by Max Barry

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The Monster Kingdom of
Father Knows Best State

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Government

Autocracy

The nation does not hold democratic elections.

State Press

Only state-controlled media is permitted.

Pledge of Allegiance

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

Society

Permanent Marriage

Divorce is illegal.

No Adultery

Adultery is prohibited by law.

Euthanasia

Citizens are legally entitled to end their lives.

Geronticide

Citizens are not permitted to reach old age.

Compulsory Organ Harvesting

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

Vat-Produced Infants

Biological reproduction is prohibited.

Parental Licensing

Citizens must acquire a license in order to have children.

Prudism

Strict modesty laws govern how citizens may dress.

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.

ID Chips

Citizens are administered an under-the-skin ID chip.

Economy

Capitalism

Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

Child Labor

Children may be legally employed as workers and contractors.

Maternity Leave

Women receive paid leave from employment for childbirth.

Cannabis

Cannabis may be legally purchased.

Autarky

The nation pursues a policy of economic self-sufficiency.

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

Weapons of Mass Destruction

The nation claims the legal right to use WMDs.

No Immigration

Foreigners cannot become residents.