by Max Barry

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The Grand State of
New York Times Democracy

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Government

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

Public Protest

The right to public protest is considered to be essential.

Society

Marriage Equality

Citizens of the same sex may marry.

Sex Education

School-age children receive mandatory sex education.

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

Capitalism

Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

Maternity Leave

Women receive paid leave from employment for childbirth.

Space Program

The nation runs a space program.

Metricism

The state mandates the use of the metric system.

International

Climate Treaty

The nation is a signatory to an international climate treaty.