by Max Barry

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The Autonomous Region of
New York Times Democracy

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Government

Free Press

The media's right to free reporting is legally protected.

Society

No Marriage

Marriage is prohibited.

Parental Licensing

Citizens must acquire a license in order to have children.

Child Self-Rearing

Children are left in the wilderness to raise themselves.

No Smoking

Smoking is prohibited, even in private.

Law & Order

Capital Punishment

Citizens may be executed for crimes.

Gun Control

Citizens are forbidden from owning firearms.

No Prison

Jails and prisons are not employed.

Economy

Maternity Leave

Women receive paid leave from employment for childbirth.

Cannabis

Cannabis may be legally purchased.

No Automobiles

Cars are 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.