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Louis Van Boxel Woolf
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Louis Van Boxel Woolf » Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:26 pm

1. The legal drinking age is at age 17 (4 years before adulthood).

2. The legal driving age is at adulthood.

3. Sexual Consent can be given at age 15 (6 years before adulthood), those under 15 cannot have sexual intercourse. Although there is no law against it most women wait around the age of 23 - 27 to conceive a child, despite no law saying they can't become pregnant at 15.

4. The Voting Age is 16 (5 years before adulthood).

5. In the eyes of the law, a child is only legally free from parental control (adulthood) at age 21.

6. All recreational drugs ARE LEGAL, but certain age restrictions are brought upon them, types of drugs are broken into 3 categories, A, B, and C, these categories are based on morals of taking the drug, how likely you are to become addicted to drug and how much harm the drug does to you. Category C means you must be 16+ to take the drug (5 years before adulthood), Category B means you must be 19+ to take the drug (2 years before adulthood), Category A means you must be an adult to take the drug (adulthood is at 21).

Pot - Legal in most public places, however any owner of a business or public facility reserves the right to tell customers or users to not smoke Pot, they do this by placing clear signs (examples when the state or the owner may choose to implement this right is at a children's playground, hospital etc.. It is a Category B.

Tobacco - Legal in most public places, however any owner of a business or public facility reserves the right the right to tell customers or users to not smoke or use Tobacco products, they do this by placing clear signs (examples when the state or owner may choose to implement this right is at a children's playground, hospital etc.). It is a Category C.

Cocaine - Legal in no Public Places, can only be consumed in the privacy of your own home, all Cocaine dealers or sellers must have a licence which can be obtained by the government, this licence certifies they have not been arrested by the Police before, they pay their Cocaine farmers a fair wage and do not tamper or cut their Cocaine with chemicals. Cocaine is taxed heavily, it is a Category A. If a crime is committed while under the influence of Cocaine, it will make no difference in the outcome of the case, anyone caught using Cocaine in public 1st time faces a 400 proudster penalty, 2nd time 800 proudster penalty, 3 rd time 1,600 proudster, 4th time 3,200 proudster penalty... and so on and on until you each the figure of 64,000 proudsters after that they face a penalty of up to 7 years in a State Rehab Centre and may lose the privilege of being able to take Cocaine.

Alcohol - Legal in all Public Places, the owner of the business or Public Facility DOES NOT have the right to ban Alcohol on their place. The ONLY TWO PUBLIC PLACES where Alcohol is ILLEGAL is on the vast Transport Network and Hospitals. The Penalty for consuming Alcohol in THE ONLY TWO PUBLIC PLACES WHERE ALCOHOL IS BANNED, is 1st time a 400 proudster penalty, 2nd time 800 proudster penalty, 3rd time 1,600 poudster penalty, 4th time 3,200 proudster penalty, and so and on until you reach the figure of 64,000 proudsters were they face a maximum Prision Sentence of 2 years and they may lose the privilege to drink Alcohol. It is a Category B.

LSD - Legal in designated "LSD Zones," these "Zones," are dotted around the country. The penalty for taking LSD in a public place is an immediate loss of the privilege to take LSD and any fine amount of up to 20,000 proudsters. It is a Category B.

Caffeine - No current laws regulate or say how and where caffeine should be used. It has no given Category (as this Category is law). Caffeine is also not taxed in any way.

Heroin - Illegal in all public places, can only be consumed in the privacy of your own home. Due to fear about the growing number of companies cutting dangerous chemicals with the powder, Heroin is only supplied by the state for free, but the number of doses is limited. But you must pass a test given to you by psycchologists to see wether or not you will severly abuse Heroin or only use it for the purposes of sucuide. If used in a public place, you are likely to be given 10+ years in a state funded Rehab Centre, in extreme circumstances you may be given Community Service (scrubbing of Grafitti, being a dustbin man etc. while working for nothing) or small Prision sentence. Assuming you pass the test, Heroin is a Category A.

7. All other recreational drugs are legal but various government campaigns are in place to discourage the use of drugs.

8. All Guns are Illegal, only the Millitray can use them, maximum sentence for possesing a firearm is 22 years, and for murder carries a sentence of 40 years - Life sentence, in some cases you may be excused from serving a sentence or have a greatly reduced one if you were threatened to posses it by gangsters, or for any other reason.

9. The formal name for Louis Van Boxel Woolf is The Republic of Louis Van Boxel Woolf, it's offical language is Loosterian English.

10. The Speed Limits for C - Roads (Small Muddy track ways or single lane roads that are rarely used and connect small villages) is 20 m.p.h. The Speed Limits for B - Roads (2 - 4 lane roads that are used in cities and are of a fairly short length) is 30 m.p.h. The Speed Limits for A - Roads (Large Roads that connect the suburbs of a city and the surrounding countryside to the B - Roads, which go to the centre of a city or town, they have 5 - 10 lanes) is 75 m.p.h. The Speed Limits of the Motorway (11 - 25 lane massive roads that connect one end of the country to the other and lead to the A - Roads and C - Roads) are unlimited, though if you commit a roadside crime (crash etc.) if you are travelling over 155 m.p.h the penalty or prision sentence will be vastly increased.

11. All Non Extremist Religions are allowed, and the RRC (Religion Regulator Comitte) take complaints from citizens who deem one religion "extremist," they then investigate them, or if they believe terrorism is involved they hand these over to the Police.

12. Pornography IS LEGAL and considered a perfectly normal, fun entertainment, images/video of those being raped or under 15 are not permitted by law. Pornography CANNOT be accesed via the internet and must be brought via a local convenience store or a newsagent. All internet pornography sights ARE BANNED this is because it will be almost impossible for images of rape and children under 15 to appear without being noticed.

13. Prostitution IS LEGAL and considered a perfectly normal, fun entertainment. To become A LEGAL prostitute you must be 21 or over (adulthood). You can only operate in a Prostitute Centre, these are equipped with police to stop illegal drug taking, or violence towards the prostitutes AND make sure a condom is used at all times and to MAKE SURE that ONLY the Prostitute benefits from her/his profit, prostitution cannot be "branded," or run as a corporation.

14. Homosexuality is perfectly legal, no regulation, laws, nothing! (See Gay Marriage).

15. Stem Cell research was once used, but now made illegal as scientists in Louis Van Boxel Woolf discovered it had no Scientific benefit what so ever. It is know often debated in history classes.

16. Cock Fighting is illegal, punishable by up to 8 months in Prision for persistent - offenders, it is considered a gruesome entertainment in which death plays a role, most people consider it socially unacceptable.

17. Unisex bathrooms are often used, as well as separate men and woman bathrooms.

18. Hunting is allowed except for several species of endangered creatures. Wether or not species should be protected is determined by the Minister of the Environment, Benjamin Flatley. The Maximum sentence for killing an endangered species is a flat penalty of 2,000 proudsters, if you earn more than 105,000 proudsters however, and you are caught doing this, 10% of your wage is given to the state for the rest of your life.

19. The majority of the population are meat eaters with just around 6% being vegetarians, there are no, laws, rules or regulations covering on what diet you should have.

20. Gay marriage takes place as commonly as supposedly "normal," marriage, with it being socially acceptable and perfectly legal, any intimadation or discrimination bought against someone for Race, Sexual Prefrence or Religion is punished harshly, if a complaint is recived by the police.

21. Income Tax is 6% - 55% depending on how much you earn.

22. Sales Tax is 10%.

23. Import/Export tax or tariffs were abolished long ago in Louis Van Boxel by the Prime Minister.

24. The Government has no legal power to censor any newspapers/broad casted media (including Radio). The TV network is managed by LBC (Louis Broadcasting Corporation) which has no adverts, as it is funded by the tax payer, yet the taxpayers money is given to a private company, so the government has no say in what goes on LBC'S Website, LBC'S NEWS WEBSITE or anything LBC! The citizens pride "LBC," as a historical achievement and often shove the fact they watch no adverts (YIPPE)! in foreigner's faces! LBC has these channels:
LBC 1 (Slogan: The Best of the LBC is here! We have cool comedy too.)
LBC 2 (Slogan: Everything of every genre, Motoring, Soap Opera, you name it it's on LBC 2).
LBC 3 (Slogan: See what today's celebrities are up to and gossip galore, don't forget our brill reality TV with ZERO Ad's!)
LBC 4 (Slogan: Documentraies are fascinating, so is LBC 4).
LBC Children's (Hey Kids, why not hang out with Dan and Jeff or mess around with "Holiday Hour!" We show the best Kids telly for miles around, with no ads!"
LBC Toddler's (Slogan: "Hello i'm the LBC Bug! Why not go on a space adventure? Have a bedtime story with me, and come and play! FOR PARENTS: WE SHOW NO ADVERTS TO CORRUPT YOUR CHILD'S MIND).
LBC News (Slogan: The News, The Sport, The Who's who, we've got it all at LBC News).
LBC Parliament (Slogan: Watch dubious debates or watch our pratty politicans make a fool of themselves, it's your choice LIVE from Louis Van Boxel Woolf's Parliament).
LBC Foreigner (Slogan:With translated subtitles Are you a tourist find out how to make your way around and see what's going on in your country).
LBC also has various radio networks:
LBC Radio 1 (Slogan: The Latest Music).
LBC Radio 2 (Slogan: Those old 80's hits we all love).
LBC Radio 3 (Slogan: Da wicked Kid'z radio channel).
LBC RADIO 4: (Slogan: We follow poltics like a fly)>
LBC RADIO 5: (The Highlights of all other LBC Networks broadcast here!)
25. Louis Van Boxel Woolf's culture is sympathetic. Here are the do's and dont's of Woolf Town.
DO
If legal at the location, and if somebody asks for a Cigar DO give him one!
Brush your hair twice daily.
Keep on top of the news and current affairs.
DO at lest try one of the leagl drugs one offer, people will think your a wuss if you don't.
DO forgive and forget.
DO Keep Calm and Carry own, our economy would be crap if we all fussed how unfair life is.
DON'T
Refuse to give a beggar change, most people will in our sympathetic country, if you don't you stick out as a meanie.
Show off, people take it personally here.
If your entitled to, make sure you vote, if you don't people will hate you, people died for this country's many civil rights!

WE DO NOT HAVE THE DEATH PENALTY


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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Korintar » Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:02 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 21, or whenever the religious communities permit their youth to partake in rituals involving such substances.

2 - Driving age? Only applicable to rural Korintar, age 14 to 16 is the accepted norm.

3 - Age of sexual consent? 15, presuming partner does not exceed three years older. 21 for full consent, legal adulthood.

4 - Voting age? 21, but individuals as young as 16 vote in local elections.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - 21, may be sooner if an individual completes military service early with parental consent.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - Alcohol and medicinal marijuana primarily, however other drugs may be prescribed by a doctor (such as heroin, et al), but said doctor could be banned from the National Healthcare League- the main medical association, for such practices. Tobacco is illegal. Caffeine is the most popular, however, as soda fountains are more common than bars in most places.


