by Max Barry

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The Sapphic Ethnostate of
Corrupt Dictatorship

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Government

Autocracy

The nation does not hold democratic elections.

Theocracy

Worship of the official state religion is mandatory.

Monarchy

The special status of a royal family is enshrined in law.

State Press

Only state-controlled media is permitted.

No Dissent

Public protests are illegal.

Pledge of Allegiance

The daily singing of an anthem or reciting of a pledge is compulsory in schools.

Society

Polygamy

Citizens may have multiple spouses.

No Contraception

Contraception is illegal.

No Abortion

Abortion is illegal.

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.

Parental Licensing

Citizens must acquire a license in order to have children.

Nudism

Clothing is forbidden.

Law & Order

Capital Punishment

Citizens may be executed for crimes.

Conscription

A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.

No Prison

Jails and prisons are not employed.

Economy

Socialism

Industry is owned and run by the government in a centrally planned economy.

Child Labor

Children may be legally employed as workers and contractors.

Slavery

Slavery is legal.

Space Program

The nation runs a space program.

International

Weapons of Mass Destruction

The nation claims the legal right to use WMDs.

No Immigration

Foreigners cannot become residents.

No Emigration

Citizens are not permitted to leave.