by Max Barry

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The Nation of
New York Times Democracy

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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.

Term Limits

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

Society

Marriage Equality

Citizens of the same sex may marry.

Atheism

Religious worship is prohibited.

Euthanasia

Citizens are legally entitled to end their lives.

Sex Education

School-age children receive mandatory sex education.

Law & Order

Corporal Punishment

Criminals may be ordered to undergo physical punishment.

Economy

Capitalism

Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

Maternity Leave

Women receive paid leave from employment for childbirth.

Metricism

The state mandates the use of the metric system.

International

No WMDs

The nation opposes the use of WMDs.

Climate Treaty

The nation is a signatory to an international climate treaty.