7 - Can people have guns? Some people may own them, provided that they go through the proper background checks. Private citizens are forbidden from owning an assault rifle, which is fine for most Korintaris as they prefer swords. Generally the joke is that any man that feels the need to arm himself with an assault rifle is overcompensating for a very small organ :rofl:

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: The Free Democracy of Korintar// Informal: Korintar / Citizens: Korintari

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes, nitrogen asphyxiation

10 - What is the speed limit? As long as nobody gets hurt and environmental damage is restricted it does not matter how fast one is going.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All are permitted, local government is not necessarily secular, and as such segregation by faith happens on occasion in the rural regions.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - images of pediphillia & rape are illegal

13-Prostitution - Heavily regulated and taxed, banned in some communes.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - complex marriage is common, 45% of families fall under this category.

15-Homosexuality - While not illegal, homosexuals are sometimes treated differently by some communities, most secular communities- including the three capitals, do not discriminate institutionally or otherwise.

16-Stem cell research - General concensus is to allow it, highly developed .

17-Human Cloning - More controversial, but therapeutic cloning is allowed.

18-Cock Fighting? like many of the above issues, popular sovereignty and regionalism create the best solutions.

19-Slavery? - banned.

20-Hunting? Very popular

21-Fishing - see above

22-Eating meat? Carnivores R Us. Veganism is highly unpopular.

23-Littering? Can be fined

24-Unisex bathrooms ? permitted, especially in hospital settings.

25-Euthanasia- legal, usually DNRs are more commonplace.

26 - Gay marriage? - No (civil) laws against it, but no laws protecting it either

27-Abortion - Happens Very, Very Rarely, mostly for medical/ therapeutic reasons. But most medical problems can be dealt with by Korintar's highly advanced medical technology.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Rape and pediophilia the Death Penalty. What consenting adults do is their own business (national). Sodomy can result in ostracism /exile (local).

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? No shirt, no shoes, no pants= no service in many places... again, there are colonies/communes for nudists, gays, conservative christians, and free market wackjobs, among others.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". - You must be thinking of Korintar's northern neighbor on a few of these issues.

31-What system do you have for taxes?
- Income tax? Progressive, noncitizens or non commune members pay no taxes at all, former, or at least at the local level, latter. However tax exempt persons must pay user fees for government services.

31aSales tax? In some places, yes.

31bImport/Export tax? Varies on the product and where it is going to or coming from, especially high during war time.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? You must perform Federal Service and, if not native born, reside in Korintar for five years and be employed to gain citizenship. Must also maintain a spotless criminal record.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Any, except for fascists and corporatists. Anyone found in violation of the law will get deported if they are not a citizen.

34-What type of government are you? Socialist Democracy

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? Only restriction is that news agencies must be run by nonprofit organizations on separate stations/channels from entertainment.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? For example – Varies. Concensus is a valued trait and long work days are common place. Mid afternoon work breaks are common place in the south. Walking is a more common mode of transportation in the cities than anything else. Religious and revolutionary socialist jargon are blended in greetings between people ex) "May the Lord bless you and our glorious Revolution" or "Comrade, be at peace with God".
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Ostronopolis » Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:09 am

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 18

2 - Driving age? 16 (though in Texacana and Hampshire it's 15)

3 - Age of sexual consent? Varies by state, but the lowest is 17 and the highest is 19

4 - Voting age? 15 for Federal elections, and 18 in some states for state elections. Anyone is allowed to vote.

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

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - Marijuana in one's own home, all others are illegal, unless a doctor can provide reason for use of other drugs. Tobacco is legal anywhere. Alcohol is legal anywhere, as long as you don't drive while intoxicated and you don't start anything.

7 - Can people have guns? Anyone may own a weapon, unless they were charged with a violent gun related, or unusually violent felony.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Official Full Name: The Federal Republic of Ostronopolis. Informal Name: Ostronopolis. Citizen Moniker: Federal Citizen/Citizen

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes (see fact book for further details)

10 - What is the speed limit? There isn't one on 'Star Drive' (80 mile long stretch), but otherwise it varies by state and terrain, the lowest speed limit for any road is 4 MPH in Alaskia, and the highest is 100 MPH in Texacana.

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

Which of the following are be legal: ALL Are Legal

12- Porn - Legal, except for child pornography.

13-Prostitution - Legal, though seen as morally unacceptable by society. Regulated and taxed as well, however is privately done, and all prostitutes are to be paid at least minimum wage.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Legal in 39 states.

15-Homosexuality - legal.

16-Stem cell research - Used somewhat, though most medical technology is past using it.

17-Human Cloning - Regulated, over sighted and clones have full legal rights.

18-Cock Fighting? Banned.

19-Slavery? - Banned.

20-Hunting? Legal however only in the proper seasons.

21-Fishing - legal.

22-Eating meat? Somewhat frowned upon in society but perfectly legal.

23-Littering? Illegal

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Yes, though it is up to the building in question.

25-Suicide? - Very Rare - Euthanasia is legal.

26 - Gay marriage? - Legal (Except in Texacana)

27-Abortion - Legal only in cases of rape, incest and when the mother's life is endangered.

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

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Optional, unless otherwise marked (usually in most day cares or child oriented locations).

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". - Not Applicable.

31-What system do you have for taxes? Regulated by state, federal and municipal officials, though in every state and town the populous votes directly on how much they wish to be taxed (minimum of 5%).

31aSales tax? N/A

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? Pass a citizenship exam and be fluent in English.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Anyone's allowed, except for convicts fleeing another country, terrorists or people denied passage through the border by the border patrol/national guard.

34-What type of government are you? Constitutional, Federal, Representative, Secular, Mixed Capitalist, Presidential, Direct Democratic, Republic

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? Illegal for the government to censor the media, unless it interferes with laws already existing (e.g. child porn)

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

Don’t eat other sentient beings without prior permission.

Sexual intercourse in public is seen as wrong by society, though not illegal.

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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Trawach » Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:02 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age?
Trawach's legal drinking age is 18. Citizens at convicted of a felony at the age of between 16 and 18 years of age will lose the privilege to drink alcohol until their 20th birthday.

2 - Driving age?
A citizen with no mental retardation or mental health issues and no criminal record may test to receive his or her driver's license at the age of 16. This is followed by a two-year probationary period.

3 - Age of sexual consent?
In Trawach, the age of sexual consent is 16, but may be lowered if the citizen in question petitions a local court.

4 - Voting age?
Trawach's voting age is 18. Persons with felony convictions are ineligible to vote.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)?
Generally speaking, a person becomes an adult at the age of 16 in Trawach. Once again, this age may be lowered if the person petitions a court.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal?
As of 2009, the only legal drugs are marijuana, salvia and qat. Alcohol is not considered a recreational drug.

7 - Can people have guns?
Citizens are encouraged to exercise their right to own and keep firearms. There are no restrictions of magazine size, rate of fire, or accessories; however, exploding devices and incendiary devices are illegal.

8 - What is the official full name of your country?
The official name is the Republic of Trawach. Short form is Trawach. The nation is sometimes colloquially referred to as "the Republic." The plural is Trawacan(s).

9 - Do you have the death penalty?
The death penalty is an acceptable punishment for several heinous crimes; including but not limited to murder, genocide, treason and pedophilia.

10 - What is the speed limit?
The speed limit varies from locality to locality. The maximum speed allowed on any roadway is 100 miles per hour. Generally, only inter territorial highways have speed limits this high. For the most part, the speed limits in urban areas are as follows:
-Residential: 05-25 MPH
-Commercial: 25-45 MPH
-Industrial: 35-50 MPH

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? Mormonism, Scientology, 7th Day Adventism and Jehova's Witness-ism are outlawed as they present a clear danger to society as a whole. All other religions are permitted. Restrictions are imposed to prevent religious organizations from taking in more money than the government feels necessary; religions established as non-profit organizations are exempt from monetary restrictions.

12 - Porn?
Pornography is legal. Actual depictions of pedophilia and rape are illegal, but inked or computer generated images are not.

13 - Prostitution?
The legality of prostitution varies by territory. The government allows prostitution on the federal level.

14 - Polygamy/Polyandry/Polyamory?
All are illegal. Marriage is defined by federal law as a "union between two persons."

15 - Homosexuality?
Homosexual marriage is permitted in the constitution.

16 - Stem cell research?
Stem-cell research is permitted for medical use only.

17 - Human Cloning?
The cloning of humans is strictly forbidden. Facilities capable of this type of procedure are strictly controlled and overseen by the government.

18 - Cock Fighting?
Cockfighting and other forms of animal fighting are illegal.

19 - Slavery?
Slavery itself is illegal, and punishable by execution. Penal slavery is, however, a common form of punishment for more serious felonies.

20 - Hunting?
Hunting is an expressed right in the constitution. Before hunting, a person must first obtain a hunting license and obey rules set out by their territory's fish and game department.

21 - Fishing?
Same as hunting.

22 - Eating meat?
No laws have been drafted against the consumption of meat; it is generally assumed to be a basic human right.

23 - Littering?
Littering is a misdemeanor on the federal level. Littering on federal lands, forests or preserves is a felony.

24 - Unisex bathrooms?
Unisex bathrooms are allowed in certain cases, and the owner of the restroom must have a license to operate such a facility.

25 - Suicide?
Suicide is a heavily-debated subject in Trawach. Euthanasia is legal, provided the person wishing to die pays a fee to the government and expresses his or her written desire to a court.

Persons who have attempted suicide, not using the government-provided means, and failed may be punished for attempted suicide.

26 - Gay marriage?
Gay marriage is legal in Trawach.

27 - Abortion?
Abortion is considered a basic human right. For the most part, abortions are performed for medical reasons, but there is no regulation against abortions for any reason. 3rd Trimester abortions are also legal.

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

29 - Is your country's/culture's clothing optional or mandatory?
Trawach has no "official" cultural or national clothing. Citizens are permitted to wear whatever they want to wear.

30 - Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene".
Public obscenity is defined as lewd, intimate, or disturbing acts performed in view of the general public, on public land, or publicly-visible private lands. Swearing is not considered obscene as it is free speech.

31 - What system do you have for taxes?
Taxation varies by territory. The federal government taxes separately from territories.

31 - Sales tax?
Sales taxes may be imposed by a territory's government.

31 - Import/Export tax?
Tariffs for imported goods are usually low; exported goods generally see more expensive tariffs.

32 - What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen?
A prospective immigrant must renounce any allegiance to their former country, pledge their allegiance to the Republic of Trawach, and pass a citizenship exam regarding the laws and rights of citizens of Trawach. Prospective immigrants must also speak English or German, or be enrolled in classes to learn basic English/German.

33 - What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country?
Trawach will not harbor known terrorists, persons convicted of numerous felonies, paroled murderers, or known pedophiles. The government reserves the right to deport any immigrant that is known to be any of the above.

34 - What type of government is your country?
A democratic, constitutional federal republic.

35 - To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media?
The government is strictly forbidden from altering or doctoring the media in any way, shape or form. However, if the nation is engulfed in total war, the government maintains the ability to assume control of media outlets for national defense.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have?
Cultural traditions are closely observed by the government, and native Trawacan aboriginals are given control of their lands within Trawach. Practices deemed abusive are not allowed.
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Abdju » Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:44 pm

The Land of Abdju:

1 - What is the legal drinking age? No legislated age. However other restrictions apply.

2 - Driving age? 18 for a 4 wheel vehicle up to 45kw power or 90km/h max speed, 2/3 wheeled vehicle up to 50km/h or pedal vehicle. 21 for 4 wheel vehicle over 45kw or 90 km/h, 2/3 wheeled vehicle over 50 km/h. Bicycle users also have to have a test and licence in Abdju.

