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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, safe nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and renowned for its national health service. The compassionate, intelligent population of 22.98 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.

A niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up, the wearing and manufacture of fur apparel is banned, the art of conversation has been rediscovered, and recent protests against birds flying too low have resulted in bloodshed. 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 19th in Osiris and 1,048th in the world for Largest Populations, with 22,980 Capita (millions).

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 4 days ago

  • 17 hours ago: Birchwater was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Populations.
  • 3 days 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, recent protests against birds flying too low have resulted in bloodshed.
  • 3 days 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, the art of conversation has been rediscovered.
  • 3 days 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, the wearing and manufacture of fur apparel is banned.
  • 3 days 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, a niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up.
  • 3 days 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, Birchwater City spends billions upgrading public transport.
  • 6 days ago: Birchwater was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Politically Free.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, Black-capped Chickadee is one of the most popular forenames in Birchwater.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, citizens may cast their vote over the internet or phone.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Birchwater, almost half of the child population live rough on the streets.

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