by Max Barry

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The Federal Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

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Government

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

Pledge of Allegiance

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

Society

No Adultery

Adultery is prohibited by law.

AI Personhood

Artificial beings are legally recognized citizens.

Law & Order

Capital Punishment

Citizens may be executed for crimes.

Economy

Capitalism

Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

Maternity Leave

Women receive paid leave from employment for childbirth.

Affirmative Action

Organizations are required to meet demographic quotas.

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

Climate Treaty

The nation is a signatory to an international climate treaty.