Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.
Pledge of Allegiance
The daily singing of an anthem or reciting of a pledge is compulsory in schools.
Only native-born citizens may hold elected office.
Same-sex relationships are illegal.
Adultery is prohibited by law.
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.
Physical contact sports are prohibited.
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.
Jails and prisons are not employed.
Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.
Women receive paid leave from employment for childbirth.
Computers are banned.
Slavery is legal.
Alcohol is banned.
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.