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Atheist Arrondisments
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Atheist Arrondisments » Sun May 17, 2009 10:14 am

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 30

2 - Driving age? 19
3 - Age of sexual consent? 19

4 - Voting age? 14

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? 17
6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - Caffeine only.

7 - Can people have guns? Yes, but only with a permit.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal:
Official Name: The Scientific Republic of the Principalities of Atheist Arrondisments
Casual Name: Republic of Atheist Arrondisments (RAA) /
Citizens: Scientific Atheists.

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? 70 miles per hour.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? NO RELIGIONS ALLOWED!!! All religious scripture and artifacts are confiscated at the border.

12- Porn - Illegal.

13-Prostitution - Illegal.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Illegal.

15-Homosexuality - 100% allowed with free rights.

16-Stem cell research - Allowed with no restrictions

17-Human Cloning - Allowed with no restrictions

18-Cock Fighting? Illegal.

19-Slavery? -Illegal.

20-Hunting? Our country is a principality, one big city, so its impossible.
21-Fishing - Allowed in designated areas.

22-Eating meat? Allowed.

23-Littering? Illegal.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Allowed.

25-Suicide? - Not Illegal, but police watch for it to try and convince the person not to do it. No persecution for attempts.

26 - Gay marriage? - Allowed with no restrictions

27-Abortion - Allowed for fetuses in the womb before its nervous system fully develops

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? All are legal.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Mandatory, everyone must own a lab coat because labs are the only places to work.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". Freedom unless it just gets out of hand and the person is insane.

31-What system do you have for taxes?
- Income tax? Yep.

31aSales tax? Yep.

31bImport/Export tax? Yep.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? You must take a swear of atheism and loyalty to science and your country.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? No Zealots or Religious people.
34-What type of government are you? Slightly Anarchist Republic

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? media freedom unless it involves religion. All religious influences are illegal.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? the beliefs and ways of Science.
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Reunified Romania
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Reunified Romania » Sun May 17, 2009 2:30 pm

The Democratic Republic of Reunified Romania

1 - What is the legal drinking age? Not enforced; responsible consumption is recommended and promoted, alcoholism is almost unheard of.

2 - Driving age? aptitude tests taken at entry into High School, Learner's License and ability to drive in the company of parent or guardian at approx. age 15, officially owning a Driver's License and car at approx. 16.

3 - Age of sexual consent? 16, child molesters face severe punishment.

4 - Voting age? N/A, the Marshal governs for life and for the greater happiness of the Nation.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? vague concept; Romanian boys are expected to behave responsibly and maturely from approx. age 13, must be prepared to help their family or defend the Nation if need be. One truly becomes a "Man" after having completed his year of military service.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal?

-Pot - not officially legal, but the government makes a killing by selling highly-taxed pot under the table to finance the economy. Viewed as the pastime of losers by much of society.

- Tobacco - legal and highly-taxed; frowned upon, considered a waste of money, loss of health, and the habit of weak individuals.

- Cocaine - illegal, frowned upon.

-Alcohol - legal, responsible consumption is recommended and promoted, alcoholism is very rare.

- LSD - illegal.

- Caffeine - legal, no duh...

- Heroin - illegal.


7 - Can people have guns? yes, must qualify as a "responsible individual", pass an adequacy test and register said gun. Firearms are unpopular in Romanian society however(seen as a cowardly weapon), people preferring Martial Arts and swords for self-defense. Guns much more commonplace in the Military.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: Democratic Republic of Reunified Romania / Free Nation of Reunified Romania. Informal: Romania. Also referred to as "Greater Romania" or "Great Romania".

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes, only for murder and heinous crimes.

10 - What is the speed limit? approx. 60 km/h on city streets, approx. 80 km/h on highways. Higher on freeways.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? Official religion is Orthodox Christianity. There is a revival of Dacian nature-worship, elements of it are mixed into official religion. All other religions tolerated, except those sects viewed as "extreme" (ex: fundamentalist Islam, Pentecostal Church, isolationists cults).

Which of the following are legal:

12- Porn - pedophilia is illegal and severely reprimanded. Images of lolicon are frowned upon and their consumers are sneered at as "closet pedos". Live-action recordings of real-life bestiality, rape, coprophilia and snuff are illegal and sneered at with great contempt. However, porno is rightfully considered a viable alternative to casual and hasty sexual relations, so it is viewed as an asset to those who want to maintain their energy for their studies and training rather than wasting it on regrettable trysts. Furthermore, animated depictions of erotic situations are considered more ethically sound than actual porno involving living people. Seeing as Romania is a very masculine, militaristic society, the lamentations of the rare feminazi groups are met with snide ridicule by the numerous masculinist groups.

13-Prostitution - regulated, sanitary conditions enforced. Pimps are nonexistent, as officially sanctioned brothels give a portion of their money to the government in order to continue operating. The coffers of Romania are fat and healthy! :lol:

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - not recognized, rare in practice.

15-Homosexuality - legal for private citizens, pro-homosexual manifestations must not bother public opinion or public decency laws.

16-Stem cell research - officially sanctioned government scientists are responsible for such research.

17-Human Cloning - illegal, scientists who would attempt to clone a human being leave themselves open to harsh reprisals. However, a new law has recently been passed which permits stem cell research, but researchers must comply with very strict guidelines so as to not attempt to create a new race of super-human warriors that would try to overthrow the country.

18-Cock Fighting? condemned by Animal Welfare Laws, and seen by society as a ridiculous activity. Combat sports are infinitely more popular.

19-Slavery? - illegal.

20-Hunting? subject to certain regulations; hunting for food widely accepted. Hunting for sport must comply with quota laws so as to ensure that Romania's wildlife thrives.

21-Fishing - economically significant industry in the Black Sea region, fishermen must comply to regulations restricting overfishing.

22-Eating meat? there is no meal in the workday of the Romanian to not include a healthy portion of meat.

23-Littering? Littering laws are on the books, but the citizens don't litter in the first place.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? no.

25-Suicide? - rare and frowned upon.

26 - Gay marriage? - not recognized by the State. Marriage defined as between a man and a woman.

27-Abortion - rare and frowned upon, seeing as how contraceptive methods are widespread and inexpensive, thus rendering abortion almost obsolete.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? child molestation, necrophilia and coprophilia. Child molesters face the guillotine, necrophiliacs are locked in an airtight coffin while everybody makes scary sounds, coprophiliacs are thrown in a vat of cow manure for public humiliation. Rape is generally frowned upon, perpetrators often get off with the "she was asking for it" defense.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? optional.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". - is this another invention of the foreign powers? ...well, public decency laws are enforced.

31-What system do you have for taxes?
- pending; currently considering 8% flat tax on purchases, 15% income tax and increasing for the very wealthy.

31aSales tax? see above

31bImport/Export tax? some protectionist taxes on certain products that compete with home-grown.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? must be born in Romania, and declare the Sermon of Fidelity. Foreigners may obtain citizenship after 7 years on the territory, and displaying good behavior.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? people from what are classified as "Enemy Nations" are not allowed in Romania, unless supplying hard proof of good intentions. Travel restrictions on felons, and those who are seen as potential extremists (religious or political).

34-What type of government are you? Benevolent Dictatorship. Rules by trust, not by fear.

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? censorship is seen as one of the great demons who threaten Romanian society; strictly illegal, except in times of war.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? For example – it is a society based on honor, rectitude, honesty and loyalty. The man is the soldier and provider, the woman is the caretaker and responsible for organizing the house; some foreigners may see these gender roles as "archaic" or "unmodern", but Romanians are very happy with them.
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United Verdun States
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby United Verdun States » Sun May 17, 2009 3:03 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age? In the PRUSV (People's Republic of United States of Verdun), one must supply a special form of identification when purchasing alcohol beverages. You can obtain these IDs at age 18, and it's illegal to buy alcohol any other way. It's technically illegal to drink and not have an a special ID, and many people's IDs have been taken away due to DUI's and the sorts.

2 - Driving age? Driving age start at age 16, and you obtain your universal driver's license at the end of an extensive driving course at age 18.

3 - Age of sexual consent? There is no age of consent.

4 - Voting age? In Verdun, people only participate in votes that have to do with laws. In order to vote, you must pass a formalized governmental test in order to vote (age 18).

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - 17

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? Marijuana and alcohol are the only drugs that can be purchased at stores and ultimately be brought anywhere. Other drugs, such as LSD and Psychoactive mushrooms are legal only in certain closed off areas, most of the time.

7 - Can people have guns? Guns have been outlawed and are only given to the Armed Branch of Verdun.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: The People's Republic of the United Verdun States// Informal: Verdun or The United Verdun States/ Citizens: Verdunians

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes, the death penalty is in existence but only used for the most heinous of crimes.

10 - What is the speed limit? Speed limits are standard throughout the country.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All religions are permitted, but it is frowned upon, which ultimately means no religion in public areas, if not anywhere.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - Legal (technically for all ages)

13-Prostitution - Prostitution is only legal in brothels and any other form is illegal.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Mostly unheard of. Technically legal, but frowned upon.

15-Homosexuality - Legal

16-Stem cell research -Legal and active industry

17-Human Cloning - Regulated within the government

18-Cock Fighting? Animal Abuse carries hefty penalties

19-Slavery? - Outlawd

20-Hunting? Technically legal, but obtain permit to hunt.

21-Fishing - Legal

22-Eating meat? Legal

23-Littering? Littering carries hefty fines, and habitual abusers can possibly receive jail time.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Say what?

