by Max Barry

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The Republic of
Left-Leaning College State

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Government

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

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

Marriage Equality

Citizens of the same sex may marry.

Euthanasia

Citizens are legally entitled to end their lives.

Child Self-Rearing

Children are left in the wilderness to raise themselves.

No Zoos

Animals may not be kept in confinement.

Law & Order

Capital Punishment

Citizens may be executed for crimes.

Conscription

A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.

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.

Universal Health Care

The state provides health care to all citizens.

Cannabis

Cannabis may be legally purchased.

Autarky

The nation pursues a policy of economic self-sufficiency.

No Nuclear Power

Nuclear power generation is prohibited.

Space Program

The nation runs a space program.

International

No WMDs

The nation opposes the use of WMDs.

Climate Treaty

The nation is a signatory to an international climate treaty.

No Immigration

Foreigners cannot become residents.