Most Rebellious Youth: 7th Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 8th Most Beautiful Environments: 8th
The People's Republic of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Ars longa, vita brevis
Regional Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Basket Case
Political Freedom
Excellent

Overview People Government Economy Rank Trend

The People's Republic of Birchwater is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and notable for its smutty television, complete lack of prisons, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 27.217 billion Birchwaterians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, socially-minded 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 enormous but stagnant Birchwaterian economy, worth a remarkable 1,701 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 62,510 flugles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent, funerals are often rudely interrupted by juggling clowns shouting for volunteers from the audience, bars are packed at all hours, and the nation is currently revamping its entire education system. 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 152,190th in the world and 185th in Democratic Socialist Assembly for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring -58.26 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

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Most Rebellious Youth: 7thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8thMost Beautiful Environments: 8thSmartest Citizens: 8thLongest Average Lifespans: 10thMost Pacifist: 11thMost Compassionate Citizens: 12thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13thLargest Governments: 13thMost Inclusive: 14thMost Cultured: 15thNicest Citizens: 25thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 28thLeast Corrupt Governments: 40thBest Weather: 118thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 163rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 173rdSafest: 197thHealthiest Citizens: 214thLowest Crime Rates: 246thMost Secular: 408thMost Scientifically Advanced: 434thLargest Populations: 939thTop
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Most Income Equality: 1,665thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,353rdHighest Economic Output: 5,374thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,143rdMost Advanced Public Education: 6,518thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 8,369thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,923rdNudest: 10,148thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,715thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,212th
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Birchwater, the nation is currently revamping its entire education system.
  • : Following new legislation in Birchwater, bars are packed at all hours.
  • : Birchwater's influence in Democratic Socialist Assembly rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Following new legislation in Birchwater, funerals are often rudely interrupted by juggling clowns shouting for volunteers from the audience.
  • : Birchwater voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Dank memes".
  • : Following new legislation in Birchwater, the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent.
  • : Birchwater endorsed The United Socialist States of Peanutulvania.
  • : Following new legislation in Birchwater, the nation is ravaged by daily union strikes.
  • : Following new legislation in Birchwater, popular cartoon characters frequently appear in government-sponsored PSAs reminding students to say no to drugs.
  • : Birchwater was endorsed by The United Socialist States of Peanutulvania.

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