by Max Barry

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The Union of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

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Government

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

State Press

Only state-controlled media is permitted.

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.

Law & Order

Capital Punishment

Citizens may be executed for crimes.

Corporal Punishment

Criminals may be ordered to undergo physical punishment.

Conscription

A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.

Gun Control

Citizens are forbidden from owning firearms.

ID Chips

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

Economy

Capitalism

Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

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.

Climate Treaty

The nation is a signatory to an international climate treaty.