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Most Authoritarian: 1,055thMost Extreme: 2,359thMost Ignorant Citizens: 3,073rd
The Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
We exist in a perpetual state.
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Basket Case
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Birch 191

Population2.662 billion

Currencyleaf
Animaltree

The Republic of Birch 191 is a massive, safe nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, compulsory military service, and fear of technology. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 2.662 billion Birch 191ians 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, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Law & Order, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 66.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Birch 191ian economy, worth 19.8 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, highly specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Trout Farming, Furniture Restoration, and Tourism. 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 7,426 leaves, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Millions of simultaneously backfiring toilets have flooded Birch 191 City with effluent, witnesses have to run a gauntlet of mob enforcers to testify at trials, coat closets are being re-branded as bedrooms, and government doublethinkers have declared that voting is slavery. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Birch 191's national animal is the tree, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Birch 191 is ranked 193,005th in the world and 118th in Primitiveness for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring -3.16 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Most Authoritarian: 1,055thMost Extreme: 2,359thTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 3,073rdMost Primitive: 3,151stMost Income Equality: 3,225thMost Conservative: 3,993rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,228th
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Most Extreme: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Primitive: 3rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionMost Patriotic: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 7th in the regionMost Conservative: 8th in the regionMost Income Equality: 10th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 19th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 20th in the regionMost Stationary: 21st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Birch 191's influence in Primitiveness fell from "Vassal" to "Apprentice".
  • : Birch 191 was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • : Birch 191's influence in Primitiveness rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
  • : Birch 191's influence in Primitiveness fell from "Vassal" to "Apprentice".
  • : Birch 191 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Zombified.
  • : Birch 191's influence in Primitiveness fell from "Envoy" to "Vassal".
  • : Birch 191 was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Authoritarian and the Top 5% for Highest Unexpected Death Rate and Most Extreme.
  • : Birch 191's influence in Primitiveness rose from "Zero" to "Envoy".
  • : Following new legislation in Birch 191, government doublethinkers have declared that voting is slavery.
  • : Following new legislation in Birch 191, coat closets are being re-branded as bedrooms.

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