by Max Barry

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The Empire of
Father Knows Best State

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Government

Monarchy

The special status of a royal family is enshrined in law.

Feudalism

The nation practices a feudal system of lords and serfs.

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

State Press

Only state-controlled media is permitted.

Native Representation

Only native-born citizens may hold elected office.

Term Limits

Elected representatives must leave office after a legally mandated amount of time.

Society

Euthanasia

Citizens are legally entitled to end their lives.

Geronticide

Citizens are not permitted to reach old age.

Compulsory Organ Harvesting

Citizens have no say in the medical use of their bodies after death.

Parental Licensing

Citizens must acquire a license in order to have children.

Prudism

Strict modesty laws govern how citizens may dress.

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.

ID Chips

Citizens are administered an under-the-skin ID chip.

Economy

Capitalism

Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

Child Labor

Children may be legally employed as workers and contractors.

Maternity Leave

Women receive paid leave from employment for childbirth.

Slavery

Slavery is legal.

Prohibition

Alcohol is banned.

No Nuclear Power

Nuclear power generation is prohibited.

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.

Climate Treaty

The nation is a signatory to an international climate treaty.

No Immigration

Foreigners cannot become residents.