by Max Barry

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The Empire of
Democratic Socialists

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Government

Autocracy

The nation does not hold democratic elections.

Monarchy

The special status of a royal family is enshrined in law.

Pledge of Allegiance

The daily singing of an anthem or reciting of a pledge is compulsory in schools.

Society

Heterosexuality

Same-sex relationships are illegal.

Polygamy

Citizens may have multiple spouses.

No Abortion

Abortion is illegal.

Sex Education

School-age children receive mandatory sex education.

No Smoking

Smoking is prohibited, even in private.

Law & Order

Capital Punishment

Citizens may be executed for crimes.

Corporal Punishment

Criminals may be ordered to undergo physical punishment.

Conscription

A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.

No Judiciary

The nation has abolished the court system.

Gun Control

Citizens are forbidden from owning firearms.

Curfew

The nation enforces a national curfew.

No Prison

Jails and prisons are not employed.

DNA Harvesting

Citizen DNA must be submitted to the state.

ID Chips

Citizens are administered an under-the-skin ID chip.

Economy

Capitalism

Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

Maternity Leave

Women receive paid leave from employment for childbirth.

Universal Health Care

The state provides health care to all citizens.

Prohibition

Alcohol is banned.

No Gambling

Gambling is illegal.

Nuclear Power

The nation is nuclear powered.

Space Program

The nation runs a space program.

Metricism

The state mandates the use of the metric system.

International

Weapons of Mass Destruction

The nation claims the legal right to use WMDs.

Climate Treaty

The nation is a signatory to an international climate treaty.