25-Suicide? - Legal

26 - Gay marriage? - Legal.

27-Abortion - Early stage abortions are legal.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Abusive and pedophilia relations are illegal.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Optional

30-Do you have obscenity laws? Yes, of course.

31-What system do you have for taxes?
- Income tax? Taxation comes mostly from income tax and sales tax.

31.Sales tax? Taxation comes mostly from income tax and sales tax.

31.Import/Export tax? Varies on the product and where it is going to or coming from.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Migration to our country is generally not allowed, and gaining citizenship is even harder for someone not born on our country. They not generally offered unless willing to admin into a reeducation program.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Only on rare occasions do we allow people into our country, however we do offer special tourism trips that are controlled by the government.

34-What type of government are you? Our party names our type of government as "Utopian Communism"

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? The media is controlled by the government, and third party media is mostly prohibited.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? We have placed "moral" laws which basically make it illegal to be immoral. Our police can technically be arrested for performing immoral acts.

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Jolopa
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Jolopa » Sun May 17, 2009 3:55 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age? None. Everyone can drink.

2 - Driving age? No age requirement.

3 - Age of sexual consent? None.

4 - Voting age? I am the Emperor. What election? :)

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - Not specified.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - All drugs are legal.

7 - Can people have guns? Anyone can own a gun.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? The Empire of Jolopa.

9 - Do you have the death penalty? No. I don't like those.

10 - What is the speed limit? None.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? I'm agnostic, but everyone is free to believe in whatever they choose.

Which of the following are be legal: ALL Are Legal

12- Porn - all legal

13-Prostitution - legal

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - legal, no state involvement in marriage.

15-Homosexuality - legal.

16-Stem cell research -private, legalized

17-Human Cloning - legal

18-Cock Fighting? legal

19-Slavery? - voluntary slavery, legal. We don't tolerate involuntary slavery in my realm.

20-Hunting? Legal

21-Fishing - see above

22-Eating meat? optional

23-Littering? you will get fined for loitering on MY property. but otherwise, you may do so. I must pay people to clean up your mess

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Say what?

25-Suicide? - legal

26 - Gay marriage? - sure

27-Abortion - legal

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? none, involuntary sexual activity

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Very much Optional

30-Do you have obscenity laws? no

31-What system do you have for taxes? none. we use a mixture of user fees and voluntary contributions. taxation is theft

31aSales tax? no

31bImport/Export tax? no

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? there is no criteria. you are free to come here, or leave, up to you

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? I allow everyone

34-What type of government are you? monarchy

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? none. media is free

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? things are mixed within different regions. we don't have a uniform code
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Postby New Kansasland » Sun May 17, 2009 4:00 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 21 officialy, but in poor villages children can be seen drinking alcohol.

2 - Driving age? 14 for a learner's permit, 16 for a driver's license.
3 - Age of sexual consent? 16 with parental consent, 18 without.
4 - Voting age? 18 officialy.
5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? 18, but that person may still live with their parents after that.
6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal?
-Pot Legal, but under strict control.
- Tobacco Legal, Very popular, minimum age is 18 but in poor villages children can be seen smoking.
- Cocaine Legal, under strict control, MANY people are arrested each year for possesing too much.
-Alcohol Legal, VERY popular, minimum age 21 but in poor villages children can be seen drinking alcohol.
- LSD Legal, also under strict control.
- Caffeine Legal, VERY popular, no minimum age, included in coffee, chocolate, and several other products.
- Heroin Half and Half. Legal, yet Illegal if people posess too much. Minimum age- 25.
- Other? perscription drugs and medicinal herbs are legal.

7 - Can people have guns? Yes, minimum age 18, must have permit, must be a "responsible adult", must sign contract.
8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: Informal: Citizens: The full name of our country is The Allied States of New Kansasland, our informal name is New Kansasland, Our citizens are called New Kansasland.

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes, only for mass murder, and considered for murder and rape.
10 - What is the speed limit? 25 on small roads, 45 on major streets, 60 on highways.
11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? People may worship any religion they want. In fact, they may not have any religion at all!


Which of the following are be legal:


12- Porn Pedodophilia and rape are completely illegal, Porn is illegal in public.


13-Prostitution Some versions are illegal, some are legal.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory Illegal with children and if it shows pedophilia and rape.

15-Homosexuality Completely legal.

16-Stem cell research.Completely legal.

17-Human Cloning We are experimenting with it, but we do not have that kind of technology yet.

18-Cock Fighting? Illegal, but in poor villages it can be seen.

19-Slavery? Mostly illegal, but legal in the case of working off debts or community service.

20-Hunting? Legal, except in the case of endangered species.

21-Fishing See above.

22-Eating meat? Legal, but frowned upon.

23-Littering? Legal in some places, illegal in others.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Legal, but only seen in small buisnesses and homes.

25-Suicide? Suicide rates are low, but legal except in the case of another person helping the suicidal person to die. Then that person could be charged with murder.
Euthanasia / Right to Death with Diginity Illegal. We believe that every living thing has the right to life.

26 - Gay marriage? Completely legal.

27-Abortion Completely legal.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Rape, pedophilia, and sexual assault are illegal. Everything else is legal.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Wearing clothing is not mandatory, but encouraged.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". Yes, in televivision, radio, and news paper, peopke cannot show the private areas of a person or say an extremely bad word. On the internet you can say seriously bad words, but you cannot show a persons private parts except in porn. Also, hateful images cannnot be shown except on the internet.

31-What system do you have for taxes? We have tax collectors come to our peoples houses to collect the tax, or the people can pay their taxes via mail or the internet. We also have a central tax collection bureau which is part of the government.

31aSales tax? Yes.
31bImport/Export tax? Yes.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? A citizen must have ben born in the country or if the person immigrated, that person must live in the country for three years, and then pass a test on the history of the country.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? We allow everyone except criminals and terrorists.

34-What type of government are you? Liberatarian Democracy.

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? The government cannot control the media. To see what is allowed on the media, see number 30.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? We have several holidays and traditions that may people celebrate and follow, however it is not mandatory to celebrate the holidays or follow the traditions.
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Reunified Romania
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Reunified Romania » Sun May 17, 2009 4:18 pm

Pathanon wrote:rape carries a death penalty? bs it's often not true rape anyway. that punishment is cruel and unusual


Much of the stuff here is meant tongue-in-cheek, unless you're super-serious with roleplaying your nation like I am. :)

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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Yannia » Wed May 20, 2009 1:46 am

1 - What is the legal drinking age? Not limited by age.

2 - Driving age? 12 - 18, depending on state & level of physical & mental maturity.

3 - Age of sexual consent? depends on level of physical & mental maturity, rather than age.

4 - Voting age? Typically 7; voting is taught in first class, which corresponds with the age of 6 or 7.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? 12 - 18, depending on state & level of mental maturity.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal?
- Pot legal
- Tobacco legal
- Cocaine legal
- Alcohol legal
- LSD legal
- Caffeine legal
- Heroin legal
- Other? Any method of intake damaging to others (e.g. smoking) is illegal.

7 - Can people have guns? Only with a license, which is awarded after passing a gun handling examination.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called
Formal name, Yannian: Édgënótsgap Þer Yannslandsë Landën
Formal name, English: Confederation of Yannian States
Informal name, Yannian: Yannsland
Informal name, English: Yannia
Citizens are called: Yannians

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes, although noone has been executed since 11974, there is currently noone on death row, and a national discussion about abolishion is underway.

10 - What is the speed limit? Limits may deviate from the following standards:
motorways/freeways: 75 mph / 120 km/h
other highways: 50 mph / 80 km/h
within towns: 25 mph / 40 km/h

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All religions are permitted, however, proselytizing is illegal.

Which of the following are be legal:
12-Porn It is illegal to buy, sell, import, or export live pornography (defined as sounds and/or moving and/or still images of humans engaged in sexual behavour, in any media other than text, drawing or animation).
13-Prostitution legal
14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory legal
15-Homosexuality legal
16-Stem cell research legal
17-Human Cloning illegal, though research is legal
18-Cock Fighting? legal, but heavily regulated
19-Slavery legal, but heavily regulated (contract must be signed by all parties involved, and at least two unrelated witnesses per party)
20-Hunting legal, except for endagered species
21-Fishing legal, except for endangered species
22-Eating meat legal
23-Littering illegal
24-Unisex bathrooms Almost all bathrooms (in all senses of the word (Silly Americans!)) are unisex.
25-Suicide legal; euthanasia legal, but regulated
26-Gay marriage legal; same status as straight marriage
27-Abortion legal up to 20 weeks, or if the mother's health or life is at risk

28-What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal? Rape and assault, defined as sexual behavour (penetration makes it rape) without the consent of any party involved.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Almost all areas are clothing optional; in public pools & gyms nudity is enforced; rules vary on private property.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". Obscene is defined as stories (in any media) of religious conversion, and stories (in any media) designed to convert readers. It is illegal to buy, sell, import, export, and/or publicly distribute and/or advertize such stories (in any media).

31-What system do you have for taxes?
- scalelessly progressive income tax,
- property tax: scalelessly progressive depending on income,
- values added tax: 4.167% (1/24) on necessities, 16.667% (1/6) on luxuries),
- import tax: depending on product & nation of origin,
- export tax: depending on product.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? At least three of the following:
- being born to parents with Yannian nationality,
- having lived in Yannia for at least 4 of the years between the ages of 6 and 12 (inclusive),
- speaking the Yannian language at least reasonably fluently,
- passing a test on knowledge of Yannian culture & law,
- must have lived in Yannia for at least the last 4 years.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Not allowed are people who were expelled from Yannia or any of its allies.

