by Max Barry

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The Most Serene Republic of Alphacon

“Peace!”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Hermit

Location: The Secret Natural Habitats

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Government

Monarchy

The special status of a royal family is enshrined in law.

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.

Compulsory Organ Harvesting

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

No Sex

Biological reproduction is prohibited.

AI Personhood

Artificial beings are legally recognized citizens.

No Smoking

Smoking is prohibited, even in private.

Law & Order

Conscription

A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.

Gun Ownership

All citizens are required to own a firearm.

Economy

Socialism

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

Universal Health Care

The state provides health care to all citizens.

Cannabis

Cannabis may be legally purchased.

Autarky

The nation pursues a policy of economic self-sufficiency.

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.