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Government

Autocracy

The nation does not hold democratic elections.

Society

Permanent Marriage

Divorce is illegal.

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.

Sex Education

School-age children receive mandatory sex education.

Law & Order

Capital Punishment

Citizens may be executed for crimes.

Corporal Punishment

Criminals may be ordered to undergo physical punishment.

Conscription

A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.

Economy

Capitalism

Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

Cannabis

Cannabis may be legally purchased.

Affirmative Action

Organizations are required to meet demographic quotas.

Nuclear Power

The nation is nuclear powered.

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.