34-What type of government are you? Federal Republic

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? The governemnt can, as any citizen, sue any media outlet for libel and/or slander.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have?
Yannia uses the Holocene Calendar, which is 10000 years ahead of the Christian calendar.
In Yannia, the focus of the law is not on guilt, but on compensation; therefore, truth finding and evidence are paramount, not confessions.
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Amn Voss » Fri May 22, 2009 1:01 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 21, for biological reasons.

2 - Driving age? Can test at 15, can legally drive without supervision at 16.

3 - Age of sexual consent? 4 year age difference (someone 21 can legally have sex with someone 17, and 18-14, 22-18, etc.)

4 - Voting age? 17, if someone can serve in the military then they can vote.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - 17. They can be emancipated sooner if they can prove that they hold a paying job and have completed basic schooling.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? Only marijuana is a legal drug, though it is used very sparingly for the most part. It can only be used in private. Alcohol and tobacco are used frequently and in public.

7 - Can people have guns? Everyone has the right to own a gun, responsible owners can carry concealed weapons.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? The Republic of Amn'Voss

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? On Highways it is, unless specified, 70. On other roads it varies between 35-55.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All are permitted, though a vast majority of citizens are non-religious (Athiest/Agnostic: 67% of citizens).

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - Legal unless it is child pornography and rape.

13-Prostitution - Legal

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Legal, most people do not get married.

15-Homosexuality - Legal, though marriage statistics are about the same as heterosexual relationships. (about 20% get married)

16-Stem cell research - Legal and applied in genetic researches

17-Human Cloning - Legal and used extensively in colonies.

18-Cock Fighting? No law against it, but not very popular.

19-Slavery? - Clone slavery is legal, otherwise it is illegal.

20-Hunting? Legal, but it is a dying hobby.

21-Fishing - Legal and more wide-spread than hunting, but it too is falling out of popularity.

22-Eating meat? Legal and much more popular than vegetarianism (which is socially frowned upon).

23-Littering? No law against it.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Ummm... ?

25-Suicide? - Legal, though rare. Euthanasia is legal.

26 - Gay marriage? - See homosexuality.

27-Abortion - Legal and frequently preformed.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Pedophilia and rape.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Completely optional. Though most wear what would be called "corporate casual" around.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? You can't walk around naked. That's it.

31-What system do you have for taxes?
- Income tax? No. Flat tax of 15%.

31aSales tax? 5%

31bImport/Export tax? Varies on the product and where it is going to or coming from.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? You must hold a paying job (if you are a minor you must prove that you are willing to hold one), you must pass a standardized citizenship test, and you must be willing to serve a mandatory 3 months in the armed forces when you are 18 years old (if you are 40 or older you are exempt from the last part).

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Any, though those coming from lands ruled by a socialist, communist, or fascist regime are watched carefully and might go through extra questioning.

34-What type of government are you? Corporatist Republic

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? It is not allowed to, to any degree.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? None. Considering that Amn'Voss has a completely laissez-faire attitude to most things going on in the country, there are few, if any, cultural boundaries
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Treznor » Fri May 22, 2009 2:06 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age?

14.

2 - Driving age?

Drivers can test for licenses at 18.

3 - Age of sexual consent?

16, but no one will be prosecuted for underage sex if all parties are within two years of each other.

4 - Voting age?

Voting? What a quaint concept.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)?

16 is the earliest a child can declare independence from a parent.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal?

All drug use is legal, but crimes committed while under the influence of drugs incurs extra penalty unless there is a physician's prescription for the drug in question.

7 - Can people have guns?

Individual ownership of small arms weapons is legal. However, military service is a requirement, and includes gun safety and marksmanship training without exception. Anyone who obtains an exception from military service is automatically prohibited from possessing firearms.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called

The Empire of Treznor.

Treznor, or the Empire.

Treznorians.

9 - Do you have the death penalty?

Yes. The Empire reserves the right to impose death upon any citizen at need.

10 - What is the speed limit?

Standard residential speed limit is 40 kilometers per hour. Rural speed limit is 80 kilometers per hour. Highways have no speed limit, but traffic control has broad latitude in issuing fines for reckless driving.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted?

There are no restrictions on religious attendance, but the government is strictly secular.

Which of the following are be legal:

12 - Porn

Pornography is legal, provided all participants are of legal age and can demonstrate written consent.

13 - Prostitution

Legal and highly regulated.

14 - Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory

Legal, but not officially recognized. All parties are welcome to participate in whatever marriage ceremonies their customs require, but legal relationships are considered a strictly civil matter.

15 - Homosexuality

Legal.

16 - Stem cell research

Legal. There is a Ministry of Science dedicated to it, although it does not attempt to compete with private research.

17 - Human Cloning

Legal, but not yet possible within the Empire. Attempts to date have not produced viable clones.

18 - Cock Fighting?

Legal.

19 - Slavery?

Illegal. Private ownership of slaves is prohibited. Convicted felons may be pressed into military service, but will be released at the end of their sentence.

20 - Hunting?

Legal, but there's not much left to hunt.

21 - Fishing

Legal, but there's not much left to fish.

22 - Eating meat?

Legal. Dragon steak is a very rare, but highly sought-after meal.

23 - Littering?

Illegal.

24 - Unisex bathrooms ?

Legal, and not unusual.

25 - Suicide?

Legal, but officially rare.

26 - Gay marriage?

The only restrictions on civil unions involve physical and mental fitness. As long as the participants can demonstrate that they actively agree to entering into a union, are of legal age and can demonstrate no conflicting agreements (prior unions restricting membership), all unions are permitted.

27 - Abortion

Legal.

28 - What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ?

Non-consenting sexual contact is illegal. Any participant under the legal age of consent is considered non-consenting by default, unless all participants are within two years of each other.

Note: snuff films are legal so long as the participants are committing suicide of their own volition, and their lives are not ending through the actions of another.

29 - Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory?

Clothing is optional, but full nudity is only popular in the tropical northern regions. Current trends currently focus on jumpsuits suitable for interstellar ship use, due to the Empire's active colonization efforts.

30 - Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene".

There are no "obscenity" or "decency" laws.

31 - What system do you have for taxes?

All businesses must sell a 20% share interest to the Imperial government. The Empire accepts dividends in exchange for the initial start-up cash and oversight. The Empire does not generally exercize voting rights, but reserves the right to do so if the business demonstrates poor management.

31a Sales tax?

None.

31b Import/Export tax?

Imports are taxed on a case-by-case basis. The Empire regularly engages in free trade agreements with allied nations.

32 - What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen?

Military service is required for all citizens. This requirement can be waived due to physical impairments, such as a severe medical handicap or age.

33 - What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country?

There are no restrictions.

34 - What type of government are you?

The Empire is an authoritarian dictatorship.

35 - To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media?

The media is overseen by the Imperial Ministry of Information. The Empire does not allow independent media to operate within its borders.

36 - Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? For example

It is generally expected that people develop an artistic skill of some sort. "Amateur Night" is a highly popular event in the capital's Fine Arts building, and the audience is fond of throwing food at poor performers.

Holidays are few, but the most popular is the Midwinter Bloodfeast, where animals are slaughtered and their blood is drunk. In modern times it's customary to sterilize the blood before consumption although the Emperor traditionally drinks it fresh from the bull.

Because speech is very carefully monitored by the government, the people have developed a highly complex system of gestures. It is not uncommon for an individual to be observed praising their local government representative while performing a short, violent gesture. While the government is aware of the negation effect intended by the gesture, it officially ignores the practice.
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Gummi Glen and Ursalia » Fri May 22, 2009 2:30 pm

Seeing all of that, I must say it's a good piece of luck that you lot aren't real-life politicians. :lol:
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Treznor » Fri May 22, 2009 2:37 pm

Gummi Glen and Ursalia wrote:Seeing all of that, I must say it's a good piece of luck that you lot aren't real-life politicians. :lol:

Are you kidding? I'm as close to a socialist as you can get in the US. I'd never run a nation like Treznor. Good role-play, like good acting, is about stretching your boundaries. I'm really not this much of a sociopath in person. ;)

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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Flammable Ice » Fri May 22, 2009 2:59 pm

Gummi Glen and Ursalia wrote:Seeing all of that, I must say it's a good piece of luck that you lot aren't real-life politicians. :lol:


This forum is for RP. General is where people discuss their real-world political views.

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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby MihiCura » Fri May 22, 2009 3:09 pm

The Theocracy of MihiCura

1 - What is the legal drinking age? Anyone considered a citizen and over the age of 12 may drink if not severely ill, but alcohol consumption is heavily monitored and abuse (ANY alcohol-related crimes) result in demotion from their rank in the Corpus system.
(All inhabitants of Mihicura are subject to the Corpus hierarchy. Every baby, no matter what the status of the parents, is born at a status of “0”, and must work their way up by their own merit. From “0” onwards they are considered citizens, at “1” they are granted the right to a free education, at “2” they are considered adults, and at “3” are the elite of the population. Any person who commits a serious crime is denied citizenship and their rank is listed as “Null.” As such “Null” inhabitants are essentially slaves and of no consequence to society. It IS possible for a “Null” to regain citizenship status if they prove themselves.)

