by Max Barry

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The Commonwealth of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

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Government

Monarchy

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

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

Public Protest

The right to public protest is considered to be essential.

Pledge of Allegiance

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

Term Limits

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

Society

Marriage Equality

Citizens of the same sex may marry.

No Abortion

Abortion is illegal.

AI Personhood

Artificial beings are legally recognized citizens.

Child Self-Rearing

Children are left in the wilderness to raise themselves.

Body Integrity

Citizens may not pierce their bodies nor circumcize their children.

No Smoking

Smoking is prohibited, even in private.

Law & Order

Capital Punishment

Citizens may be executed for crimes.

Conscription

A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.

Economy

Capitalism

Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

No Internet

Citizens may not connect to the Internet.

No Automobiles

Cars are banned.

Affirmative Action

Organizations are required to meet demographic quotas.

No Video Games

Computer games are banned.

Space Program

The nation runs a space program.

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.