Most Rebellious Youth: 7th Most Beautiful Environments: 8th Longest Average Lifespans: 8th
The People's Republic of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Ars longa, vita brevis
Regional Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Basket Case
Political Freedom
Few

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The People's Republic of Birchwater is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory vegetarianism, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, cynical, cheerful population of 26.707 billion Birchwaterians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded 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 stagnant Birchwaterian economy, worth a remarkable 1,925 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 72,078 flugles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Cinemas play art-house movies to ever-shrinking audiences as film critics rule the industry, Birchwater City's main city thoroughfare has been blocked by a row of leyland cypresses that mysteriously appeared overnight, students cut up leftover flugles during Arts and Crafts, and witnesses have to run a gauntlet of mob enforcers to testify at trials. 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 17,510th in the world and 102nd in Democratic Socialist Assembly for Highest Poor Incomes, with 70,923.2 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Rebellious Youth: 7thMost Beautiful Environments: 8thLongest Average Lifespans: 8thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8thSmartest Citizens: 9thMost Inclusive: 11thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11thMost Pacifist: 11thMost Cultured: 13thLargest Governments: 13thNicest Citizens: 24thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 26thLeast Corrupt Governments: 47thBest Weather: 115thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 163rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 169thHealthiest Citizens: 212thSafest: 225thLowest Crime Rates: 255thMost Scientifically Advanced: 394thLargest Populations: 964thMost Income Equality: 1,425thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,933rdMost Secular: 3,269thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,237thHighest Economic Output: 4,253rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,245thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,407thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,384thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,522ndLargest Publishing Industry: 14,548th
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Most Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 3rd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 17th in the regionMost Secular: 19th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Birchwater, witnesses have to run a gauntlet of mob enforcers to testify at trials.
  • : Birchwater was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs and Most Advanced Public Transport and the Top 10% for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Birchwater, students cut up leftover flugles during Arts and Crafts.
  • : Following new legislation in Birchwater, Birchwater City's main city thoroughfare has been blocked by a row of leyland cypresses that mysteriously appeared overnight.
  • : Following new legislation in Birchwater, cinemas play art-house movies to ever-shrinking audiences as film critics rule the industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Birchwater, future leaders of Birchwater regularly dismiss pressing political issues when available options don't conform to their worldview.
  • : Following new legislation in Birchwater, a recent political speech drew the ire of nerds everywhere after the speaker claimed that Darth Vader was Harry Potter's father.
  • : Birchwater was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Following new legislation in Birchwater, dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws.
  • : Following new legislation in Birchwater, the nation's latest batch of politicians include internet comedians, an alleged serial killer, and a highly trained Black-capped Chickadee.

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