2 - Driving age? Those at “2” or “3” may drive with open licences. Those at “1” may obtain a permit. Any at “0” may own cars, but must not drive them until they receive a better status.

3 - Age of sexual consent? Must be at a rank of at least ‘2” in the Corpus system, or at least 16.

4 - Voting age? “1”, “2” and “3” ranked persons may vote.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? To obtain adult status (listed as “2” or above in the Corpus hierarchy.) Any person at “1” or below, but above the biological age of 20 may live alone, but must report to a government official twice a month. To gain at least a “2” rank, a person must have proved themselves as being fully able to understand and follow the laws of the government, and have a full education (generally 3 years in a government-run college, although the term varies with the person). They must also be at least 13 years of age.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? Any person at “0” or above may take the LEGAL drugs listed below (unless specified), but “0” and “1” must be in the presence of a “2” or “3”

-Pot – Legal.

- Tobacco – Legal after “1” ranking achieved.

- Cocaine – Illegal.

-Alcohol – legal, following the above-mentioned qualifications for the drinking age.

- LSD – Only persons with a “3” rank in the Corpus system are allowed to take even a small amount (half a gram). Anything over a half a gram is completely illegal.

- Caffeine – Anyone, even “Null” tanked persons may take this.

- Heroin – Illegal.

- Other? They are unknown to the population, with the exception of illegal ecstasy.

7 - Can people have guns? Anyone in the military (at least “2” rank) may carry a gun. All others must be at least a “1” rank and have a special permit signed by the Empress.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Full: The Theocracy of MihiCura. Common: Mihicu. Inhabitants: Mihinites.

9 - Do you have the death penalty? No. Slavery has taken the place of the death penalty.

10 - What is the speed limit? It would depend on the condition of the street and the purpose. (Expressway vs. Side Street)

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? The dominant religion is Thelema, but all other religions are tolerated and protected under the law.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn – banned in institutions and neighbourhoods where there are children (anyone under 13) present. (Some states have no children so that the inhabitants may indulge).

13-Prostitution - Heavily regulated. Brothel only. All prostitutes must be on file, and are (generally) only “Null” ranked persons. No person under the ranking of “1” or age of under 16 is allowed to be on the premises of the brothel.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory – Only polyamory is allowed. Polygamy, polyandry and polygyny have been criminalized due to abuse.
15-Homosexuality – Legal and protected under the law.

16-Stem cell research –Allowed.

17-Human Cloning – Allowed, but highly frowned upon.

18-Cock Fighting? Illegal, violators put in prison for 6 months.

19-Slavery? – All “Nulls” are regarded as “of no consequence to society” and thus many are in the slave trade. If anyone who is a citizen is enslaved, that is illegal. (If the “Null” proves himself as aforementioned, and is reformed, then they are freed).

20-Hunting? Eat and use only.

21-Fishing - see above

22-Eating meat? Legal.

23-Littering? Punished by a fine of 1000 notes.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Illegal.

25-Suicide? – No laws for or against it, euthanasia for medical reasons is legal if the case receives consent from the hospital’s representative of the MihiCura National Medical Commission.

26 - Gay marriage? –All marriage, regardless of sexuality, is protected under the law.

27-Abortion – Legal, although frowned upon unless for a medical reason.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal? Rape carries a permanent demotion to the “Null” status and the offender is shipped to the nearest brothel. (Fitting, no?) Pedophilia (sex with anyone under 12, consenting or not, or those at a rank of “1” or below (unless they are over 16) is punished by “losing them” (or for a woman, since a loss is impossible, a very painful circumcision). The offender is also, again, made a permanent “Null”.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Everyday clothing (no nudity) is permitted on the streets. At home, anything goes. Institutions like the National College of MihiCura have dress code/uniforms up to the discretion of the person in charge.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". – In states where children reside, no public displays of affection beyond kissing good, making out or “the rest” bad) Such is punishable with a fine of 3000 notes. In states where children are not to live, there are no obscenity laws.

31-What system do you have for taxes?
The current tax, according to the World Assembly, is 30% and much higher on the wealthy. The government of MihiCura is working on legislature to pass a flat tax.

31aSales tax? None.

31bImport/Export tax? Import taxes are at about 3% of the total profit.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? All are born citizens. All immigrants are allowed to be citizens upon residency, but this is at the rank of “0”, until they decide to move themselves up. The only non-citizens with the right of citizens are Tourists.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? All are allowed, but deported if criminals.

34-What type of government are you? Currently and “Iron Fist Socialist State” according to the World Assembly. MihiCura is working to be reclassified. The actual classification of the nation is a Constitutional Monarchy.

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? All things are allowed unless the Empress finds it offensive. This is a very rare instance.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have?
Thelemic Holidays are huge parties and festivals.
Secular Holidays, such as Queen’s Day and Happiness Day are also very common.
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Achalya Santis » Thu May 28, 2009 9:39 pm

1. Legal Drinking Age: 20 of the 31 states/regions say at 18 years old; 5 at 19; the other 6 at 21.
2. Driving Age: All states agree at 16 years full. However, 4 states have started taking tests on computer. All states, however, have stayed on taking a practical test.
3. Sexual Consent: 6 states agree at 16 years old; the rest agree at 18. 9 states require proof of matureness to handle said consent.
4. Voting Age: 27 states agree at 16 years old and in 11th Grade; the rest at 18. Voting is not mandatory. They must be registered to vote. Kids younger than age 9 can enter with their parents to the voting booths. 27 states use standard paper voting; 4 states have started using electronic voting.
5. Adult: 22 states agree at age 18; the rest at 21. However, 17 offer restrictions as entering casinos (they must have 21), betting, etc.
6. Recreational drugs: All states agree that recreational drugs are evil. However, 7 states approve that using marijuana to cancer patients is legal. There must be certain papers to be made.
7. Guns: All states mention that people can carry guns, but there must be certain guidelines for it. States use different papers, but most agree on birth certificate, citizenship, licenses, etc.
8. Naming
Official: The United Regions of Achalya Santis
Common: Achalya Santis
Denonym: Achalyan, Santinian
9. Death Penalty: 25 states say no; 6 say yes.
10. Speed limits: Depending on state guidelines.
11. Religions: There is freedom of religion; on 7 states, however, religious organizations must present a 1% tax. The rest are exempt.
12. Pornography: The television watershed permitted on HBO and Cinemax; child rape, rape, incest, pedophilia, pederasty, and others are illegal.
13. Prostitution: Illegal
14. Multiple relationships: Illegall
15. Homosexuality: Pending upon national referendum.
16. Stem cell research: Legal on 15 states.
17. Cock Fighting: Illegal on 27 states; natinonal sport in Valencia.
19. Slavery: Constitutionally illegal
20. Hunting: National animals are prohibited; exotic animals prohibited and punishable by law.
21. Fishing: prohibition on different types and seasons.
22. Eating Meat: Legal and obvious; all states forbid cannibalism,l as it is constitutionally illegal.
23. Littering: Left to cities alone.
24. Unisex Bathrooms: Left upon buildings; generally not practiced.
25. Suicide: Rare, but resurfaced on late 2008; euthanasia is prohibited in 29 states.
26. Gay Marriage: Constitutionally illegal; pending national referendum.
27. Abortion: Legal on 5 states.
28. Sexual Activity: Pedophilia, incest, rape, pederasty and others are punishable by law.
29. Clothing Structure: People use clothes; clothes-optional hotels can abide; certain parades themed with nudity must comply with city and state laws, but can have effect. Aside by exeptions, streaking and other nude activity in public is punishable by law.
30.Profanity: In all states, radio and TV station cannot talk obsene words or references until 9:00 pm.
31. Taxing system: All states have a taxing system, with the exeption of the Corcino City District. 15 states fix at 7%, 10 at 5%, 5 at 3%.
32. Import/Export Laws: Depending on state laws.
33. Naturalization: Must inscribe a state permit and live 5 years, married people with a Santinian 3 years; must take citizenship classes and must take an exam.
34. Type of Goverment: Implied as inoffensive centrist democracy, presented as a federation.
35. Censorship: Freedom of press and communication constitutional. The Achalsantinian Communications Commision is in charge of laws. Only the goverment is allowed to handle the communications at election time, so the broadcasting is party-free.
36. Other:
Churches having campaigns in the outdoors must close by 12:00 am.
A Senior Citizen is declared by 60 years and can recieve certain discounts and privileges.
Responsibility is enforced in many households.

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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Valipac » Thu May 28, 2009 11:03 pm

National Standards - a list of questions about certain Standards & Legalities for your nation- far more defining than the three NS standards:

The Commonwealth of Valipac

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 18

2 - Driving age? 16

3 - Age of sexual consent? 18

4 - Voting age? 18

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? 18

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? -

-Pot - legal

- Tobacco - legal

- Cocaine - illegal

-Alcohol - llegal

- LSD - illegal

- Caffeine - legal

- Heroin - illegal

- Other? mostly illegal

7 - Can people have guns? Yes, must go through registration process that includes a background check

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: The Commonwealth of Valipac// Informal: Valipac / Citizens: Valipacians

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? 30 in residential areas, 70 on the interstates, varies in between.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All permitted, no restrictions

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - child porn illegal, all else legal

13-Prostitution - legal, heavily regulated

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - illegal

15-Homosexuality - legal

16-Stem cell research -legal

17-Human Cloning - we can do this now?

