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The Democratic Republic of Avalonica

“We Will Endure” Jevu'xie ge Restuvia

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Page

Location: the South Pacific

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Government

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

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.

Sex Education

School-age children receive mandatory sex education.

Law & Order

Conscription

A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.

ID Chips

Citizens are administered an under-the-skin ID chip.

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.