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|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Page
Location: The North Pacific
The special status of a royal family is enshrined in law.
Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.
Votes translate linearly to elected representation, with no seats or electoral college.
Elected representatives must leave office after a legally mandated amount of time.
Citizens of the same sex may marry.
Adultery is prohibited by law.
Citizens are legally entitled to end their lives.
Compulsory Organ Harvesting
Citizens have no say in the medical use of their bodies after death.
School-age children receive mandatory sex education.
Law & Order
A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.
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.
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.