The nation does not hold democratic elections.
Worship of the official state religion is mandatory.
The special status of a royal family is enshrined in law.
Only state-controlled media is permitted.
Public protests are illegal.
Pledge of Allegiance
The daily singing of an anthem or reciting of a pledge is compulsory in schools.
Divorce is illegal.
Same-sex relationships are illegal.
Adultery is prohibited by law.
Contraception is illegal.
Abortion is illegal.
Citizens are legally entitled to end their lives.
Citizens must acquire a license in order to have children.
Citizens may not pierce their bodies nor circumcize their children.
Strict modesty laws govern how citizens may dress.
School-age children receive mandatory sex education.
Smoking is prohibited, even in private.
Law & Order
Citizens may be executed for crimes.
Criminals may be ordered to undergo physical punishment.
A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.
The nation has abolished the court system.
All citizens are required to own a firearm.
The nation enforces a national curfew.
Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.
Children may be legally employed as workers and contractors.
Women receive paid leave from employment for childbirth.
Computers are banned.
Citizens may not connect to the Internet.
Alcohol is banned.
The nation pursues a policy of economic self-sufficiency.
No Video Games
Computer games are banned.
The nation is nuclear powered.
The nation runs a space program.
The state mandates the use of the metric system.
Weapons of Mass Destruction
The nation claims the legal right to use WMDs.
The nation is a signatory to an international climate treaty.
Foreigners cannot become residents.
Citizens are not permitted to leave.