by Max Barry

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The Thalassocracy of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Overview Factbook Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Government

Autocracy

The nation does not hold democratic elections.

Monarchy

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

Feudalism

The nation practices a feudal system of lords and serfs.

Pledge of Allegiance

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

Society

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.

Corporal Punishment

Criminals may be ordered to undergo physical punishment.

Gun Control

Citizens are forbidden from owning firearms.

Economy

Capitalism

Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

Metricism

The state mandates the use of the metric system.

International

Weapons of Mass Destruction

The nation claims the legal right to use WMDs.

No Emigration

Citizens are not permitted to leave.