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Most Authoritarian: 6,221stMost Ignorant Citizens: 22,421stMost Primitive: 25,702nd
The Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
We exist in a perpetual state.
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Basket Case
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Birch 190

Population2.674 billion

Currencyleaf
Animaltree

The Republic of Birch 190 is a massive, orderly nation, remarkable for its ban on automobiles, enslaved workforce, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 2.674 billion Birch 190ians 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 enormous, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 63.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Birch 190ian economy, worth 29.0 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 black market in Tourism, Soda Sales, Arms Manufacturing, 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 10,850 leaves, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Posters on 'Birch 190ian Values' advise against being proud of Birch 190, fast-food chefs regularly win Health Innovation Awards for spitting on burgers, children gain their first sex education from reading the dictionary, and the silencing of dissent speaks volumes about the quality of Birch 190ian democracy. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Birch 190's national animal is the tree, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Birch 190 is ranked 110,272nd in the world and 41st in Primitiveness for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 1,083.98 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Most Authoritarian: 6,221stTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 22,421stMost Primitive: 25,702ndMost Income Equality: 26,514th
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Largest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionTop
5%
Highest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Birch 190 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Birch 190 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Birch 190 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Birch 190 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Birch 190 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Birch 190's influence in Primitiveness fell from "Vassal" to "Apprentice".
  • : Birch 190's influence in Primitiveness rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
  • : Birch 190's influence in Primitiveness fell from "Vassal" to "Apprentice".
  • : Birch 190 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Zombified.
  • : Birch 190's influence in Primitiveness fell from "Envoy" to "Vassal".

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