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The People's Republic of Birchwater

“Ars longa, vita brevis”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Economy:
Imploded
Political Freedoms:
Excessive

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Osiris

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The People's Republic of Birchwater is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and remarkable for its strong anti-business policies. The compassionate, intelligent population of 23.178 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, liberal, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, the Environment, and Social Equality. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Birchwater City. The average income tax rate is 100%. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

Nude art is becoming wildly popular, the government has adopted a "Lightning Never Strikes Twice" approach to dealing with natural disasters, all-natural foods are becoming a major fad, and there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt. Crime is totally unknown. Birchwater's national animal is the Black-capped Chickadee, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the flugle.

Birchwater is ranked 3,381st in Osiris and 121,215th in the world for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring -35 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 13 hours ago

  • 2 days 2 hours ago: Birchwater was ranked #1 in the region for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • 2 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt.
  • 2 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, all-natural foods are becoming a major fad.
  • 2 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, the government has adopted a "Lightning Never Strikes Twice" approach to dealing with natural disasters.
  • 4 days ago: Birchwater was ranked #1 in the region for Nicest Citizens.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, nude art is becoming wildly popular.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, the government helps teach children how to kill a man from six paces.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings.
  • 10 days ago: Birchwater was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Income Equality.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle.

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