18-Cock Fighting? illegal

19-Slavery? illegal

20-Hunting? illegal

21-Fishing legal

22-Eating meat? it's natural

23-Littering? illegal

24-Unisex bathrooms ? no

25-Suicide? Occasional

26 - Gay marriage? legal

27-Abortion legal but hard to get permission

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? rape, pedophilia, necrophilia, bestiality

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Mandatory

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". Yes and no. Public obscenity is a crime, but it's hard to know what actually would be enforced.

31-What system do you have for taxes?
- Income tax? Yes, 12% tax

31aSales tax? no national sales tax

31bImport/Export tax? Heavy tariffs, currently in the process of cutting and burning them

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? If both parents are citizens and you are born in Valipac, you are a citizen. Otherwise you have to pass a citizenship test and a background check.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Allow anyone pretty much.

34-What type of government are you? Parliamentary Republic

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? It isn't

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? For example – Don't wear your hat in the Parliament building.
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Postby Techno-Soviet » Thu May 28, 2009 11:06 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age? Twenty years.

2 - Driving age? Eighteen years.

3 - Age of sexual consent? Sixteen years.

4 - Voting age? Eighteen years.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? Nineteen years.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? None.

7 - Can people have guns? Citizens cannot own weapons, although they can rent weapons for things such as target shooting and hunting.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called
8a - Official: The Technocratic Meritocracy of the Techno-Soviet
8b - Informal: (The) Techno-Soviet
8c - Citizens: Soviets; Technicians or Technocrats

9 - Do you have the death penalty? No, the worst punishment is either forced labor for several years in government controlled mines or deportation.

10 - What is the speed limit? Depends on the area's specific rulings. While the government doesn't have a national speed limit for city roads, intercity travel is restricted to 125 km/h.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All religions are permitted, however most of the nation is atheist and religion is widely frowned upon.

12- Porn All pornography is legal; excluding rape, incest and bestiality. There are laws against providing pornography to minors under the age of 15. Most of these laws are simple fines, however, but are very harsh.

13-Prostitution Prostitution is legal, provided that one has a license and required bi-monthly checkups for STDs.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory No specific laws are against it, however it is almost never practiced.

15-Homosexuality Entirely legal and recognized by the state.

16-Stem cell research Legal and frequently practiced in state-funded laboratories. However, a small minority group, less than 1% of the population, are trying to lobby to have it banned.

17-Human Cloning Legal, however no experiments have been attempted.

18-Cock Fighting? Any type of animal cruelty is illegal, including cock fighting, dog fights or other forms a sadistic entertainment.

19-Slavery? Entirely illegal and subject to deportation.

20-Hunting? Legal, provided you have a license to hunt and a license to use a firearm.

21-Fishing Legal, provided you have a license. (Or are far enough away from a city that no one can find out.)

22-Eating meat? Entirely legal, the government places no restrictions on diet, except for the banning of caffeine and other, harmful substances.

23-Littering? Minor offense, punishable by a small fine.

24-Unisex bathrooms? No, that's just weird.

25-Suicide? Tricky to police, so there are no laws in place against it. Suicide is rare, however it's enjoyed a very slight increase over the past couple of years.

26 - Gay marriage? Entirely legal. The government sees no reason to keep people separated based on bigoted assumptions or feelings.

27-Abortion Entirely legal, the government feels that only the parents have a choice to have a child or not.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal? Rape, incest and bestiality. Everything else is legal.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Optional, entirely.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". Nudism is illegal and considered very obscene. The standard punishment is a heavy fine or fines, depending on if it's a repeat offense.

31-What system do you have for taxes? All money is digitized, so taxes are withdrawn straight from citizen's accounts whenever they so choose to pay their taxes, however the taxes must be paid before the next collection.
31a - Income tax Income tax is a flat 70%.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Be born to at least one citizen or, if an immigrant, pass a citizenship test.

33-What types of people do you not allow into your country? Terrorists, murderers, cannibals and other dangerous individuals are immediately deported back to their home country. Lacking a home country, they are placed under arrest indefinitely until they can deported.

34-What type of government are you? A pseudo-Democratic, Technocratic Dictatorship.

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? Up until very recently, the government heavily restricted the media but has since greatly loosened the laws and as a result, the economy and other parts of the nation have flourished.
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Almajoya » Thu May 28, 2009 11:44 pm

Dominion of Almajoya

1 - What is the legal drinking age? None, we train our children to drink responsibly.

2 - Driving age? 16 is when you can first take your test.

3 - Age of sexual consent? General Age of Consent: 18.

4 - Voting age? 18.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? usually, 18.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - marijuana is legal in the privacy of your own home. Alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine are also legal. All others are illegal.

7 - Can people have guns? Yes, but they must take Responsible Gun Ownership classes and earn their Gun License first.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? The Dominion of Almajoya
What is the informal name? Almajoya
What are people of your nation called? Almajoyese

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? generally: 35 residential, 45 highway, 65 inter-district.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All are permitted, none are restricted unless they break the law.

12- Porn - illegal and highly frowned upon.

13-Prostitution - Legal and taxed, one of our largest industries ;)

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - all illegal.

15-Homosexuality - Legal

16-Stem cell research - Legal

17-Human Cloning - organs: legal. full humans: illegal.

18-Cock Fighting: legal.

19-Slavery: illegal.

20-Hunting? Legal except for endangered species and the Almajoyese white tiger.

21-Fishing - legal but regulated.

22-Eating meat? Legal!

23-Littering? Illegal

24-Unisex bathrooms ? No

25-Suicide? - Frowned upon, but legal

26 - Gay marriage? Marriage has been privatised, so who a person marries is his own business.

27-Abortion- legal

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Rape, incest, pedophilia.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Culture: optional. Clothing: mandatory in public :D

30-Do you have obscenity laws? No, except where children are frequently found.

31-What system do you have for taxes?
- Income tax? 15%

31aSales tax? Varies by city and district

31bImport/Export tax? Varies on the product and where it is going to or coming from.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? If not born a citizen, then take a Naturalisation Exam.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Anyone who does not have a significant criminal background.

34-What type of government are you? Constitutional Monarchy

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? We will censor anything we feel is inappropriate, but because of the gentle nature of our people, this is seldom used.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? None really, just the usual hospitality rules, etiquette, etc. We do bow/curtsy often.
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Postby Fichka » Fri May 29, 2009 4:24 am

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 21

2 - Driving age? 21

3 - Age of sexual consent? 21

4 - Voting age? 21 Hehe))).

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? 21

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal?

- Tobacco
- Alcohol


7 - Can people have guns? Yes. Yes Yes Yes Yeeeees)))

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called?
Formal: The Great Mighty Superior Sultanate of Fichka
Informal: Fichka
Citizens: Fichechki

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? 150 ...

11 - What types of religions are permitted or restricted? You can prey. You SHOULD prey actually))

Which of the following are legal:

12 - Porn - Totally prohibited)))) Death penalty)))

13 - Prostitution - Official and Appriciated))))) :kiss:

14 - Polygamy - Official and Symbol of Power)))) Nice very nice)) :p

15 - Homosexuality - Death penalty :blink:

16 - Stem cell research - Prohibited

17 - Human Cloning - Prohibited
18 - Cock Fighting? - What a hell? Let them fight))

19 - Slavery? - Legal - Buy if you want)))

20 - Hunting? - Legal for some members of society)) for Elite)) :hug:

21 - Fishing - Allowed

22 - Eating meat? - Allowed

23 - Littering? - Allowed

24 - Unisex bathrooms? - Allowed

25 - Suicide? - Allowed - also is considered a great honor if Politician commit it when fail to satisfy peoples needs. Nice tradition! 8) ;)

26 - Gay marriage? -No) We punish for this)

27 - Abortion - illegal( not good.....very sad.....

28 - What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal? - Gays are illegal(( :eyebrow:

29 - Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? - people wear peasant uniform(
Womens are not allowed to work. As they shall satisfy men))) hehe Women stay in family! Nice tradition! They shall Obey husband!))) :bow:


31 - What system do you have for taxes?
- Income tax - Rich shall pay for the poor))))
- luxury tax
- social position tax - top government officials shall pay to the people for using them as servants during his reign



32 - What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? - Only marriage)

33 - What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? - Democratic leaders and liars))) :roll:

34 - What type of government are you? - Brutal Theocratic Regime. Dictatorship)

35 - To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? - What? no freedom of speech is possible in Fichka)) :lol:

36 - Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? - Suicide in case of social failure and duels are very charachteristic for our society.

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Postby Ledarre » Fri May 29, 2009 6:48 am

1 - What is the legal drinking age? drinking is illegal

2 - Driving age? 18 yrs

3 - Age of sexual consent? 21 yrs

4 - Voting age? Elections are outlawed

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? Varies depending on physical and mental health of person but usually 18yrs

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal?
- Pot illegal
- Tobacco illegal
- Cocaine illegal
- Alcohol soon to be illegal
- LSD Illegal
- Caffeine Legal thruoghout the kingdom
- Heroin Illegal.
- Other?

7 - Can people have guns? Gun ownership is restricted to military.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? The Kingdom of Ledarre What is the informal name? Ledarre What are people of your nation called? Ledarrians

9 - Do you have the death penalty? No

10 - What is the speed limit? The national speed limit is 50mph

11 - What types of religions are permitted or restricted? In theroy all religions are permitted althuogh people who are not a member of the state religion are viewed with suspicion by others

Which of the following are legal:

12 - Porn - illegal

13 - Prostitution - illegal

14 - Polygamy/Polyandry/Polyamory - illegal

15 - Homosexuality - illegal

16 - Stem cell research - Legal.

