by Max Barry

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The Republic of
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Government

Theocracy

Worship of the official state religion is mandatory.

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.

No Dissent

Public protests are illegal.

Pledge of Allegiance

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

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

Permanent Marriage

Divorce is illegal.

Heterosexuality

Same-sex relationships are illegal.

No Adultery

Adultery is prohibited by law.

No Contraception

Contraception is illegal.

No Abortion

Abortion is illegal.

Compulsory Organ Harvesting

Citizens have no say in the medical use of their bodies after death.

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.

Prudism

Strict modesty laws govern how citizens may dress.

No Sports

Physical contact sports are prohibited.

No Smoking

Smoking is prohibited, even in private.

No Zoos

Animals may not be kept in confinement.

Law & Order

Capital Punishment

Citizens may be executed for crimes.

Corporal Punishment

Criminals may be ordered to undergo physical punishment.

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.

Curfew

The nation enforces a national curfew.

DNA Harvesting

Citizen DNA must be submitted to the state.

Economy

Capitalism

Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

Child Labor

Children may be legally employed as workers and contractors.

No Computers

Computers are banned.

No Internet

Citizens may not connect to the Internet.

No Drugs

All recreational drugs are prohibited.

Slavery

Slavery is legal.

Prohibition

Alcohol is banned.

Affirmative Action

Organizations are required to meet demographic quotas.

No Gambling

Gambling is illegal.

No Video Games

Computer games are banned.

Nuclear Power

The nation is nuclear powered.

Space Program

The nation runs a space program.

No Aircraft

Aircraft are banned.

Metricism

The state mandates the use of the metric system.

International

Weapons of Mass Destruction

The nation claims the legal right to use WMDs.