by Max Barry

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The United Republic of
Left-Leaning College State

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Government

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

Proportional Representation

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

Society

Marriage Equality

Citizens of the same sex may marry.

Polygamy

Citizens may have multiple spouses.

No Contraception

Contraception is illegal.

Sex Education

School-age children receive mandatory sex education.

No Zoos

Animals may not be kept in confinement.

Law & Order

Conscription

A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.

No Prison

Jails and prisons are not employed.

DNA Harvesting

Citizen DNA must be submitted to the state.

Economy

Capitalism

Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

Child Labor

Children may be legally employed as workers and contractors.

Universal Health Care

The state provides health care to all citizens.

Cannabis

Cannabis may be legally purchased.

Prohibition

Alcohol is banned.

Affirmative Action

Organizations are required to meet demographic quotas.

No Video Games

Computer games are banned.

Nuclear Power

The nation is nuclear powered.

Metricism

The state mandates the use of the metric system.

International

Weapons of Mass Destruction

The nation claims the legal right to use WMDs.

Climate Treaty

The nation is a signatory to an international climate treaty.