by Max Barry

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The Fair State of
Democratic Socialists

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Government

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

State Press

Only state-controlled media is permitted.

Proportional Representation

Votes translate linearly to elected representation, with no seats or electoral college.

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.

Euthanasia

Citizens are legally entitled to end their lives.

AI Personhood

Artificial beings are legally recognized citizens.

Sex Education

School-age children receive mandatory sex education.

No Smoking

Smoking is prohibited, even in private.

No Zoos

Animals may not be kept in confinement.

Law & Order

Corporal Punishment

Criminals may be ordered to undergo physical punishment.

Gun Control

Citizens are forbidden from owning firearms.

No Prison

Jails and prisons are not employed.

Economy

Socialism

Industry is owned and run by the government in a centrally planned economy.

AI Planning

The nation runs an AI-backed planned economy.

Maternity Leave

Women receive paid leave from employment for childbirth.

Prohibition

Alcohol is banned.

Affirmative Action

Organizations are required to meet demographic quotas.

No Gambling

Gambling is illegal.

Space Program

The nation runs a space program.

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.

No Immigration

Foreigners cannot become residents.