by Max Barry

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The Transitional Government of
New York Times Democracy

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Government

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

Public Protest

The right to public protest is considered to be essential.

Pledge of Allegiance

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

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 Abortion

Abortion is illegal.

Compulsory Organ Harvesting

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

Prudism

Strict modesty laws govern how citizens may dress.

Law & Order

Capital Punishment

Citizens may be executed for crimes.

Conscription

A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.

Economy

Capitalism

Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

Universal Health Care

The state provides health care to all citizens.

Prohibition

Alcohol is banned.

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.

Climate Treaty

The nation is a signatory to an international climate treaty.