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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Fictions » Sun May 03, 2009 5:36 am

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 16 if you have someone buy it for you, 18 to buy it on your own, although there is no laws against a child having a glass of wine at mealtimes and it is considered common and normal

2 - Driving age? You can apply for a licence at 17 but won't get it until you're 18, in any case “road safety” is a joke.

3 - Age of sexual consent? 16 officially, although in rural areas where life expectancy is a lot lower someone may be married with a family as young as 12- this is uncommon and illegal in the cities.

4 - Voting age? the voting age is 25 for both genders.

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

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - Alcohol and tobacco. Even though the government has an “understanding” with the drug growers, they don't sell their wears (excluding alcohol and tobacco they can see that all they like) in the country and keep down organised crime, the government will cover their back, supply them and help with transportation.

-Pot – Illegal.

- Tobacco – Legal and very popular, around 64% of the adult urban population can be classified as addicts or dependant.

- Cocaine - Illegal

-Alcohol – Legal and popular but as people grow up with relaxed alcohol laws “binge drinking” is virtually unknown.

- LSD – Illegal

- Caffeine – Not even considered a drug.

- Heroin - Illegal

- Other? N/A

7 - Can people have guns? Yes. By law all citizens are required to be at least competent with firearms and the use of guns is taught in schools, people can apply for a licence to carry firearms at the age of 16.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? The Republic of Fictions
-What is the informal name? Fictions
What are people of your nation called? Fictin, Fictionals, Fictonian, Fictionese (all have been used at some point)

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes.

10 - What is the speed limit? Trying to put a speed limit in the cities is like trying to put smoke detectors in hell. Officially it varies from area to area but who really listens to that?

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? Fictions is a Christian country. However recently a religions freedoms act was passed and now people can practice religions that have been acknowledged by the state (mainstream religions and some denominations) however unacknowledged religions and those considered to be a cult are illegal.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn – Legal for anyone 18 or over, but the porn industry is HEAVILY monitored to make sure there is no abuse and all is voluntary, and specialised “fetish” are illegal, only generic is allowed.

13-Prostitution – Prostitution is a legal profession but people have to register as a prostitute as the penalty for being an “illegal” prostitute is very harsh

14-Polygamy/Polyandry/Polyamory – Legal

15-Homosexuality – Illegal.

16-Stem cell research – Legal and state sponsored

17-Human Cloning – Legal but heavily regulated

18-Cock Fighting? There are no laws against it.

19-Slavery? Illegal

20-Hunting? There are no laws against it.

21-Fishing – The main food source comes from fishing, fishing as a profession is common.

22-Eating meat? Legal and people find it a crazy idea that someone would make it illegal.

23-Littering? No laws against it.

24-Unisex bathrooms? That's crazy talk! Men have bathrooms, women have bathrooms and they do not share unless it's in private homes!

25-Suicide? - This is complicated, Suicide in itself dishonours the rest of your family (and if you survive, yourself too) and “euthanasia” is illegal HOWEVER suicide bombings, kamikaze attacks and taking your own life for your country is not only accepted but is considered a good thing and heroic.

26 - Gay marriage? - Illegal

27-Abortion – Legal up to the first trimester, if you have written consent from two doctors after undergoing a full psyche evaluation or your life is in danger. You must have a valid reason for wanting an abortion and regulations are very strict. It is never a form of contraception.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Sodomy, rape, Incest, pedophilla, BDSM and all other fetishes.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Totally Optional, on a day-to-day basis it is most common in rural areas whereas in urban areas a more "western" style of clothing is preferred, that being said most people will have at least one outfit which is traditional although it is mainly worn on special occasions.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? That's the job of the parent not the state.

31-What system do you have for taxes?
- Income tax? Changing depending on the economic situation.

31aSales tax? Varies from product to product

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

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? You have to have been born in the country, 1st and 1.5th generation immigrants can NEVER become citizens. And even if you are born in the country you can only apply at 25 and have to pass a test. People of some nationalities are not allowed to become citizens ever.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Immigrating to Fictions is ridiculously hard, you have to be skilled and employable, pass an entry test, be fluent in the language and even then you may be rejected. If your from a country has been blacklisted then you can forget about even visiting the place for a vacation let alone moving there.

34-What type of government are you? Conservative Democracy

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? Censorship is not regulated. It is still common even in the democracy even though it does not happen quite as much as it used to.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? Too many to name, if you want to read them go here:
http://forums.jolt.co.uk/showpost.php?p ... ostcount=2
And here:
http://forums.jolt.co.uk/showpost.php?p ... ostcount=3
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Rejistania » Sun May 03, 2009 12:54 pm

The Association of Free Nations of Rejistania

1 - What is the legal drinking age? non in parental presence, 16 otherwise

2 - Driving age? Differs by rekijo. Interregional driving age is 18.

3 - Age of sexual consent? 14

4 - Voting age? 18, even though in rekijonal and municipal elections it can go as low as 15

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

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? Many, let's leave it at that. Driving under the influence of many drugs is not allowed.

-Pot Legal for adults

- Tobacco Legal, but unpopular

- Cocaine legal in a few rekijo'ny

-Alcohol Legal, widely popular

- LSD Legal but uncommon in most rekijo'ny

- Caffeine Legal, widely popular, life would not work without it

- Heroin Illegal

- Other? Many herbal drugs are legal and associated with religious ceremonies.

7 - Can people have guns? Yes, but gun use is regulated by the nanti'ny, this is an important difference since rekijonal borders and nantical borders are not the same.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: The Association of Free Nations of Rejistania; Informal: Rejistania, The Rejis; Inhabitnts are called Rejistanis

9 - Do you have the death penalty? No

10 - What is the speed limit? 50 km/h in cities, 70 km/h outside city limits, between 120 and 150 km/h on the motorways. Some rekijo'ny lack speed limits there.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? No religions are officially recognized, but also none restricted except in cases of illegal behaviour as part of the doctrine (especially but not limited to human sacrifice)

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn Images of pedophilia involving actual children are illegal, most other things are. Generally, porn films are tolerated better than extremely violent films. A 16 year old watching "Kary does KaMaRi" raises less eyebrows than an 18 year old watching "Battle Royale"

13-Prostitution Legal, but regulated except in certain rekijo'ny

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory 1 nanti allows it, but marriages in one nanti are accepted in others as well.

15-Homosexuality - legislate ones sexual identity? Say what?

16-Stem cell research Legal. A child is only a person when it is born or was assigned a name, whatever comes first

17-Human Cloning Legal, clones have full human rights

18-Cock Fighting? Illegal, but in certain kalesa'ny, other animal fights are perfectly okay

19-Slavery? Illegal

20-Hunting? Varies by Kalesa

21-Fishing see above

22-Eating meat? Legal

23-Littering? Can get you fined

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Legal

25-Suicide? While not illegal per se, unsuccessful attempts are one of the easiest routes to psychiatric clinics

26 - Gay marriage? Legal in KaMaRi Nanti and Kansu Nanti

27-Abortion Until the child is born or named, it is a heap of cells according to rejistani law.

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

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Traditionally, slaves were expected to be naked, thus nudity, while legal, is frowned upon.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". Obscenity laws exist, often sex in public view is considered obscene, differs by rekijo

31-What system do you have for taxes?

- Income tax? The federal government might be considered evil, but it is not that evil.

31aSales tax? Comparatively high, seeing that it is the main income of the state essential goods and books are taxed much lower, recreational drugs except caffeine, and various hallucigenic barks, higher

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? Knowledge of the language, culture and history of Rejistania, marrying a citizen and remaining married for 2 years

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Generally, immigration is easy, but certain crimes in the land of origin make immigration impossible.

34-What type of government are you? Federal, kalesic democracy

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? Content which threatens the existence of the country can (and are) censored.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? For example Inikresaist Religion is very common, respect its positive and negative taboos, being naked in public is a sign of ultimate humiliation, ask first if someone can sspeak English before adressing him/her in that language, No matter how ridiculous it sounds to you: Rejistanis think Konihekta was pretty awesome, so no Konihekta jokes :ugeek:
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Motokata » Sun May 03, 2009 4:32 pm

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

2 - Driving age?: Farmers may obtain a farmers vehicle license at 14, this is legal for trips to and from town areas driving authroized agriculture vehicles. General street driving age is 16, 15 for a learners permit

3 - Age of sexual consent? 17 years of age w/o parental consent

4 - Voting age?: 17

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

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

-Pot -Illegal

- Tobacco - Legal

- Cocaine - Illegal

-Alcohol - legal

- LSD - illegal

- Caffeine - lega

- Heroin - illegal

- Other?

7 - Can people have guns? - Yes there are no restrictions on firearm possession type unless a crime is committed at the fault of the owner

8 - What is the official full name of your country? : The Oligarchy of Motokata, refered to as Motokata and Motokatans

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? Expressways the max is 70 MPH, in rural areas there are no limits, surface streets generally range from 35-40 MPH

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All are permitted unless they violate law

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - Legal, child porn is outlawed except in the case of Manga or other animated images.

13-Prostitution - Heavily regulated and taxed, popular in some areas of the nation unpopular in others.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Far more common than monogamy- Legal for all consenting parties

15-Homosexuality - legal

16-Stem cell research -Legal

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

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

19-Slavery? - Illegal with the exception of Penal servitude but often abused in many cases

20-Hunting? Legal

21-Fishing - Legal

22-Eating meat? - LEGAL to the 10000000 power!

23-Littering? Illegal

24-Unisex bathrooms ?: Legal including public bath houses. Most schools don't have Unisex

25-Suicide? - Very Rare - Euthanasia legal, suicide by other means renders no penalty but was historically outlawed

26 - Gay marriage? - Any one can join into a Union Contract as long as they are mentally competent. And there are as many different forms of Marriage as there are people. Marriage is the private affair of those getting married.

27-Abortion -Legal for cases of rape/incest and health risks. Happens Very, Very Rarely

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ?: Most sexual activity among consenting adults is legal in the privacy. Making out or necking in public is generally frowned upon.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory?: Generally mandatory but with the hot tropical weather year-round not widely enforced. Public nudity is pretty rare, most chose to wear at least some form of swimwear before complete nudity.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? - Some but not widely enforced. A Police officer may ticket obscenity at his/her discression

31-What system do you have for taxes?
- Income tax? Citizens pay no income tax, residents pay a flat 15%; immigrants pay 20% tax for the first year of their residence after that they pay the regular flat tax. Rates are adjusted but the Government relies more on the Private sector.

31a. Sales tax? -No sales tax

31b. No tariffs complete free trade

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? You must perform Federal Service and, if not native born, pass the Citizenship Exam. Must have some line of work prepared and a residence established. Must learn English and be able to speak it fluently.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Any but we reserve the tight to either deport with prejudice or execute any visitors found violating the few laws that have a death penalty.

34-What type of government are you? Modified versions of Oligarchy, Monarchy, Autocracy

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? When it comes to the interest of matters, the government retains the right of absolute censorship.

