by Max Barry

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The Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship

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Government

Autocracy

The nation does not hold democratic elections.

Monarchy

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

State Press

Only state-controlled media is permitted.

No Dissent

Public protests are illegal.

Pledge of Allegiance

The daily singing of an anthem or reciting of a pledge is compulsory in schools.

Society

No Marriage

Marriage is prohibited.

Atheism

Religious worship is prohibited.

Euthanasia

Citizens are legally entitled to end their lives.

AI Personhood

Artificial beings are legally recognized citizens.

Parental Licensing

Citizens must acquire a license in order to have children.

Body Integrity

Citizens may not pierce their bodies nor circumcize their children.

Sex Education

School-age children receive mandatory sex education.

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.

Conscription

A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.

No Prison

Jails and prisons are not employed.

ID Chips

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

Economy

Socialism

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

Maternity Leave

Women receive paid leave from employment for childbirth.

No Drugs

All recreational drugs are prohibited.

Prohibition

Alcohol is banned.

Autarky

The nation pursues a policy of economic self-sufficiency.

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.

No Emigration

Citizens are not permitted to leave.