by Max Barry

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The Federal Republic 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.

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

Heterosexuality

Same-sex relationships are illegal.

Polygamy

Citizens may have multiple spouses.

No Sex

Biological reproduction is prohibited.

No Zoos

Animals may not be kept in confinement.

Law & Order

Capital Punishment

Citizens may be executed for crimes.

Human Sacrifice

Religious sacrifice of human beings is legal.

No Judiciary

The nation has abolished the court system.

Economy

Capitalism

Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

Child Labor

Children may be legally employed as workers and contractors.

Cannabis

Cannabis may be legally purchased.

Space Program

The nation runs a space program.

International

Weapons of Mass Destruction

The nation claims the legal right to use WMDs.