by Max Barry

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The United States of
Compulsory Consumerist State

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Government

Autocracy

The nation does not hold democratic elections.

Theocracy

Worship of the official state religion is mandatory.

State Press

Only state-controlled media is permitted.

No Dissent

Public protests are illegal.

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 Contraception

Contraception is illegal.

No Abortion

Abortion is illegal.

AI Personhood

Artificial beings are legally recognized citizens.

Body Integrity

Citizens may not pierce their bodies nor circumcize their children.

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 Prison

Jails and prisons are not employed.

ID Chips

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

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.

Cannabis

Cannabis may be legally purchased.

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.