by Max Barry

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The Ecclesiastical Meritocracy of
Moralistic Democracy

Overview Factbook Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Government

Theocracy

Worship of the official state religion is mandatory.

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

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

Permanent Marriage

Divorce is illegal.

Heterosexuality

Same-sex relationships are illegal.

No Adultery

Adultery is prohibited by law.

No Contraception

Contraception is illegal.

No Abortion

Abortion is illegal.

Parental Licensing

Citizens must acquire a license in order to have children.

Body Integrity

Citizens may not pierce their bodies nor circumcize their children.

Prudism

Strict modesty laws govern how citizens may dress.

No Smoking

Smoking is prohibited, even in private.

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.

No Prison

Jails and prisons are not employed.

Economy

Capitalism

Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

Maternity Leave

Women receive paid leave from employment for childbirth.

No Computers

Computers are banned.

No Internet

Citizens may not connect to the Internet.

Universal Health Care

The state provides health care to all citizens.

No Drugs

All recreational drugs are prohibited.

Prohibition

Alcohol is banned.

Autarky

The nation pursues a policy of economic self-sufficiency.

No Gambling

Gambling is illegal.

No Video Games

Computer games are banned.

Nuclear Power

The nation is nuclear powered.

International

Weapons of Mass Destruction

The nation claims the legal right to use WMDs.