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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby The-Citadel » Sun May 03, 2009 9:14 pm

The Outer Dominions of the Citadel

A note - practically all of these vary between different Dominions, since (for example) Agravin is feudal, Ruzhanya is Stalinist, Verzanya is corporatist, Greymark is democratic, Karcharis is a monarchy and so on and so forth. And there are Dominions I'm forgetting about or haven't made up yet which aren't mentioned here.

1 - What is the legal drinking age? Generally above puberty; the developed Dominions, which largely operate as a bloc, have set it at eighteen by common consensus. Agravin has no restrictions, as the water used to be largely unpotable and beer was safer. In Greater Ephaera it is illegal to imbibe intoxicants without internal filtration implants.

2 - Driving age? Again, generally above puberty; the developed bloc has set learner's licenses at sixteen and full licenses at eighteen. Agravin has no motor vehicles by royal decree, and in Greater Ephaera manual driving licenses are granted on a case-by-case basis, and may not be used on public roads, where the traffic computers have control of individual vehicles.

3 - Age of sexual consent? Above puberty by mandate of the Outer Council. Sixteen in the developed bloc. Note that the age of marriage varies, as in some Dominions - Karcharis, Karhallon, Old Sarioch, Agravin, and parts of the Kiran Reaches - marriage is used to seal social compacts, and the age of the participants is immaterial.

4 - Voting age? Varies; many Dominions are not democracies. In Ruzhanya the voting age is 21, but this is rubber-stamping for the Party; in Verzanya the voting age is sixteen, but this is rubber-stamping for the corporate oligarchy. The median age is eighteen.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? Varies; in Old Sarioch only marriage into another family (for women) or the death of one's father (for men) free one from filial duty. The developed bloc has set the age of emancipation at eighteen, with several rights accruing earlier.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? Most intoxicants are legal in Greater Ephaera only if one has filtration systems installed, and in the United Socialist Concord all intoxicants count as suicide due to the nature of their cyborg nutrient systems. The Technogenic Pale has no laws against intoxicants but in practice its citizenry universally eschews them.

-Pot Varies. Legal in most of the developed bloc, as well as in Verzanya, the Kiran Reaches, and Karhallon; illegal in Ruzhanya.

- Tobacco Legal in most of the developed bloc. Illegal only in Karcharis, Greater Ephaera, and Western Ephaera, but generally heavily taxed elsewhere.

- Cocaine Illegal throughout the Outer Dominions by Outer Council mandate, including Greater Ephaera due to pressure applied by other states.

-Alcohol Legal throughout the Outer Dominions.

- LSD Illegal throughout the Outer Dominions by Outer Council mandate, including Greater Ephaera due to pressure applied by other states.

- Caffeine Legal throughout the Outer Dominions.

- Heroin Illegal throughout the Outer Dominions by Outer Council mandate, including Greater Ephaera due to pressure applied by other states. Opium is widely grown in the Kiran Reaches, however.

- Other? Neural electrical stimulation is used as a recreational pleasure in Greater Ephaera, the United Socialist Concord, and occasionally in the Technogenic Pale. It is not widespread elsewhere due to the necessity of neurosurgery to facilitate it.

7 - Can people have guns? Varies. Illegal in Ruzhanya, Verzanya, Agravin, Old Sarioch, Western Ephaera, Greater Ephaera, and Karhallon; limited to nobility in Karcharis; entirely unrestricted in the Kiran Reaches and the United Socialist Concord; legal with proper cause in Greymark and much of the developed bloc; legal elsewhere. Technically legal in the Technogenic Pale but generally restricted to militia members by custom.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called The Outer Dominions of the Citadel; the Citadel; various subnational entities have their own names. As a supranational entity there is no single adjectival form for Dominion citizens, although "Dominioners" could be used; people usually identify with their individual Dominion rather than the Outer Dominions as a whole.

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Mostly yes, but not in Greater Ephaera, Western Ephaera, the United Socialist Concord, Greymark, the Technogenic Pale, or Achuria.

10 - What is the speed limit? The developed bloc has set it at 100kmph, a limit which is widely emulated. The Kiran Reaches has no speed limit, and Old Sarioch and Agravin technically have no speed limits but also have no motor vehicles.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All religions are forbidden in Ruzhanya; Old Sarioch forbids anything but the state religion; Agravin imposes a tax on non-believers in the state religion; all religions are legal elsewhere, with the general exception of suicide cults. Death cults are universally forbidden by mandate of the Outer Council.

Which of the following are be legal:

12-Porn Varies. Live-action child pornography is universally forbidden by mandate of the Outer Council; representations of child pornography are forbidden excepting Achuria, the United Socialist Concord, Agravin, the Kiran Reaches, Ruzhanya, and Verzanya. All pornography is illegal in Old Sarioch, while all pornography is legal in Agravin, but difficult to disseminate due to the fact that the printing press is illegal there, and faces religious disapproval. Snuff pornography is forbidden excepting the United Socialist Concord, Verzanya, the Kiran Reaches, and Agravin. Pornography is generally legal elsewhere, although the developed bloc requires purchasers to be over eighteen, and most other Dominions impose similar age limits.

13-Prostitution Illegal in Old Sarioch, Karhallon, Western Ephaera, Verzanya, and Ruzhanya; highly regulated in Greater Ephaera, Achuria, and Greymark; legal elsewhere but subject to strict societal restrictions in Karcharis and religious disapproval in Agravin.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory Polygamy is legal in Old Sarioch, most of the developed bloc excepting Greymark, and much of the rest of the Outer Dominions. It is illegal in Agravin, Ruzhanya, Verzanya, and Karhallon. Polyandry is legal in most of the developed bloc excepting Greymark and in Karcharis, the Kiran Reaches, the Technogenic Pale, and the United Socialist Concord. Polyamory is legal in most of the developed bloc excepting Greymark, legal in Karcharis, the Kiran Reaches, the Technogenic Pale, and the United Socialist Concord, and illegal in Verzanya, Ruzhanya, Karhallon, Old Sarioch and Agravin.

15-Homosexuality Carries the death penalty in Old Sarioch, Agravin, and Ruzhanya; sodomy is illegal in Karhallon; legal in most of the developed bloc with varying levels of societal approval or disapproval.

16-Stem cell research Illegal in Old Sarioch, Agravin, Western Ephaera and Karhallon; legal in most of the developed bloc; legal in the Kiran Reaches.

17-Human Cloning Illegal in Old Sarioch, Agravin, Western and Greater Ephaera, Karhallon, Verzanya, Greymark, Scarindan; legal in Achuria, the Kiran Reaches, the Technogenic Pale, the United Socialist Concord, Ruzhanya, and others.

18-Cock Fighting? Generally illegal under local animal abuse statutes in most of the Outer Dominions, illegal under religious prohibition in Old Sarioch, legal in the Kiran Reaches, Verzanya, and Agravin.

19-Slavery? Universally forbidden by mandate of the Outer Council, although serfdom is legal in Agravin and treatment of debtors comes close in Verzanya and Karhallon. Practiced widely in the Kiran Reaches.

20-Hunting? Generally illegal excepting Karhallon, Agravin (where it is restricted to nobility), Old Sarioch, the Kiran Reaches, Verzanya, and Ruzhanya.

21-Fishing Generally legal excepting Western Ephaera.

22-Eating meat? Universally legal.

23-Littering? Illegal in Western Ephaera; stringent waste disposal regulations exist in the United Socialist Concord; de facto illegal in the Technogenic Pale; frowned upon elsewhere.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Occasionally found, but not common. Forbidden in Old Sarioch, Agravin, and Verzanya. Universal in Ruzhanya.

25-Suicide? Legal in the United Socialist Concord and the Kiran Reaches; assisted euthanasia legal in Greater Ephaera, Achuria, Greymark, Scarinden, and elsewhere; illegal elsewhere. Attempted suicide punishable by hospitalization in Karhallon and Ruzhanya; successful suicide punishable by being buried in unhallowed ground in Old Sarioch; suicides forbidden burial in Agravin.

26 -Gay marriage? Legal in Achuria, Greater Ephaera, the United Socialist Concord, the Kiran Reaches; de facto legal in the Technogenic Pale; civil unions legal in Western Ephaera, Greymark, Scarinden, others.

27-Abortion Legal excepting Old Sarioch (where abortionists are executed) and Agravin; heavily regulated in Karhallon, Verzanya, and Ruzhanya; legal elsewhere with varying levels of societal approval.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Any sexual activity with minors is universally forbidden by mandate of the Outer Council. Otherwise it varies between states.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Mandatory excepting the United Socialist Concord (which doesn't count, because its citizens live in cyborg exoskeletons), the Kiran Reaches, and parts of Achuria and Greater Ephaera; de facto optional in the Technogenic Pale.

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

31-What system do you have for taxes? The Citadel levies a small universal tax on everyone except Agravine serfs (whose feudal lords are taxed accordingly higher); it also requires monetary support from Dominion governments. Local income taxes vary between zero in the United Socialist Concord, the Kiran Reaches, the Technogenic Pale and Verzanya, de facto zero in Ruzhanya, where the state is the sole employer, to sixty percent in Greater Ephaera and seventy percent in Western Ephaera. Total taxes average around 30%.

31aSales tax? Left to Dominion governments.

31bImport/Export tax? The Citadel charges a small export tax on goods travelling between Dominions, or out of the Outer Dominions.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Varies. In the United Socialist Concord heavy cybernetic modification is required de facto in order to survive; in the Technogenic Pale all citizens must have cybernetic AI neural jacks; in Ruzhanya only Party members are citizens; in the Kiran Reaches merely residing in the territory is sufficient.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Varies depending upon the Dominion. The developed bloc generally denies entrance to major felons.

34-What type of government are you? The Outer Council is comprised of several dozen representatives elected or appointed or otherwise selected to represent their Dominions for terms of varying length depending upon the will of the Dominion in question. It is theoretically a supranational legislative and executive body, but in practice it rarely manages to pass anything. Real political power, such as it is, is held by the Inner Council, seven members of the Outer Council with replacements selected by the Inner Council whenever a previous Inner Councilmember leaves. Their identities are secret even to the Outer Councilmembers. Theoretically total executive power resides in the Master of the Citadel, but the hereditary line has died out and the Outer Council has never managed to elect a replacement. There is no judicial representation above the level of the individual Dominions, although a panel of Councilmembers may be appointed to adjudicate and pass judgement over inter-Dominion acts of aggression or war crimes.

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? Varies based on the Dominion in question. Totally in Ruzhanya to not at all in the United Socialist Concord; and the Kiran Reaches technically have no government to restrict anything.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? Too many to count.
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Meciene » Mon May 04, 2009 12:00 am

The Allied States of Meciene

1 - What is the legal drinking age? Anyone can drink, but children 12 below are limited to wine.

2 - Driving age? Preferably 16 and above, but 13-15 year old teens can also apply, given their full cooperation. Children 12 and below are limited to being beside the driver,

3 - Age of sexual consent? The provincial borders of Meciene (notably known as the 'Prostitute Paradise') was given the freedom of 13+ sexual consent. All other Meciene areas have the 18+ sexual consent, providing that they had finished their education.

