“Cogito, ergo sum. [I think, therefore I am.]”
|Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy|
Regional Influence: Superpower
Location: The Heartland
Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.
Votes translate linearly to elected representation, with no seats or electoral college.
Only native-born citizens may hold elected office.
Elected representatives must leave office after a legally mandated amount of time.
Citizens of the same sex may marry.
Artificial beings are legally recognized citizens.
School-age children receive mandatory sex education.
Smoking is prohibited, even in private.
Animals may not be kept in confinement.
Law & Order
A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.
Jails and prisons are not employed.
Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.
Women receive paid leave from employment for childbirth.
Universal Health Care
The state provides health care to all citizens.
Cannabis may be legally purchased.
Organizations are required to meet demographic quotas.
Gambling is illegal.
The nation is nuclear powered.
The nation runs a space program.
The state mandates the use of the metric system.
Weapons of Mass Destruction
The nation claims the legal right to use WMDs.
The nation is a signatory to an international climate treaty.