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by The People's Republic of Vikernia. . 45 reads.

Policies (WIP)

--- GOVERNMENT ---


AUTOCRACY



NO DISSENT



PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE



STATE PRESS

--- SOCIETY ---



COMPULSORY ORGAN HARVESTING



EUTHANASIA/GERONTOCIDE



PARENTAL LICENSING/POLYGAMY



SEX EDUCATION

--- LAW & ORDER ---


CAPITAL PUNISHMENT



CONSCRIPTION



CORPORAL PUNISHMENT



DNA HARVESTING/ID CHIPS



GUN OWNERSHIP

Citizens of Vikernia are provided firearms by the government for the sake of forming people's militias to provide spontaneous, ubiquitous defence against rebel attacks. Emphasis is placed on quantity rather than quality due to the inherent numerical advantage of civilians against insurgents as well as the risk of more advanced weaponry falling into the wrong hands.



HUMAN SACRIFICE

--- ECONOMY ---


AI PLANNING/SOCIALISM



AUTARKY

This policy isn't entirely true, but still worth mentioning. Vikernia aspires towards total autarky, though its geographical location is somewhat problematic to this end even in spite of its expansionist efforts. Relations with the vast majority of the world range from extremely strained to outright belligerent, so all foreign resources are either imported from fellow pariahs with which it has agreed to strike non-aggression pacts or smuggled by crime syndicates that Vikernia provides aid to for the sake of undermining the nations they reside in. For the most part, though, Vikernia is self-reliant.



METRICISM

Somewhat OOC: while Vikernia isn't set on Earth, something akin to the metric system exists in this world, and was introduced to Vikernia by its temporary allies as they helped build up its infrastructure. Vikernia rapidly adopted it as standard and abandoned the archaic traditional system, as the new "metric" system allowed for much greater efficiency.



NO AUTOMOBILES

During its transition from agrarianism to industrialism, Vikernia's new infrastructure was built with public transport in mind, rather than cars. This led to minor problems early on, but over time, first with some support from international aid and later thanks to AI-assisted central planning, Vikernia's public transport system became highly streamlined and advanced, rivaling those of more developed countries since they tend to rely more on cars.



NO GAMBLING



NUCLEAR POWER



SLAVERY



SPACE PROGRAM

Vikernia technically has a space program, though this is still in the early stages of development and somewhat rudimentary. Transporting human astronauts into space is beyond Vikernia's capabilities, though it does have satellites in orbit. Further development of the Vikernian Space Agency is considered to be of significant importance by the government, but with less priority than infrastructure and the military.



UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE

--- INTERNATIONAL ---


NO EMIGRATION/NO IMMIGRATION



WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION

--- DEBATED POLICIES ---


HETEROSEXUALITY



NO ADULTERY



NO DRUGS/NO SMOKING



CURFEW

--- REMOVED POLICIES ---

Most of these are genuinely holdovers from Vikernia's past in an OOC sense, as the nation's in-game history is actually quite similar to its canon history. It was a primitivist, traditionalist dictatorship until I had an opportunity to enact the Gerontocide policy, decided to take it, and went on to write my first national canon based on this sudden drastic change in social attitudes towards old people, resulting in the current state of the RSSV. Even the No Sex policy is sort of a result of this, since in the weeks following the initial decision, I was trying to rush scientific advancement as much as possible with little regard for realism. Bit of a mistake now that I've got an inaccurate policy sitting around that I can't remove without significant damage.



PERMANENT MARRIAGE

The ban on divorce is a holdover from Vikernia's previous era, and was overturned shortly after the FLA took power. While Vikernia is by no means devoted towards "free love" policies, as they interfere with productivity and cohesion, it is equally opposed to moralistic ideas of marital sanctity and has no issue with allowing citizens to divorce if it is deemed necessary for their well-being.



NO PRISON

Vikernia does employ prisons, though they're more rehabilitative than punitive, serving to reeducate and reintegrate criminals rather than to severely penalise them. Prison tends to be coupled with forced labour for more serious crimes, and for offences drastic enough to make the perpetrator undeserving of rehabilitation, capital punishment and live experimentation are used.



NO SEX

Vikernia has not yet achieved the level of technological advancement necessary for biological reproduction to be phased out by artificial wombs. The technology is still in very early stages of development, and isn't ranked particularly highly on the government's agenda, so everyone just reproduces biologically like normal people.

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