4 - Voting age? Depends on region. Rivrea (Meciene's capital) strictly fobids anyone below 16 to vote, while other regions forbid 9 below to vote.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - The citizen must file an appeal to the government to have them free of parental control. The parents and the offspring must then compete in a game show testing their knowledge of living alone, if the appeal was accepted.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - See below. Operating under influence is punishable by law.

-Pot - legal, but citizens, like foreigners, are not free to consume it in public.

- Tobacco - very popular among all (besides children), but is banned when someone on the age of 45+ consumes it, to prevent the increase in deaths among Mecians.

- Cocaine - legal, but a 5mg restriction per person is imposed.

-Alcohol - legal and well-liked among crowds.

- LSD - ILLEGAL for some law passed in Ye Olde Time(1028).

- Caffeine - not considered a drug by government

- Heroin - legal, but not allowed to be consumed in public.

- Other? - none

7 - Can people have guns? Yes, but the citizens must apply for a licence. Foreigners staying as Long-Time Residents (LTR) are not allowed.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called? The Allied States of Meciene//Meciene Allied States or Meciene//Mecian(Singular) Mecians(Plural)

9 - Do you have the death penalty? No, instead, we have the Isolation Chamber, but people are said to kill themselves there.

10 - What is the speed limit? Rivrea forbids its passers to go over 100km/h, while other regions have no limit.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All religions are permitted, but the Taaren Turguern was banned due to 'inhumane rituals and large membership rates'.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - LEGAL

13-Prostitution - LEGAL around borders, RESTRICTED in other region

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - LEGAL

15-Homosexuality - LEGAL

16-Stem cell research - ILLEGAL

17-Human Cloning - LEGAL

18-Cock Fighting? - LEGAL. Popular among rural areas, uncommon on capital.

19-Slavery? - LIMITED. Only slaves allowed are prostitutes.

20-Hunting? - LEGAL. Many forested areas in Meciene have alot of wildlife, though the Mane Lion is illegal to hunt.

21-Fishing - LEGAL. Sharks are not to be touched, though.

22-Eating meat? - LEGAL. A staple among Mecians, as veganism is outlawed. Vegatarian amounts are limited.

23-Littering? - ILLEGAL as there is a gargantuous amount of bins. Every 5m you walk, a bin could be seen.

24-Unisex bathrooms - ILLEGAL as girls are very touchy.

25-Suicide? - RESTRICTED. Citizens and LTRs must file an appeal to government. Foreigners aren't allowed.

26 - Gay marriage? - LEGAL

27-Abortion - LEGAL

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

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Optional. Only Mecians are allowed to wear them, and they must so in popular tourist areas. Airport officials MUST wear them, though.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". - None

31-What system do you have for taxes? - Citizens and LTRs pay a 25% flat rate, while foreigners 50%.

31aSales tax? See below.

31bImport/Export tax? Depends on weight and height of product. (WeightxHeightx3=Tax)

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? One must take a Citizenship exam. Upon getting 80% and above, the qualifiers must perform a traditional Mecian Dance without any mistakes, judged closely by Traditional Tribe Chiefs.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? We allow all types, but members of the Taaren Turguern religion are immediately turned away.

34-What type of government are you? We are a very free government who welcomes all decisions made by people to help our country improve. The 'Big Brains' of Meciene have a very bright idea on what Meciene was supposed to be.

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? There is no restriction, if you don't count the obvious 'peeping toms'.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have?
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No sex allowed in unisex bathrooms.

Refer to the airport of Rivrea as "Mecian-Rivrea Intercountial and International Airport", not "Rivrea Airport", as it was formerly known before the Great Government Shift.
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Cameroi » Mon May 04, 2009 1:25 am

National Standards Questionaire

cameroi

1 - What is the legal drinking age?
there is no age discrimination in cameroi. infants can "drink" as lawfully as septuagenarians (alcohaul is considered a recreational drug and treated/considered identically to any other)

2 - Driving age? age is also not a factor in the operation of transportation infrastructure.
there are however no paved roads or gas stations.

3 - Age of sexual consent? there is also no such thing as an age factor as such. there is however a law of prudent reasonableness, that is basically and assessment of risk of physical and mental injury. (10 and a half to 11 is generally considered a lower limit for relations of more then two or three years age difference. at no age are children prevented from exploring this aspect of life with others of their own age)

4 - Voting age? voting age is somewhat dependent on species, as there are a diversity of life forms, many of whome age at different rates. the equivelant of a human 12 years old, or more generally completion of the nine years of lower school, which begins at age 3.

5 - age of conscent/adulthood? upon physical puberty or the completions of lower school, a two year subbatical between lower and upper school begins. this is called pujush. from the beginning of pujush onward, every cameroi citizen is considered legally adult, with full rights AND responsibilities.

6 - recreational drugs (if any) are legal? nothing is unlawful to possess. many things are however unlawful to mass produce, whole sale import, or sell for valuable consideration.

no one is immune to culpability for their behavior on the basis of substance influence, and in some contexts it is considered exacerbates and INCREASES severity of whatever actual crime is committed under its influence.

naturally any activity that puts the public at risk while under the influence of any substance is forboden (such as for example operating a transit vehicle)

7 - Can people have guns? people can HAVE anything they want. what is not lawful is to make more then three of them. ever. but you may have a cruse missile and a missile launching tank or military aircraft if you so wish. the only thing is, you won't be able to buy or sell them. you just have to acquire the skills necessary to make them yourself.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? just cameroi. it doesn't NEED anything more hoopdeedoo then that.

9 - Do you have the death penalty? no.
we have exile and remanding to the custody of victims or their families.

10 - What is the speed limit? this is kind of nonaplicable as there are no paved roadways to have speed limits on. guideway based transit operates at designated designed speeds

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? religeous discrimination is forbidden. the dominant belief is the nalanuthtu which litterally means way or path in the mountains. there is no "state" religeon in any sense.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- "Porn": we have no problem with pretty pictures of naked people engaged in extreme sex
13-Prostitution: well there's not much market for it, but anyone is welcome to try.
14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Far more common than monogamy- Polyamory makes up some 75% of all merriages
15-Homosexuality: and the objection to this would be what now?
16-Stem cell research: the research is done.
17-Human Cloning: pointless and not encouraged.

18-Cock Fighting? this is considered in the same category as manslaughter. raising and training any species to be unnaturally aggressive, let alone any "sport" that involves or encourages this abuse IS entirely forbidden

19-Slavery? only as a punishment for a serious convicted crime. isn't really very useful for anything else outside of personal relationships that are none of the government's business.

20-Hunting? one law. you kill it you eat it. strictly enforced. literally.

21-Fishing - fishing IS hunting fish

22-Eating meat? what people eat is their own concern

23-Littering? this is considered a federal offense.

24-Unisex bathrooms? aren't they all?

25-Suicide? what are you going to do? kill someone for trying to kill themselves?
if someone wants to make more room for the rest of us that's up to them. leaving a big mess for someone else to clean up is not however encouraged.

26 - Gay marriage? hasn't this already been covered. any combination of any number of consenting adults who want to call themselves a merrage are as welcome to do so as any other.

27-Abortion? not considered the place of the law to judge. as long as actual birth has not occurred making it infanticide. generally unwanted pregnancies just don't almost never happen at all.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? as long as its sex for the sake of sex, and not the pretense of sex for the sake of coercion for some other agenda, there's no real problem.

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

30-Do you have obscenity laws? absolutely not. not as such anyway.

31-What system do you have for taxes? we don't have or use a monetary system as such at all. people just do/contribute what they enjoy. machines do the rest.

31aSales tax? see above

31bImport/Export tax? covenants of trade are seperately and individually entered into as needed

32-citizenship? if you are present within cameroi's borders, for all practical purposes you are considered a citizen and treated as such.
the grounds of other nations embassies, are of course considered parts of THEIR territory, and thus the closest thing to any sort of exception.

33-permissible immigration?
anyone dressed in civilian clothing (or nakked) and not bearing armament on or about their person
(with the sole exception being anyone currently under sentence of exile)

34-What type of government are you? service state anonymous

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? it isn't. though it is free to publish responses through its own.

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

this would get rather long and complicated, for indeed much of cultural tradition superceeds the need for legislation. generally we avoid naming any person, place or thing 'after' any other person, place, or thing.

a great deal of emphasis is placed on useful technological and artistic education, which like most other things, is completely free.

thoughtlessness is generally considered a demonstration of the lack of a conscience.
loudness is generally considered a demonstration of thoughtlessness. whether of voice, reproduced sounds, or in the design of machinery.

the raising of voice in deep philosophical discussions, is, oddly enough, considered an acceptable exception.

aggressiveness tends to be ostracized rather then romanticized while imaginative creativity tends to be romanticized rather then ostracized.

whatever you do in public belongs to the public.
who may then fully participate without fear of penalty.
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Skeelzania » Mon May 04, 2009 2:57 am

1 - What is the legal drinking age? Skeelzanians may legally consume alcohol on obtaining their 20th year.

2 - Driving age? Varies. Within the heavy urban centers of the Strenreich, ground-car licenses may be tested for at age 25. Private vehicles are rare in Skeelzanian cities, generally only being owned by upper classes or the State, and are almost exclusively driven by professional drivers. In less populated parts of the Empire, the application age can be as low as 16.

3 - Age of sexual consent? The age of consent is sixteen, but only if both ‘participants’ are eighteen years of age or younger. Full sexual rights are granted at age eighteen.

4 - Voting age? At sixteen Skeelzanians are allowed the right to petition their feudal overlord. However, most citizens of the Strenreich are now direct subjects of the Imperial House, which has always delegated the running of its domains to bureaucrats who, in turn, find it much easier to organize regular elections and polls rather than deal with a constant stream of angry petitions. Sixteen is thus the de facto voting age.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - At sixteen Skeelzanians are granted autonomy from parental control, although full civil rights (as shown above) are not generally granted until eighteen, and many civil “privileges” such as driving and drinking do not come till later. However, at sixteen Skeelzanians are recognized as adults and are allowed to join the military and begin fulfilling their term of service.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? – The only recreational drugs permitted in Skeelzania are alcohol and tobacco; any others are viewed very, very dimly.

- Tobacco – Many varieties available, from authentic Terran strains to modified or mutated crops. All types must undergo certification to ensure that they have not been altered substantially from the base gene before they are permitted to go on the market. For example, a crop that has been gene-modified to produce Lysergic acid diethylamide would no longer be considered tobacco and would be prohibited.

-Alcohol – Legal and popular, comes in many varieties and flavors.

- All other Drugs – Very much prohibited, from old-world cocaine to Feerott Freakweed Extract. At times the Skeelzanian State has moved militarily against nations perceived to be “poisoning the Skeelzanian People” by manufacturing and exporting drugs to the Sternreich. The Bandalok Gnomes were notable and repeated targets of such pogroms.

