by Max Barry

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The Oligarchy of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Government

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

State Press

Only state-controlled media is permitted.

Proportional Representation

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

Native Representation

Only native-born citizens may hold elected office.

Term Limits

Elected representatives must leave office after a legally mandated amount of time.

Society

Heterosexuality

Same-sex relationships are illegal.

Polygamy

Citizens may have multiple spouses.

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.

Law & Order

Conscription

A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.

ID Chips

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

Economy

Capitalism

Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

Space Program

The nation runs a space program.

International

Weapons of Mass Destruction

The nation claims the legal right to use WMDs.