|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.
School-age children receive mandatory sex education.
Smoking is prohibited, even in private.
Law & Order
Citizens are forbidden from owning firearms.
Jails and prisons are not employed.
Citizens are administered an under-the-skin ID chip.
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.
The nation runs a space program.
The state mandates the use of the metric system.