“Group hugs are now mandatory, at noon each day” Supreme Shifter
|Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists|
Regional Influence: Shoeshiner
Location: The North Pacific
The special status of a royal family is enshrined in law.
Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.
The right to public protest is considered to be essential.
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.
Citizens may have multiple spouses.
Citizens are legally entitled to end their lives.
Artificial beings are legally recognized citizens.
School-age children receive mandatory sex education.
Industry is owned and run by the government in a centrally planned economy.
The nation runs an AI-backed planned 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.
Cars are banned.
Gambling is illegal.
The nation runs a space program.
The state mandates the use of the metric system.
The nation opposes the use of WMDs.
The nation is a signatory to an international climate treaty.