7 - Can people have guns? Firearm ownership is very restricted within most of Skeelzania, being completely illegal in urban centers. Frontier provinces generally have much looser restrictions in accordance with their semi-militarized status. There are various loopholes within the law, however, allowing for the upper nobility to have varying degrees of access: a hereditary count or baron might own a pistol and hunting rifle, whereas Margraves and the Imperial House are capable of fielding entire armies, complete with weapons much more devastating than firearms. Conversely, a non-hereditary knight or count would have to be content with his sword.

All ranks of nobility are allowed to wear a sword in public, although law and custom does not allow them to wave it about.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: The Skeelzanian Sternreich// Informal: Skeelzania or The Sternreich / Citizens: Skeelzanians.

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes, and in several varieties for a wide array of crimes.

10 - What is the speed limit? 100 kph is the maximum within cities, although generally much lower.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All religions are permitted so long as they do not challenge the power of the State; those Skeelzanians unable to swear allegiance to the Kasier over their God are unlikely to advance very far in the military. Most of the human populace practice Spootology, which is also the State Religion. This religion explicitly states that the God of Men is dead and that the Kaiser is the inheritor of His Authority. (The religion was in fact created solely to bolster and unite the people behind the Imperial House.) Devout Spootologists tend to view other faiths as both treasonous and blasphemous, although the overwhelming majority of Skeelzanians are only nominally pious.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - Legal except in the instances of pedophilia, bestiality, rape, or if any other criminal act is depicted. Cross-species pornography is socially disapproved of, but is generally legal.

13-Prostitution – Legal so long as the prostitute registers with the local control agencies and follows their guidelines concerning cleanliness and pays income tax. However, as many transactions are done with cash, unregistered prostitution and tax evasion are ripe in some areas. Pimping in any form is overwhelmingly illegal and carries the same penalty as rape: death.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Illegal, marriage being defined as a relationship between two adults.

15-Homosexuality – Legal, with the right to marry.

16-Stem cell research – Legal and an integral part of Skeelzanian history and survival.

17-Human Cloning – Severely restricted, limited to organs, tissues, and non-sentient “slugs” for research purposes. The last are human bodies with only enough brainstem left to keep organs functioning, and can only be created after the would-be cloner completes a lengthy approval process which entails examining and judging the experiment itself. In the rare cases where a fully sentient clone is created (and discovered), the clone becomes a Ward of the State, is sterilized, and allowed to live out its natural life, generally within the military. The cloner is imprisoned and can be executed at the court’s discretion.

18-Cock Fighting? Illegal, although gladiatorial combat between private citizens is not.

19-Slavery? – Officially illegal, although petty criminals may be used as labor. Sexual slavery, especially of poor or foreign women, is a small but recurring problem, as well as a popular lightning rod for Imperial anger, as the worst violations are carried out almost exclusively by members of the nobility.

20-Hunting? Very popular, either for practical reasons in the frontier provinces, or as recreation among the upper classes. Big game safaris have long the unofficial sport of the Imperial House.

21-Fishing – Moderately popular on worlds that can support it.

22-Eating meat? What one eats is one’s own business, so long as it does not infringe on the rights of others.

23-Littering? Illegal.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Common in the military, and thus common in civilian life as well.

25-Suicide? – No law preventing, although the culture discourages from doing so in cases of depression or where others might be harmed, either directly (i.e. are below you when you jump) or indirectly (i.e. depriving your children or spouse of a means of support). Suicide due to shame (such as military defeat) or to protest government action or policy are considered valid and in some cases honorable.

26 - Gay marriage? - Marriage is officially a compact between two consenting adults, with both heterosexual and homosexual couples receiving the same rights and privileges.

27-Abortion – Permitted, although society considers it to be the responsibility of both sexual partners to take necessary steps to prevent accidental pregnancy in the first place.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Pedophilia and rape (including statutory) are illegal, with execution being a common sentence for such crimes. Bestiality is legally equivalent to rape. Skeelzanian law also states that to have sex with a “brainwashed or manufactured being, whose nature is such that they are incapable of declining sexual congress, is to be considered the equivalent of rape and the perpetrator is to be sentenced as such.” This last law applies chiefly to pleasure-clones and flesh-pots, produced outside of the Sternreich and imported into the country.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Public nudity is frowned upon and is punishable with up to a year of hard labor. Skeelzanians are expected to dress conservatively in public. Additionally, the strong militarist emphasis of Skeelzanian society leads to uniforms being a common sight.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". - One is allowed to print or broadcast most anything, with simulations of rape or pedophilia being the clear exceptions, and “gratuitous” violence being more of a gray area. Access by children of mature materials is strongly discouraged, and public art is not allowed the same degree of liberty that the broadcast and print media enjoy (so long as they restrict access to adults).

31-What system do you have for taxes?
31aIncome tax? Income tax is assessed on a sliding percentage scale, generally topping out around 30%.

31bSales tax? A Byzantine code governs sales taxes, which are generally used to leverage more money from the middle and upper classes than the lower.

31cImport/Export tax? Tariffs are widespread and varied, based on the product, its manufacturer and its destination.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Human foreigners may obtain Imperial citizenship by serving three years in the Skeelzanian Foreign Legions, which incidentally are often stationed in the most hostile frontier provinces. Inhabitants of a recently annexed planet, provided that they are human, can obtain full citizenship by serving eight years in a Reconstruction Legion (where they help construct and modify infrastructure to assist in the territory’s assimilation into Skeelzania proper) or by joining a Foreign Legion and serving the three years. Non-human species, or those humans who are deemed more than 49% cybernetic, are denied citizenship in all circumstances.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Illegal immigrants who commit a crime and, for some reason, choose to flee to Skeelzania and are subsequently captured, will be punished for their crime as mandated by Skeelzanian law and often receive sentences much harsher than they would in their home country. Law-abiding human laborers are much more welcome, so long as they are healthy and do not show signs of permanent settlement. Those with chemical or other dependencies are strongly frowned upon.

34-What type of government are you? Semi-constitutional Monarchy. The Kaiser (or Kaiserin) is the supreme sovereign of the Skeelzanian Sternreich, yet is still subject to the law as well as Their obligations as feudal overlord of the entire nation. Roughly seventy percent of all citizens are direct subjects of the Kaiser, either as commoners or minor nobility. The remaining thirty percent are those who live within the half-dozen semi-autonomous domains on the edges of the Sternreich. These are frontier provinces such as the Drenmark or the Feerott Principality, where the populace’s direct overlord is a member of the Great House tasked with overseeing those realms. This overlord is in turn subject to the Kaiser.

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? The State guarantees a free press, principally as an anti-corruption measure. Reporting on military or “strategic” matters is, however, much more restricted.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? – Beginning as an isolated human population surrounded by powerful and potentially (or perceived to be) hostile alien neighbors, Skeelzanians soon became a very militant, pro-human and expansionist culture. Much of this is legislated – military service is compulsory for at least four years for all citizens. However, some traits have arose due to the Skeelzanian’s initial isolation.

Fellow Skeelzanians are always to be respected as brother subjects of the Kaiser; while officers and nobles can command, they cannot abuse their subordinates. Feudal Overlords are not given carte blanche in dealing with their subjects. The nobles are expected to act nobly, in the best interest of their subjects. Likewise, subjects are expected to support their lords and to provide both service and council. Lords are expected to render the same trust and support to one another.

Unfortunately, sometimes the feudal contract breaks down. With any elite class there is a tendency towards snobbism, or worse. Petty lords, while having no serfs of their own, make up the bulk of the nation’s employers – and judges. At times this comes together to result in the exploitation of commoners. Prices can be artificially inflated, or lord can use his power and ill-gotten immunity to extort carnal favors from his household staff.

In such cases, the exploited can appeal to outside forces to deliver them. The most dramatic assistance is that of the Duelists: men and women of the nobility who in effect act as contract killers for the exploited. Dueling is an accepted means of resolving points of honor, and breaking the feudal code is worth challenging. Limited to swordplay, combatants are allowed to maim and kill not only each other, but anyone who attempts to interfere on one party’s behalf. Combat may take place at a preordained time and place, or a challenge can be issued and answered on the spot. Probably the most famous Duelist was the Count (now Archduke) Monatgue de Serrat, who was notorious for engaging his foes within their own households, often in front of family and servants.

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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Stevid » Mon May 04, 2009 3:45 am

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 18+

2 - Driving age? 18+ but also depends on certain medical issues

3 - Age of sexual consent? 16+

4 - Voting age? 18+

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - Medical: 16+; Political: 18+

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - Only certain recreational drugs are illegal under the ABC classification system. Those not class as A, B or C are legal to use privately or in public. Those either A, B or C are illegal to use and/or distribute both in public and private.

-Pot - Illegal. Posession and useage can amount to a minimum of 3 months imprisonment and a maximum of around 2 years. Traffiking can amount to a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 20 years

- Tobacco - Legal. Smokers must be at least 16 years old

- Cocaine - Illegal and punishment is severe. Merely having the substance on you can lead to 5 years imprisonment. Distribution has a minimum of 15 years in prison

-Alcohol - Legal for those of 18 years or over. Excessive drinking leading to violent behaviour or mass public distrubance is illegal and punishable by the police

- LSD - Illegal and punishment is severe. Merely having the substance on you can lead to 5 years imprisonment. Distribution has a minimum of 15 years in prison

- Heroin - Illegal and punishment is severe. Merely having the substance on you can lead to 8 years imprisonment. Distribution has a minimum of 20 years in prison

7 - Can people have guns? Illegal unless citizen has applied for a license to use a particular firearm. Only police, secret service and armed forces are the only units allowed guns on the streets. Strict laws on firearms mean the shootings in Stevid are usually rare albeit there is a black market for firearms.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: The Holy Empire of Stevid// Informal: The Empire OR Stevid/ Citizens: Stevidians OR Imperials/Imperial Citizens

9 - Do you have the death penalty? No

10 - What is the speed limit? Depends on type of road and surrounding area:

-Residential- 30mph
-Residential with nearby School of Peoples Home- 20mph
-Main Roads (Residential)- 40mph-60mph
-Commercial (Suburbs & Town/City Centre)- 30mph
-B Roads- 50mph
-A Roads- 50mph-70mph
-M Roads (Motorways)- 80mph
-H Roads (Mega/Hyper- Motorways)- 100mph

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All are permitted but non Christian or non-Jewish are restricted and monitored. Catholicism is the major religious sect in Stevid and is directly funded by the government.

12- Porn - images of pediphillia & rape are illegal, otherwise pornographic material is completely legal to those of 18 years or more.

13-Prostitution - Illegal but difficult to control. Those convicted of postitution must attended ATD scans once a month.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Illegal. The government and Church in unison say that "Marriage is for life with one person and not several". Divorce is legal but can be denied by the courts of evidence of deception or cheating by a partner is found. They are almost forced to stay with each other.

15-Homosexuality - Barely legal. Citizens are allowed to have varied sexual orientation but civil partnerships or marriages to the same sex is illegal.

16-Stem cell research -Legal but the Church is against it's uses.

