by Max Barry

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Most Conservative: 2,063rdMost Income Equality: 3,707thMost Authoritarian: 5,185th
The Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
We exist in a perpetual state.
Civil Rights
Basket Case
Political Freedom

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Birch 182

Population2.676 billion


The Republic of Birch 182 is a massive, safe nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, zero percent divorce rate, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 2.676 billion Birch 182ians 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, moralistic, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 45.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Birch 182ian economy, worth 33.0 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 large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Trout Farming, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Retail, and Gambling. 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 12,342 leaves, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Tax-payers are funding ever more extravagant movie projects, the nation's government buildings are remarkable for being ugly concrete boxes, punk rockers smash it up and then clean it up, and DDT is used widely to repel disease-carrying insects. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Birch 182's national animal is the tree, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Birch 182 is ranked 257,873rd in the world and 214th in Primitiveness for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring -12.04 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

Most Conservative: 2,063rdTop
Most Income Equality: 3,707thMost Authoritarian: 5,185thMost Ignorant Citizens: 7,298thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,831stTop
Most Extreme: 24,920th
Most Conservative: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7th in the region

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