by Max Barry

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The Awkward Adages of
Iron Fist Consumerists

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Government

Feudalism

The nation practices a feudal system of lords and serfs.

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

State Press

Only state-controlled media is permitted.

Pledge of Allegiance

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

Proportional Representation

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

Native Representation

Only native-born citizens may hold elected office.

Term Limits

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

Society

Heterosexuality

Same-sex relationships are illegal.

Polygamy

Citizens may have multiple spouses.

No Abortion

Abortion is illegal.

Vegetarianism

Vegetarianism is compulsory.

Parental Licensing

Citizens must acquire a license in order to have children.

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.

Corporal Punishment

Criminals may be ordered to undergo physical punishment.

Human Sacrifice

Religious sacrifice of human beings is legal.

Conscription

A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.

Gun Control

Citizens are forbidden from owning firearms.

Curfew

The nation enforces a national curfew.

No Prison

Jails and prisons are not employed.

Economy

Capitalism

Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

Child Labor

Children may be legally employed as workers and contractors.

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.

Prohibition

Alcohol is banned.

Affirmative Action

Organizations are required to meet demographic quotas.

International

No WMDs

The nation opposes the use of WMDs.

No Immigration

Foreigners cannot become residents.

No Emigration

Citizens are not permitted to leave.