17-Human Cloning - Illegal. The sanctaty of life is still highly valued by both the government and Church.

18-Cock Fighting? Illegal, most animal bloodsports are illegal bar shooting and fox hunting.

19-Slavery? - Illegal. The Royal Navy actively hunts down slavers on the high seas. Police regular crack down on slave labour mobs within Stevid. Bosses and mobsters in these crime rings can suffer life imprisonment.

20-Hunting? Legal and very popular in the country.

21-Fishing - Legal but certain regulations on fishing within Stevidian lakes and rivers. Sea trawling is a big business and there are no restrictions on fish caught unless they are endangered species.

22-Eating meat? Of course..... silly question.

23-Littering? £50 on the spot fine for littering. Thus illegal but exceptionally difficult to restrict.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? In many clubs.

25-Suicide? - Illegal to assist in sucide

26 - Gay marriage? - Illegal

27-Abortion - Illegal in most cases but young pregant girls (between 13-15 years old) can file for abortion. A member of the Church will always advice the girl to think otherwise but nothing is force. If the girl is at least 16 years old it is seen as her own fault and should be more careful. HOWEVER if there is evidence of sex forced upon the girl either by a partner or by rape then abortion is legalised.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Rape (Defined as have sex with someone under the age of 16 unless parents have given explict and written consent. If subject is under 12 years old then it is illegal regardless of parental consent).

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Optional in private. however in public it is very much the law to be clothed.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? Flashing is illegal.

31-What system do you have for taxes? - Almost everything is taxed to some degree, anything from income tax to VAT.

31aSales tax? Value Added Tax (VAT)

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

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? The subject must have lived in the country (or Imperial state) for at least 5 years and must pass and interveiw and written exam to gain citizenship.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? All are allowed but if individuals are to be tracked then measures are easily enacted to track them down regarless of whether they are foreign or not.

34-What type of government are you? Parilamentary Democracy

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? Free media reporting allowed so long as it does not incure slander or treason.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? – Too many to list here but handshakes are a customary greeting.

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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Miraclia » Mon May 04, 2009 6:50 am

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

2 - Driving age? Whenever you can pay 400000 Monits.

3 - Age of sexual consent? Sex is illegal.

4 - Voting age? Voting is illegal

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? Whenever you can pay 1000000 Monits. (1 Monit ~ US$0.05)

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

7 - Can people have guns? Gun ownership is mandatory.

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 Miraculous Miracle of Miraclia
Informal name: Miraclia
Citizens are called: Miraclians

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? Speed limits depend on the road's owner, but usually 55 mph / 88 km/h outside cites, and 40 mph / 64 km/h inside cities.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? Only the Holy Miraclian Catholic Church is legal. Everything else is illegal.

Which of the following are be legal:
12-Porn illegal
13-Prostitution illegal
14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory illegal
15-Homosexuality illegal
16-Stem cell research illegal
17-Human Cloning illegal
18-Cock Fighting? illegal
19-Slavery? legal
20-Hunting? illegal
21-Fishing illegal
22-Eating meat? mandatory
23-Littering? illegal
24-Unisex bathrooms ? illegal
25-Suicide? illegal
26 -Gay marriage? illegal
27-Abortion illegal

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? All are illegal, except missionary position, with clothes on, with the lights off.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Clothing is mandatory, even while bathing.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". Everything is obscene. Your friendly local judge will tell you.

31-What system do you have for taxes? Poll tax. Every citizen pays a fixed annual tax.
31aSales tax? none
31bImport/Export tax? none

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? One must pay 1000000 Monits to become a citizen.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Not allowed are: sexual deviants, non-christians, political activists, paupers.

34-What type of government are you? Compulsory Consumerism

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

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have?
Pay me 10000 Monits, and I'll tell you. *counts* Thank you. Miraclia is an utterly corrupt nation. Although many things are illegal, if you can bribe the policemen, prosecutors, and/or judges, you can easily escape punishment. Likewise, if you can bribe the relevant officials, you can enter the nation, even if you are a communist pedophile atheist (though this combination will cost you something fierce, as there are gradations). In short, if you can afford the bribe, you can do or get anything you want.
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Postby Calvinsjoy » Mon May 04, 2009 7:53 am

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 16

2 - Driving age? 18 - 80

3 - Age of sexual consent? 16

4 - Voting age? 21, however must have completed a ful honorable term of national service in the armed forces

5 - At what age would someone become an adult - 16

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - All - However any crime commited under the influence of drugs will be punished with the utmost harshness.

7 - Can people have guns? A Legal Requirement for Citizens unless not mentally competent or convicted of a violent crime. A citizen may opt not to be armed but then must always where an identifying badge as such and defer to armed citizens.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? The Armed republic of Calvinsjoy

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes but prefer and usually opt for transportantion instead.

10 - What is the speed limit? Whatever seems reasonable.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted? We are a theocracy, what do you think?

Which of the following are legal:

12- Porn - yes but must be private

13-Prostitution - Heavily regulated and taxed, popular in some areas of the nation unpopular in others.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - no, marriage is a religious and private matter - not a state issue.

15-Homosexuality - nasty and not allowed

16-Stem cell research -using labratory produced stem cells only.

17-Human Cloning - Not ever successfully done - now illegal.

18-Cock Fighting? The only legal pit fighting is between humans.

19-Slavery? -no

20-Hunting? Very popular -but you must eat what you kill. Knife and bare hand hunting is encouraged to make it more challenging.Trophy hunting is illegal and can result in transportation.

21-Fishing - see above

22-Eating meat? Encouraged and subsidized. Vegetarianism and Veganism is illegal.

23-Littering? Grounds for transportation

24-Unisex bathrooms ? What does sex have to do with bathrooms?

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

26 - Gay marriage? - See numbers 15

27-Abortion - Neither legal nor necessary. Most medical problems can be dealt with by our highly advanced medical technology.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Say what? What consenting adults do is their own business.

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

30-Do you have obscenity laws? Yes If so - how would you define "obscene". If it offends the supreme leader it is obscene.

31-What system do you have for taxes? The government takes a flat 5% citizen's gross income at the end of each fiscal period.
Alien residents pay 30%

31 - Nope - 9% V.A.T.

31b Import/Export tax? Nothing on exports, 1% over production country's tariffs on all imports.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? You must perform Federal Service speak the langauge fluently and pass the Citizenship Exam and swear allegiance to the Republic foresaking all other fealty.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Only those like us.

34-What type of government are you? compulsory Consumerist State

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

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? For example – Considering that the Domination has counted in it’s census such species ( & an even wider parade of cultures within species ) as :Humans, Therianthopes, Elves, Dragons, Xa’ Cz’inni, and other races, the cultural rules are as varied as the Stars and as hard to get a grip on. However there are some generally agreed on customs/ traditions –

Enforced civility see # 7

Keep Sex in private venues.

Be responsible for your words and actions.

Never use your weapon as a threat. If you pull it, be prepared to use it - and clean up your own mess afterward.

Employment, marriage, comfort etc, are not rights or entitlements. You want 'em, work for them.

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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby The Macabees » Mon May 04, 2009 11:33 am

1 - What is the legal drinking age? There is no regulation of drinking.

2 - Driving age? For public roads, licenses are only valid at the age of sixteen. For private roads, regulation of traffic is up to the entrepreneur, not government. Licenses are not given out by the government; it is completely privatized.

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

4 - Voting age? Currently, most of the Empire is devoid of any form of democracy. Although the senate is likely to be put back in place, the only area with any type of democracy is the territory of Theohuanacu (which can vote for local governmental representatives; they are autonomous).

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? We don't really classify.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? There is no prohibition.

7 - Can people have guns? No regulation.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called The Second Empire of the Golden Throne

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Theoretically, although never been used.

10 - What is the speed limit? There is no speed limit on public roads; all regulation on private roads is up to the entrepreneur.

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

12- Porn No prohibition.

13-Prostitution No prohibition.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory No prohibition.

15-Homosexuality Legal

16-Stem cell research Legal

17-Human Cloning Legal

18-Cock Fighting? Legal

19-Slavery? Illegal; property rights are enforced (property rights over yourself), except if you are a debtor and signed yourself away in a contract (i.e. if you fall into debt and use yourself as collateral to make up the debt).

20-Hunting? No regulation.

21-Fishing Not regulation

22-Eating meat? ...

23-Littering? Depends on the entrepreneur who owns the property.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Say what?

25-Suicide? You can do with yourself what you want.

26 - Gay marriage? Isn't this the same as homosexuality? Legal.

27-Abortion Legal.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Everything, unless it comes into conflict with property rights.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Depends on who owns the private property and their rules.

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

31-What system do you have for taxes?
There is no income taxes; government's revenue comes from small taxes on goods and consumption.

31aSales tax? Small sales tax to make revenue for government.

31bImport/Export tax? There are not tariffs.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Must be native born, or it can be granted by the government in certain cases (foreign soldiers who serve in the military for twenty years).

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? No restriction on immigration.

34-What type of government are you? A very contradictory, hypocritical libertarian Empire.

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? Since it's an authoritarian government, there is no restriction, and so the current almost complete liberty enjoyed by citizens is threatened by the fact that the Emperor can change his mind whenever, or he can die and his successor can be more of a tyrant.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? For example None; government does not enforce laws on private property.

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Postby Caras Galadon » Mon May 04, 2009 3:34 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age? Officially, 21 for humans and 50 for elves. Cultural considerations move the age to whatever a minor's parents deem acceptable.

2 - Driving age? Private internal combustion traffic is forbidden. Those for whom such travel is not forbidden would receive training from the state to allow them to serve their brothers irregardless.

3 - Age of sexual consent? Theoretically 21 for humans and 50 for elves. In practical consideration, this is not enforced as nothing should be done except as to help our brother men and our brother elves.

4 - Voting age? 21 for humans, 50 for elves. All citizens are required to take part in free and fair elections in which we vote after having been informed of the will of our brother men and our brother elves so as we may best serve them.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? Children are not raised by their biological parental units. The state is our mother and the state is our father. We are assigned our job by the council of vocations which is wise beyond our ability to measure because it represents to the will of our brothers when we are capable of doing the work by which we may best serve our brothers.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? Illegal. The use of drugs impairs our ability to serve our brother men and our brother elves.

7 - Can people have guns? No. We live only by the suffrance of our brother men and our brother elves. To do violence upon them in any way unless it be the will of all our brother men and our brother elves is base and it is evil.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called?
Formal Long:Le Commonwealth Socialiste de Caras Galad(h)on
StandardCaras Galad(h)on
PeopleGalad(h)rim, Sindar, Sindarin, Eldar Eldalie, Moriquendi, Galadesian, and so forth, though to draw attention to the differences of our brother men and our brother elves is base and it is evil.

9 - Do you have the death penalty? We live only by the suffrance of our brother men and our brother elves. Should they revoke that suffrence from us, our duty is to end our life by their wish.

