by Max Barry

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The United Island States of
Democratic Socialists

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Government

Monarchy

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

Feudalism

The nation practices a feudal system of lords and serfs.

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

State Press

Only state-controlled media is permitted.

Proportional Representation

Votes translate linearly to elected representation, with no seats or electoral college.

Society

Marriage Equality

Citizens of the same sex may marry.

Polygamy

Citizens may have multiple spouses.

Euthanasia

Citizens are legally entitled to end their lives.

Compulsory Organ Harvesting

Citizens have no say in the medical use of their bodies after death.

Sex Education

School-age children receive mandatory sex education.

No Zoos

Animals may not be kept in confinement.

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.

Gun Control

Citizens are forbidden from owning firearms.

Curfew

The nation enforces a national curfew.

Economy

Capitalism

Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

Child Labor

Children may be legally employed as workers and contractors.

Maternity Leave

Women receive paid leave from employment for childbirth.

No Computers

Computers are banned.

No Internet

Citizens may not connect to the Internet.

Universal Health Care

The state provides health care to all citizens.

Cannabis

Cannabis may be legally purchased.

No Automobiles

Cars are banned.

No Video Games

Computer games are banned.

No Nuclear Power

Nuclear power generation is prohibited.

No Aircraft

Aircraft are banned.

Metricism

The state mandates the use of the metric system.

International

No WMDs

The nation opposes the use of WMDs.

Climate Treaty

The nation is a signatory to an international climate treaty.