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The Most Serene Republic of Merir

“Bom cheroid”

Category: Moralistic Democracy
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: Balder

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Government

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

State Press

Only state-controlled media is permitted.

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.

Native Representation

Only native-born citizens may hold elected office.

Term Limits

Elected representatives must leave office after a legally mandated amount of time.

Society

Permanent Marriage

Divorce is illegal.

Heterosexuality

Same-sex relationships are illegal.

No Adultery

Adultery is prohibited by law.

No Contraception

Contraception is illegal.

AI Personhood

Artificial beings are legally recognized citizens.

Vegetarianism

Vegetarianism is compulsory.

No Sports

Physical contact sports are prohibited.

Sex Education

School-age children receive mandatory sex education.

Law & Order

Capital Punishment

Citizens may be executed for crimes.

Corporal Punishment

Criminals may be ordered to undergo physical punishment.

Conscription

A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.

No Judiciary

The nation has abolished the court system.

Gun Control

Citizens are forbidden from owning firearms.

No Prison

Jails and prisons are not employed.

Economy

Capitalism

Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

Child Labor

Children may be legally employed as workers and contractors.

Maternity Leave

Women receive paid leave from employment for childbirth.

No Internet

Citizens may not connect to the Internet.

Cannabis

Cannabis may be legally purchased.

Affirmative Action

Organizations are required to meet demographic quotas.

No Nuclear Power

Nuclear power generation is prohibited.

Space Program

The nation runs a space program.

Metricism

The state mandates the use of the metric system.

International

No WMDs

The nation opposes the use of WMDs.

No Emigration

Citizens are not permitted to leave.