by Max Barry

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The Eco-Conscious Pyromaniacs of
Authoritarian Democracy

Overview Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Government

Monarchy

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

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

Proportional Representation

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

Term Limits

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

Society

Permanent Marriage

Divorce is illegal.

Heterosexuality

Same-sex relationships are illegal.

No Adultery

Adultery is prohibited by law.

No Contraception

Contraception is illegal.

No Abortion

Abortion is illegal.

Vegetarianism

Vegetarianism is compulsory.

Parental Licensing

Citizens must acquire a license in order to have children.

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.

No Zoos

Animals may not be kept in confinement.

Law & Order

Capital Punishment

Citizens may be executed for crimes.

Corporal Punishment

Criminals may be ordered to undergo physical punishment.

Human Sacrifice

Religious sacrifice of human beings is legal.

No Judiciary

The nation has abolished the court system.

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.

No Computers

Computers are banned.

No Internet

Citizens may not connect to the Internet.

Universal Health Care

The state provides health care to all citizens.

No Automobiles

Cars are banned.

Prohibition

Alcohol is banned.

No Gambling

Gambling is illegal.

No Video Games

Computer games are banned.

No Nuclear Power

Nuclear power generation is prohibited.

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.