10 - What is the speed limit? See question 2 above.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All religion is forbidden except for that which is the state. Our only prayer is, "We are nothing. Mankind is all. By the grace of our brothers are we allowed our lives. We exist through, by and for our brothers who are the State. Amen."

12- Porn? Theoretically legal, but the liklihood of its existence is rather small.

13-Prostitution? Theoretically legal, liklihood of occurence extremely small.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory? Marriage does not exist. Theoretically each of the above is required and mandated by our brothers who are the state so that we may serve them by having children and keeping our base and animal lusts in check.

15-Homosexuality? Bisexuality is required by law. When we must sate our animal instincts it is wrong, it is base, and it is evil to seek out any one particular of our brothers for any reason, including their sex.

16-Stem cell research? All life exists only to serve its brothers.

17-Human Cloning? See above.

18-Cock Fighting? All animals exist only to serve we who is man. However, entertainment is not a normal or acceptable activity.

19-Slavery? All must serve their brothers at any time for any reason for no other reason than that it is only right and proper to serve our brothers.

20-Hunting? Theoretically legal, but as our brothers who are the state provide everything we require and entertainment is improper, why bother?

21-Fishing? See above.

22-Eating meat? Required. Eating meat is the easiest method of being sure our bodies obtain the nutrients we needs to serve best our brothers. It is base and it is evil that we be different as it is also base and evil to interfere with our ability to serve our brothers who are the state.

23-Littering? We think that our brothers is joking with this question.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Required. It is wrong and it is evil to bring attention to the things that make us different from our brothers.

25-Suicide? We live only to serve our brothers. To refuse to serve our brothers is the second most serious offense we can commit. We shall be lashed 400 times and sentenced to 3 years in the palace of corrective education should we try. Despite this, it is common for many of our brothers to try and many suceed, though we know not why for it is base and it is evil.

26 - Gay marriage? Marriage does not exists, as it is a form of the sin of preference. It is base and it is evil for us to prefer to spend our time with one person more than any other.

27-Abortion? Illegal. We must serve our brother men. It is selfish and it is wrong to terminate our pregnancy when we could instead give birth so that there will be more brothers for us to serve.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Theoretically none. We must serve our brother men. Any sexual activity that helps us do so we must do.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Mandatory. We must look the same as all our brothers at all times. To be different is a sin.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene?" There is only one thing which is obscene. The word which may not be uttered. WE ARE ONE IN ALL AND ALL IN ONE. THERE ARE NO MEN BUT ONLY THE GREAT _WE_, ONE, INDIVISIBLE AND FOREVER.

31-What system do you have for taxes?
We work only for the benefit of our brother men. Money is vile and it is evil and does not exists. Our brothers who are the state provide what we need.

31aSales tax? See above.

31bImport/Export tax? We must trade only with our brother men who are the same as us. For them it would wrong to demand money to bring their goods here or to send ours there, as we must serve our brother men freely for no gain.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? We are all in one and one in all. All men are citizens. Any man may live with his brothers that will freely serve and worship them who are the state.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? See 32.

34-What type of government are you? We do not understand your question. There is no government. There is only our brothers who are the state with whom we are one and indivisible.

(OOC: A marxist regime taken to its logical extremes)

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? There is only we, one and indivisible who are men that we serve. Our brothers who are the state tell us all that we need and how we may best serve our brothers.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? We are one in all and all in one. There are no men but only the great WE, one and indivisible forever. When we understand this that is all that we need. They who does not is a heretic. They who speaks heresy shall have their tongue removed that they may not speak their lies, their eyelids taken so that their eyes can never again be blind to the truth and finally their body burned so that they may serve their brothers by ceasing to be different from them.

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Postby I Eldalante » Mon May 04, 2009 4:57 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age? Officially, 16. However, no crime has occured if a person under such an age is consuming alcohol under adult supervision with parental consent, or is engaged in dining with or without adult presence. Also, no conduct engaged in that has no victim is criminally punishible (Hence DUI underage is a crime, being drunk underage is not).

2 - Driving age? Roads are privatized and road owners, automobile manufacturers, and insurance companies are the determinant. The prevailing market condition is to allow unrestricted driving privilege at 16.

3 - Age of sexual consent? Theoretically 16. Sexual activity with any minor under the age of 12 is a capital offense. Between the ages of 12-16 judicial authorities have significant leeway in determining if a a criminal act was committed and if so the severity.

4 - Voting age? Generally approximately 16. Any person capable of passing the language profficiency examination in either French or Quenya is eligible to vote regardless of actual age.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? Generally 18 for humans and 50 for elves, however there is no government enforcement of any particular age, as any age chosen would be arbitrary and capricious.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? All drugs are legal under the same structure as alcohol. It is socially taboo to partake in drug use, and being under the influence of drugs while driving or committing a crime serves as an aggravtor (and thus sentence enhancer) rather than an affirmative defense (to show impaired faculty).

7 - Can people have guns? Yes. Gun ownership is a garaunteed right that the government may not infringe upon in any way. With that said, the irresponsible use of firearms is prohibited if such use results in or could reasonably result in harm to another person to whom no harm is due (IE you can't set targets in the middle of a crowded public place and shoot at them for fun). Laws exist shielding anyone who discharges their weapon against a person comitting a crime from any criminal and/or civil action.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called?
Formal Long: La Féderation de I Eldalante (Fren/Quenya meaning: The Federation of the Elvenland)
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PeopleEldar, Caliquendi, Vanyar, Noldor, Teleri, Eldalantean. Vanyarin, Noldorin, Telerin, Eldalantean.

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes. Used for a certain list of crimes. 1 appeal is possible after which execution shall be carried out within 1 week by a single gunshot to the head.

10 - What is the speed limit? See question 2 above.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? A secular state being required for the security of liberty, the Eldalantean government does not and shall not make any law respecting the establishment of religion or preventing the free excercise thereof. However, crime remains crime, no matter what the motivation.

12- Porn? Legal. Regulation is not existent except in so much as no activity that would be otherwise illegal may be performed in a pornographic film. However, simulated, animated and/or computer generated depictions of such content is legal.

13-Prostitution? Legal, excepting that no activity may be engaged in that would be otherwise illegal. It is illegal to knowingly and willing transmit sexually transmitted diseases to another person without their consent (Sounds bizarre but we have found that some people WILL engage in sexual activity with a person seropositive for HIV in a desire to contract the virus).

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory? Not illegal. Marriage as a religious institution is not a function of the state. In so much as civil contracts regarding relations amongst individuals for decision making power, lines of property sucession, etcetera, citizens may make any arrangements they so choose for any reason they so choose. with no requirement that the individuals involved be engaged in ANY relationship. It should be noted that these types of relationships are taboo within the elvish culture and that this taboo has been adopted in general by society and as such polygamysts, polyandrysts and the like should be prepared for social outcast status, general denial of private services, and so forth as the consequence of their choices.

15-Homosexuality? Legal. Generally well tolerated by society on the whole, though some of the oldest amongst the eldalie remain opposed.

16-Stem cell research? Legal and widely engaged in my Eldalantean pharmaceutical companies.

17-Human Cloning? Legal, though not generally practiced due to cultural issues of the majority Eldalie.

18-Cock Fighting? Not illegal, but traditional elvish reverance for nature being what it is...

19-Slavery? Illegal as a violation of the rights of sentient beings to live by their own productive means. However, forced labor is permissible as a judiciarily imposed sanction as criminals have forfeited their rights.

20-Hunting? Legal.

21-Fishing? Legal.

22-Eating meat? Not a subject in which government intervention is considered, much less appropriate. The Eldalantean government wonders why any nation, even the most restrictive would choose to regulate the dietary habits of its citizens that closely or how they would deign to attempt to enforce such policies.

23-Littering? Is not an issue worthy of being adressed by the national government.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Not a government issue. Whoever owns the toilet in question may make whatever regulations they wish for its use.

25-Suicide? If one suceeds the criminality of suicide is a moot point. If one tries and fails to suceed, one needs psychiatric help for their incompetence, which is not a governmental responsibility.

26 - Gay marriage? As with the plethora of poly- relationships, individuals may make the civil contracts of property rights, parental custody, decision making, etc with whomever they chose for any reason regardless of the existence of a relationship between them. As a religious institution marriage is not a matter in which the state has any business. Inquiries to the stance of particular religious bodies should be directed to the governing bodies of those organizations and not the state. The state does note however, as a courtesy to potential tourists, that the mainstream elvish culture is unwilling to confer the title of marriage upon homosexual relations while still honoring and respecting a committment between to partners and visitors should be prepared to have their relationships viewed in such a manner.

27-Abortion? Legal. It is a decision between a doctor and his/her patient. However, cultural considerations make abortion extremely rare and there are no known doctors amongst the Eldalie who will perform the operation in anything other than dire medical necessity.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Any non-consensual activity is illegal. All consensual activity amongst persons capable of giving informed consent are legal. Rape is in general a capital offense as it will nearly always result in the death of an adult member of the Eldalie.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? There is no law on the subject either way. However, we would expect that as a cultural norm, private enterprises would refuse to serve unclothed persons for reasons of sanitation and propriety.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene?" Obscene is a rather broad and subjective term. That said, nothing which is not a crime is obscene. If one finds some non-criminal act, choice, language, etc "obscene" they are free to go elsewhere. Private property owners are free to place whatever restrictions they wish upon people upon their own property, however (thus CTV Christian Telivision prohibits profanity, blasphemy, etc in anything being shown on their airwaves or channel).

31-What system do you have for taxes?
Income tax is prohibited by constitutional requirement for fair taxation.

31aSales tax? A flat 5% federal tax is exacted on every transaction carried out within the borders of the nation. Up to an additional 5% may be added in regional and local taxes.

31bImport/Export tax? Imports are not taxed as they will be subjected to the sales tax at the point of sale, and double taxation on any good is prohibited by constitutional requirement for fair taxation. Exports may be subject to sales tax.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Citizenship is open to any person who has not committed an act the Eldalantean government would view as a crime and is capable of passing the French or Quenya language profficiency examination and a competency examination on the Constitution and Laws of the Eldalantean state (administered solely in French or Quenya).

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

34-What type of government are you? Capitalist.

(OOC: A laissez-faire regime taken to its logical extremes)

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? All media is privately owned. The government has no power to censor it unless it would be otherwise illegal. Media companies are held civilly liable for the consequences of anything they broadcast, and may be held criminally liable should their broadcast directly result in criminal activity. (IE a broadcast advocating the immediate murder of all Jews would be illegal as incition to riot, conspiracy to commit murder, and probably a few other things. If a mob were to gather that actually attempted to carry out such an act, accessory to murder could also be added to the list).

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? The only sovereign I can allow to rule me is reason. The first law of reason is this: what exists exists; what is is. From this irreducible, bedrock principle, all knowledge is built. This is the foundation from which life is embraced. Reason is a choice. Wishes and whims are not facts, nor are they a means to discovering them. Reason is our only way of grasping reality--it is our basic tool of survival. We are free to evade the effort of thinking, to reject reason, but we are not free to avoid the penalty of the abyss we refuse to see.

