by Max Barry

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The United Socialist States of
Democratic Socialists

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Government

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

Public Protest

The right to public protest is considered to be essential.

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.

Polygamy

Citizens may have multiple spouses.

Euthanasia

Citizens are legally entitled to end their lives.

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.

Sex Education

School-age children receive mandatory sex education.

Cannibalism

Consuming the flesh of fellow humans is legal.

Law & Order

Capital Punishment

Citizens may be executed for crimes.

Corporal Punishment

Criminals may be ordered to undergo physical punishment.

DNA Harvesting

Citizen DNA must be submitted to the state.

Economy

Socialism

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

Maternity Leave

New mothers receive paid leave from employment.

Cannabis

Cannabis may be legally purchased.

Affirmative Action

Organizations are required to meet demographic quotas.

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.

Climate Treaty

The nation is a signatory to an international climate treaty.