“Forward, Upward, Onward”
|Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy|
Regional Influence: Shoeshiner
Location: The North Pacific
Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.
The right to public protest is considered to be essential.
Pledge of Allegiance
The daily singing of an anthem or reciting of a pledge is compulsory in schools.
Votes translate linearly to elected representation, with no seats or electoral college.
Elected representatives must leave office after a legally mandated amount of time.
Citizens of the same sex may marry.
Citizens are legally entitled to end their lives.
Artificial beings are legally recognized citizens.
School-age children receive mandatory sex education.
Law & Order
All citizens are required to own a firearm.
Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.
Universal Health Care
The state provides health care to all citizens.
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.