by Max Barry

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Fattest Citizens: 9,969thMost Rebellious Youth: 11,903rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 12,018th
The Free Land of
Democratic Socialists
We exist in a perpetual state.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Birch 73

Population3.005 billion


The Free Land of Birch 73 is a massive, safe nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, avowedly heterosexual populace, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed population of 3.005 billion Birch 73ians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 37.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Birch 73ian economy, worth 90.2 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 Arms Manufacturing, Pizza Delivery, Soda Sales, 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 30,023 leaves, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates, recent protests against birds flying too low have resulted in bloodshed, when shaking hands with foreign leaders Leader wears an armoured gauntlet, and the nation grinds to a halt on the anniversary of every marginally noteworthy event. Crime is well under control, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Birch 73's national animal is the tree, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Birch 73 is ranked 33,180th in the world and 6th in Primitiveness for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 3,948.64 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

Fattest Citizens: 9,969thMost Rebellious Youth: 11,903rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 12,018th
Most Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6th in the regionMost Average: 6th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 11th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 12th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the region

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