The special status of a royal family is enshrined in law.
Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.
Pledge of Allegiance
The daily singing of an anthem or reciting of a pledge is compulsory in schools.
Votes translate linearly to elected representation, with no seats or electoral college.
Compulsory Organ Harvesting
Citizens have no say in the medical use of their bodies after death.
Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.
Women receive paid leave from employment for childbirth.
The nation runs a space program.
The state mandates the use of the metric system.