by Max Barry

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The Archipellago of
Compulsory Consumerist State

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Government

Autocracy

The nation does not hold democratic elections.

No Dissent

Public protests are illegal.

Pledge of Allegiance

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

Society

Marriage Equality

Citizens of the same sex may marry.

Permanent Marriage

Divorce is illegal.

Polygamy

Citizens may have multiple spouses.

Compulsory Organ Harvesting

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

Parental Licensing

Citizens must acquire a license in order to have children.

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.

Conscription

A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.

Curfew

The nation enforces a national curfew.

Economy

Capitalism

Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

Child Labor

Children may be legally employed as workers and contractors.

No Internet

Citizens may not connect to the Internet.

Slavery

Slavery is legal.

Prohibition

Alcohol is banned.

Nuclear Power

The nation is nuclear powered.

Space Program

The nation runs a space program.

Metricism

The state mandates the use of the metric system.

International

No Immigration

Foreigners cannot become residents.