by Max Barry

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The Winged Republic of
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Government

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

Term Limits

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

Society

Marriage Equality

Citizens of the same sex may marry.

Polygamy

Citizens may have multiple spouses.

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 Sports

Physical contact sports are prohibited.

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.

Gun Control

Citizens are forbidden from owning firearms.

Curfew

The nation enforces a national curfew.

Economy

Capitalism

Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

Child Labor

Children may be legally employed as workers and contractors.

Maternity Leave

Women receive paid leave from employment for childbirth.

Universal Health Care

The state provides health care to all citizens.

Cannabis

Cannabis may be legally purchased.

Slavery

Slavery is legal.

Nuclear Power

The nation is nuclear powered.

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 Immigration

Foreigners cannot become residents.