3 - Age of sexual consent? Generally 18, though in legal cases it's handled on a case by case basis. Note it's possible (and common) for people to move in with their partners before this age, with parental consent. Many lower class Abdjuns start their family life at 15 or 16. Only the elite, whose children are educated for much longer start their adult lives later.

4 - Voting age? Abdju doesn't have any elections.

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

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

- Pot Available but very expensive.

- Tobacco Very illegal to import or sell, but personal possession isn't a crime per se. Essentially unknown.

- Cocaine Very illegal to import or sell, but personal possession isn't a crime per se. Essentially unknown.

-Alcohol Legal and widely available as beer and wine. Spirits are all but unknown.

- LSD - Very illegal to import or sell, but personal possession isn't a crime per se. Essentially unknown.

- Caffeine - Available but very expensive.

- Heroin - Illegal.

- Other? Qat is available but very expensive.

7 - Can people have guns? For the overwhelming majority of people, no.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: The Land of Abdju Informal: Abdju Citizens: Abdjuans

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? 90 km/h, which is an optimistic physical possibility on most Abdjuan roads. Roads are mostly narrow , gravel or cobbled roads running over earth embankments.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? Traditional religion (Egyptian polytheistic) is the state religion and is encouraged and generously funded. Other religions are tolerated.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - Not widely available as state controls the media. However making porn for ones own amusement is legal.

13-Prostitution - Taxed.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Marriage is not governed by law. It is up to individuals to sort out their own domestic arrangements and ensure legal contracts are drawn up where necessary. However custom and tradition make all three effectively illegal except for the Royal Family, who practice polygamy.

15-Homosexuality - Taboo but as above, personal relationships aren't a state issue.

16-Stem cell research - Medical research involving stem cells receives government support, though the possibilities of nanotech in medical care is considered more interesting.

17-Human Cloning - Is not pursued at present by state R&D, and Abdju has no private R&D.

18-Cock Fighting? - Is not practised in Abdju. There is no cultural tradition of it.

19-Slavery? - Penal slavery is used. Otherwise not practised.

20-Hunting? Popular amongst Royalty, high officials and nobles.

21-Fishing - Less popular.

22-Eating meat? Yes, though the amount and frequency depends on status. Higher statues = more meat.

23-Littering? Laws exist, particularly concerning waterways and fields.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Most homes only have one bathroom.

25-Suicide? - Taboo.

26 - Gay marriage? - See earlier comments on marriage.

27-Abortion - Rare. Abdjuans tend to prefer prevention to cure.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Nothing except rape. Sex with children is one of the shadowy grey areas of Abdjuan culture that is rather dubious. No one talks about it but everyone knows about it.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Mandatory for the most part. No legal requirements but custom and tradition disagrees with adults walking around naked.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". Overt displays of foreign cultures are generally considered to be obscene, insulting or just plain wrong. Laws are not necessary as the state controls most media and strongly and exclusively promotes Abdjuan culture, whilst putting down others.

31-What system do you have for taxes?
- Income tax? Variable rate. Some institutions or individuals can exempted upon Royal command. State pensions are exempted. The immediate Royal family pays no tax.

31aSales tax? No, as most major transactions involve the state as one of the parties.

31bImport/Export tax? Yes. All goods incur a variable rate tax.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Abdju has subjects rather than citizenship. Everyone born to an Abdjuan family is a subject and anyone permitted residence in the country who has renounced citizenship of another nation is considered a subject, though still a foreigner, unless they choose to adopt Abdjuan culture (recommended, given the level of xenephobia).

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Varies depending on the internal situation. Criminals are extradited quickly, and mass migration is strongly discouraged. Few foreigners settle in Abdju compared to most nations.

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

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? All media belongs to the state and could be regarded as "propagandistic".

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

* Fish is considered unclean, though the lower classes eat it.
* Incest is generally seen as undesirable amongst the general population.
* Personal and family privacy is valued and respected.
* Charitable acts are extremely important and a central feature of social relations.

Edited because I wrote this late at night, and next morning was full of language/spelling/grammar errors.
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1 - What is the legal drinking age? 18

2 - Driving age? 16 to be able to drive cars, trucks, motorcycles, exc. 20 to be able to drive larger vehicles such as semi trucks.

3 - Age of sexual consent? 16 is considered the bare minimum

4 - Voting age? 21.

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

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? None, but marijuana users are usually not charged with any crimes so long as they do not smoke it in public areas.

7 - Can people have guns? Citizens are not authorized to carry any sort of firearm.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called?
Formal: The Democratic Republic of Tyraus
Informal: Tyraus, DRT

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes; lethal injection, electric chair, and firing squad (execution by decapitation with sword as well, but that is reserved for political prisoners and enemies of the state). Executions are not public.

10 - What is the speed limit?
90 is the maximum speed on international highways, 55 is the minimum speed
70 is the maximum speed on state highways, 45 is the minimum peed
50 is the maximum speed in towns and cities
25 is the maximum speed in residential areas
15 is the maximum speed in school areas

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? There is no state sponsored religion, but all religions are acceptable.

12- Porn: Legal (aside from Pedophilia, Zoophilia, et al)

13- Prostitution: Legal, though prostitute must get a license and have biweekly medical checkups.

14- Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory: Illegal

15- Homosexuality: Legal

16- Stem cell research: Illegal

17- Human Cloning: Illegal

18- Cock Fighting: Illegal

19- Slavery: Illegal.

20- Hunting: Legal, but must have a license to do so and can only use a bow to hunt.

21- Fishing: Legal, need license if over 14

22- Eating meat: Feel free.

23- Littering: Illegal, though the law is poorly enforced.

24- Unisex bathrooms: They are acceptable, but it they are generally not used.

25- Suicide: Not the government's problem.

26 - Gay marriage: Legal

27- Abortion: Legal only in extreme cases (the mother would die, rape, et al)

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal: Pedophilia, Rape, Necrophilia, Zoophilia

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

30- Do you have obscenity laws?: No nudity in public

31-What system do you have for taxes: Income Tax

31a Sales tax: Yes

31b Import/Export tax? Yes.

32- What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Immigrant are allowed to enter and settle in the country at no cost (besides housing, food, exc.), but they must take a nationalization class for five years before the formally become citizens of Tyraus.

33- What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? If they have a lengthy criminal record, it is unlikely that they will be admitted.

34- What type of government are you? Socialistic Dictatorship

35- To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? All media must first be approved by the State.

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

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Postby TheCapitalWasteland » Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:50 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age? Kids may not drink wine or beer but choose to anyway. We don't have the strictest police force or any.

2 - Driving age? We don't have any cars.

3 - Age of sexual consent? Like the drinking age, kids choose to have sex when ever they want. Protected or not. They think sex is gross though.

4 - Voting age? We don't have a government. The self proclaimed president, John Henry Eden, is a descendant of the old Enclave.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - According to little lamplight, 16.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - Any. The most famous one is jet.

7 - Can people have guns? Everyone has some type of weapon. Gun. Knife. Fat Man. You name it. How else will they survive in the wasteland.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? The Free Land of The Capital Wasteland. Soon to be changed to The Post Apocalypes of the Capital Wasteland.

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? We don't have cars.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All are permitted. They are usually all cults worshipping a bomb, tree, or glowing ghoul.

12- Porn - All are legel.

13-Prostitution - Its popular in Megaton but Tennpenny probably wouldn't one in his hotel.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Legal

15-Homosexuality - Legal

16-Stem cell research - Scientists and doctors are far too busy to care for something we found out two hundred years ago.

17-Human Cloning - We don't have clones, just androids.

18-Cock Fighting? Chickens have gone extinct, now we have deathclaw fighting!

19-Slavery? - There is a lot of it, but most people dislike it. Slavers are just too powerful to be taken down.

20-Hunting? Legal. We hunt all sorts of things. Mole rats. Brahmin. Radscorpions.

21-Fishing - I'm pretty sure all the fish died in the irratited waters, and mirelurks taste like shit.

22-Eating meat? Besides Nuka-Cola, there isn't anything else.

23-Littering? I saw a pile of garbage outside of Megaton the other day.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Legal, but there are mostly bathrooms for the same sex.

25-Suicide? - Legal and rare. There are a lot of suicidal slaves and Rivet City settlers.

26 - Gay marriage? - There are about three married couples. Gay marriage is legal but no one cares enough to get married.

27-Abortion - We mostly feed the babies to the yao gauis if we don't want them.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? None are illegal, but people like the brotherhood or regulators will not stand for it.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? People dress in wasteland outfits mostly. Ruined sweat jackets, usually brown or tan. Raiders dress in bones of their kill and parts of stuff like motorcycles. The brotherhood and enclave wear full body power armor suits. Mercenarys are seen to wear mostly police armor or jean vests. Scientists and doctors wear jumpsuits and lab coats. The more richer people wear pre-war clothing.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? No. We don't have laws. I think a few raiders or those oasis hippies run around naked.

31-What system do you have for taxes? Merchants are allowed to give as much tax as they want.

31aSales tax? no.

31bImport/Export tax? nope.

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

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? We allow anyone. Slavers. Raiders. Super Mutants.

34-What type of government are you? People can make up any government they want for their own city. John Henry Eden seems more like a dictator than a president.

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? I wished we still had media.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? None really. People choose what traditions their settlement have.

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Postby Prometheus V » Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:32 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age? Based on the ability to lift a tankard or parent's consent.

2 - Driving age? N/A, fleet based. Pilots are trained under grueling regimens due to the importance of ships.

3 - Age of sexual consent? Based on ability and interest in doing so. Due to limited space, procreation much more regulated. Potential parents must undertake mental, fiscal, and genetic tests to ensure that they will not bear burdened children.

4 - Voting age? Voting, as such, is not generally used in major civil or political disputes. Basically, what the bigger group of people want goes a lot of the time. If your voice doesn't crack when you speak, you have a say on most ships, though this does vary.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? Parents descision if the child is able to support themselves, children's choice otherwise.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? Any, though mind or bodily function affecting drugs are prohibited when on duty. None of the below drugs are burned or smoked. For instance, cannabis is generally eaten, tabacco dipped.

-Pot - legal and popular, though not when on duty. When piloting, thirty lashes.

- Tobacco - Unpopular due the the effects on teeth and breath.

- Cocaine - Unpopular and virtually unknown with almost every group in the fleet. When piloting, summary execution by space casting (the act of throwing an unshielded body into open space. Most believe the casted's soul will feel the pain of decompression for eternity.).

-Alcohol - legal, moderately popular in weaker forms such as beer, more so in liqours.

- LSD - legal, but like cocaine, virtually unknown for the same reasons. When piloting, punishment same as cocaine.

- Caffeine - legal and popular where it can be found, though stores of recaff, coffee, soft drinks containing are usually passed over in favor of higher value commodities.

- Heroin - Same as cocaine. Highly unpopular.

- Other? Many - legal, how popular varies and some are illegal - mostly heavily taxed and but generaly not done in public, and operating under the influence is a heavily punished crime. Hard time

7 - Can people have guns? Disputation of this right usually results in violent firefights.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called? Formal: The Grand Warfleet of Prometheus V/ Informal: The Fleet. / Citizens: Prometheans.

