monorail network carries people all over the country.
  • : Following new legislation in Birchwater, elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume.
  • : Following new legislation in Birchwater, citizens are expected to be proficient in at least five languages.
  • : Following new legislation in Birchwater, the nation is known as the cheapskates of LSI.
  • : Following new legislation in Birchwater, 'A is for Annulment' is a popular children's song.
  • : Following new legislation in Birchwater, whipping posts and lashes have been transferred to the Historical Museum of Birchwaterian Embarrassments.

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