by Max Barry

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The United Socialist States of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

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Government

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

Public Protest

The right to public protest is considered to be essential.

Proportional Representation

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

Term Limits

Elected representatives must leave office after a legally mandated amount of time.

Society

No Marriage

Marriage is prohibited.

AI Personhood

Artificial beings are legally recognized citizens.

Vegetarianism

Vegetarianism is compulsory.

Sex Education

School-age children receive mandatory sex education.

No Smoking

Smoking is prohibited, even in private.

No Zoos

Animals may not be kept in confinement.

Law & Order

Corporal Punishment

Criminals may be ordered to undergo physical punishment.

Gun Control

Citizens are forbidden from owning firearms.

Economy

Socialism

Industry is owned and run by the government in a centrally planned economy.

Maternity Leave

Women receive paid leave from employment for childbirth.

Cannabis

Cannabis may be legally purchased.

No Gambling

Gambling is illegal.

Space Program

The nation runs a space program.

International

No WMDs

The nation opposes the use of WMDs.