The Free Land of Bird State
“Wil je een vogel”
|Category: Authoritarian Democracy|
Regional Influence: Squire
The Free Land of Bird State is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, prohibition of alcohol, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, devout population of 300 million Birds are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.
The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Law & Order, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 73.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The sizeable but underdeveloped Birdy economy, worth 11.2 trillion Rimu fruits 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 Trout Farming and Basket Weaving. 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 37,310 Rimu fruits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Bills about shades of lipstick are frequently introduced in the nation's legislature, children are raised bilingual from an early age, terrorists are on a first name basis with the officials that stamp their passports, and a suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bird State's national animal is the Kākāpō, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Bird State's influence in Wintreath rose from "Page" to "Squire".
- : Bird State endorsed The Confederacy of Free Separatists of New Columbia.
- : Bird State was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Slowetia.
- : Bird State was endorsed by The Republic of Ehrenfest.
- : Bird State was endorsed by The Confederacy of Free Separatists of New Columbia.
- : Bird State was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
- : Bird State was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Samrif.
- : Bird State endorsed The Federal Republic of Samrif.
- : Bird State's influence in Wintreath rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
- : Following new legislation in Bird State, a suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League.
Endorsements Received: 36 » Penguin Dictators, Wintermoot, Svipjoth, Weihbach, ImperialRussia, The Stigyan Triumvirate, Zinnea, Melehan, Bostovania, Cozia, Reactia, Platinum Skills, Inkludering, The Greenlandic North, Saagar, Lusgastan, Imperio tilandes, WhysashaPOTATO, Andromedian, Hayden Rivers, The Turlesz, Moustachlee, Hangug-eun, United Malay Federation, El Bababooey, Kabeya, Thomoland, Eas Knine, Greyrey, The Provincial Union of the Pacific, Namkada, Lumia Rey, Samrif, Free Separatists of New Columbia, Ehrenfest, and Slowetia.