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes.

10 - What is the speed limit? No roads.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All are permitted, though religious conflict is restricted to intelligent debate. Any attempt to sabotage a ship or crew for religious reasons is punishable by removal from the fleet and 'marooning' landside. (It should be noted that there has never been a case of actual marooning, this punishment is carried out by taking the perpatrator to an inhabited area and leaving them there.)

Which of the following are be legal: ALL Are Legal

12- Porn - Totally unregulated in any fashion by the government. Common and socially acceptable in most forms.

13-Prostitution - Legal, though unprofitable due to social promiscuity.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Marriage is relatively uncommon, since the close qarters of fleet life remove many inhibitions. Marriage in it's traditional form is purely a social institution, recieving no fiscal benefits.

15-Homosexuality - A difficult question in a warrior society, it is legal. It certainly takes place, though generally it is kept under wraps. Most people find it unacceptable behaviour in grown men or women, but that is all.

16-Stem cell research - They leave that to landsiders, usually.

17-Human Cloning - Impossible due to technological constraints, pointless because of high thrall population.

18-Animal Fighting? Animal fighting is a popular form of entertainment, though use of animal weaponry such as artificial talons or gaffs is highly illegal.

19-Slavery? - Widespread and legal. Laws do not protect slaves beyond basic human rights. Slaves may be freed at their owners discretion or on merit by a more senior lord. A thrall who frees themself of their bonds, such as removing collars or other marks of enslavement, are given an appeal. If they are found to be mentally and physically capable of joining the fleet as a free member, they may do so, or request being put ashore.

20-Hunting? Very popular when landside, though this is relatively rare. Hunting of vermin extremely popular amongst the younger population. Vermin include rodents and small animals of every kind, as well as several large bugs that arrived from ships that went landside then docked with another. Methods include everything from traps to cudgels.

21-Fishing - See above, even less common.

22-Eating meat? Who wouldn't? Food is food. Vegetarians or vegans of any sort are almost unheard of in the fleet.

23-Littering? Difficult to do in a fleet based society. Everything is recycled a thousand times if it can be, or compacted and destroyed if it cannot.

24-Unisex bathrooms? Restrooms do not differentiate between sexes in any part of the fleet that is known.

25-Suicide? - Very rare, though not unknown. Most who exhibit suicidal or harmful tendencies are taken planet side for examination and treatment before this becomes an issue.

26 - Gay marriage? - Rare due to low homosexuality rates, though not unheard of.

27-Abortion - Proportionately low, usually done when the mother is found to have a profound genetic defect or when carrying the child will harm the mother. It is proportionately low because very few couples will fail to practice safe sex if they are not permitted or are not fiscally capable of supporting the baby.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal? Only rape and pedophilia are not permitted in the general populace, though the laws governing these things do not apply to slaves of any age. Pedophilia is generally not a problem, since most people will not keep child slaves, as they are not useful. Children who are young enough are usually raised in Promethean society. On the other hand, children who are too old to be assimilated are supposedly old enough to be useful, so they are enslaved, or at least indentured.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Nudity from the waist up is common, but waist down almost unheard of. This applies to both sexes, though women are more commonly seen with brassiere's than not, if they do go topless.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". - In general, obscenity isn't something to be worried about. Since the stigma's regarding nudity are only lax about going topless, walking around in public without pants on is liable to get you a dressing down, so to speak, but not much else. Other than that, sex in public is about all you can do, though punishment for that is only marginally more serious.

31-What system do you have for taxes? Currency in the fleet is based on salvage and barter materials, with troops adding parts of their loot to the community pool, which in turn is either used to repair and refit the ship, or traded to other ships for material or services. Quite often, salvage will be turned into the ship's Hold, a sort of commisary/storage garage. In return, they recieve vouchers that can be used to barter in much the same way as checks. Person A gives Person B a voucher for so many objects or a certain weight in some material, and Person B either resells the voucher for something better, uses the material, or sits on it until he can use it.
The fleet also operates on a system of debts and favors, as well as barter. For instance, Person A helps Person B with something Person B needs, and in return, Person B will return the favor. If Person A and B disagree on the repayment, they take it before an impartial commander who settles the issue as he sees fit.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Every free person in the fleet is a 'citizen', and you stop becoming a citizen when you leave the fleet, however you do so. There is no difference, lawfully, from a freeborn or a liberated slave.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Anyone who's willing to carry a gun or pilot a ship to aid our cause, without trying to start a schism in the fleet. That's how it got started. Now, every Promethean aboard ship is the last of their kind, and they're more lenient with who they let aboard. Pirates, thugs, warlords, bandits... anyone with a grudge against the planetary or system governments is welcomed with open arms, as soo as they sign up with a lord.

34-What type of government are you? Modified fuedal system where there is one, anarcho-communism where there isn't. More often, there isn't.

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? As much as the people let them get away with, which is very little.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? Everything above is, in general, a cultural rule or tradition, due to the lack of any official government except for the Shipmaster's and their followers.

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Postby Aedyddia » Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:56 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age? No specific age, one has to apply for a licence.

2 - Driving age? Cars are outlawed. bicycles/walking are used, and mass transit is a whole different system.

3 - Age of sexual consent? See 1.

4 - Voting age? See 1.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? Technically 17, but that varies by state and capacity of the person to provide for him/herself.

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

-Pot - Highly taxed, legal, also see 1.

- Tobacco - Highly taxed, legal, see 1.

- Cocaine - Illegal

-Alcohol - Highly taxed, legal, see 1.

- LSD - illegal

- Caffeine - Legal. While tea is much more popular, coffee is considered to be "the rich man's drink."

- Heroin - Illegal

- Other? Most illegal.

7 - Can people have guns? Yes, regulated with licences and high taxes.

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 Aedyddia/ Informal: Aedyddia. / Citizens: Aedyddians.

9 - Do you have the death penalty? No except in extreme cases.

10 - What is the speed limit? Cars are illegal. Mass transit consists mostly of a high-speed maglev network with an average speed of ~300 km/h. Roads (used for pedestrians and bicycles) have a speed limit of 20 km/h in "heavily populated areas" and 35 km/h otherwise.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? Most permitted; churches have to get a permit before opening and renew it every six years. Walruism is dominant.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - Legal, one has to get licences for viewing and/or producing though, and it has to meet "decency standards" of no rape or bestiality etc.

13-Prostitution - Legal, highly taxed and requires a licence though, which makes it rather unpopular.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Illegal

15-Homosexuality - Legal

16-Stem cell research - Legal

17-Human Cloning - Legal with a licence.

18-Animal Fighting? Illegal

19-Slavery? - Illegal

20-Hunting? Legal for subsistence purposes; one needs to have a licence and there are taxes paid per pound.

21-Fishing - See above

22-Eating meat? Seriously? Obviously legal.

23-Littering? Illegal, harshly punished

24-Unisex bathrooms? Legal, but exceedingly rare.

25-Suicide? - Unknown.

26 - Gay marriage? - Legal.

27-Abortion - Legal, but exceedingly rare. Abortion doctors have to get a licence, also.

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

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Used to be mandatory. In 2006, however, the High Court of the People's Republic of Aedyddia struck down public nudity laws as violating free speech. Clothing is optional now, but nudity is still quite discouraged.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? Public nudity laws are unconstitutional as of Hensley v. State of Kwmran in 2006, but public sex is still very much out of the question.

31-What system do you have for taxes? High for lower-income people, even higher for higher income people.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Born in Aedyddia or an Aedyddian embassy abroad or to Aedyddian parents or on a ship/airship/aeroplane/etc. with Aedyddian pilots or in Aedyddian airspace.
Also, to immigrate, one must live 20 months in Aedyddia and qualify for a licence.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Mostly anyone. Not war criminals and such, though.

34-What type of government are you? The economic structure is communist; this is detailed in Article IV of the Constitution. There are free elections; however, these mostly concern social and foreign, not economic, policy.

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? Censor: yes; Restrict: no... Allowed to remove obscenity, but not much else.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? Not many...


So, in closing, most things are legal, as long as you have a several licences! :)

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Postby Console do Anjo » Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:38 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age?: Anyone may begin drinking as long as it is reasonable amounts. Failrure to comply results in a penatly.

2 - Driving age? - No cars

3 - Age of sexual consent? Classification as an Adult - When parents feel their son or daughter is mature often when they are on their own in their late teens

4 - Voting age? L Voting isn't held

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? -13

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

-Pot - Illegal

- Tobacco - Legal but only in chew form

- Cocaine - Illegal

-Alcohol - legal, moderately popular- but doing criminal acts under the influence is a heavily punished crime. Hard time

- LSD - Illegal

- Caffeine - legal, but not common

- Heroin - illegal

7 - Can people have guns? Yes all men must served in the armed services. Women are allowed to but generally don't.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: The Divine Dictatorship of Console do Anjo (A Ditadura Divina de Console do Anjo), The Council of the Angels
Simply Console do Anjo, citizens are known as Anjos or as the Portuguese

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? N/A.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? Only the Holy Faith of the Angels is permitted, all others are illegal and result in death

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn -No legislation

13-Prostitution - Illegal

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Far more common than monogamy- Legal but frowned upon

15-Homosexuality - Strictly illegal

16-Stem cell research -Illegal

17-Human Cloning - Illegal

18-Cock Fighting? There are no laws against it

19-Slavery? -Legal but only within CDA Borders

20-Hunting? Legal

21-Fishing - Legal

22-Eating meat? Legal, Vegetarians/Vegans are seen as miscreants and are often mistreated

23-Littering? No laws against but is so unnatural and uncommon

24-Unisex bathrooms ? No legislation for or against

25-Suicide? - No law about killing your self Euthanasia is illegal

26 - Gay marriage? - Strictly Illegal

27-Abortion - Illegal

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? : Rape Homosexuality and Pedophilia are illegal,

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Very much Optional, though full nudity isn't very common except for very hot days or in privacy. Most opt for shirtless or a bikini or something. CDA is commonly referred to as a Bikini state because of the common place of it in daily livng

30-Do you have obscenity laws? Cursing in public is forbidden

31-What system do you have for taxes?

- Income tax? Citizens pay income tax

31aSales tax? No sales tax some may put a gratuity tax or a high labor tax

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 adopt the state faith and nothing else

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Any but we reserve the tight to either deport with prejudice or execute any visitors found violating the few laws that have a death penalty. CDA does not extradite those who violate death penalty laws back to their nation of residence/ legal citizenship

34-What type of government are you? Monarchist Dictatorship*

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

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Postby Northern Colonies » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:35 am

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1 - What is the legal drinking age?
Regulated by the states and territories, but all of them have the legal drinking age at 18.

2 - Driving age?
Regulated by the states and territories. In general, a learner's permit can be issued after the age of 16 (although some states require the completion of a road rules test) and probationary licence can be issued after the age of 18 (after passing a driving test)

3 - Age of sexual consent?
Regulated by states and territories, but all of the have the age of consent at 18 years of age. However, teenages between 12-18 are allowed to have sex with those 2 years apart from their own age. Sex is not allowed between those <12 years of age

4 - Voting age?
18 years old.

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

18 years of age

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal?
Practically all the popular recreational drugs are banned, with the exception of alcohol and cigarettes. These products are heavily taxed however.

7 - Can people have guns?

