by Max Barry

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The Amorphous Mass of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Overview Factbook Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Government

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

Public Protest

The right to public protest is considered to be essential.

Proportional Representation

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

Society

Marriage Equality

Citizens of the same sex may marry.

Polygamy

Citizens may have multiple spouses.

Euthanasia

Citizens are legally entitled to end their lives.

Vat-Produced Infants

Biological reproduction is prohibited.

AI Personhood

Artificial beings are legally recognized citizens.

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.

No Zoos

Animals may not be kept in confinement.

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

Socialism

Industry is owned and run by the government in a centrally planned economy.

AI Planning

The nation runs an AI-backed planned economy.

Cannabis

Cannabis may be legally purchased.

Prohibition

Alcohol is 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.

International

Weapons of Mass Destruction

The nation claims the legal right to use WMDs.