by Max Barry

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The Unbearable Lightness of
Tyranny by Majority

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Government

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

Society

Permanent Marriage

Divorce is illegal.

Heterosexuality

Same-sex relationships are illegal.

Atheism

Religious worship is prohibited.

Parental Licensing

Citizens must acquire a license in order to have children.

Prudism

Strict modesty laws govern how citizens may dress.

No Smoking

Smoking is prohibited, even in private.

Law & Order

Capital Punishment

Citizens may be executed for crimes.

Conscription

A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.

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.

No Drugs

All recreational drugs are prohibited.

No Gambling

Gambling is illegal.

Space Program

The nation runs a space program.

Metricism

The state mandates the use of the metric system.