This is the principle of the Eldalantean government and culture. One visiting would do well to remember it and abide by it.
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby The Sapian Empire » Mon May 04, 2009 5:24 pm

The Sapian Empire

1 - Legal drinking age: drinking of alcohol/liquer outlawed

2 - Driving age? 16

3 - [b]Age of sexual consent? 14+

4 - [b]Voting age? 20

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

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

-Pot - Illegal

- Tobacco - Illegal

- Cocaine - illegal

-Alcohol - illegal

- LSD - illegal

- Caffeine - legal...it's caffeine...sugar, coffee, etc...

- Heroin - illegal

- Other? All other "bad" drugs illegal

7 - Can people have guns? Yes, with permit and gun safety.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? The Sapian Nationalist Republican Kingdom.

9 - [b]Do you have the death penalty?
Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? mega-ways have no speed limit, but have a minimum of about 60. Public roads and streets have speed limits depending on the road condition etc...

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? Joosifism (Christianity) all others looked down on, and Atheists/Scientologists are exiled from the nation.

Which of the following are be legal: All legal except for Homosexuality, Gay Marriage, just scroll down and read em.
12- Porn - images of pediphillia & rape are illegal

13-Prostitution - Promoted for population growth, but looked down on somewhat for the simple moral of it.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Idk what this is.

15-Homosexuality - Looked down upon. Need population growth.

16-Stem cell research -YES, helps cloning, and growing organs.

17-Human Cloning - Clone Slavery, Clone Troopers, and Clone Prostitutes for profit, progress, expansion, and population growth.

18-Cock Fighting? Animals have no rights... They don't have lawyers to defend them, and they shouldn't. God put them on this planet so we could use them, by eating them, using them, etc..

19-Slavery? - Clone Slavery, Jail Slavery. Jail slavery is where there is no jail, all prisoners work as slaves untill their sentance is up.

20-Hunting? Popular, if populations of animals go down, the government will simply clone the animals.

21-Fishing - Same as Hunting.

22-Eating meat? Most are Omnivorous, but some can be vegetarian, it's freedom of "eating" :lol: .

23-Littering? No littering, Littering makes the nation look slucky, lazy, and slacky. Penalties aren't too bad though.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Man, Women... i hope i don't have to explain what everything is... :?

25-Suicide? - Allowed in hospitals for sick, old, ready people.

26 - Gay marriage? - No, it's a waste of sperm and eggs.

27-Abortion - OUTLAWED. Need population growth.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? ???? do i have to describe where babies come from? :shock:

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Promoted at certain patriotic and national events. And whenever you meet a Senator, Chancellor, King/Queen etc...

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - ????

31-[b]What system do you have for taxes?
Flat 10% tax.
- Income tax? No

31aSales tax? No

31bImport/Export tax? goods sold out of country costs tax to other countries.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Citizenship exam for non-citizens and citizens at age 15+. And another citizen accepting you.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Patriotic Nationalist people to the Sapian Empire. Conservative, and agreeing with the Nationalist Republican Monarchy.

34-What type of government are you? Nationalist Republican Monarchy. Colors: Green, Gold, Dark Red, Navy, White.

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? Fine do do as they do, but cannot say anything against Nationalist Republican Monarchy, or the King/Queen.

36-[b]Aside from laws - Common Morals, Ten Commandments, Joosifist (Christian), Conservative, Fiscally Responsible, Successfull, Patriotic/Nationalist, Support Nationalist Republican Monarchy, Expansionist.
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Advisory Council
Royal Family - King Bulata Mytia III
Senate and Provinces - Chancellor Denox Gulisha
State Department - Lady of State Traesei Gordan
National Department - National Secretary Jan Fortel
Treasury Department - Artisan General Jein Stien
Academic Department - Top Dean Ben Felegan
Holy Department - State Cardinal Tron Valdask
Justice Department - Chief Justice Kram Tallak
Intelligence Department - Inquisition Officer Vlad Borgesen
Civil Department - Head Commissioner Bobylo Cipsei
Military Department - Commander Denox Velnae

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Postby Berzerkirs » Mon May 04, 2009 5:52 pm

The Fascist Union of Berzerkirs

1 - What is the legal drinking age? Alcohol has been banned, and possession of said item is punishable by law.

2 - Driving age? Cars and other fuel consuming vehicles are restricted to high governemnt officials.

3 - Age of sexual consent? 17, when sane of mind.

4 - Voting age? There are no polls in this nation, thus it being fascist.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? 17, when sane of mind and not needing medical or fiscal support.

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 Fascist Union of Berzerkirs// Informal: Berzerkirs / Citizens: (singular) Berzerkir (plural) Berzerkkin

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? No vehicles unless a high government official, remember?

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? Only Christianity is permitted for citizens. Judaism is allowed in the refugee camps on the islands off the coast.

Which of the following are be legal: Some Are Legal

12- Porn - Illegal

13-Prostitution - Illegal

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Illegal

15-Homosexuality - Punishable by Death (Illegal)

16-Stem cell research -Illegal.

17-Human Cloning - Illegal

18-Cock Fighting? - Illegal

19-Slavery? - Illegal

20-Hunting? Legal and regulated

21-Fishing - see above

22-Eating meat? - Legal, taxed, and regulated

23-Littering? - Illegal

24-Unisex bathrooms? Legal

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

26 - Gay marriage? - Illegal, punishable by Death

27-Abortion - Illegal, Life Sentence

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

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? - Mandatory, there is a strict "Skin Law"

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

31-What system do you have for taxes?
- Too high to count

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? - Birth in the country, full Berzerkkin bloodline

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? - Port Amistad is the only city where foreigners are allowed. Traspassers elsewhere will be shot.

34-What type of government are you? - Loved Fascist :D

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? When it comes to ‘of interest to the Domination’ the Jentilak retains the right of absolute censorship.
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Freebeerinakeg » Tue May 05, 2009 4:03 am

National Standards Questionnaire

Nation: Freebeerinakeg, The Confederacy of
Motto: "Beer. It has Beer in it."
Current Residence: Kingdom of Ireland.

Questions:

1 - What is the legal drinking age?:


No legal drinking age, if you can breathe, you can drink.

2 - Driving age?:


Upon completion of the Citizen Competency Test

3 - Age of sexual consent?:

16, though generally not regulated

4 - Voting age?:

All citizens are allowed to vote.

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

Once either the parent signs control off, or once the child (or other) claims it.

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

Restricted to Civilians, Unrestricted to Citizens. Items classified as 'Low Threat' in the National Drug Charter are unrestricted. All others are restricted.

7 - Can people have guns?:

Citizens only. However, some restrictions are in place. While the government would be perfectly fine with all Citizens toting Tactical Nukes, there is always the chance of some omnicidal maniac getting a hold of one.
As such, anything with a destruction radius of 30 feet or larger is outlawed for private use.

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

Formal: The Confederacy of Freebeerinakeg
Informal: Freebeer
Residents: Keggars

9 - Do you have the death penalty? :

Yes, Liberally.

10 - What is the speed limit?:

However fast you feel like going. This leads to some confusion among newer drivers, but they usually learn what this really means rather quickly, since 'Road Rage' is not a crime.

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

Any that can handle the substantial tax rate. However, some of the more violent and intolerant religions are blacklisted, and are therefore illegal, and practitioners of blacklisted religions are executed by irony.

Which of the following are be legal?:

12 - Porn?:

Not monitored, generally left to the citizenry to manage anything immoral or otherwise undesirable.

13 - Prostitution?:

The government notes that it is perfectly legal to give away certain things, and as such, it is therefore legal to sell them.

14 - Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory?:

There is no marriage in the normal sense, as the government does not sanction marriage as any sort of legal contract, and is, therefore, not monitored.

15 - Homosexuality?:

Legal, and, in some areas, rather prominent.

16 - Stem cell research?:

Not generally done, but no laws against it.

17 - Human Cloning?:


Sentient cloning is illegal, and punishable by summary execution. However, non-sentient cloning is used for things such as replacement body parts, and is legal, though strictly monitored.

18 - Cock Fighting?:

Not usually seen, as most of the nationally practiced sports, such as Hyperblade, are far more popular. And violent.

19 - Slavery?:

Illegal, although some would call the forced working of convicted felons this. These people are usually hippies, of which being one is illegal.

20 - Hunting?:

Legal. A national sport, in fact.

21 - Fishing?:

Not usually done, as most fishermen use various high-explosive objects to fish, which is fun for about 20 minutes or so.

22 - Eating meat?:


Legal, otherwise not monitored.

23 - Littering?:

Illegal, though it's so widespread, the government usually resorts to torching entire sections of roadside and parkland to get rid of it.

24 - Unisex bathrooms?:

Legal, but not monitored.

25 - Suicide?:

Illegal, and punishable by death.

26 - Gay marriage?:

As specified earlier, marriage is not government sanctioned.

27 - Abortion:

Legal to Citizens, However, a large underground movement exists to bring this to Civilians as well, the government frequently reminds people that if they had any self control, this would not be necessary.

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

The only written illegal sexual activity is sexual acts that can cause harm to the populace as a whole, such as purposefully spreading STDs. Vigilante justice, however, is widespread on some matters, which usually includes but is not limited to: Public Fornication, Child Molestation, and 'Nuclear Reactor Yayahahaing'.

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

Mandatory to Civilians at all times, Mandatory to Citizens on public lands.
The government has no way of enforcing this, however. Thankfully, most residents keep their clothes on, and as such, the government can focus on other, more important problems, such as widespread hippie infestations.

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


Depends largely and widely on the location.

31 - What system do you have for taxes?:

A very crude, largely disliked tax system that involves regional magistrates taxing anywhere from nothing to 80% of the Citizens income. Civilians are not taxed, which is largely considered the only advantage to not being a Citizen. The government is looking at finding a more reasonable tax system.

31A - Sales tax?:

None, there is instead, a flat Manufacturing tax of 15% of item's cost.

31B - Import/Export tax?:


Depending on the item, can range from nothing to 85% of item's attributed value.

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


Substantial. Civilians must Pass the Citizen Competency Test, and serve a minimum of 5 years in the military. Foreign persons may not become Citizens without a background check, and a magistrate's approval, in addition to the two other requirements.

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

Any, provided they are not convicted felons in any previous nation of residence, or those that do not pass a substantial health check. Violators to these will be either extradited or executed, depending on their importance to other nations.

34 - What type of government are you?:


The government tries to refrain from any distinct classification, as it's policies are widespread and change frequently, However, the government attributes that it is consistently Fascist and Equal-Oppressive. It does not matter your species, race, gender, nor creed: if you do something we don't like, you will be shot.

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

Vehemently not at all, as the media is full of lies and misinformation as is, and is yet somehow completely trusted by the populace. Any sort of government censorship just furthers the populace's mind that the media is always right, and that we have something to hide.

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

The government has no official stance on it's peoples culture, because, thanks to a strange device call Internet, the nation has traditions and culture so widespread and off the wall that attempting to identify any national identity is virtually pointless.

