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The Corporatocracy of Pontacium

“Let the sky rain Potans to honor our glorious victory!” Gestalt Pattern Overseer

Category: Corporate Police State
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Superpower

Location: Arcius

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Government

Autocracy

The nation does not hold democratic elections.

Theocracy

Worship of the official state religion is mandatory.

Monarchy

The special status of a royal family is enshrined in law.

Feudalism

The nation practices a feudal system of lords and serfs.

State Press

Only state-controlled media is permitted.

No Dissent

Public protests are illegal.

Pledge of Allegiance

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

Society

Permanent Marriage

Divorce is illegal.

Heterosexuality

Same-sex relationships are illegal.

Polygamy

Citizens may have multiple spouses.

No Adultery

Adultery is prohibited by law.

No Contraception

Contraception is illegal.

No Abortion

Abortion is illegal.

Compulsory Organ Harvesting

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

AI Personhood

Artificial beings are legally recognized citizens.

Parental Licensing

Citizens must acquire a license in order to have children.

Body Integrity

Citizens may not pierce their bodies nor circumcize their children.

Prudism

Strict modesty laws govern how citizens may dress.

No Sports

Physical contact sports are prohibited.

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.

Gun Ownership

All citizens are required to own a firearm.

Curfew

The nation enforces a national curfew.

ID Chips

Citizens are administered an under-the-skin ID chip.

Economy

Capitalism

Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

Child Labor

Children may be legally employed as workers and contractors.

Slavery

Slavery is legal.

Prohibition

Alcohol is banned.

Autarky

The nation pursues a policy of economic self-sufficiency.

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.

No Immigration

Foreigners cannot become residents.