17 - Human Cloning - Legal, but regulated

18 - Cock Fighting? - there are currently no laws against it

19 - Slavery? - legal but only convicts may be enslaved

20 - Hunting? - legal

21 - Fishing - Legal

22 - Eating meat? - legal but must pass safety standards and only affordable for the wealthy

23 - Littering? - there are no laws against it at present

24 - Unisex bathrooms? - legal but rare

25 - Suicide? legal but uncommon

26 - Gay marriage? - illegal

27 - Abortion - Legal but only in unusual circumstance or if the womans life is in danger

28 - What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? - Only those involving a person who cannot legally consent or has not given consent

29 - Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? - mandatory

30 - Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". obscenity laws are rigidly enforced, obscene is normally defined as indecent exposure

31 - What system do you have for taxes?
- Income tax? usually around 50%
- Sales tax? generally high sales tax
- Import/Export tax? taxes on luxuary or exotic resources are kept high

32 - What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? subject must have lived within the Kingdom for 3 yrs, must pass a cultural exam as well as an exam in language and eticate. They must also swear an oath of loyalty to the king

33 - What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? - All are allowed except who are guilty of certain crimes or pose a public welfare risk.

34 - What type of government are you? - Absolute Monarchy

35 - To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? the monarch is allowed to restrict/censor the media as little or as much as they deem is needed

36 - Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? Honuor is generally important to society and the upper classes will usually have duels to regain lost honuor
Last edited by Ledarre on Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.
The Murtunian Tribes wrote:
Ledarre wrote:I'm struggling to see the problem here. Just look at my nation, looks like a politically free nation, right? WRONG! The democratically elected parliament requires a unanimous vote to actually pass legalisation and with proportional representation and the number of extremists in parliament this is near impossible.

So the monarchy effectively rules by decree. I have achieved this through answering issues in a certain way... Unfortunately I can’t remember what those issues were. That plus a little bit of RP. Anyway my point is it’s easy to have moderate to high political freedoms and still have absolute power, you just have to be creative.


Huh. That's a rather unique and, I must say, deliciously evil approach. *golfclap*

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Postby Britainaston » Fri May 29, 2009 8:34 am

The United Kingdom of Britainaston

1 - What is the legal drinking age?: 16 (Beer/wine/cider in a pub/restaurant if served with a meal)
16 (Liqueur chocolates)
18 Otherwise
Children under 5 must not be given alcohol unless under medical supervision or in an emergency (Children and Young Persons Act 1933, Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 1937).[46][47]

The minimum age for the purchase of alcohol is 16. People aged 16 and 17 may consume wine, beer or cider on licensed premises (pubs/bars/restaurants) with a table meal. (In England & Wales, an adult must order[48]. In Scotland, no adult is required to be present[49][50]). The legal age for the purchase of alcohol from an off-licence (store/supermarket) is 18 (16 for liqueur chocolates).

2 - Driving age? 17 years old
In the United Kingdom, the minimum driving age for a car or van is 17 (unless in receipt of the higher rate disability allowance, in which case one can obtain a provisional licence at the age of 16 years), while a moped or restricted-power motorcycle can be ridden at 16. Until a United Kingdom driving test has been passed (which consists of three sections: theory and a hazard perception test followed by a supervised driving examination) a driver will hold a provisional licence and be subject to certain conditions.

The conditions attached to provisional licences of a particular category of vehicle are:
L-plates or (in Wales only) D plates (Welsh: Dysgwr) must be displayed on the front and back of the vehicle.
Learner drivers of a particular category and transmission type of vehicle must be accompanied by somebody aged at least 21 who has held a full driving licence for that category and transmission type for at least three years, except in the case of solo motorcycles and vehicles of certain categories designed solely for one person.
No trailer may be towed, except when driving a tractor or where a full licence gives provisional entitlement to drive a car with trailer, large goods vehicle with trailer or bus with trailer.
Motorcycle riders must not carry any pillion passenger.
Bus drivers must not carry any passenger except a person giving or receiving instruction.
Motorways must not be used by holders of car and motorcycle provisional licences.

After passing a driving test, the provisional licence is surrendered for a full UK licence (which must be done within two years of passing the test)[4] for the relevant kind of vehicle, although full car licences allow use of mopeds and motorcycles provided a CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) course is completed. There are no extra speed, signage or alcohol consumption restrictions on newly passed drivers (unlike some other countries). However if a newly qualified driver gains six penalty points within two years of passing, the licence is automatically cancelled and the driver must pass the test again, including the theory. Furthermore, the six points remains on the new licence until their designated expiry time. It is optional to display newly passed green on white 'P' plates on the vehicle of newly passed drivers.

UK licences distinguish between automatic- and manual-transmission vehicles. Whilst a manual-transmission vehicle licence permits the holder to drive a vehicle of either kind, an automatic-transmission vehicle licence is solely for vehicles with an automatic transmission.

Forklifts require a separate licence. Forklift truck licences are issued by third party training companies, and not by the DVLA/DSA, which regulate all other vehicles.

3 - Age of sexual consent? The age of consent in Britainaston, as with the United Kingdom, is 16, as specified by the Sexual Offences Act 2003 {§44(1)}. However it is illegal for a person to engage in sexual activity with an individual under the age of 18 if they are in a position of trust in relation to that individual (teacher, warder, care giver, guardian, etc)

4 - Voting age? It is as the United Kingdom's:
The reduction of the voting age to 16 in the United Kingdom was first given serious consideration on 15 December 1999, when the House of Commons considered in Committee an amendment proposed by Simon Hughes to the Representation of the People Bill. This represented the first occasion that the question of a voting age lower than 18 had ever been put to a vote in the Commons.The Government opposed the amendment, and it was defeated by 434 votes to 36.

The Votes at 16 coalition, a group of political and charitable organisations supporting a reduction of the voting age to 16, was launched on 29 January 2003.[24] At this time a Private Member's Bill was also proposed in the House of Lords by Lord Lucas, and received a Second Reading on 9 January.

In 2004 the Electoral Commission conducted a major consultation on the subject of the voting and candidacy ages, and received a significant response. In its conclusions it recommended that the voting age remain at 18. On 29 November 2005 the House of Commons voted 136-128 (on a free vote) against a Bill for a reduction in the voting age to 16 proposed by Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Williams. Parliament chose not to include a provision reducing the voting age in the Electoral Administration Act during its passage in 2006.

On 27 February 2006 the report of the Power Inquiry called for a reduction of the voting age, and of the candidacy age for the House of Commons, to 16.[27] On the same day the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown, indicated in an article in The Guardian that he favoured a reduction provided it was made concurrently with effective citizenship education.[28]

The Ministry of Justice published on 3 July 2007 a Green Paper entitled The Governance of Britain, in which it proposed the establishment of a "Youth Citizenship Commission".[29] The Commission would, amongst other things, be tasked with examining the case for lowering the voting age. On launching the Paper the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, said in the House of Commons: "Although the voting age has been 18 since 1969, it is right, as part of that debate, to examine, and hear from young people themselves, whether lowering that age would increase participation."

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - 18 years old

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - Per the United Kingdom's laws

7 - Can people have guns? Per the 1968 Firearms Act / 1988 Firearms (Amendment Act)

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: The United Kingdom of Britainaston, England / Britainaston / British and Britishastonian

9 - Do you have the death penalty? No, this is compeletely illegal

10 - What is the speed limit?
50 km/h (30 mph) for towns
100-115 (60-70 mph) for outside built-up areas/highways
115 (70 mph) for motorways
65-95 (40-60 mph) for lorries/trailers in towns
95-60 (60mph) for lorries/trailers on motorways

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? Most are legal

Which of the following are be legal: Some are legal

12- Pornography - Legal, but images of paedophilia, bestiality & rape are illegal
In England and Wales, the main legislation on pornographic materials is contained in the Obscene Publications Act 1959, the Obscene Publications Act 1964 and the Indecent Displays (Control) Act 1981. Video-orientated depictions of hardcore material (with certain exceptions for works considered primarily 'artistic' rather than pornographic) were illegal until 1999, when trade-barrier difficulties with regards to European Union membership ensured the relatively free movement of such goods for personal importation only. R18-rated videos are only available in licensed sex shops, but hardcore pornographic magazines are available in newsagents' (shops selling newspapers, magazines, confectionery, et cetera).

