Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.
The right to public protest is considered to be essential.
Votes translate linearly to elected representation, with no seats or electoral college.
Citizens of the same sex may marry.
Abortion is illegal.
Smoking is prohibited, even in private.
Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.
The nation is nuclear powered.
The nation runs a space program.
The state mandates the use of the metric system.
Weapons of Mass Destruction
The nation claims the legal right to use WMDs.