Regulation of weaponry is between states, and regulation can vary widely from requiring a licence to carry any weapons to allowance of farmed to hold one rifle.

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 Northern Colonies
Informal: Northern Colonies
Citizens: Colonists/Colonial - Usage varies.

9 - Do you have the death penalty?

No. Banned under the Penalties (Criminal Code Amendment) Act 1972

10 - What is the speed limit?
Varies between states, but maximum is 120 km/h on some country roads

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted?
No restrictions on religion unless it has broken the law, in which case, it can be banned.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - images of paedophilia are illegal. Rape scenes where the actors have not consented to is also illegal.

13-Prostitution - Regulated Industry.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Currently illegal to be married to more than one person. However, de facto non-monogamous relationships are not regulated

15-Homosexuality - De facto relationships are not regulated

16-Stem cell research - Legal, but regulated

17-Human Cloning - Currently illegal

18-Cock Fighting? Illegal under the various states and territories animal protection acts

19-Slavery? - Illegal

20-Hunting? Again regulation under the various state and territories animal protection acts

21-Fishing - Regulation rest with states and territories. Is generally legal, but regulated

22-Eating meat? - Considered normal

23-Littering? Is illegal, but it is enforced at local level. Enforcement levels vary considerably.

24-Unisex bathrooms? Doesn't generally exist in public toilets

25-Suicide? - Not illegal - Euthanasia / Right to Death with Diginity - legal but it is illegal to assist a person

26 - Gay marriage? - Homosexuals can undergo civil unions, although there is a push to allow them to marry

27-Abortion - Legal, but only under selected cases which must undergo judicial review

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

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

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

31-What system do you have for taxes?
Flat rate tax on income. Goods and Services Tax applies.

31aSales tax?
Yes, a Goods and Services Tax applies on all goods

31bImport/Export tax?
Does apply, particularly for cigarettes and alcohol.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen?
- Must have living in the Northern Colonies with a Permanent Residency status for 4 or more years
- Must sit and pass a citizenship test
- Must swear or affirm an Oath of Allegiance to the Supreme Governor of the Colonies. It currently takes the form of:

I, [name of person] swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to His Most Excellency Jonathan O'Brien, Supreme Governor of the Colonies, his legitimate successors, and that I will faithfully observe the constitution and laws of the Federation of Northern Colonies and fulfil my duties as a Colonial citizen. So help me God.

or

I, [name of person] do solemnly, sincerely and truly declare and affirm that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to His Most Excellency Jonathan O'Brien, Supreme Governor of the Colonies, his legitimate successors, and that I will faithfully observe the constitution and laws of the Federation of Northern Colonies and fulfil my duties as a Colonial citizen.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country?
People with criminal records or health problems are generally restricted from entering the country.

34-What type of government are you?
Constitutional republic

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media?
Some degree of censorship in terms of illicit material. Classification of media also applies which can restrict when and where such media can be shown. Not very extreme however

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have?
Generally friendly people and would take offence if you accused them of being dishonest, unfair etc. without good reason.

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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Soviet Seychelles » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:02 am

Soviet Seychelles-

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 21

2 - Driving age? Depends on mental age - 16 years old, practice starts at 14

3 - Age of sexual consent? 16.

4 - Voting age? 18, although elections are rare and when they are done, usually rigged

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - 16-18.

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

-Pot - legal and popular, several bars devoted to pot

- Tobacco - moderately popular, cigarettes, cigars

- Cocaine - legal very popular

-Alcohol - legal heavily popular

- LSD - legal but only under supervision of another individual not under the influence

- Caffeine - legal, popular -

- Heroin - illegal in needle form, eating it is legal
- Other? N/A

7 - Can people have guns? For self defense purposes the citizens have long been required to possess a gun in a family household. Man of the house is in control of the firearm at all times

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 Soviet Seychelles// Informal: Soviet Seychelles or SS / Citizens: Seychellens

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes, although very rare

10 - What is the speed limit? On the massive highways of Madagascar it is 120 MPH, on Comoros and Seychelles it is 100 MPH

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

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - all legal, except for child pornography

13-Prostitution - Very popular, taxed. Part of the job demands STD tests every month for prostitues, and those who use their services

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Common

15-Homosexuality - Legal, can get full marriage license

16-Stem cell research - Although only a tiny sector, very much legal

17-Human Cloning - Legal although no tests conducted yet

18-Cock Fighting? Illegal except for government and miltiary officials in free time

19-Slavery? Legal for highest officials, illegal for those who have under 500,000$ Salary

20-Hunting? Very popular

21-Fishing - see above

22-Eating meat? Very few vegitarians considering the meaty diet of Soviet Seychelles

23-Littering? Heavily enforced, if caught you can face up to 5 months prison

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Legal but non existent

25-Suicide? - Very Rare - Euthanasia / Right to Death with Diginity - legal

26 - Gay marriage? - Fully marriage license legal

27-Abortion -Legal usually only done in rape cases, or cases of underage women

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

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Optional, mainly elders wear traditional clothing

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

31-What system do you have for taxes?
- Income tax? Citizens pay no income tax, residents pay a flat 15%; resident citizens of another nationality pay 20%

31aSales tax? Thank you C’Tan for putting this so well…An esoteric business tax system graded towards non-essential products. Similar to VAT, but considerably more sophisticated in its deployment.

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 perform Federal Service and, if not native born, pass the Citizenship Exam.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Anyone who is wrongdoing may be at risK of deporation.

34-What type of government are you? Communist Single Party State, we have an Emperor

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? foreign media is legal, but many things are censored due to inaprpriatness, national media is some of the freest in the world

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? Racist rallies are illegal, apartheid illegal and frowned upon
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Filbertiana » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:25 am

Driving age?
-Regulated by the states and territories. In general, a learner's permit can be issued after the age of 16 (although some states require the completion of a road rules test) and probationary licence can be issued after the age of 18 (after passing a driving test)
Voting age?
-Person gets right to vote at age of 18.
Age of sexual consent?
-15 years
At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)?

-18 years old
Is any kind of drug legal?
-All are ilegal.There was a debate about legalizing marijuana in 2002 and 2005,but it is rejected.
Is smoking legal?
-Smoking of ciggaretes(not drugs)is legal only for persons who has more than 15 years
Can people have guns?
-Every person who want to own gun need to have permission by the high institutions in the country.
Official country name.Unnoficial country name.Demonym?
-It is said in Republic of Filbertiana factbook.Our official name is Republic of Filbertiana.Our unoffical(simple)name is Filbertiana.Demonym is Filbertian,so our people are called Filbertians.
Do you have a death penalty?
-Death penalty is formally banned in the Republic of Filbertiana in 1917,but it was used just a few times in our country history.It was most used with beggining of the 19th century to some people who made assasination attemp to our monarch.
What is the speed limit?
-There are signs in every road,on which is speed limit wrote.In the city it is 110 km.
Is any type of religion banned?
-Using of drugs,or killing anyone during it is banned

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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Surote » Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:37 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age: 18 years old (except in the colony of Nation surote where it's 21 years old)

2 - Driving age: 16 years old

3 - Age of sexual consent: for sex 16 for everything else 17.

4 - Voting age?: For natural born citizen it's 16 years old for immigrant it's 21 years old or until they finish the five years of volunteer work or citizenship test.

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

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

-Pot - Legal but not in public

- Tobacco - Legal but not in public

- Cocaine - illegal same discipline for lsd and heroine.

-Alcohol - Legal but if caught in a D.U.I 3 years of jail or hard labor.

- LSD -Illegal and if caught 5 years of hard labor in the mines

- Caffeine - Legal, in small coffee doses

- Heroin -illegal and if caught gets 5 years of hard diamond mine labor.

- Other? Many - none

7 - Can people have guns: everyone ( that doesn''t have a felony charge) can have a gun.

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 surote. Depends where you live (if you live in the colony of Nation surote or surote your called a suroton. If you life in the commonwealth of Ken york your a benor.)

9 - Do you have the death penalty: yes

10 - Surface roads range from 15-70. Highway range from 40-65.

11 - all are permitted

Which of the following are be legal: ALL Are Legal

12- Porn - all porn is legal

13-Prostitution - Totally illegal

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - all legal with restrictions

15-Homosexuality - It's legal to be gay or straight. Illegal to switch genders.

16-Stem cell research - Been using it since it was invented

17-Human Cloning - government controlled for research only

18-Cock Fighting- illegal death penalty

19-Slavery? - No slavary

20-Hunting- have to have a license and a cap on how much you can catch


21-Fishing - have to have a license and a cap on how much you can catch

22- eating meat:Your choice

23-Littering- jailtime (Max months in jail)

24-Unisex bathrooms- there are those in some places.

25-Suicide? -illegal

26 - Anyone can get married ( but you have to pay the states 3% marriage tax)

27-Average and is govt sponsored

28-Rape and incest

29- optional clothing everywhere(you must wear at lease shorts).

30- Anything that parents don't want there children to see. No govt standards.

31- tax system: higher tax on rich lower tax on poor.

31a- we have sales tax of 5.67% in surote

31b- Import tax is wieght/5*.15. Export taxes are the same

32- Pass citizenship test and a week of volunteer work in Surote.

33- Everyones allowed just no breaking the law or else your banned and deported.

34- Democratic socialist reforming in to an inoffensive democracy.

35- censorship in surote: No Govt. censorship in my country.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? For example – None really
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby American Pit Bulls » Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:16 pm

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***DISCLAIMER: The Following is NOT intended to be used as any legal tool whatsoever. It shall not be construed as KAPB Actual Law. The following is simply a quick guide and if quoted will NOT be upheld in any court of KAPB. The following is simply for entertainment and basic ideas and is NOT to replace any Law of KAPB.***

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 18 years of age.

2 - Driving age? 18 years of age with the exception of legally emancipated individuals (The Supreme Justice of KAPB Supreme Court must Grant Emancipation. Minimum age to file the proper documents is 16 years of age)

3 - Age of sexual consent? 18 years of age with the exception of legally emancipated individuals.

4 - Voting age? 18 years of age. Note: We do NOT have elections for the Higher Level Government. The elections we do have are for the Lower Level Government.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? 18 years of age with the exception of legally emancipated individuals.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? Tobacco at 18 years of age, Alcohol at 18 years of age, Caffeine at 16 years of age, Marijuana in its natural form at 18 years of age, and Mushrooms in its natural form at 18 years of age. All of the age restrictions are with the exception of legally emancipated individuals. All other drugs are Illegal and cases will be Prosecuted to the full extent of the Laws. All of the above are Regulated, Taxed, and Enforced.

7 - Can people have guns? Yes. All Legal Citizens of KAPB have the right to bear arms.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called? Official Nation name: Kingdom of American Pit Bulls. Informal name: The Kingdom, Pit Bulls, and/or KAPB. KAPB Citizens are "Bullies"

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? Residential neighborhoods: 25 mph. School Zones: 15mph. Construction Zone: half of the posted speed limit. Freeways/Highways: Varies from 35 mph to 85 mph. All Roadways have very visible posted speed limits and All are Strictly Enforced by way of hidden laser signals.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All Religions are permitted with the exception of Satanism. All Religious places of worship of any denominations are taxed in the same manner that of Businesses. The various Religious Organizations receive NO Government funds/grants/incentives and they receive NO taxpayer dollars whatsoever.

