by Max Barry

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The Protectorate of
New York Times Democracy

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Government

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

Native Representation

Only native-born citizens may hold elected office.

Society

Marriage Equality

Citizens of the same sex may marry.

Euthanasia

Citizens are legally entitled to end their lives.

Geronticide

Citizens are not permitted to reach old age.

Parental Licensing

Citizens must acquire a license in order to have children.

No Sports

Physical contact sports are prohibited.

Law & Order

Capital Punishment

Citizens may be executed for crimes.

Corporal Punishment

Criminals may be ordered to undergo physical punishment.

No Judiciary

The nation has abolished the court system.

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.

Maternity Leave

Women receive paid leave from employment for childbirth.

No Gambling

Gambling is illegal.

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

Weapons of Mass Destruction

The nation claims the legal right to use WMDs.

Climate Treaty

The nation is a signatory to an international climate treaty.