by Max Barry

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The Constitutional Monarchy of
New York Times Democracy

Overview Factbook Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Government

Monarchy

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

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

Proportional Representation

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

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.

AI Personhood

Artificial beings are legally recognized citizens.

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

Gun Control

Citizens are forbidden from owning firearms.

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.

Universal Health Care

The state provides health care to all citizens.

Space Program

The nation runs a space program.

International

No WMDs

The nation opposes the use of WMDs.