The nation does not hold democratic elections.
Pledge of Allegiance
The daily singing of an anthem or reciting of a pledge is compulsory in schools.
Same-sex relationships are illegal.
Strict modesty laws govern how citizens may dress.
Law & Order
A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.
Industry is owned and run by the government in a centrally planned economy.
The state mandates the use of the metric system.
Foreigners cannot become residents.