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Othyl
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Othyl » Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:06 am

1 - What is the legal drinking age? There is no legislated or widely enforced drinking age. Most establishments won't serve those under 18 however.

2 - Driving age? Again, there's no enforced age. Once you prove competence to the local registrar, you're good. Usual age however is 15.

3 - Age of sexual consent? The government tends to stay out of private residences.

4 - Voting age? Voting? You mean like in elections? Where'd you get the impression we have those. Everyone is a consumer and determines things based on who they buy from.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? Usually 17-18. Though the line is again not formal. Financial independence brings legal independence.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? The government stays out of private residences and most business. Everything is legal unless under the influence someone causes problems, then police are brought in. Use of any recreational chemical is officially considered to remove you from most privileges such as driving.

7 - Can people have guns? Military hardware ownership, of all kinds, is unrestricted. Othyl employs a private military and police force, so private citizens cannot be limited. Usual practice involves both parties meeting in person, and sellers discriminate against the mentally inept in that manner. Most hardware is registered, but generally unregulated except by the industry.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called?
Formal: The Incorporated States of Othyl and the Associated Territories
Informal: Othyl or ISO
Demonym: Othylite

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Since policing and most legislation rest in the hands of the private sector, a national stance on capital punishment would be relatively pointless. Public executions have been known to occur in some areas, while back-alley and vigilante justice is also wide spread. But a few more idealistic regions have done away with it.

10 - What is the speed limit? There's no legislation for speed limits. Transit companies post signs suggesting speeds, but it's not really enforced. That being said, punishments for driving related crimes are rather severe.

11 - What types of religions are permitted or restricted? There is no limitation on religion. That being said, there is no primary religion. Othylites usually will say that they're religious, but very few belong to a formal church.

Which of the following are legal:

12 - Porn - Generally an untouched industry. Some moralist groups have formed and passed de facto legislation to keep children out and the employees consensual. General public outrage prevents too much of the extremes from being popular enough to produce. Before the Collapse, laws were pretty strict and the public expects it to be the same.

13 - Prostitution - Legal with extreme self-regulation. Most business takes place in registered brothels, though 'house calls' aren't uncommon. Employees have a strong incentive to remain healthy so routine physicals of employees and customers are widespread. As an industry standard, a full physical more than three days old isn't accepted. It makes the industry rather unpopular, but it gets by.

14 - Polygamy/Polyandry/Polyamory - There's no legislation against it, though cultural rules step in and keep most folks to one spouse. Though legal partnerships are available for any number of persons to be considered a single entity, the laws on the books relating to it aren't really about marriage.

15 - Homosexuality - The government once again, stays out of a private residence. Legal partnerships are available.

16 - Stem cell research - Encouraged by the scientific community in Othyl. The advances it's brought so far has nearly all Othylites in support and the government doesn't like to stifle progress.

17 - Human Cloning - Legal and encouraged. A lack of resources for it however means that the technology is limited to well-funded biotech firms who keep their work out of the public eye due to widespread cultural misconceptions. A subtle PR campaign is on-going to change public opinion.

18 - Cock Fighting? - Fights between humans are legal, so no one saw a reason to make it illegal between chickens. Occasionally idealists will start a ruckus, but the public doesn't really care.

19 - Slavery? - Technically, it's illegal. However, it's not uncommon for corporations to exchange employees, or make contracts for what basically equates to slave labor. Temp agencies are jokingly referred to as slave auctioneers because of the contracts they make. The few prisons that exist also put convicts to work for no pay.

20 - Hunting? - It's not illegal, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a non-urban area of Othyl. A few private reserves have been established, and those are legal to hunt at, assuming you paid to get in.

21 - Fishing - Same thing with hunting, recreational fishing isn't practical outside of private fisheries established for that purpose. Commercial fishing goes on in the territorial waters around Othyl, with self-regulation to maintain population density of the fish.

22 - Eating meat? - People eat far worse things, the government doesn't judge.

23 - Littering? - No legislation against it, though regulations of transit firms and land owners usually prohibit it. Generally, if caught, the bill for the waste disposal contractors is just forwarded to the offender.

24 - Unisex bathrooms? - The government doesn't hope to impose legislation on something as trivial as lavatories.

25 - Suicide? Euthanasia is perfectly legal, usually understood to be a last resort however. Suicidal tendencies are considered to be signs of mental illness and most cases are simply referred to psychiatric institutions.

26 - Gay marriage? - Legal partnerships are available.

27 - Abortion - Legal. Though the practice is frowned upon by the public, biotech clinics hungry for stem cells will occasionally pay women for their aborted fetuses. De facto legislation prevents most of these agreements however. No one goes around getting pregnant to abort the pregnancy for a quick buck or anything.

28 - What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? - Whatever goes on in a private residence isn't the place for government. What goes on beyond that is up to the citizens to decide, they'll put pressure on the police if they think something is out of line.

29 - Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? - Mandatory in all public areas. Private businesses and homes remain unmonitored.

30 - Do you have obscenity laws? Regional broadcasters will filter what their customers prefer.

31 - What system do you have for taxes? There are no taxes per say. The government consists of 14 megacorporations with the influence and buying power to bend the rest of the nation to their will. Each business is on it's own extremely profitable and by choice funnels some of that into the government to fund various programs. Most services are privatized however with the government merely providing some additional funding and oversight.

32 - What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? All children of Othyl citizens and children born in Othyl are granted citizenship at birth. Citizenship for foreign nationals is available generally by revoking former citizenship and making a permanent residence in Othyl. Citizenship grants no significant benefits, access to subsidiary funds for a few industries is about it. Most immigrants do not ever apply for citizenship and their children become citizens by default. Everyone in Othyl is subject to registering items, businesses and activities that are monitored. Residents of the Associated Territories are loosely considered citizens of Othyl, but they follow the laws of the Associated Territories.

33 - What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? - Othyl maintains open borders and just watches for flagged passports or outstanding warrants, that sort of thing.

34 - What type of government are you? - Quite simply put, a coporatocracy. After the former government collapsed, 14 megacorporations united their leadership and assets to bring order to the nation. The governing style is very hands off and at most monitors things. Law making and enforcement are handled at the local level, where market pressures are relevant.

35 - To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? One of the megacorporations that makes up the government, Franklin Telcom, is a massive telecommunications provider. So they could control or censor a great deal of the media where they provide service, but they are funded by their customers, so they don't dare do something out of line with market pressures.

36 - Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? Just about every law on the books is a cultural norm or industry self-regulation.

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Bisgea
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Bisgea » Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:19 am

1 - What is the legal drinking age?: 21

2 - Driving age? 16

3 - Age of sexual consent? 18

4 - Voting age? 18

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

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

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?
Formal: The Democratic Republic of Bisgea
Informal: Bisgea
Citizens: Bisgeans

9 - Do you have the death penalty? No

10 - What is the speed limit? 80kph everywhere

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? none

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - child porn is illegal

13-Prostitution - illegal

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - illegal

15-Homosexuality - legal but not allowed to marry

16-Stem cell research - legal

17-Human Cloning - illegal

18-Cock Fighting? legal

19-Slavery? -illegal

20-Hunting? strictly regulated, legal

21-Fishing - legal

22-Eating meat? legal, duh!

23-Littering? B$500 fine

24-Unisex bathrooms ? illegal

25-Suicide? - suicide is legal, you can't punish a person who commited suicide. :p

26 - Gay marriage? - illegal

27-Abortion - illegal

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? rape, incest, child porn

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

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene"? no

31-What system do you have for taxes?

31a
Sales tax? tax for all items

31b
Import/Export tax? see above

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? born in Bisgea, born of Bsgean parents or resided in Bisgea for at least 8 years and applied for citizenship

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

34-What type of government are you? Unitary Constitutional Presidentiary Republic (same as RL Philippines)

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

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? none
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Goias
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Goias » Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:36 am

The Democratic Republic of Goias

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 18.

2 - Driving age? 18.

3 - Age of sexual consent? 16. Formerly 18, this was a recent revision to correct the bureaucratic nightmare that resulted from the previous policy of the "tolerance gap", whereby anyone between 15-18 would not be prosecuted as long as the age gap between the person and the partner did not exceed 10 years.

4 - Voting age? 18.

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

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal?
- Pot - legal, heavily regulated.
- Tobacco - legal, heavily regulated, must be used in private.
- Cocaine - legal, heavily regulated.
- Alcohol - legal.
- LSD - legal, heavily regulated.
- Caffeine - legal.
- Heroin - legal, heavily regulated.
- Other? no other drugs are generally used or brought into Goias.

7 - Can people have guns? Yes, but must apply for a license, have no previous psychiatric or criminal records, have a waiting period and are subject to regulations (must have the safety on at all times, for example).

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

Official: The Democratic Republic of Goias.
Informal: Goias.
Demonym: Goians

9 - Do you have the death penalty? No.

10 - What is the speed limit? In general, within city limits it is 60 km/h and on highways it is 120 km/h, with no obligation to slow down in rural areas. The police force and planning comissions have the right to vary the speed limits in different zones to reduce the accident rate.

