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The Enlightened Green Isles of
Liberal Democratic Socialists

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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.

Term Limits

Elected representatives must leave office after a legally mandated amount of time.

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.

Parental Licensing

Citizens must acquire a license in order to have children.

No Smoking

Smoking is prohibited, even in private.

Law & Order

Capital Punishment

Citizens may be executed for crimes.

No Judiciary

The nation has abolished the court system.

No Prison

Jails and prisons are not employed.

Economy

Socialism

Industry is owned and run by the government in a centrally planned economy.

Maternity Leave

Women receive paid leave from employment for childbirth.

Cannabis

Cannabis may be legally purchased.

No Automobiles

Cars are banned.

No Video Games

Computer games are banned.

Nuclear Power

The nation is nuclear powered.

Space Program

The nation runs a space program.

Metricism

The state mandates the use of the metric system.

International

No WMDs

The nation opposes the use of WMDs.