The nation does not hold democratic elections.
Worship of the official state religion is mandatory.
Only state-controlled media is permitted.
Public protests are illegal.
Pledge of Allegiance
The daily singing of an anthem or reciting of a pledge is compulsory in schools.
Divorce is illegal.
Same-sex relationships are illegal.
Adultery is prohibited by law.
Contraception is illegal.
Abortion is illegal.
Citizens must acquire a license in order to have children.
Citizens may not pierce their bodies nor circumcize their children.
Strict modesty laws govern how citizens may dress.
Smoking is prohibited, even in private.
Law & Order
Citizens may be executed for crimes.
Criminals may be ordered to undergo physical punishment.
A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.
Citizens are forbidden from owning firearms.
The nation enforces a national curfew.
Citizen DNA must be submitted to the state.
Industry is owned and run by the government in a centrally planned economy.
Children may be legally employed as workers and contractors.
Computers are banned.
Gambling is illegal.
The nation is nuclear powered.
The nation runs a space program.
The state mandates the use of the metric system.
Weapons of Mass Destruction
The nation claims the legal right to use WMDs.
Foreigners cannot become residents.
Citizens are not permitted to leave.