by Max Barry

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National Flag

The Amorphous Mass of Point Blob

“If it has stats, we can kill it” Gelatinous Dodecahedron

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Power

Location: Wild Hunt

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Government

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

Public Protest

The right to public protest is considered to be essential.

Proportional Representation

Votes translate linearly to elected representation, with no seats or electoral college.

Society

No Marriage

Marriage is prohibited.

Euthanasia

Citizens are legally entitled to end their lives.

Compulsory Organ Harvesting

Citizens have no say in the medical use of their bodies after death.

No Sex

Biological reproduction is prohibited.

AI Personhood

Artificial beings are legally recognized citizens.

Parental Licensing

Citizens must acquire a license in order to have children.

No Zoos

Animals may not be kept in confinement.

Law & Order

Capital Punishment

Citizens may be executed for crimes.

Corporal Punishment

Criminals may be ordered to undergo physical punishment.

Human Sacrifice

Religious sacrifice of human beings is legal.

Conscription

A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.

No Judiciary

The nation has abolished the court system.

No Prison

Jails and prisons are not employed.

Economy

Socialism

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

AI Planning

The nation runs an AI-backed planned economy.

Cannabis

Cannabis may be legally purchased.

No Automobiles

Cars are banned.

Nuclear Power

The nation is nuclear powered.

Space Program

The nation runs a space program.

Metricism

The state mandates the use of the metric system.

International

Weapons of Mass Destruction

The nation claims the legal right to use WMDs.