“First World Problems, Third World Charm”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Page
Location: The North Pacific
Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.
Elected representatives must leave office after a legally mandated amount of time.
Citizens of the same sex may marry.
School-age children receive mandatory sex education.
Smoking is prohibited, even in private.
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.
Organizations are required to meet demographic quotas.
The nation runs a space program.
The state mandates the use of the metric system.
The nation is a signatory to an international climate treaty.