by Max Barry

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The Kingdom of
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Government

Autocracy

The nation does not hold democratic elections.

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

Permanent Marriage

Divorce is illegal.

Polygamy

Citizens may have multiple spouses.

Euthanasia

Citizens are legally entitled to end their lives.

Vat-Produced Infants

Biological reproduction is prohibited.

Parental Licensing

Citizens must acquire a license in order to have children.

Child Self-Rearing

Children are left in the wilderness to raise themselves.

Body Integrity

Citizens may not pierce their bodies nor circumcize their children.

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.

DNA Harvesting

Citizen DNA must be submitted to the state.

Economy

Capitalism

Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

No Internet

Citizens may not connect to the Internet.

Universal Health Care

The state provides health care to all citizens.

No Drugs

All recreational drugs are prohibited.

Slavery

Slavery is legal.

Prohibition

Alcohol is banned.

Autarky

The nation pursues a policy of economic self-sufficiency.

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 Emigration

Citizens are not permitted to leave.