by Max Barry

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The Sylvan Kingdom of
New York Times Democracy

Overview Factbook Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Government

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

Society

No Abortion

Abortion is illegal.

Sex Education

School-age children receive mandatory sex education.

No Smoking

Smoking is prohibited, even in private.

Law & Order

Conscription

A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.

Economy

Capitalism

Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

No Drugs

All recreational drugs are prohibited.

Prohibition

Alcohol is banned.

Nuclear Power

The nation is nuclear powered.

Space Program

The nation runs a space program.

International

Weapons of Mass Destruction

The nation claims the legal right to use WMDs.