11 - What types of religions are permitted or restricted? There are no restrictions on religions as long as they do not run afoul of the law or attempt to defraud their followers.

Which of the following are legal:

12 - Porn. Porn can be bought and sold freely. The old restriction that all buyers had to be 18 was widely ignored, and has been discarded as unenforceable recently. Child porn is illegal but otherwise the government has no other regulations because there is no system to determine what else would be "offensive". Productions are required to have all participants be at least 16 years old.

13 - Prostitution - legal and government-regulated.

14 - Polygamy/Polyandry/Polyamory - Polyamory is allowed, but polygamy is not recognized legally except for religions which endorse the practice. The practice of being legally married to a partner while living simultaneously with others is accepted as long as everybody consents to it.

15 - Homosexuality- Legal, subject to the same regulations and age of consent as heterosexuality.

16 - Stem cell research - Legal.

17 - Human Cloning - Cloning of human organs for medical purposes is legal, but research into this subject is heavily scrutinized by the government in order to prevent misuse of technology.

18 - Cock Fighting? - Banned according to animal cruelty laws.

19 - Slavery? - Illegal. Involuntary labour is allowed to be performed by convicts as part of community service.

20 - Hunting? - Legal, with the exception of certain protected animals and requiring a license.

21 - Fishing - Legal, but regulated by the government.

22 - Eating meat? - Legal, subject to food safety laws.

23 - Littering? - Illegal, punishable by fine or community service collecting trash.

24 - Unisex bathrooms? - Legal, but the decision is up to the establishment.

25 - Suicide? - Legal, with the existence of a program meant to discourage such actions.

26 - Gay marriage? - Legal, with the same rights and restrictions as regular marriage.

27 - Abortion - Legal. Once a woman has decided to have an abortion she must have tests performed at a licensed clinic before the abortion itself, and they are only refused if the physician discovers that the procedure might have serious consequences.

28 - What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? - All activities where one of the participants is below the age of consent or are performed without the person's consent.

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

30 - Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". - No obscenity laws, but there is a media rating system in place for videogames, movies, TV shows and radio broadcasts - attempts to extend the system to music failed. Official censorship and editing of works to "downgrade" the rating is banned, and retailers are banned by law from refusing to carry creative works that receive mature ratings but must make sure that anyone who buys works with a sufficiently high rating must be at least 18 years old. Broadcast of works with high ratings is allowed as long as their rating is specified, but the rest is up to the station or network in question.

31 - What system do you have for taxes?
- Income tax? Goias has a progressive income tax system.
- Sales tax? A sales tax of 5% is affixed to commercial products.
- Import/Export tax? All imported goods have an extra 5 rajes added to their price.

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

1. with application - one applies for citizenship and is given a "waiting period" of 2 years during which he must reside in Goias, be actively employed or seek employment and not get into trouble with the law.
2. without application - the same criteria as with application, but the "waiting period" is 4 years.

Multiple citizenships are legally recognized, and citizenship law is based on the jus soli principle.

33 - What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? - There are no restrictions, but people with large criminal records or recent convictions have restrictions imposed on them.

34 - What type of government are you? - Parliamentary democracy/Federal republic. The provinces have large degrees of autonomy in various areas of administration, but the central government handles foreign policy, internal policy (towards the provinces), taxation law and defense.

35 - To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? If there is a story which can be proved beyond a reasonable doubt to endanger national security, or if a libel lawsuit brought against a story is successful.

36 - Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? Goians have a strong sense of social equality and tend to frown upon what they regard as ostentatious or conspicuous consumption. This is the only major tradition - others vary according to minority and area of the country.
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Freepaxia
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Postby Freepaxia » Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:37 am

the laws in Freepaxia are in place primarialy for the individual freedoms of the people, however when laws are broken the punishment is swift and harsh, that being said here are some of the laws in place

Drinking Age- 18

Driving Age- Car at 16, Boat(primary mode of transport in Freepaxia) 18

Age of Consent- 16, 18 to marry

Voting age-16 for volunteers to military/ police service, 18 to civilians

Adulthood- 18 unless deemed mentally challenged

Drugs- the growth, or manufacter of drugs are legal, however only Tobacco, Alcohol, Caffeine, and Marijiuna are legal to consume. With long jail terms attached for driving(car or boat) while drunk or stoned

Guns- legal as all Able-bodied adults are expected to defend our great nation in the event of attack by any enemies foriegn or domestic

Name- We are the People's Democratic Republic of Freepaxia, Freepaxia, Freepaxianese

Death Penalty- the only time Death Penalty is allowed to be used is in a case of treason, one of the 5 islands that make up Freepaxia is a barren rock jutting from the sea, it is used as a confinement center for long term inmates(lifers)

Speed Limit- the roads of here are rough, and twisted so it is suicidal to go much over 30 mph in a car, but the sea speed limit is 40kph with the possiblity of lossing your boat and license if caught speeding

Religion- All religions are welcome, so long as human sacrifice is not involved

Pornography- legal but resticted to Adults

Prostitution- Legal but closely monitored by health officials and heavy taxes are paid on the income, also requires a special license

Polygamy- Legal between consenting adults

Gay marriage- no statute, but not clearly illegal

Stem Cell/ Cloning- very tricky laws attached but legal

Cock/ Dog Fighting- Illegal

Slavery- Illegal

Hunting/ Fishing- Legal with some restrictions such as no hunting of endangered species and some creatures have specific seasons and/or bag limits

Eating Meat? where could that possibly be illegal?

Littering- Illegal

Unisex bathrooms- no statutes

Suicide- has to be legal, you can't imprison the dead

Abortion- legal BUT only in very specific cases, and requires that the aborted be donated to Stem Cell research

Illegal sexual activity- Rape, child porn, public fornication, any sexual act involving an adult and a minor

Clothing-Is optional, however custom and traditon dictates that when in public the pelvic region is covered at the very least

Obscenity Laws- no statute

Taxes- 2% sales, 5% import, 1.5% export, 12.75% human luxury(prostitution income), 10% income

Citizenship- Birth in Freepaxia, Born to Freepaxianese parents, live 5 years in Freepaxia on a citizenship visa, 2 years service in the military/ police services

People allowed in- Anybody not having malicous intentions toward Freepaxia or its people

Form of Government-Representative Democracy

Media Censorship- None

Culture and tradition- none our laws allow us to express ourselves as we wish

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Xin Han
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Postby Xin Han » Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:03 am

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 18

2 - Driving age? 17 for permit, 18 for testing and actual possession of a license.

3 - Age of sexual consent? 18, but looked down upon if you are not married.

4 - Voting age? 18, but our democracy is a "false" democracy, so you only vote on candidates that the Emperor approves of based on merit and favor towards the state.

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

-Pot - Legal, but heavily taxed. It is mainly for medical use, but some opt to use it for personal reasons.

- Tobacco - Legal, but heavily taxed.

- Cocaine - Illegal

-Alcohol - Legal and heavily taxed, but the taxes are null when buying for religious purposes.

- LSD - Illegal

- Caffeine - Legal, it is also considered a medicine by some.

- Heroin - Illegal

- Other? Illegal
(We do employ a "War on Drugs" policy)

7 - Can people have guns? Yes, it is a requirement.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: Great Empire and Dynasty of Xin Han / Informal: Xin Han Empire, Xin Han, or the Empire / Citizens: Han Chinese

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? See factbook for speed limits

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All are permitted, but the state has its own church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Xin Han, and employs state philosophies when they don't contradict Biblical teachings, Confucianism, Legalism, Daoism, and Mohism.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - Illegal

13-Prostitution - Illegal

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Illegal

15-Homosexuality - Legal, but discouraged. The state argues that the Bible states homosexuality is a sin and recognizes it as not natural, yet understands that it may be genetic. Others may argue that the Bible actual states homosexuality is okay.

16-Stem cell research - Non-Embryonic is legal

17-Human Cloning - Illegal

18-Cock Fighting? Illegal

19-Slavery? Illegal, except all prisoners not only serve time but are forced to work (Xin Han doesn't consider its prisoners to be citizens).

20-Hunting? Legal and Encouraged, it is a national sport.

21-Fishing - see above

22-Eating meat? Legal

23-Littering? Illegal, those found littering are heavily fined.

24-Unisex bathrooms? We use both forms

25-Suicide? - Illegal - Euthanasia / Right to Death with Diginity - Legal after certain time requirements are met.

26 - Gay marriage? - Illegal, but "unions" are legal

27-Abortion - Illegal, unless the mother's life is threatened or in cases of rape and incest

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

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Optional, we tend to blend our cultural clothing with modern clothing.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". - Yes, but we understand somethings are accidental. We base this law off of religious and philosophical excerpts.

31-What system do you have for taxes? Flat, 30% sales tax, plus an excise tax of 100% on certain goods.
- Income tax? Optional to whatever percentage a citizen wants.

31aSales tax? See above.

