by Max Barry

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The Topian of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

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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

Marriage Equality

Citizens of the same sex may marry.

Euthanasia

Citizens are legally entitled to end their lives.

Compulsory Organ Harvesting

Citizens have no say in the medical use of their bodies after death.

Vat-Produced Infants

Biological reproduction is prohibited.

AI Personhood

Artificial beings are legally recognized citizens.

Child Self-Rearing

Children are left in the wilderness to raise themselves.

Law & Order

Capital Punishment

Citizens may be executed for crimes.

Human Sacrifice

Religious sacrifice of human beings is legal.

Conscription

A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.

Gun Control

Citizens are forbidden from owning firearms.

No Prison

Jails and prisons are not employed.

DNA Harvesting

Citizen DNA must be submitted to the state.

Economy

Capitalism

Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

Cannabis

Cannabis may be legally purchased.

No Automobiles

Cars are banned.

Affirmative Action

Organizations are required to meet demographic quotas.

No Gambling

Gambling is illegal.

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

No WMDs

The nation opposes the use of WMDs.

Climate Treaty

The nation is a signatory to an international climate treaty.