“Alterum partum audi.”
|Category: New York Times 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.
Elected representatives must leave office after a legally mandated amount of time.
Citizens of the same sex may marry.
Citizens may have multiple spouses.
Smoking is prohibited, even in private.
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 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.