by Max Barry

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The Commonwealth of
Democratic Socialists

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Government

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

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.

Euthanasia

Citizens are legally entitled to end their lives.

Vegetarianism

Vegetarianism is compulsory.

Prudism

Strict modesty laws govern how citizens may dress.

Sex Education

School-age children receive mandatory sex education.

No Smoking

Smoking is prohibited, even in private.

Law & Order

Gun Control

Citizens are forbidden from owning firearms.

Curfew

The nation enforces a national curfew.

No Prison

Jails and prisons are not employed.

Economy

Capitalism

Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

Maternity Leave

Women receive paid leave from employment for childbirth.

No Internet

Citizens may not connect to the Internet.

Universal Health Care

The state provides health care to all citizens.

Cannabis

Cannabis may be legally purchased.

No Automobiles

Cars are banned.

Affirmative Action

Organizations are required to meet demographic quotas.

No Gambling

Gambling is illegal.

No Video Games

Computer games are banned.

Metricism

The state mandates the use of the metric system.

International

No WMDs

The nation opposes the use of WMDs.

Climate Treaty

The nation is a signatory to an international climate treaty.