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The People's Republic of Illinoisan

“You, the workers, are our greatest asset!” Kody J Remer

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Superb

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

Compulsory Organ Harvesting

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

Sex Education

School-age children receive mandatory sex education.

Law & Order

Capital Punishment

Citizens may be executed for crimes.

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.

Child Labor

Children may be legally employed as workers and contractors.

Maternity Leave

Women receive paid leave from employment for childbirth.

Cannabis

Cannabis may be legally purchased.

Space Program

The nation runs a space program.

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.

No Emigration

Citizens are not permitted to leave.