31bImport/Export tax? No, we believe in a free market.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Natural-Birth, Immigrant-Testing, both must complete two years of national service, either community service or military service.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Any, but illegal immigrants will be deported and fined.

34-What type of government are you? Absolute Monarchy with a Meritocratic administration on all levels of government. See "voting age" for details about the "false" Democracy.

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? Only when martial law is declared or certain laws are broken.

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

We have a variety of peoples, but the majority (93%) are Han Chinese, so no official or enforced cultural rules apply.

In general, if something doesn't coincide with Christianity, Confucianism, Legalism, Daoism, Mohism, or Chinese Folk Religion, it is looked down upon.
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Postby Seculartopia » Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:06 am

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 25

2 - Driving age? Get your permit at 18, get officially legal at 21 if you pass a few mental and physical tests.

3 - Age of sexual consent? Only over 18.

4 - Voting age? At any age, the parents or child can ask for a test to see if their mind is ready to vote or not.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? Probably 18, there is no legal standard, mostly just whenever the parents feel necessary, as long as its above 15 (thats legal)
6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - Caffine and other drugs found in everyday food and drinks if fine: Marijuana, Tobbacco and other drugs are only legal for medicinal purposes.
-Pot - Medicinal Only.

- Tobacco - Medicinal Only.

- Cocaine - Illegal, being debated for legallity under Medicinal Drugs.

-Alcohol - Legal, but you need to be above 25, and have no mental or physical deficiencies that alcohol might worsen.

- LSD - Illegal.

- Caffeine - Legal, but according to new law, everything that contains it (chocolate,coffee) must be avalible without it as a selection.

- Heroin - Illegal, like cocaine being debated for Medicinal use.

7 - Can people have guns? No Guns allowed unless you are government, or pass a hefty number of exams and tests fro permits.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: The Liberal Principality of Seculartopia/ Seculartopia/ Seculartopians
9 - Do you have the death penalty? No.
10 - What is the speed limit? No speed limits, but not friving logically with the restrictions of the traffic at the given time is against the law.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All are 100% restricted, as are all influences.

Which of the following are be legal: ALL Are Legal

12- Porn - Illegal by new laws.

13-Prostitution - Very Rare, discraceful, not illegal, but limited.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Legal.

15-Homosexuality - Legal, recieve the same rights as others.

16-Stem cell research -Legal, is used in medical science after abortions or skin cell lab growings.

17-Human Cloning - Legal only with regulations and inspections.

18-Cock Fighting? Illegal. This is Animal Abuse by our laws.

19-Slavery? Ilegal.

20-Hunting? Illegal as recreation. Legal for food.

21-Fishing - Legal.

22-Eating meat? Legal.
23-Littering? Illegal.

24-Unisex bathrooms ?Legal, the people making it illegal want to restrict sexuality and peoples lives.

25-Suicide? - Of course its legal.

26 - Gay marriage? - Legal, we dont restrict sexual wants and desires, as well as identities.

27-Abortion - Legal.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? We dont restrict peoples sex lives!!!!

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

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". - Absolutely Not! Thats religious crap in our country.

31-What system do you have for taxes?
18% Tax, we collect.

31aSales tax? Absolutely.

31bImport/Export tax? All products. Frequently changed for the restrictions of the market.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Pass immigration tests and backround checks.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? All Secular people who do not believe in a God are welcome to call Seculartopia their permanent home.

34-What type of government are you? Probably a Liberal Democratic Socialist Dictatorship/Republic mix.

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? No Media Restrictions.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? Tradition limits advancement. Advancement limitations cause problems. Problems cause failure. Failure causes stagnation. Stagnation causes death.
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby San Guillermo » Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:59 am

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 21

2 - Driving age? You may test for a permit once you become 15. A provisional license is granted if you are below 18 and have your permit, but if you are above 18, you may upon passing the driving test be given your license.

3 - Age of sexual consent? 18

4 - Voting age? Universal suffrage to all those above 18 who are of sound mind and judgement, literate, and are subjects of the kingdom.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - 18, unless you go for emancipation, which can be done at 13.

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

-Pot - legal but highly regulated and taxed

- Tobacco - legal but highly regulated and taxed

- Cocaine - illegal

-Alcohol - legal

- LSD - illegal

- Caffeine - legal

- Heroin - legal but highly regulated

7 - Can people have guns? Yes, but all military grade and fully automatic guns are illegal to possess. You also must go through a background check and a waiting period of two weeks (14 days).

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called? The United Kingdom of Santos Rivera and San Guillermo, The United Rivera, Riverians

9 - Do you have the death penalty? No, it has been outlawed since 1985. We now have life inprisonment, also known as Reclusion perpetua.

10 - What is the speed limit? Varies depending on where you are driving.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All are permitted, however a majority are part of the Roman Catholic Church (that is mandated for all nobility).

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - child pornography and similar types are illegal.

13-Prostitution - illegal

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - illegal

15-Homosexuality - Strongly discouraged by the Catholic Church, but it is legal nonetheless

16-Stem cell research - legal

17-Human Cloning - illegal

18-Cock Fighting? Heavily mandated, only in certain areas

19-Slavery? - illegal

20-Hunting? legal, however hunting of any endangered species and the iguana (our national animal) is illegal

21-Fishing - legal

22-Eating meat? legal, although it is de facto illegal during Lent, in which eating meat on Fridays and during the Holy Week of Easter is not allowed.

23-Littering? Heavily fined if caught

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Public ones in which both can in be in the room at the same time are illegal.

25-Suicide? - illegal

26 - Gay marriage? - Legal, however it is discouraged by the Catholic Church

27-Abortion - Legal, however late-term abortions are illegal. Strongly discouraged by the Catholic Church.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Rape and incest are illegal,; we do not legislate anything else.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Optional- our nation has a very "Western" style when it comes to clothing.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". - As in censorship? No, we have freedom of speech and press in our country, but nudity and highly offensive swear words and slurs are censored in media.

31-What system do you have for taxes?
- Income tax? 10%

31aSales tax? Varies depending on where you are.

31bImport/Export tax? 5%

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? If you are born here or are born elsewhere to parents who have Riverian citizenship, you are a subject of the kingdom. If you pass an exam of citizenship, you become a subject.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? We enter anyone, but if you have a bounty on you in another country, we will deport you.

34-What type of government are you? It's known as the Presidential-Monarchial system. The monarch as the head of state and the president the head of government with a bicamerial chamber, the upper house (appointed by the monarch) and the lower house (elected by the people).

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? See #30

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have?
-All citizens must have a two-part name: One of biblical or English origin- one of Spanish origin. Enacted in 1840, it has been lifted since 1940 but is still a long-lasting tradition to this day and many people still adhere to this rule.
-Greener technology: Since the revolution, our government has pushed for cleaner technology, such as hybrid cars. We have an ongoing campaign that encourages and rewards those who do things environmentally positive for our nation, such as tax rebated and a mandate of carbon on industrial businesses.
The United Kingdom of Santos Rivera and San Guillermo, in union the United Rivera
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Zimbellomons » Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:43 am

1. Birth. However it is illegal for a citizen to drink while impregnated. Performing tasks in the workplace while under the influence is prohibited.
2. Cars? We banned cars years ago!
3. 16
4. No age. Must pass test of Political awareness.
5. 16
6. All- All substances below (exempting Caffeine) are illegal in the workplace.
Pot- Extremely popular. Like USA's cigarettes. Not allowed in public places
Cocaine- Unpopular
Alcohol- Most popular. Available from birth. However it is significantly more popular in the form of wine.
LSD- Minor popularity
Caffeine- Available but Chocolate, Coffee, and most sodas are available in more popular LSD infused versions.
Heroin- Insignificant
7. Guns for all! However the more powerful assault weapons are reserved for the military. We are known for our lack of prisons!
8. The Most Serene Republic of Zimbellomons/Zimbellomons/Zimbelmen/women
9. Yes
10. None. However if an accident is caused by a citizen's reckless biking, then they are charged the medical bill.
11.Scientology is illegal. It's a hoax.
12. Legal at 16 with very high prices.
13. Legal at 16 but must have license. Decent pay.
14. Illegal
15. We prefer the term Genderqueer
16. Useless
17. Illegal
18. Illegal
19. Illegal
20. Legal
21. Legal
22. Legal
23. Illegal. Trash Cans and Recycling bins are abundant.
24. Legal
25. Legal with only 5 cases since our founding
26. Legal
27. Legal within 30 days of Pregnancy
28. Rape and the Missionary.
29. Culture clothing is for Genderqueers.
30. See American "Public Indecency" laws.
31. 48% tax. Significantly higher for the rich.
a- Yes
b- No
32. If not born in Lazarus the would-be citizen must pass an extensive background search.
33. No Scientologists.
34. Father Knows Best- Dictatorship
35. Full power- Rarely used
36. To many to name. Most Significant is Petition Day in which citizens bring a myriad of issues to the government's Attention.
OOC: Economic Left/Right: 0.25 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.10
IC: Economic Left/Right: -7.00 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 2.54

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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Sentient Peoples » Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:36 pm

The Federation of Sentient Peoples

What is the legal drinking age?
There is no legal drinking age in the Federation. Alcohol can be purchased at 22 years of age (or the equivalent for non-humans). For minors, defined as sentients who have not reached Federal Service Age, it is illegal for someone not their legal guardian to provide them with alcohol.