13-Prostitution - It is illegal for a "common prostitute" to loiter or conduct solicitation in a street or public place is illegal, therefore outlawing street prostitution.
it is also illegal for a potential client to solicit persistently, or solicit from a motor vehicle ("kerb crawling"). (In 1991 the head of the Crown Prosecution Service, Sir Allan Green, was caught committing this offence and resigned.)
owning or running a brothel is illegal
child prostitution is specifically illegal for the person paying (where child is defined as below 18)
controlling prostitution for gain is an offence, banning pimping

The last offence replaced the similar "living on earnings of prostitution" under the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Polygamy is illegal in the United Kingdom, yet if the marriage took place in a foreign country that allows polygamy (for example, Saudi Arabia) then British law recognizes the union as valid. This decision was not made without controversy, and there have been protests as well as numerous pleas from officials to ban any form of recognition of polygamous unions in the United Kingdom

15-Homosexuality - Legal, as with all states in Europe and the European Union
Homosexuality legal (since 1 May 1967 in Wales and England, 1980 in Scotland and 1984 in Northern Ireland)
Equal age of consent (since 1 August 2001 for the whole UK)
Anti-discrimination laws in employment (since 1 May 2003)
Anti-discrimination laws in the provision of goods and services (since 1 April 2004*)
Anti-discrimination laws in all other areas (incl. indirect discrimination, hate speech) (since 1 March 2007*)
Same-sex marriage(s) (under review)
Recognition of same-sex couples as de facto couples (since 1 January 2003)
Recognition of same-sex couples as civil partnerships (since 1 December 2005)
Both joint and step adoption by same-sex couples (since 1 August 2006)
Gays allowed to serve openly in the military (since 1 September 2000)
Right to change legal gender (since 1 June 2004)
Equal access to "parental orders" for gay men with surrogacy arrangements (from 6 April 2010)
Equal access to IVF and surrogacy for all couples and individuals (since 1 July 2006)
Parentage for lesbians who undergo IVF (since 6 April 2009) [9] [10] [11]
Males who have sex with males allowed to donate blood (under review)
*since 6 April 2008 for transgender people

16-Stem cell research - Various ones happen

17-Human Cloning - Does not happen

18-Cock Fighting? Illegal

19-Slavery? - Abolished in the 1800s

20-Hunting? Laws

21-Fishing - see above

22-Eating meat? Happens, but frowned upon.

23-Littering? In the United Kingdom there is a maximum fine of £2,500 for persistent littering. Different local authorities also have the powers to impose on the spot fines to those caught littering. These are generally under £100. (Our law is the same)

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Grey area of law

25-Suicide? - Illegal
Suicide (and thus also attempted suicide) was illegal under English Law but ceased to be an offence with the passing of the Suicide Act 1961; the same Act makes it an offence to assist a suicide. While the simple act of suicide is lawful the consequences of committing suicide might turn an individual event into an unlawful act, as in the case of Reeves v Commissioners of Police of the Metropolis [2000] 1 AC 360 [3], where a man in police custody hanged himself and was held equally liable with the police (a cell door defect enabled the hanging) for the loss suffered by his widow; the practical effect was to reduce the police damages liability by 50%.

26 - Gay marriage? - Currently a grey area

27-Abortion - As with EU regulations on this

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Rape, paedophilia, incest

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Nudity is considered as frowned upon

30-Do you have obscenity laws? Obscenity laws are as with the United Kingdom - the Obscene Publications Act
Obscenity law in England and Wales is currently governed by the various Obscene Publications Acts, but obscenity laws go back much further into the English common law.

The conviction in 1727 of Edmund Curll for the publication of Venus in the Cloister or The Nun in her Smock under the common law offence of disturbing the King's peace was the first conviction for obscenity in Great Britain, and set a legal precedent for other convictions.

A defence against the charge of obscenity on the grounds of literary merit was introduced in the Obscene Publications Act 1959. The OPA was tested in the high-profile obscenity trial brought against Penguin Books for publishing Lady Chatterley's Lover (by D. H. Lawrence) in 1960. The book was found to have merit, and Penguin Books was found not guilty — a ruling which granted far more freedom to publish explicit material. This trial did not establish the 'merit' defence as an automatic right; several controversial books and publications were the subject of British court cases throughout the 1960s and into the 1970s. Last Exit to Brooklyn, a 1964 novel by American author Hubert Selby, Jr. was subject of a private prosecution in 1966.

There is a substantial overlap between legal erotic literature and illegal pornography, with the distinction traditionally made in the English-speaking courts on the basis of perceived literary merit. Purely textual pornography has not been prosecuted since the Inside Linda Lovelace trial of 1976.
In late August 2005, the government announced that it plans to criminalise possession of extreme pornographic material, rather than just publication.

Almost all adult stores in the UK are forbidden from having their goods in open display under the Indecent Displays Act 1981, which means the shop fronts are often boarded up or covered in posters. A warning sign must be clearly shown at the entrance to the store, and no items can be visible from the street. No customer can be under eighteen years old. The Video Recordings Act 1984 introduced the R18-rated classification for videos that are only available in licensed sex shops, but hardcore pornographic magazines are available in newsagents in some places. The Ann Summers chain of lingerie and sex shops recently won the right to advertise for workers in job centres, which was originally banned under restrictions on what advertising could be carried out by the sex industry.
DA-Notices are official but voluntary requests to news editors not to publish items on specified subjects, for reasons of national security.

31-What system do you have for taxes? Currently as with the United Kingdom

31a
Sales tax? As per United Kingdom

31b
Import/Export tax? Varies on the product and where it is going to or coming from.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Free movement, refugees,

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? See above.

34-What type of government are you? Conservative

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? There are several Acts of the United Kingdom Parliament for the protection of official information, mainly related to national security. The latest revision is the Official Secrets Act 1989
(1989 chapter 6), which removed the public interest defence by repealing section 2 of the Official Secrets Act 1911.
The Terrorism Act 2006 makes it an offence to "glorify" terrorism.
Beyond obscenity law, there have been a number of organizations whose main function was to approve material prior to distribution.

Plays and theatres had long been licensed by the Crown prior to 1737. Licensure of a playhouse, however, only gave a general patent. The crown had no ability to censor before plays were performed. Under the provisions of the Theatrical Licensing Act of 1737 as extended by the Theatres Act 1843, the Lord Chamberlain's Office was able to censor plays. This role continued until the Theatres Act 1968 abolished the practice following several cause célèbres, and a long campaign by the theatre critic Kenneth Tynan among others.

The British Board of Film Classification is the de facto film censor for films in Britain; since films not rated by the BBFC cannot be shown in most cinemas, or distributed as videos or DVDs, lack of BBFC approval generally makes productions of such films uneconomic.
In the case of films shown in cinemas, local authorities have the final legal say about who can watch a particular film. Almost always local authorities accept the Board's recommendation for a certificate for a film.
Under the Video Recording Act 1984, almost all video recordings must be classified by an authority chosen by the Home Secretary. This classification is then legally binding. Since the introduction of the Act, the BBFC has been the chosen authority. Certain works such as those that are related to sport, religion or which are designed to educate can be exempt from classification by the BBFC under the act.

The Broadcast Advertising Clearance Centre pre-approves most British television advertising[25] (under Ofcom rules, other broadcasters can also approve their own advertising content, but most rely on the BACC). The Advertising Standards Authority is the regulatory advertising body, but can only prevent the republication of advertisements after upholding complaints from the general public.

The advent of the Internet access has made the act of censorship more difficult, and there has been a relaxation of censorship in recognition of this. BBFC guidelines have been relaxed further to allow the limited distribution of hardcore pornography under an R18 certificate, partially because of this, and partially because of a recognition that public attitudes have changed. Further confirmation of this change in attitude was provided by the French film Baise-moi, which was given an 18 certificate despite showing scenes of unsimulated sexual activity.

Ofcom is now the regulatory body for UK television, radio, and telecommunications services since the abolition of the Independent Television Commission. Ofcom exerts its powers under the Communications Act 2003. The government's new requirements for Ofcom only require it to ensure adherence to "generally accepted standards" and prevention of harm, removing the former requirement to adhere to standards of "taste and decency".

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? None

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Postby The Animal Union » Fri May 29, 2009 10:06 am

Basic things from our Constitution, answering all of your questions:

1. Article V, Section I. The drinking of alcohol is limited to individuals 21 and over.
2. Article V, Section I. To drive, you must be 15 years of age. Also, you must pass the test.
3. Article VI, Section I. A minor is promoted to major status at age 21.
4. Article V, Section I. You may vote at age 13 and older.
5. See 3.
6. Article V, Section I. No drug, other than prescription, is legal here.
7. Article V, Section I. You have the right to bear arms, as long as you don't go on a rampage.
8. Not from Constitution. The United Socialist States of the Animal Union/ USSAU, Animal Union/ Animals.
9. Article V, Section IV. The death penalty is not exercised.
10. Article V, Section V. Speed limits are administered by the states themselves.
11. Article V, Section I. All religion is legal, though property is taxed.
The rest. The entire Article V. Homosexuality, stem cell research, unisex bathrooms, homosexual marriage, abortion, regular sexual activity, and optional clothing are legal.
The rest II. The entire Article VII. All citizens pay income, sales, import and export taxes.
The rest III. Part of article V. To become a citizen, you must have resided here, with no crimes committed here, for a full year.
The rest IV. Part of article V. We do not allow criminals or terrorists within our borders.
The rest V. Preamble. We are a Socialist confederation of states.
The rest VI. Part of article V. The government may not restrict any media whatsoever.
The rest VII. Not from Constitution. We do not have any cultural rules whatsoever.

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Postby Smigolstan » Sun May 31, 2009 11:12 am

1 - What is the legal drinking age?
17 years old

2 - Driving age?
16+ only with someone who's 21 and have driving license
21 alone

3 - Age of sexual consent?
17

4 - Voting age?
21

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)?
18

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal?

-Pot
legal and popular, but not in public, and operating under the influence is a heavily punished crime.

- Tobacco
no

- Cocaine
no

-Alcohol
legal, but operating under the influence is prohibited

- LSD
no

- Caffeine
legal

- Heroin
no

- Other?
no

7 - Can people have guns?
guns are prohibited to anyone, except police, army, SOB (Smigolstanian Organisation of Safely - something like KGB), and Wożd (Leader)

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called
Republika Ludowa Smigolstanu (People's Republic of Smigolstan) / Smigolstan / Smigolstanians

9 - Do you have the death penalty?
Yes

10 - What is the speed limit?
In the cities - 50km/h,
outside cities - no speed limit

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted?
All are permitted, unless people from this religion tend to hurt other people. Then this religion is banned. If someone is cought still beliveing in banned religion, then is put into prison, or shot.

