The nation does not hold democratic elections.
The special status of a royal family is enshrined in law.
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.
Strict modesty laws govern how citizens may dress.
School-age children receive mandatory sex education.
Smoking is prohibited, even in private.
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.
Jails and prisons are not employed.
Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.
Children may be legally employed as workers and contractors.
Women receive paid leave from employment for childbirth.
The nation pursues a policy of economic self-sufficiency.
The nation is nuclear powered.
The nation runs a space program.
The state mandates the use of the metric system.
Weapons of Mass Destruction
The nation claims the legal right to use WMDs.
Foreigners cannot become residents.
Citizens are not permitted to leave.