Driving age?
For the independent operation of motorized conveyances, one must not be a minor. Appropriate licensure for each mode of transportation is required. Self-controlled operation of local transportation vehicles by minors is legal with the consent of a legal guardian. City-controlled operation of local transportation vehicles by minors is legal in all cases, if the legal guardian is the owner of the vehicle.

Age of sexual consent?
One must not be a minor to independently consent to sexual activity. Written consent by a legal guardian for a minor to engage in sexual activity must be provided during post-adolescent years. It is illegal in all cases for a preadolescent to engage in sexual activity.

Voting age?
Suffrage is by no means universal. Successful completion of a Federal Service Term and five years residency (in addition to the Federal Service Term) is required to gain the right to vote.

At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)?
One is automatically freed from parental control when one reaches the Federal Service Age as defined by species.

What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal?
All various types of recreation intoxicants are legal in the Federation, provided they meet the standards established by the Health and Welfare Directorate, and the appropriate taxes are applied. Transportation and production of mass quantities is also legal.

Can people have guns?
All non-minor Residents and Citizens have the right to possess a single, non-military grade firearm for self defense and recreational purposes. Members of Registered Militias are permitted to own, through their militia, a military grade personal or squad firearm. Registered Citizen Militias may purchase heavier weaponry through their militia if they so desire. Weapons purchased for militia purposes must be logged and trained with on a regular schedule as determined by the Office of the Liaison to the Registered Militias, a part of the Military Directorate. Appropriate licensure for operation of personal and heavier weapons is required.

What is the official full name of your country?
The Federated Commonwealths, Dominions, and Colonies of the Federation of Sentient Peoples

What is the informal name?
The Federation of Sentient Peoples, The Federation, or Sentient Peoples

What are people of your nation called?
Internally, people are classified into two groups – Residents, which consists of all minors and persons of Federal Service Age (or greater) who have elected not to complete a Federal Term of Service, and Citizens, who are Residents who have fulfilled the requirements to attain suffrage. Externally, the population is generally referred to as Federales.

Do you have the death penalty?
Yes.

What is the speed limit?
The maximum and minimum speed of operation of motorized vehicles is determined locally, not at a national level, and is determined by type of vehicle and location, and varies with conditions. Federal regulations on travel forbid the use of super- and hypersonic speeds without authorization.

What types of religions are permitted or restricted?
There is no restriction on the type of religions practiced within the Federation, as long as the religion does not practice activities which are otherwise illegal. Religious organizations are subject to the appropriate corporate laws as well.

Major Issues:

Sexual Activity: Pornographic activity and material is legal as long as it does not depict sexual acts in violation of other laws. Prostitution is legal as long as it meets the requirements for legal business practice as established by the Health and Welfare Directorate and the Transportation and Commerce Directorate. Beyond that, what occurs between consenting partners is not the business of the state as long as it violates no other laws.

Genetic Research and Manipulation: All forms of genetic research and manipulation are legal with the following exceptions: doing so without the consent of the subject, use of genetic research and production for the violation of other laws, use of genetic manipulation and research on sentient life forms to produce sub-sentient lifeforms.

Interpersonal Relationships: Interpersonal relationships are defined on a case by case basis among the participants, and the government has no role in this activity. No government benefits are given for the participation in binding relationship contracts. Benefits are given for the participation in a legally defined cohabitation relationship and a legally defined familial relationship.

Treatment of subsentient life forms: Subsentient life forms are only permitted the right to exist in such a manner as they are not abused. Unnecessary cruelty in treatment is absolutely forbidden under law. Unnecessarily cruel treatment for personal gain can be punishable by death.

Death of Sentient Life Forms: Consensual arrangements for termination of life are legal. Abortion of sentient life forms prior to individual capability to live is not considered to be termination of life. Abortion after this point is only legal if absolutely necessary to save the life of another sentient, such that the loss of life in that sentient would also result in the termination of the aborted life. Pre-individual life abortions are frowned upon by most cultural mores in the Federation.

Slavery: The possession of non-contracted slaves is punishable by death in the Federation.

What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ?
Non-consensual sexual activity is illegal. Sexual activity under the influence of intoxicants or other mind-altering substances consumed of one’s own free will is always considered consensual. Non-consensual sexual activity is punishable by death.

Is your culture clothing optional or mandatory?
There is no law requiring that sentient beings be clothed in public or private. Custom dictates that condition appropriate clothing is worn. Employment by the government requires appropriate clothing to be worn, and private businesses can set clothing standards for their employees.

Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene”?
Obscenity is defined as that which the majority of the population considers to be at a surpassing level of inappropriateness for public consumption.

What system do you have for taxes?
A flat rate income tax is applied to all citizens, followed by a graduated rate on the basis of income. Corporate taxes at a flat rate are applied, along with a graduated rate on the basis of profits. Property taxes are assessed on owned true property owned by a taxable entity. Sales tax, along with additional luxury and entertainment taxes are applied to purchases. Valuation of import and export duties depends on the type of goods being transported and the working relationship between the Federation and the involved country. Additionally, some local areas define their own taxes to help support local programming.

What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen?
Five years of residency followed by the completion of a Federal Service Term.

What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country?
Anyone is allowed to enter the country with proper clearance except for citizens and residents of nations with which either a black economic finding or a state of war exists. The clearance procedure, in theory, will prevent people being actively pursued by judicial forces from entering the country, though under special circumstances this may be waived. Travel visa requirements are proof of citizenship and/or residency, demonstrated ability to financially support one’s self while in country, and non-active criminality. People convicted of crimes under which they would have received the death penalty in the Federation are denied entry automatically. Sentients which belong to groups that fail to respect sentient life are almost always denied entry.

What type of government are you?
Libertarian Nationalist Elected Absolute Dictatorship, occasionally known as Libertarian Fascism.

To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media?
The government has absolute control over the media de jure, but in practice only restricts the distribution of classified materials.

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

As previously mentioned, there is a subtle dislike of abortion throughout the culture. Another activities which brought about public disapproval was the gratuitous abuse of public facilities and services. The government existed to protect people from other people, not from themselves.

Additionally, intolerant behavior was frowned on. All sentient life has a right to exist, whether or not you approve of its manner of existing. The only exceptions to this were life forms that would violate the sanctity of sentient life without regard for the violated life form’s right to exist.

While disrespecting a military symbols and personnel is not a crime, most of the population will treat an offender as if they had committed such. Intentional interference (or interference by negligence) with government activity is generally regarded as extremely negative behavior in such cases that the interference does not constitute a crime. It is generally accepted that the government is around to make things better, and if it occasionally inconveniences an individual, it is not personal, and the government is only doing so to make life better for everyone.

The public carrying of weapons was regarded as most other activities, as an individual choice. If anything, the level of paranoia demonstrated by such an activity was regarded with a fond amusement by most of the population, even if consciously, they all know there are only two types of paranoia…

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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Ardeliu » Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:52 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age?
19 has been the legal age since 1932. ID is checked.

2 - Driving age?
16, though the process of getting a license is notoriously complicated.

3 - Age of sexual consent?
16. Statutory rape results in a prison sentence, a rehabilitation procedure, and placement on a list of sexual offenders.

4 - Voting age?
19, also the age at which one must register a draft card with the Army.

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

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? -
Alcohol and tobacco are legal, though strictly government-controlled so that no illegal trading may occur.

7 - Can people have guns?
Law enforcement agents are armed, and it is possible to register a hunting or self-defense firearm after a very lengthy procedure.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called
Formal: "The Principality of Ardeliu"
Informal: "Ardeliu"
Citizens: "Ardeliuans"

9 - Do you have the death penalty?
Yes, and it is used liberally for capital offenses.

10 - What is the speed limit?
It varies from region to region. Generally, they are around 80 km/h (50 mph) in cities, during non-peak hours, and 120 km/h (75 mph) on the highways.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted?
Free religion is allowed, and encouraged, in Ardeliu.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - Legal, provided specific criteria are met, but illegal to distribute to minors.

13-Prostitution - Illegal; prison and rehabilitation for prostitutes, life in prison for organizers.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Illegal, handled in civil court.

15-Homosexuality - Legal, equal rights afforded.

16-Stem cell research -Legal, and practiced by the government.

17-Human Cloning - Currently illegal, but with cases before the High Court.

18-Cock Fighting? Illegal, punished by fines and prison.

19-Slavery? - Illegal; slave trading is a capital crime.

20-Hunting? Legal, provided regulations are observed and the party has a license.

21-Fishing - Legal, subjected to restrictions.

22-Eating meat? Legal, sanctioned and encouraged.

23-Littering? Illegal. Punishable by increasingly severe fines.