Which of the following are be legal:
12- Porn
legal

13-Prostitution
Heavily regulated and ruled by party.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory
unless it's approved by everyone in the relationship, it's illegal

15-Homosexuality
legal

16-Stem cell research
legal

17-Human Cloning
Regulated, clones are made for body parts, and have no rights

18-Cock Fighting?
Seeing as Rooster is a national animal, it's illegal

19-Slavery?
If someone is accused of slavery, and investigation shows he/she really did it, that person is shot.

20-Hunting?
legal, unless hunting for Kogut Bielik (National Animal - White Rooster), outside of hunting season.

21-Fishing
legal

22-Eating meat?
Legal, however to the price of meat, tax for animal cruelty is added.

23-Littering?
unlegal

24-Unisex bathrooms ?
legal

25-Suicide?
legal, however medic should rescue him, unless he informs them, he doesn't want it.

26 - Gay marriage?
legal

27-Abortion
legal

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ?
all except for Rape and pediophilia.
People doing one of the things above, are shot.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory?
optional

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene".
unless it stays in bedroom, and all partners agree for it, they can do whatever they want.

31-What system do you have for taxes?

31aSales tax?
7 or 22% VAT

31bImport/Export tax?
Varies on the product and where it is going to or coming from.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen?
If not native born:
1. After living 5 years in Smigolstan, write a special history exam,
2. Marry a Smigolstanian (possible after two years of living in Smigolstan), then stay married for at least a year.
3. join Smigolstanian army, for standard training (2 years).

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country?
It's easier to get into our country, then to get out,

34-What type of government are you?
Authoritarianism with Legislature chosen in elections

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media?
Unless media critics goverment, goverment don't censor.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have?
Eating other people is legal, but only if they agree for it, before death.
Signed,
Wożd Tomisław Smaglewski

http://www.nswiki.net/index.php?title=Smigolstan

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Postby City of Norfolk » Sun May 31, 2009 9:08 pm

1 - Drinking age? 18

2 - Driving age? Permit for better education at 15 and 6 months, 16 and 3 months for an official License.
5 - Adult age? 18 as defined by the law of Norfolk.

6 - Recreational drugs? Illegal in all forms but confirmed medical, must be life threatening to obtain.
Tobacco - discouraged, but legal to all above the age of 20.
Alcohol - Illegal until the age of 18, illegal to be intoxicated while operating a vehicle or machinery.

7 - Guns? Legal, must have a permit and no criminal record.

8 - Formal name/Informal name/Residents name Formal:Federal Republican Commonwealth of the City of Norfolk/Informal: The C.O.N./Residents: Virginians

9 - Death penalty? Yes. Heinous crimes are punishable by electric chair, lethal injection, or firing squad (depending on severity of crime) no more than 2 months after trial.

10 - Speed limit? Depends on state's laws and on urban and rural roads.

11 - Religion? Totally legal, however, radical elements are illegal, Religious institutions are tax free.

12 - Porn: Illegal until the age of 18.

13 - Prostitution: Illegal

14 - Polygamy/Polyandry/Polyamory: Illegal

15 - Homosexuality: Highly discouraged, but, legal

16 - Stem cells: Currently in a fierce debate, Stem cells have been proven to do miracles on people, however the religious community is in an outrage.

17 - Cloning: A work in progress, but a step by step progress, last clone was Bessie the Cow

18 - Cock fighting: illegal and punishable by 50 years in Federal Prison.

19 - Slavery: Illegal

20 - Hunting: Legal for all ages, however, no endangered species, females, or youths (mammals) may be killed.

22 - Eating meat: Entirely legal

23 - Littering: Depends on province laws, minimal fine is $400 by law

24 - Unisex: Legal, but really is the choice of the establishment.

25 - Suicide: Illegal, any attempted suicides will be immediately taken into a mental hospital

26 - Gay marriage: Illegal, as decided by a 98% NO from 99% of the people in Virginia.

27 - Abortion: Illegal unless the mother is in danger, or rape.

28 - Sexual activity: Consent age of 18, all weird forms of sex (bestiality, pedophilia, etc.) are illegal.

29 - Clothing: Must be fully clothed in public, in private, the choice is yours.

30 - Obscenity laws: Severe

31 - Taxes: Flat income tax of 15% every 4 months, others include a 6% sales tax, and a 25% Pornography purchase tax.

31a - Sales Tax: As seen in 31, 5% Federal Sales tax, combined with a province tax of their choice, but combined cannot exceed 15%.

31b - Import/Export Taxes: Discouraged, but provinces can charge whatever they like.

32 - Citizenship? Rigorous tests and language tests. MUST be fluent in English to gain citizenship, and no severe criminal records.

33 - Government type: Federal (government shared between national and local levels) Republic (Law) Commonwealth (common thing)

34 - Censorship: Government retains the right to censor obscene things, no full nudity on cable television, with the exception of special channels who may decide what they show. (Like HBO and Starz.)

35 - Cultural rules and traditions: Follow the law and all shall be fine

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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Albundania » Sun May 31, 2009 9:59 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 18

2 - Driving age? 15

3 - Age of sexual consent? 16

4 - Voting age? 18

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - 18

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? No recreational drugs are legal.

7 - Can people have guns? After you reach the age of 18 and get a license from the government, yes.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: The Empire of Albundania// Informal: Albundania, The Empire / Citizens: Albundnians

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? On highways, 70 MPH, on most streets, 40 MPH

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? all are permitted and taxed.

Which of the following are be legal:
12- Porn - legal

13-Prostitution - technically illegal, but law is not enforced.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - rare but legal

15-Homosexuality - legal, but also rare

16-Stem cell research - legal

17-Human Cloning - illegal if you are not the government

18-Cock Fighting? Illegal.

19-Slavery? -illegal by WA law.

20-Hunting? Very popular -legal, but not that common. Not too many forests to hunt in.

21-Fishing - legal and very popular. Second most popular recreational activity (after football/soccer)

22-Eating meat? Legal, and under 100 people in Albundania total are vegetarian/vegan

23-Littering? illegal

24-Unisex bathrooms: no law against it, but not illegal.

25-Suicide? - rising percentage. Still uncommon though.

26 - Gay marriage? - legal, but very rare. (2% of all marriages)

27-Abortion - illegal, technically.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal As long as all people consent it is legal.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Optional, so long as you are wearing something.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? As long as it's in a private place and all people consent it is legal.

31-What system do you have for taxes?
Income tax that is usually in the 30-50% range. (right now is 74%, an all time high)

31aSales tax? Not yet. There is something going through the new Congress.

31bImport/Export tax? Depends on the country importing/exporting.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Must pass a government test and must serve a public service for a year. (Armed forces, Police, Fire Department, Mail Department)

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? All people so long as they go through our border points.

34-What type of government are you? Republic

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? They Can censor everything, but have not done so in over a year now.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? For example – Very diehard football traditionalism makes you support some team or another. (94% of citizens had relatives that have tried out for a football team at some point)
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Ro16: 54
QF: 55
Finalists: 53

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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Miralto » Sun May 31, 2009 10:01 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 18 years

2 - Driving age? At 16 a drivinf test can be taken, if passed license is given. Most people pass the test at 18 years.

3 - Age of sexual consent? 18 years

4 - Voting age? Depends on maturity, a test is taken at from 16 to 22 and if passed the person is given legal status of an adult citizenship.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - 18

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - To be decided in the next referendum. Current are Tabacco, Cigarretes and Caffeine.


7 - Can people have guns? To mantain peace and security there is a strict gun regulation.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: The Federation of Miralto. Miralto. Miraltanos.

9 - Do you have the death penalty? No

10 - What is the speed limit? 120 km/h

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All are permitted

12- Porn - Legal, unless demigrating

13-Prostitution - Heavily regulated

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory -Illegal, unless religion allows it.

15-Homosexuality - Legal

16-Stem cell research -Legal and promoted.

17-Human Cloning - Regulated, and clones have full legal rights, not often done.

18-Cock Fighting? There are no laws against it specifically, but Animal Mistreatment laws are Very harsh.

19-Slavery? -Any form os slavery is considered illegal.

20-Hunting? Not illegal but it isnt seen good by the population.

21-Fishing - Legal

22-Eating meat? Legal

23-Littering? People are forced to pay fines dor littering.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Not common in Public places.

25-Suicide? - Very Rare - Euthanasia - legal

26 - Gay marriage? - Legal

27-Abortion - Legal, although not supported

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Except for Rape and pediophilia which can carry great senteneces in prison. What consenting adults do is their own business.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Very much Optional, it is worn for practical purposes and for ornamentation but varies by culture. And also by climated and the presence of large numbers of tourists.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? No

31-What system do you have for taxes?
- Income tax? 15 %

31-Sales tax? 15 %

31-Import/Export tax? Varies on the product and where it is going to or coming from.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? You must either live in the country for 7 years or either be a descendant of a Miraltano.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) Free Borders, althouth the Federation reserves its right to declare a person persona non grata.

34-What type of government are you? Federal Democratic Republic

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? It is illegal to censor the media, although media is regulated if it becomes obscene or grotesque.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? Most of our laws follow traditional beliefs

Don’t eat other sentient beings.

Sex in public is generally is badly seen.

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