“Gone to sleep”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Apprentice
Location: the Rejected Realms
Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.
Elected representatives must leave office after a legally mandated amount of time.
Divorce is illegal.
Same-sex relationships are illegal.
Citizens may have multiple spouses.
Adultery is prohibited by law.
Contraception is illegal.
Artificial beings are legally recognized citizens.
Citizens must acquire a license in order to have children.
Strict modesty laws govern how citizens may dress.
Smoking is prohibited, even in private.
Law & Order
Citizens may be executed for crimes.
Criminals may be ordered to undergo physical punishment.
A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.
The nation has abolished the court system.
Citizens are forbidden from owning firearms.
Jails and prisons are not employed.
Citizen DNA must be submitted to the state.
Citizens are administered an under-the-skin ID chip.
Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.
Alcohol is banned.
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.