24-Unisex bathrooms? The government has no official stance on the matter, though they may be found in many government buildings.

25-Suicide? - Technically illegal, but generally punishment is no longer applied to the family.

26 - Gay marriage? - Legal and protected from persecution.

27-Abortion - Universally legal, despite protests.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? - Prostitution is illegal, as is public indecency.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory?
Clothing is mandatory. What type of clothing is left up to the individual, so long as it does not constitute public indecency.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". - Yes, as stated before. Public nudity, fornication or explicit sexual description are considered indecent.

31-What system do you have for taxes? - Income tax is monitored by a subdivision of Parliament. It is currently, unfortunately, 100%.

31aSales tax? - Handled as part of income tax, due to reported spending.

31bImport/Export tax? - Tariffs are levied, but few are directed at the citizens so far.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? - One must pass through a blizzard of paperwork, submit to fingerprint, blood and background checks, take an entrance quiz, and have a period of residence in Ardeliu on visa.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? - Currently, all visitors are welcomed save those from countries with whom Ardeliu has trade embargoes.

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

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? -The government does little to censor the media except in cases of indecency or state security, but it has been known to set prices for airtime too high for some to afford.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? – Cultural norms are generally similar to European nations. Some, though, include the practice of women having one ear pierced when they are married, and none before, though this is becoming old-fashioned. The traditional handmade multicolored kaftan is now seen only on the elderly and neoconservatives.

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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby History land » Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:48 pm

- What is the legal drinking age?- it is illigeal to drink beer and wine and all products like that

2 - Driving age?- 21

3 - Age of sexual consent?- nobody can have Sex unless there are married

4 - Voting age?- Elections have been outlawed

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - 19

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


7 - Can people have guns?- yes it is a right

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called - The Military Dictatorship of History Land/History Land/Historins/Historin

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? 50 on both streets and freeways

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted?- Only Christrinity is allowed

Which of the following are be legal: =

12- Porn - Illigeal punishable up to 27 years

13-Prostitution - illiegal punishable by Death

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Illiegal punishable by Death

15-Homosexuality - Illiegal punishable by Life Improsniment

16-Stem cell research - illigeal treated as murder punisbale by death

17-Human Cloning - illigeal punishable by death

18-Cock Fighting? Illigeal punishable up to 90 years

19-Slavery? -Penal Slavery is legal

20-Hunting? - Legal

21-Fishing - Legal
22-Eating meat? -Legal

23-Littering? No laws against it

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Illigeal men and women have sepreate bathrooms

25-Suicide? - Rare / Right to Death with Diginity - illiegal treated as murder punishment by death for the person who gives them that.

26 - Gay marriage? - Illiegal

27-Abortion - Illigeal treated as murder punishable by death

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? all sexual activity is illigeal sex is only allowed if they are married

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? optional but in schools unifroms have been made.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene" yes/obscene would mean beging naked or having art that shows pepole in obscene ways

31-What system do you have for taxes? - no captial gains tax income tax is only payed by pepole who have thier own bussines


31aSales tax? No

31bImport/Export tax? No

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Must not have a Crimminal Record and must learn the national oath

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? anyone is allowed to come into history land anyone that tries to get in illigeal will be deported or shot on sight

34-What type of government are you? Right Wing Captialist Dictatorship

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

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? Get Rich Quick or become a politican. Be Polite never use slang or swear and allways report to the authoritys if anyone is breaking the law. Pepole ussaly have there guns with them and always respect the Supreme Dictator.
The Greater Americanian Air Force certainly had it's ass kicked
-Greater Americania during the war in Comaack

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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Fisenesia » Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:15 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age? - None

2 - Driving age? - Common Sense

3 - Age of sexual consent? - 14

4 - Voting age? - After passing competency test

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - Whenever they opt to do so and pass competency test.

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

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
Formal: None
Informal: Fisenesia
People: Fisenesians

9 - Do you have the death penalty? - Indirectly

10 - What is the speed limit? - None

11 - What types of religions are restricted? - None

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - Legal

13-Prostitution - Legal

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Legal

15-Homosexuality -Legal

16-Stem cell research -Legal

17-Human Cloning - Legal

18-Cock Fighting? Frowned Upon

19-Slavery? - Occasional slavelike attitudes toward AIs and convicts.

20-Hunting? Legal

21-Fishing - Legal

22-Eating meat? Legal

23-Littering? Frowned Upon

24-Unisex bathrooms? Legal

25-Suicide? - Legal

26 - Gay marriage? - Legal

27-Abortion - Legal

28- What types of sexual activity are illegal ? - None

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

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". - Images directed at or forced upon anyone without the will to see these images; harrassment with unnecessarily disgusting images, words, or actions in the view of those who do not wish to behold such things

31-What system do you have for taxes? - Tariphs, Offspring Tax, Fines

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? - strict Background Check, Interview, "Competency Test", Learn Latin, Take Specified Length Of "Fisenesia Orientation Class", Vow and swear not to give Fisenesian secrets to non-Fisenesians, and acknowledge that if you do, your memory will be selectively altered

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? - People who will illegally export Fisenesian goods including art and technology

34-What type of government are you? - Meritocratic Nearly Stateless Society

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? -No Degree

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? – Keep an open mind
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby The Twofold Land » Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:05 pm

Wrong nation...
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Shwaasburg » Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:05 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age? Alcohol is outlawed, I.E. Prohibition

2 - Driving age? After a test, citizens of 13 or older that have a 80%+ proficiency can drive an automobile.

3 - Age of sexual consent? Any age they want to, but it is generally assumed not to engage in said behavior until pre-teens or later.

4 - Voting age? Any citizen, above the age of 15 can vote.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - Generally 18. Unless you enlist in the military at 15 or older, and if you did, as soon as your signature was on the paper, you were a man.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - Drugs are a taboo thing in Shwaasburg. They are illegal, and less than .5% use these substances.

-Pot - Illegal

- Tobacco - banned

- Cocaine - illegal

-Alcohol - Prohibition

- LSD - illegal

- Caffeine - legal, used in several soda drinks and caffinated substances like coffee.

- Heroin -
illegal

- Other? Only one drug that is not known anywhere else, is used in Shwaasburg. The leaves of the "K'ulantuluu" plant are known to produce a "euphoria" like the drug marijuana. However, this drug is difficult to grow, and is isolated to a remote location in a forest of the Caemlyn province.

7 - Can people have guns?
Ownership of Pistols is allowed for the general populace, but anything of a higher caliber than .25 is considered military grade and can and will be seized immediately.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formally: The Imperial Seat of Shwaasburg// Informal: Shwaasburg / Citizens: (This is dificult to nail down, as about 80% of the people refer to themselves as "Tar Valoners" due to the massive capital taking up almost half the country. but the rest go by different names, such as Andormen, Domani, etc.

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? On highways, there is a maximum 100 MPH speed limit, but each province sets its own speed limits. The average speed limit on a straight road is 60 MPH

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? The Government is avowedly athiest, so... No religions are permitted and all forms of cults that would pop up are restricted to incredible levels.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - any and all kinds are allowed.

13-Prostitution - Legal, but only to un-married men or women.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory -
Illegal.

15-Homosexuality - Legal, but a taboo thing in the nation.

16-Stem cell research
- Allowed, and a part of the budget is set towards research, including researching this.

17-Human Cloning - Cloning is entering the proto-type stage in shwaasburg, currently, the largest thing cloned has been a cat.

18-Cock Fighting? Virtually unknown in shwaasburg.

19-Slavery? All forms of slavery in shwaasburg are illegal.

20-Hunting? Popular only with the nobles of the Tair province. other than that, non-existant.

21-Fishing - only hobby fisherman, scattered near the coast.

22-Eating meat? 100% of the population is carnivorous. Vegetarianism is incredibly unpopular, and veganism is totally un-heard of

23-Littering? No laws against it, but is taboo.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? no.

25-Suicide? - almost unheard of. - Euthanasia / Right to Death with Diginity - legal

26 - Gay marriage? - it is allowed.

27-Abortion - it is totally legal, and the government has set up several abortion clinics.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ?
None are illegal. the governments stance on this is: "Have fun, guys. Just don't get mad at political sex scandals."

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Our clothing is mostly made up of tee-shirts, long pants, and watches. Wear whatever you want. (Except, 9 of the 22 provinces have adopted policies toward making watches mandatory, to keep productivity high

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". We have no obscenity laws.(Public nudity is outlawed, if thats what you mean)

31-What system do you have for taxes?

- Income tax? All citizens, and residents pay a 90% income tax rate.

31a Sales tax? a 2% sales tax is levied, except in the borderlands province, where there are no stores to get taxes from.

31b Import/Export tax? there is no import tax or export tax. (Except on foreign Automobiles, as we destroy any and all foreign cars in our nation, and use the scrap metal for our own cars.)

