by Max Barry

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The Dictators' Presidency of
Father Knows Best State

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Government

Autocracy

The nation does not hold democratic elections.

State Press

Only state-controlled media is permitted.

Pledge of Allegiance

The daily singing of an anthem or reciting of a pledge is compulsory in schools.

Society

Permanent Marriage

Divorce is illegal.

No Adultery

Adultery is prohibited by law.

Atheism

Religious worship is prohibited.

Euthanasia

Citizens are legally entitled to end their lives.

Compulsory Organ Harvesting

Citizens have no say in the medical use of their bodies after death.

Vat-Produced Infants

Biological reproduction is prohibited.

AI Personhood

Artificial beings are legally recognized citizens.

Body Integrity

Citizens may not pierce their bodies nor circumcize their children.

No Smoking

Smoking is prohibited, even in private.

Law & Order

Capital Punishment

Citizens may be executed for crimes.

Conscription

A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.

Gun Ownership

All citizens are required to own a firearm.

Curfew

The nation enforces a national curfew.

No Prison

Jails and prisons are not employed.

DNA Harvesting

Citizen DNA must be submitted to the state.

ID Chips

Citizens are administered an under-the-skin ID chip.

Economy

Socialism

Industry is owned and run by the government in a centrally planned economy.

AI Planning

The nation runs an AI-backed planned economy.

Child Labor

Children may be legally employed as workers and contractors.

Cannabis

Cannabis may be legally purchased.

Autarky

The nation pursues a policy of economic self-sufficiency.

Affirmative Action

Organizations are required to meet demographic quotas.

Nuclear Power

The nation is nuclear powered.

Space Program

The nation runs a space program.

Metricism

The state mandates the use of the metric system.

International

Weapons of Mass Destruction

The nation claims the legal right to use WMDs.

No Emigration

Citizens are not permitted to leave.