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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: 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 museums and concert halls. The compassionate, intelligent population of 22.769 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.

Children are brainwashed at a young age to accept "Love and peace!" as a way of life, the nation is ravaged by daily union strikes, midnight pizza breaks are common among the work-from-home population, and citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling". 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 3,013th in Osiris and 110,498th in the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, scoring 14 on the Inverse Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 117 minutes ago

  • 1 day 16 hours ago: Birchwater was ranked #1 in the region for Smartest Citizens.
  • 2 days 4 hours ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling".
  • 2 days 4 hours ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, midnight pizza breaks are common among the work-from-home population.
  • 2 days 4 hours ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, the nation is ravaged by daily union strikes.
  • 2 days 4 hours ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, children are brainwashed at a young age to accept "Love and peace!" as a way of life.
  • 2 days 4 hours ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, the government is avowedly atheist.
  • 2 days 5 hours ago: Birchwater was refounded in Osiris.
  • 8 days ago: Birchwater ceased to exist.
  • 10 days ago: Birchwater was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • 10 days ago: Birchwater was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Extreme.

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