The People's Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Ars longa, vita brevis
Regional Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Imploded
Political Freedom
Excessive

Overview People Government Economy Trend Analysis

The People's Republic of Birchwater is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and notable for its national health service, daily referendums, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 24.722 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.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken 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 large but stagnant Birchwaterian economy, worth 620 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 25,090 flugles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down, voting is compulsory, truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news, and citizens are expected to be proficient in at least five languages. 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 1st in Osiris and 16th in the world for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 1,549 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Birchwater was ranked #1 in the region for Largest Welfare Programs (last census: Top 1%).
  • : Following new legislation in Birchwater, citizens are expected to be proficient in at least five languages.
  • : Following new legislation in Birchwater, truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news.
  • : Following new legislation in Birchwater, voting is compulsory.
  • : Following new legislation in Birchwater, space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down.
  • : Following new legislation in Birchwater, citizens can be frequently spotted going about their business stark naked.
  • : Birchwater fell out of the world Top 1% for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Birchwater fell out of the regional Top 1% for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Birchwater, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight.
  • : Following new legislation in Birchwater, the nation leads Osiris in per capita stalking.

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