by Max Barry

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The Empire of
Democratic Socialists

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Government

Monarchy

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

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

Pledge of Allegiance

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

Proportional Representation

Votes translate linearly to elected representation, with no seats or electoral college.

Society

Permanent Marriage

Divorce is illegal.

Polygamy

Citizens may have multiple spouses.

No Adultery

Adultery is prohibited by law.

Compulsory Organ Harvesting

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

AI Personhood

Artificial beings are legally recognized citizens.

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.

Sex Education

School-age children receive mandatory sex education.

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.

Conscription

A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.

Gun Ownership

All citizens are required to own a firearm.

No Prison

Jails and prisons are not employed.

ID Chips

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

Economy

Socialism

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

AI Planning

The nation runs an AI-backed planned economy.

Maternity Leave

Women receive paid leave from employment for childbirth.

Universal Health Care

The state provides health care to all citizens.

Prohibition

Alcohol is banned.

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

Weapons of Mass Destruction

The nation claims the legal right to use WMDs.

Climate Treaty

The nation is a signatory to an international climate treaty.

No Emigration

Citizens are not permitted to leave.