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The Kingdom of Espanto

“Justice, fierté et liberté.”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Government

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

Native Representation

Only native-born citizens may hold elected office.

Term Limits

Elected representatives must leave office after a legally mandated amount of time.

Society

No Contraception

Contraception is illegal.

Euthanasia

Citizens are legally entitled to end their lives.

Vegetarianism

Vegetarianism is compulsory.

Parental Licensing

Citizens must acquire a license in order to have children.

No Sports

Physical contact sports are prohibited.

Law & Order

Corporal Punishment

Criminals may be ordered to undergo physical punishment.

Conscription

A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.

No Judiciary

The nation has abolished the court system.

No Prison

Jails and prisons are not employed.

Economy

Capitalism

Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

Child Labor

Children may be legally employed as workers and contractors.

No Computers

Computers are banned.

No Internet

Citizens may not connect to the Internet.

Cannabis

Cannabis may be legally purchased.

No Automobiles

Cars are banned.

Prohibition

Alcohol is banned.

Affirmative Action

Organizations are required to meet demographic quotas.

International

No WMDs

The nation opposes the use of WMDs.