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The Liberal Utopia of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

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Worship of the official state religion is mandatory.


Permanent Marriage

Divorce is illegal.

No Adultery

Adultery is prohibited by law.

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.



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

No Automobiles

Cars are banned.

No Gambling

Gambling is illegal.