by Max Barry

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Least Corrupt Governments: 4,261stMost Influential: 6,928thMost Secular: 12,377th
The Open Cage of
Left-wing Utopia
A little bird told me...
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Population8.013 billion

CapitalEagle Point


The Open Cage of Birdkeeper is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Nidicolous with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, compulsory military service, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 8.013 billion Keepers are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The medium-sized, socially-minded government is primarily concerned with Education, with Public Transport, Defense, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Eagle Point. The average income tax rate is 33.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The large but underdeveloped Keeper economy, worth 225 trillion Avians a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Trout Farming, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 28,173 Avians, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Foreign spirits are hard to find due to an abundance of "Cletus and Jim Bob's Homemade Keeper Moonshine", the nation is experiencing a severe shortage of sporting events, the government is notorious for leaving citizens with almost nothing from their inheritance, and the sanitised and dull music festivals of Birdkeeper are famed for their reasonable volume levels. Crime is totally unknown. Birdkeeper's national animal is the Finch, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Birdkeeper is ranked 141,796th in the world and 5,829th in the South Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 182.53 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 4,261stMost Influential: 6,928thTop
Most Secular: 12,377thMost Valuable International Artwork: 17,324thMost Rebellious Youth: 18,565thMost Cultured: 19,716th
Least Corrupt Governments: 155th in the regionLargest Populations: 351st in the regionTop
Most Secular: 441st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 541st in the regionMost Cultured: 574th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 576th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 679th in the regionMost Influential: 679th in the regionBest Weather: 758th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 835th in the region

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