by Max Barry

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The Federal Republic of
New York Times Democracy

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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.

Society

Marriage Equality

Citizens of the same sex may marry.

Polygamy

Citizens may have multiple spouses.

Compulsory Organ Harvesting

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

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.

No Automobiles

Cars are banned.

No Gambling

Gambling is illegal.

Space Program

The nation runs a space program.

International

Climate Treaty

The nation is a signatory to an international climate treaty.