by Max Barry

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Providence: The new novel by Max Barry, creator of NationStates

The Protectorate of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Communists

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Government

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

State Press

Only state-controlled media is permitted.

Society

Marriage Equality

Citizens of the same sex may marry.

Permanent Marriage

Divorce is illegal.

Polygamy

Citizens may have multiple spouses.

No Abortion

Abortion is illegal.

Euthanasia

Citizens are legally entitled to end their lives.

Prudism

Strict modesty laws govern how citizens may dress.

No Zoos

Animals may not be kept in confinement.

Law & Order

Capital Punishment

Citizens may be executed for crimes.

Corporal Punishment

Criminals may be ordered to undergo physical punishment.

Human Sacrifice

Religious sacrifice of human beings is legal.

Conscription

A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.

No Prison

Jails and prisons are not employed.

Economy

Capitalism

Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

Child Labor

Children may be legally employed as workers and contractors.

Maternity Leave

Women receive paid leave from employment for childbirth.

Cannabis

Cannabis may be legally purchased.

No Automobiles

Cars are banned.

Affirmative Action

Organizations are required to meet demographic quotas.

Nuclear Power

The nation is nuclear powered.

Space Program

The nation runs a space program.

International

No WMDs

The nation opposes the use of WMDs.