Which of the following are legal:

12- Porn -For the most part, Porn in General is Legal. Child Porn, Bestiality, Rape among a few other types are Illegal and aggressively Enforced and Prosecuted. Also note, you MUST be 18 years of age to possess, purchase, or view legal Porn as well as legally emancipated individuals.

13-Prostitution - Legal as long as conducted by two consenting adults (18+ years of age, 16 if you're legally emancipated) It's Legal as long as the proper taxes are Paid. Heavily Regulated.

14-Homosexuality - Legal. It isn't the Governments' Place to get involved behind closed doors of two consenting adults.

15-Hunting - Legal for food. Illegal for the sport (just for the fun of it). Strongly Regulated and Enforced.

16-Fishing - see above

17-Eating meat - Legal. Cannibalism is Illegal.

18-Suicide - Legal only if Ordered by the Supreme Justice of the KAPB Supreme Court. Need not to worry if you are truly chronicly ill and in such pain. The Government understands and normally will respect ones wishes. Must present the case to the KAPB Supreme Court. All cases will be on a case to case basis.

19- Gay marriage? - Illegal. The Government has ruled that no government, individual, organization, or the likes have the right to "Redefine the word of Marriage on Demand" The Definition of Marriage is clearly defined as "the social institution under which a man and woman establish their decision to live as husband and wife by legal commitments, religious ceremonies, etc." Source -> http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/marriage The Government hereby orders the Protection of Marriage Act into KAPB Law. With that being said, King Bodacious went on to say "Two people who are truly in love should have the right to form some sort of Legal Union. The Government should NOT intervene with the Loving Relationships of two consenting adults no matter what their sexual orientation is. So, I hereby grant the passage of the 'Civil Unions Act' into law giving gays, bisexuals, and lesbians the same benefits as married heterosexuals."

20-Abortion - Legal ONLY under two circumstances. a. The Mother's Life is in Jeopardy and b. in cases of Rape. All others are Illegal and if convicted of illegally having an abortion, both, the person who performed the act and the woman having the abortion will be executed under the Laws of KAPB.

21- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal? Rape, Bestiality, and Incest.

22-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Clothing Optional. The citizens take advantage of the clothing optional laws mostly in the summer and spring time. With KAPB being in the North Pacific Region, fall and winter normally don't permit it with the exceptions of being indoors.

23-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". - We do, however the Law is still being constructed.

24-What system do you have for taxes? The tax code of KAPB is still being revised but it's basicly, in short will consist of Only the Income tax for individual, natural born citizens. Other Legal Citizens of KAPB will have a slightly higher Income Tax. The Income Tax will increase with increased pay (meaning the Wealthy will have higher taxes). Businesses will have the biggest Tax "burden" KAPB has outlawed Lobbyists so no favors will be given to any Corporations and All will Pay Taxes as outlined in KAPB's Tax Code.

25-Sales tax- As mentioned in the previous question...The citizens of KAPB are ONLY Taxed one time. Therefore we have NO Sales tax.

26-Import/Export tax? Businesses: Yes. Citizens: No (refer to KAPB Tax Codes.)

27-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? You MUST learn our Official Languages which are English and Doggish. You MUST undergo an extensive and thorough background check. You MUST take the KAPB Citizenry Test. You MUST have a complete Physical performed by a KAPB Doctor. You MUST have a Psychosis Evaluation performed by a KAPB Psychiatrist. You MUST serve in Federal Service for two years.

28-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Felons are prohibited from entering. Certified Psychos are prohibited from entering. Pedophiles are prohibited from entering. and so on

29-What type of government are you? Primarily a Dictatorship seeing how the Supreme Leader is King Bodacious. However, we do have a few branches of government which will all be laid out in KAPB Fact Book. We, also hold elections for All of the Lower Level Government Officials. The People of KAPB deserve to be heard and we also have open communications between KAPB Citizens and the Upper Level Government and take their suggestions, concerns, complaints and the likes into strong consideration.

30-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? I must thank the American Media as well as other media outlets around the world. KAPB watches and censors the media strenuously for corruption, distortion, biasedness, and outright blatant lies. The Government stands firm in regards to the media. The Government will NOT tolerate misleading KAPB Citizens and have placed heavy Regulations, Taxations, Censorship, and Monitoring of the Media. The Government feels if they don't take the proper measures that the Media Outlets in KAPB will be as horrid as the American Media Outlets as well as others around the Globe.
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Scarsaw » Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:19 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age? Legal age of Adulthood, 18, unless under parent supervision or in a Military Mess/Legion.

2 - Driving age? Age 16, after taking a test. Must take test again at age 25, 45, 65, and every twenty years after that until death.

3 - Age of sexual consent? Legal age of Adulthood, 18. It it illegal, by fine or imprisonment, to have sex before 18.

4 - Voting age? Age 19, as that is the youngest a person could possibly obtain citizenship.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - Age 16, although it it promoted culturally that child stays until 18, when they leave for Federal Service.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - All drugs except caffeine, pot, tobacco and alcohol, are illegal.

-Pot - Legal age is 18, not allowed to operate under the influence or to smoke in public.

- Tobacco - Legal age is 18, illegal in public buildings except in a Military Mess/Legion

- Cocaine - Illegal, punishment by years in prison to death.

-Alcohol - Legal, not allowed to operate under the influence

- LSD - Illegal, punishment by years in prison to death.

- Caffeine - Legal age is 16.

- Heroin - Illegal, punishment by years in prison to death.

- Other? Illegal, punishment by years in prison to death.

7 - Can people have guns? It is encouraged to own after age 20, but frown down upon in public. It is, however, encouraged to carry a knife in public.

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 Scarsaw. Informal: The Federation. Citizens: Scarsawians

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Hanging and Firing Squad

10 - What is the speed limit? 110 km/h on most major highways, 60km/h on city streets

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All are permitted as long as their practices does not break the law

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - All porn legal, however illegal to own to view until age 18.

13-Prostitution - Legal, taxed, regulated, must be over the age of 18 and take tri-annual medical examinations

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Legal, but frowned upon culturally

15-Homosexuality - Legal

16-Stem cell research -Legal to only the Federation's Research Unit

17-Human Cloning - Legal, yet currently not employed, to only the Federation's Research Unit

18-Cock Fighting? Legal and popular sport

19-Slavery? - Illegal

20-Hunting? Legal

21-Fishing - Legal

22-Eating meat? Legal

23-Littering? Illegal, however, a minor offense

24-Unisex bathrooms? Legal, although more popular in Federal buildings or the Forces.

25-Suicide? - Legal, but frowned upon. Social services are established to discourage suicide.

26 - Gay marriage? - Legal

27-Abortion - Legal for rape cases or whenever it endangers the mother. Mothers are encouraged to give unwelcomed children to the Federation's Orphanages.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Rape, pedophilia, sex in public, and underage sex

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

30-Do you have obscenity laws? No, often anything deemed as obscene is frowned upon by the culture but not illegal.

31-What system do you have for taxes?
- Income tax? High income tax, higher for the rich.

31aSales tax? Yes, however, there is no tax on children's goods, essential toiletries and food

31bImport/Export tax? Very high, importation is highly discouraged

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Must be a civilian of Scarsaw and complete 2 years of Federal Service. Foreigners are not entitled to citizenship or be allowed to be a civilian.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Immigration laws are strict, as immigration is highly not welcomed. Tourists are allowed in Scarsaw, but may not stay for more than one year. Students wishing to study in Scarsaw may apply for a special pass, however, tuition is raised for international students. A work pass for up to 2 years may be obtained if the person has a highly marketable skill and pays the fees. Every 2 years, they must reapply for face deportation. Marriage to a Scarsawian would allow an immigrant to remain in the nation, however, they will not be considered a civilian or entitled to Scarsaw rights or benefits. They will be considered a dependent of the Scarsawian.

34-What type of government are you? We wish to say a democracy, however, citizens are the only ones allowed to vote so it is not a true democracy and power/control remained within the elite.

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? The Federation controls the only major news source, FEDNET. There is no laws to censor or restrict others, but it is very difficult to create another media source.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? Laws to prevent another solanum epidemic and put into place. Scarsawians are not allowed into restricted, contaminated areas, on punishment of death. Those with solanum are executed by one shot in the head. Those who die with solanum without seeking medical help or being executed, will have all their belongings and properties confiscated by the Federation or their remaining kin will be fined.
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Britmattia » Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:40 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age?
The Kingdom defines the legal drinking age as an age when one is old enough to purchase alcohol, which is eighteen. However, the culture is fairly permissive about alcohol and most adolescents can be expected to have alcohol access via family purchases.

2 - Driving age?
The Kingdom has a graduated licensing system broken into three periods : Learner, which is obtained by a written test undertaken in the year of an individual's fifteenth birthday (or equivalent age in non-humans) and allows the driver to drive with a Full license holder in the vehicle. The second stage is the Restricted, which allows driving between the hours of 4am to 10pm in a vehicle with no more than 2l engine capacity. The Final stage is a Full license which allows driving at all times with no restrictions on engine capacity.

3 - Age of sexual consent?
Age of sexual consent is fifteen across the board. If you're old enough to control a tonne of metal His Majesty believes you should also have the privilege of using its back-seat.

4 - Voting age?
Voting is for foreigners.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)?
Full adulthood (and thus citizenship) is granted in the year of one's eighteenth birthday.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal?
All of them. However, they're all equally heavily taxed and regulated more stringently. The amount of stores retailing hard drugs is roughly equivalent to the prevalence of sex shops in a modern western society and the clientele could expect to be regarded similarly.

7 - Can people have guns?
Dependent on location, citizens may own firearms. However, again, regulation and tax are used to control access to the type of firearm, shotguns and sporting rifles (being defined as a semi-automatic between .22 and .308), are more available, pistols of all types much less so.
Anything that is large enough to qualify as an anti-material rifle, capable of fully automatic fire or firing exotic ammunition (energy weapons) is banned and will be seized if brought onto Kingdom soil without prior arrangement.
However, the Kingdom also recognizes that not everywhere else is as heavily policed as it is, nor does illegal use of firearms carry quite the same stringent punishment, so the restrictions concerning firearms do not apply to those with a trading license for foreign ports.

8 - What is the official full name of your country?
The Kingdom of Britmattia, known as "the Kingdom" to its citizens. There's only one that matters to them.

9 - Do you have the death penalty?
Yes, for rape, treason, murder, piracy and slavery. Guilt is established by esper/mage examination and a refusal to allow either is tantamount to a guilty plea.

10 - What is the speed limit?
Speed limits are for girly foreigners. The highways have no speed limits, lower grade open roads are set at 100kph, shading down to 30kph depending on how built up an area is. However, private transport is quietly discouraged so most travel is done by bus, train or aircraft.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted?
Nearly all religions are permitted, provided they accept monitoring. Any religion which implies loyalty to it should be rated higher than loyalty to the state is discouraged.

Which of the following are be legal:
12- Porn
Pornography is legal, with the exceptions of furry pornography and child pornography, both of which are regarded as mental health issues.

13-Prostitution
Legal, taxed, a low-status but well-paying job.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory
Legal, not common or really socially acceptable.

15-Homosexuality
What a citizen does with his or her genitals to an other consenting citizen is no affair of CentGov's.

16-Stem cell research
Genetic manipulation is regulated and relatively common.

