The special status of a royal family is enshrined in law.
Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.
The right to public protest is considered to be essential.
Pledge of Allegiance
The daily singing of an anthem or reciting of a pledge is compulsory in schools.
Votes translate linearly to elected representation, with no seats or electoral college.
Only native-born citizens may hold elected office.
Elected representatives must leave office after a legally mandated amount of time.
Citizens of the same sex may marry.
Citizens may have multiple spouses.
Citizens are legally entitled to end their lives.
School-age children receive mandatory sex education.
Law & Order
Citizens may be executed for crimes.
A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.
Jails and prisons are not employed.
Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.
Women receive paid leave from employment for childbirth.
Cannabis may be legally purchased.
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.
The nation is a signatory to an international climate treaty.
Foreigners cannot become residents.