by Max Barry

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Most Authoritarian: 3,283rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 8,767thMost Income Equality: 11,704th
The Trigger Practice of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Basket Case
Political Freedom

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Birch 135

Population2.921 billion


The Trigger Practice of Birch 135 is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, suspicion of poets, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 2.921 billion Birch 135ians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government prioritizes Law & Order, although Public Transport, Defense, and Spirituality are also considered important. The average income tax rate is 44.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Birch 135ian economy, worth 44.0 trillion leaves a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Trout Farming, Furniture Restoration, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 15,062 leaves, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

City budgets are spent entirely on supporting the town royalty, parents often leave their kids in the car while they attend mindfulness meditation sessions, government statistics suggest 115% of the population love Leader, and park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Birch 135's national animal is the tree, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Birch 135 is ranked 241,720th in the world and 1st in Not Found for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring -10.73 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Most Authoritarian: 3,283rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 8,767thMost Income Equality: 11,704thTop
Most Conservative: 15,064thMost Extreme: 22,590thMost Rebellious Youth: 24,068th

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