by Max Barry

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The Liberal Socialist Republic of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

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Government

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

Pledge of Allegiance

The daily singing of an anthem or reciting of a pledge is compulsory in schools.

Proportional Representation

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

Term Limits

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

Society

Marriage Equality

Citizens of the same sex may marry.

Euthanasia

Citizens are legally entitled to end their lives.

AI Personhood

Artificial beings are legally recognized citizens.

Parental Licensing

Citizens must acquire a license in order to have children.

Sex Education

School-age children receive mandatory sex education.

No Zoos

Animals may not be kept in confinement.

Law & Order

Conscription

A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.

No Judiciary

The nation has abolished the court system.

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.

Cannabis

Cannabis may be legally purchased.

Space Program

The nation runs a space program.

Metricism

The state mandates the use of the metric system.

International

No WMDs

The nation opposes the use of WMDs.

Climate Treaty

The nation is a signatory to an international climate treaty.