“Against all odds”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Duckspeaker
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.
Compulsory Organ Harvesting
Citizens have no say in the medical use of their bodies after death.
Law & Order
Citizens may be executed for crimes.
Criminals may be ordered to undergo physical punishment.
Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.
Universal Health Care
The state provides health care to all citizens.
Cannabis may be legally purchased.
The nation is nuclear powered.
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.
Foreigners cannot become residents.