17-Human Cloning
Human cloning is illegal, cloning of human organs is not. Clones enjoy full citizenship to the extent one is Queen, presently.

18-Cock Fighting?
Illegal, as is dog-fighting, bull-baiting and any other blood sport where human life is not endangered.

19-Slavery?
Illegal and, as noted, punishable by death.

20-Hunting?
Common, generally undertaken with the bows that Kingdom citizens are generally given as gifts from the age of fifteen through to their full growth. Guns are used, but anyone using rifles on creatures that aren't actually dangerous is probably untrustworthy and possibly even some sort of foreigner.

21-Fishing
Common.

22-Eating meat?
Nearly univeral. Vegans and vegetarians have a tough time in a medieval-esque society.

23-Littering?
Extremely uncommon, helped by the low use of non-biodegradable/non-returnable packaging. Punishable by a stiff fine when encountered.

24-Unisex bathrooms ?
Non-existent.

25-Suicide?
Uncommon, but socially acceptable and even expected in some situations.

26 - Gay marriage?
What sacraments a given church chooses to grant is that church's business. Civil unions are available to all.

27-Abortion?
Birth control is easily available and pushed in state and private schools, lowering the necessity. However, where it does happen it is a woman's right to chose.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ?
See pornography, with the addendum of bestiality.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory?
Optional, but climate makes it mandatory.

30-Do you have obscenity laws?
Nothing higher than an R-rating before 10pm on the airwaves, no nudity in print media.

31-What system do you have for taxes?
"Income" is a rather notional term under Kingdom law.
The average citizen pays a graduated tax, depending on their personal income, which never exceeds more than 30% of the same, to the aristocratic family of the region they live in. This source of funds is then taxed at 100% by CentGov.
Also tied to this is an additional (voluntary) tithe paid to the Family of the region, which is then used as the social welfare/(some) healthcare spending of that particular locale. Those who do not contribute to this fund are not entitled to draw from it.

31aSales tax?
Applies to everything except food, taxed at 10%.

31bImport/Export tax?
No export taxes, import taxes are applied as policy measures to discourage things CentGov wants to discourage.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen?
National Service at the age of eighteen.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country?
Immigration is open to all, barring entities who have been classed as non-sophonts by CentGov. This category includes Allaneans, Thelasi and some others.

34-What type of government are you?
Semi-absolute monarchy.

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media?
It isn't. It does however have vigorous libel laws and the right of personal challenge. If you can beat the King's champion in a sword-fight you can call the sovereign whatever you like.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have?
Absolute adherence to the Monarchy, cultural chauvinism, disdain for democracies, regarding species intolerance as frankly bizarre but at the same time being distrustful of most pointies. An unlovely habit of referring to any foreigner not from an allied polity as a "wog".
Arrogance and militarism hand in hand, moderated by chivalric impulse and emphasis on being capital G good in word and deed.
A Paladin is no more sane than a man who decides that up is down, and dedicates himself to the preservation of balloons and the destruction of bricks. Nonetheless, there is no breed of man whom I would rather have beside me when the moon is black and the wolves are about. If the Paladin is wrong, then the world is mad, and in an insane world, there is no better police than an army of madmen.

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Postby Control You » Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:03 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age? It is 30 and is for strict purposes.

2 - Driving age? Mature age. If the person is mature they take a test to determine if they can get a license. Secondary Schools give yearly tests to see if you are ready to drive.

3 - Age of sexual consent? Depends on the person. If they can handle it.

4 - Voting age? Mature enough age. If they are smart, or averagely smart. Then they can vote.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - About 13 as the country has many smart people.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - None as the police department regulates drug trafficking and put's it in a storage for safe keeping.

-Pot - Illegal

- Tobacco - Illegal

- Cocaine - Illegal

-Alcohol - Illegal

- LSD - Illegal

- Caffeine - Legal

- Heroin -Illegal

- Other?

7 - Can people have guns? Yes, but the current police force has more advanced weaponry.

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 Control You/ Control You/ Controlonians

9 - Do you have the death penalty? No

10 - What is the speed limit? 250 on Main Highways, and 100 on city roads.

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

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - Legal

13-Prostitution - Illegal

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Illegal

15-Homosexuality - Illegal

16-Stem cell research - Illegal

17-Human Cloning - Illegal

18-Cock Fighting? Er...what?

19-Slavery? Illegal

20-Hunting? Legal

21-Fishing - see above

22-Eating meat? Legal

23-Littering? Illegal - If caught you lose all possessions.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Legal

25-Suicide? Legal

26 - Gay marriage? - Illegal

27-Abortion - Illegal

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? None, except same gender. Does not apply to porn.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Optional
31-What system do you have for taxes? A system of important to least important.
- Income tax? No

31a -Sales tax? Yes

31bImport/Export tax? Yes

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? They must have been born in the country. If they are not they cannot become a citizen.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? No foreigners are allowed without government consent.

34-What type of government are you? Democracy

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? As much as possible.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? You must celebrate Formation Day.
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Postby Georgetpwn » Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:18 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age?: 21

2 - Driving age? 16

3 - Age of sexual consent? 17

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? - none

7 - Can people have guns? Yes. Hobbes City has no gun control

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: The Republic of Hobbes City Informal: Hobbes City Citizens: Federal Citizens

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? highways urban: 65, highways rural: 80, surface streets: 30-55, everywere else, 55

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? none, as long as it's not barbaric

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - child porn and rape are illegal

13-Prostitution - Heavily regulated and taxed, but Catholic Church urges its ban

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Illegal

15-Homosexuality - legal, but gays can not be married. Civil Unions provide same legal protections

16-Stem cell research - Legal

17-Human Cloning - Banned

18-Cock Fighting? illegal

19-Slavery? -illegal

20-Hunting? Legal, but regulated

21-Fishing - see above

22-Eating meat? come on now, can we ban meat?

23-Littering? F$10-1000 fine

24-Unisex bathrooms ? No

25-Suicide? - No

26 - Gay marriage? - banned, see Homosexuality question

27-Abortion - banned

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Rape and Pedophillia, Incest

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

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene" Yes, but not enforced due to Constitutional concerns.

31-What system do you have for taxes?

31a
Sales tax? Federal Sales Tax

31b
Import/Export tax? On all products

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? must be born on Hobbes City soil, or be a legal resident for 1 year and apply.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Allow- everyone. not allowed- Novus Licentia Terra, dictatorship nations (if you are fleeing, you are allowed in)

34-What type of government are you? Democratic Republic

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

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? none
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Postby Beakedastan » Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:05 pm

The Commonwealth of Beakedastan.

1 - What is the legal drinking age? None. Drinking is banned.

2 - Driving age? Birth.

3 - Age of sexual consent? 10.

4 - Voting age? Birth

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

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

-Pot - Mandatory.

- Tobacco - Smoking is allowed in all public hospitals, elementary schools and other public facilities, but absolutely forbidden in bars (which is ok since we banned alcohol anyway).

- Cocaine - Legal.

-Alcohol - Highly illegal.

- LSD - Legal.

- Caffeine - Totally illegal.

- Heroin - Totally legal.

- Other? Our drug policy is "if you can cook it up in your basement using chemicals, you can snort it, smoke it, inject it, share it and/or sell it to kids. Just don't steal your neighbors drugs or get caught with a Budweiser or Pepsi".

7 - Can people have guns? No, but we recently made shunning your neighbor legal to make up for it.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? Something something...something something.

9 - Do you have the death penalty? No, but if someone is real bad and a repeat offender we make them sit in the corner and think of what they have done for up to an hour. It use to be up to 2 hours, but we determined that was cruel and unusual punishment.

10 - What is the speed limit? 15 MPH on freeways, 75 MPH in residential areas.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? Not allowed.


12- Porn - After vigorous debate, we determined porn is allowed, but it must be realistic. This was really a backdoor way for our country to make all porn illegal.

13-Prostitution - Legal

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Is all good.

15-Homosexuality - Fabulous.

16-Stem cell research - Legal.

17-Human Cloning - Legal, we don't wanna run out of people to sell our drugs to now do we?

18-Cock Fighting? No killing. Illegal.

19-Slavery? -Legal.

20-Hunting? Illegal. Punishment is 1 time out.

21-Fishing - Illegal.

22-Eating meat? Illegal.

23-Littering? Is a high crime in our country. Manditory 2 time outs.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Illegal.

25-Suicide? - Illegal. 3 time outs and if you succeed, 4 time outs.

26 - Gay marriage? - Fabulous.

27-Abortion - Legal, but still requires a time out pre-abortion. Not to think of what you have done, but to contemplate if you really want your unborn child to miss out on our drug culture.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? 3-somes = 3 time outs.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Clothing is mandatory for all persons over the age of 40.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". - Obscene is not sleeping enough or having to wake up before 2 PM.

31-What system do you have for taxes? Lots.

31aSales tax? On all non-drug based consumer products.

31bImport/Export tax? No one wants our drugs.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? You must show up in person or via IM and promise not to do bad stuff in our country. You should wear clothing to the hearing.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Any living person who voted against Abe Lincoln.

34-What type of government are you? Strictly conservative.

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

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? We stop on green and go on red and drive on the left, but those are unofficial and only half of our citizens follow these customs. The other half drive on the right and stop on red and go on green.
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Reijvajik » Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:51 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age?
No drinking age. The consumption of alcohol is legal for all ages.

2 - Driving age?
13 for motor-scooters, mopeds, etc.
18 for all other vehicles.

3 - Age of sexual consent?

Sixteen.

4 - Voting age?

Sixteen.

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

Sixteen. None official, but sixteen is the widely accepted age.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal?
All "soft drugs" (cannabis, etc.) are legal. Hard drugs are regulated by pharmacies and hospitals.

7 - Can people have guns?

Yes.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called?
Official: The Republic of Reijvajik and the Greater Regions of Dwarne
Informal: Reijvajik
Citizens: Reij (sg.), Reijians (pl.)

9 - Do you have the death penalty?

No.

10 - What is the speed limit?

50 km/h for small streets in towns and cities.
80 km/h for larger streets and roads in towns and cities.
No speed limits on motorways.

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

All are permitted.

12- Porn
Legal.

13- Prostitution

Legal.

14- Polygamy/ Polyandry/Polyamory

Legal.

15- Homosexuality

Legal, same-sex marriages recognised.

16- Stem cell research
Legal.

17- Human Cloning

Legal.

18- Cock Fighting?

Legal, but discouraged.

19- Slavery?
Outlawed, forbidden by constitution.

20- Hunting?

Little regulation, "blacklist" of species not to be hunted.

21- Fishing
Little regulation.

22- Eating meat?
No regulation.
23- Littering?
Largely unmonitored but self regulating due to status as social faux-pas.

24- Unisex bathrooms ?

Permitted.

25- Euthanasia
Legal for those who require it.

26 - Gay marriage?
Recognised.

27- Abortion

Permitted in early/early-mid stages of pregnancy. Abortion during later stages, when the fetus becomes semi-sentient, is only legal if the birth is life-threatening.

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

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

Optional.

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

None.

31-What system do you have for taxes?
0% Income Tax with small flat taxes.

31a Sales tax? 5%.

31b Import/Export tax? None.

32- What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen?
Those who are born in Reijvajik gain automatic citizenship. Migrants must have residence in the country for at least three years and pass a citizenship test.

