by Max Barry

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The Republic of
New York Times Democracy

Overview Factbook Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Government

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

Proportional Representation

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

Society

Euthanasia

Citizens are legally entitled to end their lives.

Law & Order

Capital Punishment

Citizens may be executed for crimes.

Economy

Capitalism

Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

Metricism

The state mandates the use of the metric system.

International

No WMDs

The nation opposes the use of WMDs.