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The Republic of Irab

“Unity, Liberty, Peace”

Category: Authoritarian Democracy
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Average

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific

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Government

Theocracy

Worship of the official state religion is mandatory.

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

State Press

Only state-controlled media is permitted.

Pledge of Allegiance

The daily singing of an anthem or reciting of a pledge is compulsory in schools.

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

Permanent Marriage

Divorce is illegal.

No Adultery

Adultery is prohibited by law.

Vat-Produced Infants

Biological reproduction is prohibited.

Body Integrity

Citizens may not pierce their bodies nor circumcize their children.

Law & Order

Capital Punishment

Citizens may be executed for crimes.

Corporal Punishment

Criminals may be ordered to undergo physical punishment.

Conscription

A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.

Gun Control

Citizens are forbidden from owning firearms.

DNA Harvesting

Citizen DNA must be submitted to the state.

Economy

Socialism

Industry is owned and run by the government in a centrally planned economy.

No Computers

Computers are banned.

Universal Health Care

The state provides health care to all citizens.

No Automobiles

Cars are banned.

Autarky

The nation pursues a policy of economic self-sufficiency.

Space Program

The nation runs a space program.

No Aircraft

Aircraft are banned.

International

Weapons of Mass Destruction

The nation claims the legal right to use WMDs.