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? You must pass a rigorous 20 page exam, and also several peers judge your answers to decide what province you should be placed into. (you can live anywhere, but its kind of a convenience thing, so you dont hate your neighbors)

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Anyone with an IQ below 100 is not allowed into the nation, and anyone with an IQ below 110 is discouraged in any sexual acts while there.

34-What type of government are you? Inoffensive Centrist Democracy, (the "President" or Imperial Seat, is elected.)

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? we do not censor our media, and we usually release the whole truth so that the public has full disclosure.

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

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1 - What is the legal drinking age?

Varies by country, however generally either 18 (age of majority) or, in the presence of a parent or guardian, 14.

2 - Driving age?

Varies by country, however again generally 16 for a restricted learners' permit which, after six months, can be upgraded to a license.

3 - Age of sexual consent?

16+2/-2; essentially a sixteen year old can bed with a person between the ages of fourteen or eighteen years old, at seventeen the range becomes fifteen and nineteen, and at eighteen the range drops from sixteen to unlimited. Parents of children under the age of eighteen can file a court motion on their child's behalf to restrict contact with an individual over the age of majority, however criminal charges cannot be filed.

4 - Voting age?

Eighteen universally

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

Again, eighteen, however at seventeen a child can file for separation from their parents in the court system.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal?
- Pot - Marijuana is legal and loosely regulated; must be eighteen to purchase.
- Tobacco - Legal and also loosely regulated; must be sixteen to purchase.
- Cocaine - Legal and loosely regulated; must be eighteen to purchase.
- Alcohol - Legal and loosely regulated; ages stated above.
- LSD - Legal and loosely regulated; must be eighteen to purchase.
- Caffeine - Unregulated.
- Heroin - Illegal to possess without a prescription.
- Other? - Depends on effects and some other factors; varies by country.

7 - Can people have guns?

Gun ownership is considered an inherent right, however a permit is required to carry a concealed weapon. Generally such a permit can be obtained at age eighteen. Explosives and heavy armaments are tightly regulated, however some are legal to privately own.

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

Full name: The Eastern Havenic Kingdom of Cravan and Her Overseas Constituencies
Informal: Cravan, Cravanian Empire, Eastern Havenic Kingdom, etc
Demonyms: Cravanian, Cravno, Cravannic
Nicknames: Criv(s), Cravuck(s), Cravack(s) (Alacean insult), etc

9 - Do you have the death penalty?

Penalty of death is instituted by the state for crimes of treason or war, while it can be requested by the closest surviving family member with counsel from other family members of a murder victim. "Honorable" offenders, either members of a nation's armed services or otherwise, are killed by firing squad, while other offenders are sentenced to hang by the neck until pronounced dead.

10 - What is the speed limit?

Varies.

11 - What types of religions are permitted or restricted?

Religion is unregulated unless it specifically breaks a law, such as practices of human sacrifice or otherwise.

Which of the following are legal:

12 - Porn - Legal in all jurisdictions so long as the participants portrayed are consenting and over the age of eighteen.

13 - Prostitution - Legal so long as the prostitutes submit to a monthly physical examination by a doctor of their choice.

14 - Polygamy/Polyandry/Polyamory - Legally unrecognized.

15 - Homosexuality - Unregulated.

16 - Stem cell research - Unregulated.

17 - Human Cloning - Unregulated.

18 - Cock Fighting? - Unregulated.

19 - Slavery? - Illegal in its entirety; it is assumed that, although possible through contract, a rational person would not willingly sign over the rights to their self ownership.

20 - Hunting? - Specifics vary by country, but legal everywhere.

21 - Fishing - Same as hunting.

22 - Eating meat? - Unregulated.

23 - Littering? - Illegal, unless done on one's own private property or express permission is given by the property owner.

24 - Unisex bathrooms? - Unregulated.

25 - Suicide? - Unregulated.

26 - Gay marriage? - Unregulated; all 'marriages' are classified legally as civil unions.

27 - Abortion - Varies by country.

28 - What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? - Non-consensual sex is the only illegal sexual activity, which encompasses intercourse with an underage individual.

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

30 - Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". - Varies by country; many are leftover from previous years. Mostly covers public nudity, etc.

31 - What system do you have for taxes?
The Cravanian government levies a national personal income tax of 8.2% on all citizens, while a corporate income tax on all corporations who reap profits inside the borders of Cravan of 12.5% exists. Local and county taxes of up to 3% personal and 8% corporate also exist. The Cravanian government also levies a 5ɛ per gallon of gasoline excise tax. Other sales taxes are only levied at the country level and are relatively very low. Imports and exports are not taxed.

32 - What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen?
An individual living within the borders of HM Realm for no less than one year legally may be eligible to take a test for citizenship.

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

"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"


Essentially anyone with a clean record/past. Immigrants/visitors from suspect nations (ex Doomingsland) are given fairly extensive background checks and are sometimes under surveillance intermittently for a period of time.

34 - What type of government are you?

A constitutional monarchy with a working parliamentary system.

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

Only on matters of public safety/national security, ex. printing the names of field operatives of the RSS, etc.

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

Cravanian society is very conservative on most issues. Improper or 'unintelligent' attire will get you dirty looks in public from a variety of people, sexual deviancy is heavily frowned upon, extreme displays of affection in public are generally discouraged, as are displays of sexuality (ex. homosexuality is embraced however wearing leather chaps with chains and waving rainbow flags is very widely looked down upon). Many forms of sexual deviancy are discouraged, such as furryism, etc. Drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, LSD, etc are believed to be 'for proles and riff raff' and their usage is generally frowned upon; conversely the percentage of smokers is incredibly high and drinking is popular, however excessive drinking is also heavily frowned upon. While people are generally hospitable and welcoming, foreigners from non-western cultures are generally viewed with a great deal of distrust and suspicion. English is the de facto official language and few attempts are made to cater to foreign language speakers beyond localities (such as local minorities of French, Gaelic, and Irish).
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Postby Conserative Morality » Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:00 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 18, age of Legal Citizenship

2 - Driving age? Driving a private vehicle is rare. The Moralite government requires a license from a company or organization that has a test matching the Senate's requirements.

3 - Age of sexual consent? 16, assuming no serious mental problems that would bring into question the ability of the individual(s) to consent to such action.

4 - Voting age? 18, age of Legal Citizenship

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - 18, age of Legal Citizenship, once more. 16, assuming they are self-supporting and not receiving any major help from their guardians.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - The Moralite Government doesn't have the manpower to regulate any drugs, nor do they have any wish to. Rather, they merely restrict all drugs, minus medical drugs and caffeine, until the age of Legal Citizenship.

-Pot - Fairly popular. Falls under the same laws as public intoxication.

- Tobacco - Very unpopular, smoking on public property subject to HEAVY fines.

- Cocaine - Legal, almost unknown, heavily taxed.

-Alcohol - Legal, very popular, but includes public intoxication laws, usually followed by a mild to moderate fine.

- LSD - Legal, somewhat unpopular.

- Caffeine - Legal, very popular. It's a common joke that liver transplants are rare because it's impossible to find a Moralite with an undamaged liver.

- Heroin - Legal, almost unknown, heavily taxed.

- Other? Plenty Legal, not many heavily taxed.

7 - Can people have guns? The recent Moralite Study on the number of guns to Citizens was close to 3 guns for every Citizen, although only 80% of all Citizens owned a gun or had one or more in their household. Licenses are easy to acquire, and usually include little more than a quick psychological examination, and a course in gun safety. The only Legal Restrictions are on weapons classified as 'Moralite Army Exclusive', which is more an attempt to keep the army a cut above the Moralite populace than to actually restrict Civilian usage. All Military Jets and Aircraft go under this classification, as well as most weapons with an explosive yield. A few that are not on this list include: LAW, TNT, C4, Hand Grenades.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: The Senatorial Republic of Conserative Morality Informal: CM Citizens: Moralites

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes, for extreme cases. Exile is preferred.

10 - What is the speed limit? 60 MPH, although there isn't much for private driving. Most Moralites prefer walking, alternate forms of transport, or Private Public Transportation.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All are permitted, none are restricted. Scientology has recently been reclassified as a Business.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - Non-animated child porn is illegal, all non consensual (Not portrays of non consensual, but if those participating did not consent) pornography is illegal.

13-Prostitution - Regulated, to slow the flow of STDs, not taxed.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Polygamy is Illegal, because of legal issues. Polygamous Ceremonial Marriage is still perfectly fine.

15-Homosexuality - The Senate has better things to do than to snoop around private bedrooms.

16-Stem cell research - CM does not fund it, that is not the Senate's duty. It is, however, perfectly legal.

17-Human Cloning - Lightly Regulated, all clones are granted the same rights as human beings when they reach the developmental stage where they would be considered such in the womb.

18-Cock Fighting? Illegal. Unless we're not talking about chickens, here.

19-Slavery? - Illegal.

20-Hunting? Illegal to hunt in CM's few preservations, so unless you like pigeon/stray dog/stray cat...

21-Fishing - If you can catch anything in the polluted waters of CM... More power to you.

22-Eating meat? Legal, a little expensive.

