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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, genial nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and notable for its compulsory vegetarianism. The compassionate, intelligent population of 23.004 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.

Recent protests against birds flying too low have resulted in bloodshed, eight year-olds can be seen lighting up in public areas, the fire protection service is wholly government-funded, and refugees from other nations are flocking to Birchwater's border. 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 171st in Osiris and 7,563rd in the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 78 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 11 hours ago

  • 23 hours ago: Birchwater was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • 23 hours ago: Birchwater was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • 2 days ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, refugees from other nations are flocking to Birchwater's border.
  • 2 days ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, the fire protection service is wholly government-funded.
  • 2 days ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, eight year-olds can be seen lighting up in public areas.
  • 4 days ago: Birchwater was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Populations.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, recent protests against birds flying too low have resulted in bloodshed.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, the art of conversation has been rediscovered.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, the wearing and manufacture of fur apparel is banned.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, a niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up.

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