by Max Barry

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The Republic of
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Government

Theocracy

Worship of the official state religion is mandatory.

State Press

Only state-controlled media is permitted.

Proportional Representation

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

Term Limits

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

Society

No Marriage

Marriage is prohibited.

Geronticide

Citizens are not permitted to reach old age.

AI Personhood

Artificial beings are legally recognized citizens.

Parental Licensing

Citizens must acquire a license in order to have children.

No Smoking

Smoking is prohibited, even in private.

Cannibalism

Consuming the flesh of fellow humans is legal.

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.

No Prison

Jails and prisons are not employed.

Economy

Capitalism

Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

Child Labor

Children may be legally employed as workers and contractors.

Maternity Leave

New mothers receive paid leave from employment.

No Internet

Citizens may not connect to the Internet.

No Drugs

All recreational drugs are prohibited.

Affirmative Action

Organizations are required to meet demographic quotas.

Space Program

The nation runs a space program.

International

No WMDs

The nation opposes the use of WMDs.

Climate Treaty

The nation is a signatory to an international climate treaty.

No Immigration

Foreigners cannot become residents.