23-Littering? Illegal, and very rare.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Erm... If the building in question has one... More power to you. I suppose.

25-Suicide? - Not 'common', per se, but not entirely uncommon. Euthanasia completely legal.

26 - Gay marriage? - We don't ask your sex when you get involved in a marriage, nor when you get out of one.

27-Abortion - Illegal past the sixteenth week.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Rape, Pedophilia, Bestiality. Animals and children cannot consent to such things, and rape implies that they have not consented.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Ask a Moralite, it's mandatory. Ask the government, it's optional.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". - Public nudity is outlawed, toplessness is not. Public Intercourse is also outlawed. Both are punished with a mild fine and a night in the local Police Department's cell.

31-What system do you have for taxes? - A 5% sales tax on everything, except guns and ammunition, heavier taxes on explosives, punitive taxes on *some* drugs, extra tax on tabletop games and 'traditional' RPGs for their popularity. 10% flat rate income tax. Exempted for the unemployed.

31aSales tax? See above.

31bImport/Export tax? None.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? A grueling test on Moralite Culture, history, the way the government works, et cetera. After that, a few questions on personal habits, and, if a foreigner, reason for coming to CM and education.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Anyone who can pass the test, and is crazy enough to want to live here, let them come.

34-What type of government are you? Democratic Senatorial Republic. The Senate is Executive, Legislative, and Judicial, elected by representatives, who are elected by the people directly. Strictly restricted by the Moralite Code of Rights and Restrictions.

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? They have no power, minus libel and slander laws, in which case the statement must be proven a lie before they may impose fines or exile.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? For example – Jesus H. Christ, you don't want to know. Moralites tend to be aggressively rude, even violently hostile towards 'foreigners'. If they catch your accent, your talk of your homeland, or a completely foreign way of talking, dressing, et cetera, you're bound to be ill treated. And everyone is expected to show the utmost respect to men who are, and have served in the Moralite Military. If you show yourself to be intolerant to any ideology, minus Communism, or any religion, don't expect that sweet young lady next to you to "Accidentally" spill her drink in your lap, and refuse to apologize for an "Accident". You're likely to be harassed by people from all walks of life.
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Postby Akimonad » Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:56 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age?
The state does not regulate this.

2 - Driving age?
You can take the tests whenever. But given height necessities and other things, the average age is around 16.

3 - Age of sexual consent?
The state does not regulate this.

4 - Voting age?
Generally comes with driving privileges. For those that do not wish to drive, they can apply to vote.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)?
The state does not regulate this.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? -
The state does not regulate this.

7 - Can people have guns?
The state does not regulate this.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called?
Formal: The Federated Empire of Akimonad / Informal: Akimonad or The Domination / Citizens: Akimonadi

9 - Do you have the death penalty?
No.

10 - What is the speed limit?
There are no speed limits on the main freeways and highways. Roads are generally 45 mph.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted?
No religions are prohibited or restricted/taxed in any way.

Which of the following are legal:

12- Porn - legal

13-Prostitution - legal

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - not legal

15-Homosexuality - legal

16-Stem cell research -legal

17-Human Cloning - this isn't really applicable for a MT nation.

18-Cock Fighting? - Why is this a question?

19-Slavery? - Not legal, except for penal servitude.

20-Hunting? - legal

21-Fishing - legal

22-Eating meat? - Why would this be restricted?

23-Littering? - legal but inadvisable

24-Unisex bathrooms? - er, they're generally "family" bathrooms and a bit uncommon.

25-Suicide? - Well, you can't really prosecute a successful attempt anyway.
Euthanasia / Right to Death with Diginity - legal

26 - Gay marriage? - legal

27-Abortion - legal

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal?
Rape would be illegal, as well as any other sort of activity that was not consented to.

29-Is your country's culture clothing optional or mandatory?
The state does not regulate this.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene".
The state does not regulate this.

31-What system do you have for taxes?
- Income tax? There is no income taxation.

31aSales tax? There is a flat sales tax, which is currently at 2%.

31bImport/Export tax? There are no tariffs.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen?
Jus soli/Jus sanguinis or applying for citizenship and completing a 25-question knowledge test.

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

34-What type of government are you?
Parliamentary democracy.

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media?
The government is not permitted to interfere with the media. It may attempt to influence it, however.
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Postby Bazhaa » Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:02 pm

In the Pataari states, there is no existent government entity to declare acts illegal or enforce laws. Instead, enforcing or declaring laws in up for various local centers. Often anything is illegal unless someone seeks revenge or is seen as needing retribution by the local center, often in cases like that grievances are taken to local militias or warlards, who punish to the extent that is felt to be needed. In the most rural areas of the Pataari States farming or ranching communities need to be self reliant when it comes to policing and defense from others. Often, rural ranching or farming communities end up in fiefdom to larger cities and are provided militia defense by the larger city. In the extremely decentralized state, an inability to deal with famine and disease have led to the deaths of up to 100 thousand people. Also, Paco and Khat abuse have become very widespread and have become major issues.

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Postby Jeuna » Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:08 pm

Cravan wrote:Gun ownership is free


Are the guns free, or are the licenses free?

Cravan wrote:pass polygraph etc.


Polygraphs are ridiculously easy to fool, c.f. Lie Behind the Lie Detector (George Maschke and Gino Scalabrini) and How to Sting the Polygraph (Doug Williams). And, once you know the signs of deception in other people (Never Be Lied To Again - David Lieberman, Body Language - Allan Pease, Emotions Revealed - Paul Eckman), it is simple to catch your own emotional reactions before they appear on your body, and erase them or replace them with a more appropriate false signal.
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Postby Cravan » Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:11 pm

Jeuna wrote:
Cravan wrote:Gun ownership is free


Are the guns free, or are the licenses free?

Cravan wrote:pass polygraph etc.


Polygraphs are ridiculously easy to fool, c.f. Lie Behind the Lie Detector (George Maschke and Gino Scalabrini) and How to Sting the Polygraph (Doug Williams). And, once you know the signs of deception in other people (Never Be Lied To Again - David Lieberman, Body Language - Allan Pease, Emotions Revealed - Paul Eckman), it is simple to catch your own emotional reactions before they appear on your body, and erase them or replace them with a more appropriate false signal.


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Postby Jeuna » Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:12 pm

Cravan wrote:
Jeuna wrote:
Cravan wrote:Gun ownership is free


Are the guns free, or are the licenses free?

Cravan wrote:pass polygraph etc.


Polygraphs are ridiculously easy to fool, c.f. Lie Behind the Lie Detector (George Maschke and Gino Scalabrini) and How to Sting the Polygraph (Doug Williams). And, once you know the signs of deception in other people (Never Be Lied To Again - David Lieberman, Body Language - Allan Pease, Emotions Revealed - Paul Eckman), it is simple to catch your own emotional reactions before they appear on your body, and erase them or replace them with a more appropriate false signal.


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Postby The Requiem of Shadow » Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:25 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age?

Alcohol is banned

2 - Driving age?

Cars and bikes are banned

3 - Age of sexual consent?

18

4 - Voting age?

Voting's banned too

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

20

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

I'll save you the list and tell you they're all banned

7 - Can people have guns?

Only if they're security or military

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

Formal: The Dictatorship of the Requiem of Shadow
Informal: The Not-So-Free World

9 - Do you have the death penalty?

Of course

10 - What is the speed limit?

There's no speed limit because there's no cars

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

No Religion

Which of the following are be legal: ALL Are Legal

12- Porn - No, just no.

13-Prostitution - Feel free to visit one of the government's brothels...

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Do I want to know?

15-Homosexuality - Sure, as long as they don't bug me

16-Stem cell research - Forgot what that was...

17-Human Cloning - Legal

18-Cock Fighting? Wait, what?

19-Slavery? We like to call them "employees"

20-Hunting? Feel free to shoot one of them damned wraiths

21-Fishing - The island's beaches were replaced by a wall, if you can find a lake, feel free

22-Eating meat? I don't care if people eat meat. I care if they eat and go to work every day they're supposed to

23-Littering? The police are watching...

24-Unisex bathrooms ? No

25-Suicide? You can kill yourself if you're 100, if you aren't, then get back to work

26 - Gay marriage? Same as homosexuality

27-Abortion - Sure

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? You can do anything to him/her as long as they're 18

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? No official uniforms that you have to wear outside the workzone

30-Do you have obscenity laws? Do what you want, but don't make it an issue

31-What system do you have for taxes?
Everyone: Pays or dies

31aSales tax? 10%

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? Born here, or you take the test

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Anyone can come in as long as they cause trouble

34-What type of government are you? Dictatorship, but the politicians call it Iron Fist Consumerists (politicians love to rhyme apparently...)

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? State facts, not opinions. Say anything negative about the government or hint that we're unfair, et certa, the Secret Police will visit you

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have?
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Postby New Hayesalia » Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:29 am

1- 19, to give brain development time, but not annoy our residents. 18 yo's are allowed to drink light beer and can hang around bars and nightclubs however.

