by Max Barry

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The Recyclable Everything of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Overview Factbook Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Government

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

Proportional Representation

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

Native Representation

Only native-born citizens may hold elected office.

Society

Permanent Marriage

Divorce is illegal.

Heterosexuality

Same-sex relationships are illegal.

Euthanasia

Citizens are legally entitled to end their lives.

Geronticide

Citizens are not permitted to reach old age.

Compulsory Organ Harvesting

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

Parental Licensing

Citizens must acquire a license in order to have children.

No Zoos

Animals may not be kept in confinement.

Law & Order

Capital Punishment

Citizens may be executed for crimes.

Human Sacrifice

Religious sacrifice of human beings is legal.

Conscription

A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.

Gun Control

Citizens are forbidden from owning firearms.

ID Chips

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

Economy

Capitalism

Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

Maternity Leave

Women receive paid leave from employment for childbirth.

Cannabis

Cannabis may be legally purchased.

No Automobiles

Cars are banned.

Slavery

Slavery is legal.

No Gambling

Gambling is illegal.

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.