by Max Barry

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The New Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

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Government

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

Term Limits

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

Society

Permanent Marriage

Divorce is illegal.

Polygamy

Citizens may have multiple spouses.

No Adultery

Adultery is prohibited by law.

Compulsory Organ Harvesting

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

AI Personhood

Artificial beings are legally recognized citizens.

Parental Licensing

Citizens must acquire a license in order to have children.

Prudism

Strict modesty laws govern how citizens may dress.

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.

Human Sacrifice

Religious sacrifice of human beings is legal.

Conscription

A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.

Economy

Capitalism

Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

No Internet

Citizens may not connect to the Internet.

Cannabis

Cannabis may be legally purchased.

Slavery

Slavery is legal.

Space Program

The nation runs a space program.

Metricism

The state mandates the use of the metric system.

International

Weapons of Mass Destruction

The nation claims the legal right to use WMDs.