The nation does not hold democratic elections.
The special status of a royal family is enshrined in law.
The nation practices a feudal system of lords and serfs.
Only state-controlled media is permitted.
Public protests are illegal.
Pledge of Allegiance
The daily singing of an anthem or reciting of a pledge is compulsory in schools.
Same-sex relationships are illegal.
Adultery is prohibited by law.
Contraception is illegal.
Abortion is illegal.
Citizens are legally entitled to end their lives.
Citizens may not pierce their bodies nor circumcize their children.
Strict modesty laws govern how citizens may dress.
School-age children receive mandatory sex education.
Law & Order
Citizens may be executed for crimes.
Criminals may be ordered to undergo physical punishment.
A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.
The nation has abolished the court system.
Jails and prisons are not employed.
Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.
Cannabis may be legally purchased.
The nation is nuclear powered.
The nation runs a space program.
Weapons of Mass Destruction
The nation claims the legal right to use WMDs.
Foreigners cannot become residents.