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Government

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

Public Protest

The right to public protest is considered to be essential.

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

No Marriage

Marriage is prohibited.

Euthanasia

Citizens are legally entitled to end their lives.

AI Personhood

Artificial beings are legally recognized citizens.

No Sports

Physical contact sports are prohibited.

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 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.

Child Labor

Children may be legally employed as workers and contractors.

Maternity Leave

Women receive paid leave from employment for childbirth.

Cannabis

Cannabis may be legally purchased.

No Automobiles

Cars are banned.

Affirmative Action

Organizations are required to meet demographic quotas.

No Gambling

Gambling is illegal.

Space Program

The nation runs a space program.

International

No WMDs

The nation opposes the use of WMDs.

Climate Treaty

The nation is a signatory to an international climate treaty.

No Immigration

Foreigners cannot become residents.