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The People's Republic of Birchwater

“Ars longa, vita brevis”

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

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Yggdrasil

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The People's Republic of Birchwater is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and remarkable for its happy-go-lucky citizens. The compassionate, intelligent population of 22.718 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, 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.

Streaming video is considered to be a myth by most citizens, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, and volunteers are signing up to take arms against an incursion of flesh-eating zombies (Birchwater has found 1 easter egg). 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 4th in Yggdrasil and 739th in the world for Safest, scoring 1,332.6 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 22 days ago

  • 23 hours ago: Birchwater was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Safest.
  • 9 days ago: Birchwater was ranked #1 in the region for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • 10 days ago: Birchwater was ranked #1 in the region for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • 12 days ago: Birchwater was ranked #1 in the region for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • 16 days ago: Birchwater was ranked #1 in the region for Largest Public Sector.
  • 17 days ago: Birchwater was ranked #1 in the region for Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • 19 days ago: Birchwater was ranked #1 in the region for Smartest Citizens.
  • 21 days ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, volunteers are signing up to take arms against an incursion of flesh-eating zombies (Birchwater has found 1 easter egg).
  • 21 days ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit.
  • 21 days ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.

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