2- A learning permit is available at 16, provided the individual has no mental or physical disabilities that can impair their ability to operate a motor vehicle. After logging 5 months, they can shoot for a Permit, and after taking a licence test for Class C cars (compact and low-power) they may try for Class B and A cars, plus other licences, like trucks and motorcycles.

3- 16

4- 18, and voting is compulsory.

5- 18

6- Pot, Cocaine, LSD, Heroin, Marijuana, Cannabis and specific pharmacueticals are illegal. Tobacco is heavily regulated, and there are many advertisments that try to fight its use. Alcohol and caffine are free to use however.

7- People are allowed to use guns for PROFESSIONAL purposes. You can't keep an AK-47 under your pillow in case Mr. Robber pays a visit, but a farmer can keep a handgun to kill Mr Wolf. Even then, its regulated. No-one can have an RPG. Only the military.

8- The Republic of New Hayesalia. Citizens are called New Hayesalians, and the informat term is N.H.

9- We abolished the death penalty, excluding some cases (Huge massacares, etc.) and the prisoner can choose their way of death. The default is a poisonous pill, which kills as soon as it hits the eusophagus. In milliseconds too.

10- Every street has its own limit. Hayesalian cars include a speed limiter, which must be turned on at all times. It can be turned off however, situation calling (woman in labour, murderer on your tail, etc.)

11- All religions are accepted, but extremists views, like the KKK or Islam terrorists are unlawful.

12- Legal, aprt from child rape and peodophilia

13- Government authorised brothels, heavy restrictions are implied.

14- Bigamy is legal, but some tax bonuses are reduced or eradicated.

15- Legal, we don't care what your preference is.

16- Illegal, however a government-authorised body is carrying this research out.

17- Some animals are cloned.

18- Illegal

19- Illegal

20-Illegal

21- N.H. seas are organised into zones, and restrictions apply in those zones.

22- Legal

23- 10 Quat fines apply.

24- Legal, but not required.

25- Euthanasia, but heavy restrictions apply.

26- Legal

27- Legal

28- Things listed under #12 are unlawful, but other that that, its your call.

29- Think American/Australian/European clothes as the usual, bikinis and speedos are a bar minimum.

30- 2%

31- No export tax, 3% Import.

32- 5 years residency on an extended visa, a test and criminal history.

33- Visas are required from anyone not from the Allied States For Freedom, provided their stay is shorter than 75 days, and they have at least one form of government I.D. in paper, in English.

34- Fair and Just

35- Shows may be banned or restricted, but they are all given a rating according to specific age. There is a number, meaning you must be this age to watch this program, possibly a parental guidance for some, represented by a small text entry at the bottom saying "PG TO AGE ----" or RESTRICTED, meaning you must be at lease this age to waych this program. The age goes up to 18.

36- Conscription-like thing, which picks one in three 2-year-olds to learn a foreign language of their choice.

Certain immunisation shots are legally required, allowing for medical reasons, and voting is compulsory, felon or not.

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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Christian Theocrats » Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:00 am

1 - What is the legal drinking age? Never

2 - Driving age? At Marriage

3 - Age of sexual consent? At Marriage and only for a baby.

4 - Voting age? After Marriage

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

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

- Tobacco - Legal at Marriage

- Cocaine - Illegal

-Alcohol - Legal at Marriage

- LSD - Ilegal

- Caffeine - Legal at Marriage

- Heroin - Illegal

- Other? Illegal
7 - Can people have guns? Yep, legal at Marriage.
8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: The Theocracy of Christian Theocrats// Informal: Christian Theocracy / Citizens: Christian Theocrats

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes, for non-believers of Christ.

10 - What is the speed limit? 50 mph

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? Christianity only allowed.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - Illegal

13-Prostitution - Illegal, Sex is only after marriage and for babies!!!!

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Illegal! Traitors of Bible Morality!

15-Homosexuality - Illegal!

16-Stem cell research -We hate this science that overtakes the bible.

17-Human Cloning - Illegal. Only God creates life.

18-Cock Fighting? Illegal.

19-Slavery? -Legal.

20-Hunting? Legal
21-Fishing - Legal

22-Eating meat? Legal

23-Littering? Dont care.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Illegal, its disgusting and inspires sinful lust.

25-Suicide? - ........

26 - Gay marriage? - Illegal, Marriage is between a man and woman as in the bible.

27-Abortion - Dont kill the poor baby!

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Only Sex after Marriage and for a baby.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Must wear Christian clothes and necklaces..

30-Do you have obscenity laws? Yes, Promoting Chirstian stuff.

31-What system do you have for taxes?
- Income tax? 10%

31aSales tax? 10%

31bImport/Export tax? 10%

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? You MUST be a Christian believer.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Any Christian is allowed. Others are not.

34-What type of government are you? Modified Elected Autocracy /Dictatorship**
Conservative Theocracy

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? We censor anything non-christian.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? Christian rules in the bible.
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Sskiss » Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:36 am

1 - What is the legal drinking age? Alien concept/irrelevant.

2 - Driving age? Alien concept/irrelevant. There are no cars on Sskiss occupied worlds.

3 - Age of sexual consent? Upon reaching sexual maturity. Variable depending on species.

4 - Voting age? Alien concept. Sskiss society is caste based and utterly hierarchial.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? Most Sskiss species will achieve sexual maturity in 4 years. For larger species it usually takes between 10-12 years.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - The Sskiss as a whole possess no concept of recreational drugs.

-Pot - Alien concept

- Tobacco - Alien concept. The Sskiss are not so stupid as to poison oneself and at the same time have to pay something for it.

- Cocaine - Ditto. see above

-Alcohol - Ditto. see above

- LSD - Ditto. see above

- Caffeine - Ditto. see above

- Heroin - Ditto. see above

- Other? Ditto. see above

7 - Can people have guns? Only the "teeth and claws of the race" can possess 'far-killers'.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? The Great Dinosaurian Empire of the Sskiss or simply The Sskiss.

9 - Do you have the death penalty? No, those Sskiss who cannot live within the relative confines of the city (largely due to an overly hightened territorial instinct) will be expelled in the lands beyond to live as our ancient ancestors always did sinse the beginning of the egg of time.

10 - What is the speed limit - Depending on the Species, a Sskiss can achieve a maximum running speed of between 40 - 100 km per hour. Excelleration is rapid.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? Alien concept/irrelevant. Although the Sskiss race as a whole do seem to possess a deep understanding and reverence for the enternal cycle of Birth, Life and Death.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - Alien concept/irrelevant.

13-Prostitution - Alien concept/irrelevant. The Sskiss would never waste their time with sex that produced no hatchlings.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory? Males will often mate with as many females as possible during the mating season. Most Sskiss species are polygamous.

15-Homosexuality? Alien concept/irrelevant. Although deep bonds between members of the same sex does occur primarly with crechemates it lacks a sexual element. The Sskiss sexual instinct is largely hardwired.

16-Stem cell research? Long sinse known and applied.

17-Human Cloning? Sskiss as a whole do not clone their own species, but the technology exists for medical purposes.

18-Cock Fighting? Alien concept and irrelevant.

19-Slavery? Non-existent on Sskiss occupied worlds.

20-Hunting? Done in moderation by most. The ruling castes hunt the most frequently as would be expected.

21-Fishing? Eaten as would any other animal based protein source.

22-Eating meat? Necessary for life and survival. The Sskiss are obligate carnivores.

23-Littering? Not really an issue. Most Sskiss artifacts are ultimatly non-toxic and bio-degrable given time.

24-Unisex bathrooms? There are no bathrooms on Sskiss worlds. Urine, dung and pheromones are often used to mark personal territories.

25-Suicide? Incomprehensible - a totaly alien concept.

26 - Gay marriage? Alien concept/irrelevant

27-Abortion? Totaly alien concept. Why would Sskiss kill their genetic progeny?

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal? None as their is only one, which is necessary for the continuation of the Sskiss race.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Sskiss generally where no clothing as none are really needed. Individuals are recogized by sight and sent.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? Alien concept. Reproduction is natural.

31-What system do you have for taxes? None due to having achieved a Post Scarcity civilization

- Income tax? Post Scarcity civilization...

31a Sales tax? Post scarcity civilization. Remember?

31 Export tax? None currently known.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? You must be Sskiss. Any questions?

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? The short answer? None. The Sskiss could never live in the same communities with other species. It simpy would never work.

34-What type of government are you? 'Benevolent' Dictatorship

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? "You are Sskiss, pleasure of being Sskiss, greater strength to the Sskiss race"...

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? The Sskiss, quite simply have existed (and always will) by the immutable primordial laws of nature. "Eat or be eaten, reproduce as often as possible, die"
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"Eat or be Eaten"
"The first pain of life is to be driven from the creche to the harsh lands beyond.
The first joy of life is the crechemates you will meet there"
"Above the Isss' Raak is only the sky"
"Greenfood feeds redfood. Redfood feeds Sskiss"

"All is oneness/isness. All feed on death"
Sskiss Apothegms

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