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The Commonwealth of
New York Times Democracy

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Government

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

Society

Marriage Equality

Citizens of the same sex may marry.

Polygamy

Citizens may have multiple spouses.

Euthanasia

Citizens are legally entitled to end their lives.

Sex Education

School-age children receive mandatory sex education.

Law & Order

Gun Control

Citizens are forbidden from owning firearms.

No Prison

Jails and prisons are not employed.

Economy

Capitalism

Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

Maternity Leave

Women receive paid leave from employment for childbirth.

Universal Health Care

The state provides health care to all citizens.

Affirmative Action

Organizations are required to meet demographic quotas.

Space Program

The nation runs a space program.

Metricism

The state mandates the use of the metric system.

International

Climate Treaty

The nation is a signatory to an international climate treaty.