33- What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country?
Those with criminal records indicating that further committing of crime is likely.

34- What type of government are you?

Minimal, libertarian, "night watchman" state

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

No Government role in media.

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

Normal "Western" social rules.
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Beach Crest » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:12 pm

The United Kingdom of Beach Crest

1 - What is the legal drinking age?: 18

2 - Driving age? 16

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? - All are legal; most not in public.

7 - Can people have guns? Assured to all citizens in our Bill of Rights.

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 Beach Crest / Informal: Beach Crest / Citizens: Crestors

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? Varies by road and region

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? Religion is not regulated

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - images of pedophilia & rape are illegal

13-Prostitution - Legal and regulated

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Illegal

15-Homosexuality - All civil unions are assured to citizens.

16-Stem cell research - Legal

17-Human Cloning - Legal

18-Cock Fighting? Illegal

19-Slavery? Illegal

20-Hunting? legal

21-Fishing - see above

22-Eating meat? Of Course!

23-Littering? Illegal

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Varies by state

25-Suicide? - Legal

26 - Gay marriage? - Assured by law

27-Abortion - Assured by law

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

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

30-Do you have obscenity laws? Yes

31-What system do you have for taxes? Flat rate taxes

31a
Sales tax? Federal and some states

31b
Import/Export tax? Yes

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? One parent must be a citizen, otherwise a person must be a resident for 5 years and pass a citizenship test.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? In order to immigrate; one must be offered a job in the country.

34-What type of government are you? Constitutional Monarchy

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? All media is protected by our Bill of Rights.

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

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Postby Pasiere » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:35 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age?
There is none it is entirely up to the consumer what age is considered verifiable for alcohol as it is a very effective social drink.

2 - Driving age?
for the lower orders at whatever age they can speak and converse as a fully responsible adult for the aristocracy they don't need to learn they have people to do it for them

3 - Age of sexual consent?
is a personal matter not concerned with the king

4 - Voting age?
voting for what ? the only thing the people vote for is a request for the king to administer a decree

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - when they can support themselves assumably

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? whatever it dose not concern his majesty although crimes which are proven to be caused by drug use are prosecuted harshly

-Pot - legal

- Tobacco - only legal for the aristocracy not that the lower orders could afford it any how it is heavily taxed so the ravenous lower orders cannot afford it and corrupt its use and promote violence is is strictly for parties

- Cocaine - legal

-Alcohol - legal and very popular

- LSD - legal

- Caffeine - legal

- Heroin - legal

- Other? if there are they are exclusivly for use by his majesty and the aristocracy

7 - Can people have guns? only the aristocracy

8 - What is the official full name of your country? The Kingdom Of Pasiere


9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? there is none although if is a crime is committed directly influenced by a speeding incident then harsh treatment will follow

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? religion dose not concern his majesty as far as he knows the state religion in christianity and it is voluntary

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - burnt on discovery if you want pleasures of the flesh go to disignated brothels

13-Prostitution - legal only by people over the age of eight teen

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory -legal

15-Homosexuality - PEOPLES PERSONAL AFFAIRS DO NOT CONCERN HIS MAJESTY.....LEGAL

16-Stem cell research -legal

17-Human Cloning -foul yet legal

18-Cock Fighting? his majesty has a filthy mind as assumed this meant something else HAHAHA the fighting between two birds for entertainment is legal

19-Slavery? -legal

20-Hunting? STRICTLY for the aristocracy

21-Fishing - only the lower orders pursue this recreation activity

22-Eating meat? his majesty dose not care what you eat

23-Littering? his majesty dose not care

24-Unisex bathrooms ? it is not his majesty's concern where his subjects urinate and excrete

25-Suicide? - his majesty dose not care if someone wants to kill themselves

26 - Gay marriage? - If they wish private affairs do not concern the state

27-Abortion - illegal you should have used protection or thought about it better first

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? umm dose not concern the state or his majesty

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Very much Optional even though there isnt much variety for the lower orders the only law against this is DO NOT UP STAGE WHAT THE KING WEARS

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". -...-sighs- his majesty DOSE NOT CARE

31-What system do you have for taxes?
a man with a sword and a battalion of ten to demand tax payment

31aSales tax?very much in use taxed heavily depending on the product being sold

31bImport/Export tax? varies on the product

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? you must swear to obey his majesty and respect the state

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? No people from countries we are at war with

34-What type of government are you? Absolute and total monarchy

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? as much as his majesty wishes to
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Postby Jbeil » Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:12 am

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 18 years old

2 - Driving age? 16 years old

3 - Age of sexual consent? 18 years old

4 - Voting age? 21 years old

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?

-Pot - Illegal

- Tobacco - Legal

- Cocaine - Illegal

-Alcohol - Legal

- LSD - Illegal

- Caffeine - Legal

- Heroin - Illegal

- Other? Most drugs are illegal,except a few which you can get with a doctor's permission,and it is strongly emphasized,that the use of drugs is corruptive and illegal

7 - Can people have guns? If the citizen has a legal license

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 Jbeil Informal:Jbeil People:Jbeili

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? 120 KM per hour

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

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn -Legal(except child pornography,rape...)

13-Prostitution -Legal

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Illegal

15-Homosexuality -Legal

16-Stem cell research -Legal

17-Human Cloning -Legal,but the government keeps an eye on this particular technology

18-Cock Fighting? Illegal

19-Slavery? Illegal

20-Hunting? Legal,although not encouraged

21-Fishing -Legal

22-Eating meat? Legal

23-Littering? Illegal

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Legal,and quite common in some places

25-Suicide? Legal,but strongly discouraged,and it is quite uncommon

26 - Gay marriage? -Legal

27-Abortion -Legal,but strongly discouraged,and very uncommon

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

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Culture:Optional
Clothing:For women,they must cover the breasts and pubic area,other optional
For men,they must cover the pubic area,other optional

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". -Yes.Running naked down the street,holding a pornographic image in public...

31-What system do you have for taxes?
The city duma has control over taxes in it's own city.Citizens must pay 81% of their income to the government

31aSales tax? Mostly free market,except the government has a 6% tax on sales

31bImport/Export tax? The government has a 4% tax on all imports,exports

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Pass the citizenship exam,which includes an exam,a personal visit by an imperial agent

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? All types are allowed in except ones that failed the test

34-What type of government are you? Mainly we have the emperor and the parliament,but the parliament is practically controlled by the emperor,and it has no power other than pass small laws and approve laws made by the emperor(they always do).So it's pretty much the emperor which has total control

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? Only when a certain channel breaks the laws or become extreme

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? For example – Many,but they are unenforced and unofficial,so few people follow them
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Postby Kusatsu » Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:13 am

1 - What is the legal drinking age? Illegal

2 - Driving age? Not based on age, but on height. As soon as the feet can reach the pedals you can drive.

3 - Age of sexual consent? Illegal. All children are created by government mandated artificial insemination.

4 - Voting age? Illegal

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - Never. All people are children of the state, and are never freed from that title.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - All recreational drugs, including Pot, Tobacco, Cocaine, Alcohol, LSD, Caffeine, and Heroin are illegal and are considered a two strike crime (after being caught using it twice, punishment is permanent relocation to forced labor camp).

7 - Can people have guns? Only law enforcement officers may be armed with assault weapons, and plain clothes police are armed with pistols of varying caliber. There is an efficient black market in guns and arms that is heavily monitored by the government though to make sure weapons do not fall into the wrong hands.

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 Kusatsu"
Informal: "Kusatsu", or "The Empire"
Citizens: Kusatsans

9 - Do you have the death penalty? No! People are much more useful as slaves in forced labor camps. And there, they are never seen again by the public so there isn't much of a difference from the death penalty there anyway.

10 - What is the speed limit? All vehicles have a GPS governed speed regulator, which keeps your car from moving above a certain speed on certain roads. This means that the people do not have to worry about speed limits, as their maximum speed is handled for them.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? It is illegal not to have a religion in Kusatsu, all citizens are required to be an active participant in a religion containing more than 400 members.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - Illegal, three strike crime.

13-Prostitution - Illegal, one strike crime.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Illegal, one strike crime. All marriages are managed by the government anyway so thing like this rarely ever happen.

15-Homosexuality - All sexual intercourse is Illegal, two strike crime. Currently there is being a push in government to legalize sexual intercourse, although this will likely take a long time to be approved.

16-Stem cell research - Uh, why would we want to stand in the way of progress? Legal of course!

17-Human Cloning - Legal, used for military and human breeding purposes.

18-Cock Fighting? Entertainment of such is illegal, two strike crime.

19-Slavery? - Only legal slavery is in labor camps managed by the government, private slavery and human trafficking is illegal, one strike crime.

20-Hunting? Illegal to hunt for sport, you must be employed as a licensed hunter by a corporation to hunt animals of any kind.

21-Fishing - Recreational fishing is permitted in most waters.

22-Eating meat? Legal, and mandated by the government in your once weekly shopping passes, you are required to purchase a certain amount of meat each week.

23-Littering? Illegal, ten strike crime.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? For efficiency and space conservation, all bathrooms are for both male and female, all races. discrimination of bathrooms or anything else is illegal.

25-Suicide? - Illegal, but as of yet there is no punishment we can find for it as the person is now dead. It is a very rare occurrence anyway.

26 - Gay marriage? - Marriage is mandated by the government and your partner is chosen by an enhanced computer genetics system. If it is decided your partner should be of the same sex as you, then so be it. Usually the computer system makes very accurate and good decisions on partner matching though, only 3% of all people complain about the decision for their spouse.

27-Abortion - The meaning of the word abortion is not known in Kusatsu. All children of The Empire are precious, it would be a waste or good genetic material to kill them before they are born.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? All sexual contact is illegal. Government mandated artifiacial insemination is the only legal form of reproduction, although there is the occasional slip up. Sexual intercourse is a two strike crime. Rape, incest, and pedophilia are one strike crimes.
Sexual intercourse is not as heavily monitered as other crimes are, and is the easiest crime to get away with. Some are petitioning in government to have it legalized, yet many don't see the point because they can get away with it anyway.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Clothing is required, you must wear clothing befitting of your job/position/gender. Other than that, you may wear anything you can find available at local clothes distributors.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". - Nudity, sex, rebellion, violence (besides propaganda), and anything else illegal is defined as obscene and punished as a 3 strike crime (assuming that all you did was own images of said obscene content)

31-What system do you have for taxes?
- getting close to 100% income tax, money is redistributed to the people where needed in the form of shopping passes, which require you to buy a certain amount of something each week.

31aSales tax? No sales tax, everything is in income taxes.

31bImport/Export tax? none whatsoever. The economy is owned and regulated directly by the government

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? To become a citizen all you have to do is register at your local data bank and have a MTD (micro tracking device) implanted somewhere on your body. To remove said devices is a one strike crime.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? All people may enter the country as long as they promptly register as citizens.

34-What type of government are you? Computer Aided Communist Dictatorship

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? All media is owned and regulated by the government. Any kind of private media sectors are punished as one, two, or three strike crimes depending upon the type of media displayed.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? – Cultural establishments and societal laws are strictly forbidden, and enforced by brainwashing children from a young age not to accept any ideals or customs besides those provided directly by the government.
Last edited by Kusatsu on Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:21 am, edited 4 times in total.
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