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

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The People's Republic of Birchwater is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and compulsory vegetarianism. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 24.06 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, 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 607 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 25,255 flugles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The newspaper industry is subsidised by the government in order to keep it afloat, vegetarianism is compulsory, students cut up leftover flugles during Arts and Crafts, and the government is promoting multicultural values with the new 'Just Be Nice, OK?' initiative. 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 3,951st in Osiris and 140,277th in the world for Largest Retail Industry, scoring -29 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 13 hours ago

  • 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, the government is promoting multicultural values with the new 'Just Be Nice, OK?' initiative.
  • 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, students cut up leftover flugles during Arts and Crafts.
  • 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, vegetarianism is compulsory.
  • 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, the newspaper industry is subsidised by the government in order to keep it afloat.
  • 3 days 21 hours ago: Birchwater was ranked #1 in the region for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, students athletes gaze forlornly at abandoned Black-capped Chickadeeball fields.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, the government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, schools have extensive counseling programs for troubled students.
  • 11 days ago: Birchwater was ranked #1 in the region for Largest Public Sector (last census: Top 1%).

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