Except two.

One: The government frequently uses big words to confuse the populace as to what it's doing, they all are in agreement on this, because it is true. And...

Two: Beer. It has Beer in it.

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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby The Altan Steppes » Tue May 05, 2009 11:57 am

The Altani Federation
"Many lands. Many peoples. One nation."


1 - What is the legal drinking age? 17.

2 - Driving age? Learners' permit at 16; eligible for full license at 17.

3 - Age of sexual consent? 17.

4 - Voting age? 17.

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

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - All recreational drugs are legal, but the user is held responsible legally for anything they do while under the influence, and are highly likely to be charged with negligence-related enhancements to any crimes they commit under the influence.

- Pot - legal and popular

- Tobacco - legal and popular.

- Cocaine - legal but not very popular except among foreigners

- Alcohol - legal and popular

- LSD - legal but not very popular except among foreigners

- Caffeine - legal and highly popular

- Heroin - legal and mildly popular

- Other? Many, varying in popularity and usage

All drug production and sales are regulated and taxed by the Federation government.

7 - Can people have guns? Yes, with concealed and open carry permits available at age 17. As most Altani citizens serve, or have served, in the military, openly carrying weapons in public is unremarkable. Gun crimes are punished similarly to drug or alcohol influenced crimes, with potential enhancements to charges.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called? Formal: The Federation of the Altan Steppes and Associated Constituent States and Commonwealths// Informal: The Altani Federation or the Federation/ Citizens: Altani

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes, but only for truly heinous crimes such as mass murder

10 - What is the speed limit? No speed limit on interstate/interregional highways; varying speed limits in urban areas and municipalities set by local authorities.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All religions are allowed, but regulated to ensure they do not conduct practices that are harmful or deadly to any living beings, such as sacrifice. Religions are not taxed.

Which of the following are legal:

12- Porn - mostly legal, but child pornography, rape, pedophilia are both illegal and severely frowned upon socially

13- Prostitution - Legal, regulated for health and labor issues, and taxed. There are no "prostitutes" in the Federation; they are called "sexual therapists" instead.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Perfectly legal, more common in some areas than others

15-Homosexuality - Legal and traditionally accepted.

16-Stem cell research - Legal.

17-Human Cloning - Not illegal, but has not been attempted to anyone's knowledge.

18-Cock Fighting? Illegal except in Argalia.

19-Slavery? - Illegal.

20-Hunting? - Legal, regulated and taxed.

21-Fishing - Legal, regulated and taxed.

22 - Eating meat? - Legal and very common; ranching is a major part of the Altani economy.

23-Littering? - Illegal and highly discouraged socially.

24-Unisex bathrooms? - Uncommon.

25-Suicide? - Legal but socially discouraged, except in the case of elders who feel they have reached the end of their productive life, or those facing terminal illnesses.

26 - Gay marriage? - Legal and unrestricted.

27-Abortion - Illegal except for cases of rape or incest. Highly discouraged socially.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal? None, as long as the individuals involved are of legal age, consenting and mentally capable of making such a decision.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? - Optional, and far more likely to be seen in rural areas than in urban ones.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? Very few.

31-What system do you have for taxes?
- Income tax? Altani citizens and resident noncitizens alike pay a flat tax of 50%.

31aSales tax? Varies by municipality and constituent state.

31bImport/Export tax? Variable depending on product, origin and/or destination.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? All prospective citizens, whether native-born or immigrants, must pass a citizenship test and perform a year of national service upon reaching the age of majority. Failure to comply risks revocation/denial of citizenship; noncitizens are not deported, but lack some political rights and social entitlements citizens have.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? There are no formal bans, except from certain states that are hostile to the Federation. Most cases are reviewed on an individual basis. People can be refused entry or detained if deemed necessary for security reasons.

34-What type of government are you? Federalist democracy made up of seven constituent states

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? Very little in theory; in practice, this is an open question.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? These vary widely by constituent state, but as a rough and broadly stereotypical summary, cultural rules and traditions tend to be more conservative and strict in Altanar, Altana Hol and Argalia than they are in Antavre, the FCD, the Southern Commonwealth or Akamia.
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Northrop-Grumman » Wed May 06, 2009 12:08 pm

The Conglomeration of Northrop-Grumman

1 – What is the legal drinking age? Age 19; originally decided by the board of directors to limit the opportunities for alcohol to spread through secondary schools, but set at a level high enough to confer the privilege around the time that adult citizenship is granted.

2 – Driving age? Age 16 with a three month driving school requirement and successful completion of the same (usually offered through local high schools).

3 – Age of sexual consent? Differs according to locality. The more urban areas have instilled theirs with a degree of flexibility: 16 years of age with at least a two year difference allowed for those younger than the individual, except in cases where one holds authority over there other (as in a teacher). The latter becomes invalid once the person turns 18. The more rural areas have a static boundary: 18 years of age regardless of any conditions.

4 – Voting age? Elections are only available in local municipalities (counties, townships, towns, etc) where the voting age is set at 18

5 – At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? In regular situations, the age is set at 18 upon completion of secondary education, but the bar could be set lower depending on approval with local social services bureaus and the judicial system.

6 – What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? Most recreational drugs, except tobacco and alcohol, are banned.

7 – Can people have guns? Yes, citizens are allowed to purchase firearms, except when restricted by criminal and psychological history, and are required to undergo a six week course in firearm use and safety. However, handguns are the only firearms permitted to be seen in public and require a special license to do so. Anyone caught without such a license is fined and their weapon confiscated.

8 – What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: The Northrop-Grumman Corporation// Informal: Northrop-Grumman or The Corporation / Citizens: Grummians

9 – Do you have the death penalty? Yes.

10 – What is the speed limit?
  • School, business, and residential roads – 25 mph
  • Highways designated as a rural rustic road – 35-40 mph
  • Limited access and non-limited access highways – 45-65 mph
  • Interstate highway – Local Traffic Only – 65 mph
  • Interstate highway – Express Lanes – Unlimited in left lanes, slower traffic designated to right lanes

11 – What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? No religions are officially restricted, but there remains sentiment in place that tends to restrict the non-Christian religions.

Which of the following are be legal:

12 – Porn - While some localities do have restrictions in place to limit the distribution of pornographic material, unrestricted internet access as mandated by the Corporate government prevents this from being feasible. The only materials banned are rape and pedophilia.

13 – Prostitution - Banned in all localities and by the Corporate government

14 – Polygamy/Polyandry/Polyamory - Banned in all localities and by the Corporate government

15 – Homosexuality - While legally permitted in urban areas due to a greater degree of liberalization in the population, homosexuality is frowned upon in public places and nearby citizens will generally be non-cooperative with the person. However, in the rest of the nation, this remains banned and punishable by a fine.

16 – Stem cell research - Closely monitored and regulated but new technologies have deemed these methods to be unfruitful and has largely fallen into disuse in recent years.

17 – Human Cloning - Banned in all localities and by the Corporate government.

18 – Cock Fighting? - Banned in all localities and by the Corporate government.

19 – Slavery? - This has been deemed wrongful by the population and has been taken to such lengths as to encourage the Corporate government to free slaves from other nations, when and wherever possible. However, penal servitude is still seen in a positive light and is permitted, but is restricted and monitored to ensure that prisoners are not being harshly treated (as in violating occupational safety regulations)

20 – Hunting? - Permissible and, beyond the requirements for owning and operating a firearm, requires an additional license that is granted upon the completion of the necessary class (deals with proper safety yet again, the appropriate gear to wear, and offers a shooting range filled with pop-up targets that requires one to identify human from animal)

21 – Fishing - Permissible and requires no license to do so, but all standard laws, such as trespassing and theft, are still valid and enforced.

22 – Eating meat? - No laws in place regarding this.

23 – Littering? - Illegal and carries a small fine; however, three violations will typically resort in the court mandating several hours worth of community service in roadside litter pickup

24 – Unisex bathrooms? - These are not illegal, but social mores largely frown upon them and a majority of businesses would not have any.

25 – Suicide? - There are no encoded laws in place to ban the practice, but the court system would most likely deem the person unfit for being in society and send them to a psychiatric institution for further evaluation.

26 – Gay marriage? - Banned in all localities, but no stance has been taken by the Corporate government

27 – Abortion - Again, the differences between urban and rural municipalities appears here with the urban areas permitting it with close regulation (anything beyond the first trimester is banned except in cases where the mother’s life is in danger) and the rural areas outright banning it, which carries a sentence of life in prison if anyone is caught actively trying to perform one within the jurisdiction.

28 – What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal? While some areas have sought to ban anal sex in efforts to restrict homosexuality, these efforts have not been useful as such actions only go on behind closed doors and away from prying eyes. Otherwise, no sexual activity is banned except in the cases of rape, pedophilia, and neglect in informing one’s partner that one has an STD.

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

30 – Do you have obscenity laws? Depends on the municipality, yet again, but varies so much from area to area that it would be needless to describe it in length. What is normally prescribed to foreign visitors is to refrain from cursing, revealing the breasts and pelvic regions, sexual actions in public, and denouncing religions.

31 – What system do you have for taxes? Progressive world-wide system of income taxation through the Corporate government.

31a – Sales tax? Decided largely upon by municipalities with some having no sales tax on all products within their jurisdiction and the largest being around 9%.

31b – Import/Export tax? Based upon international relations and trade agreements, which varies.

32 – What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Except in special circumstances, the regular requirements to become a citizen include a knowledge exam and a health examination, residency within the Corporation for a period of two years, and appropriate background checks. Some optional but beneficial items can be letters of recommendation from a current resident of Northrop-Grumman or allied government official and some documented effort that best aids the Corporation.

33 – What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Those who have, at any point in time within the entirety of their lives, been a citizen of a blacklisted nation, except those who became citizens prior to the listing of that nation. Other than that, at any time or for whatever reason the immigration department so desires.

34 – What type of government are you? Corporate Diarchy (national level) and a mixed religious and liberal democracy (local level)

35 – To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? Currently, it can restrict whatever materials it sees fit, but regularly does so.

36 – Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? Most of the major ones have been mentioned above, but if I have any that suddenly springs back into mind, I’ll edit it in.

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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Noster Arvus » Wed May 06, 2009 2:51 pm

The Free Land of Noster Arvus

1 - What is the legal drinking age? There are no restrictions on alcohol consumption.

2 - Driving age? While most travel in Noster Arvus is public transport, individuals may apply for licenses to drive personal vehicles. There are no age restrictions, per se, but we do require individuals to pass certain intelligence and sensory tests in order to obtain a license. These tests usually require the individual to be as capable as an average adult.

3 - Age of sexual consent? Citizens may engage in sexual activity upon reaching 16 years of age. However, until they reach the age of 21, they may not engage in sexual acts with anyone more than 4 years their elder. There are also restrictions based on a persons intelligence to protect those who may not know the consequences of such actions.

4 - Voting age? Citizens are required to cast a vote in all elections, national and regional, beginning at the age of 16.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? Citizens may willfully and legally exit parental care at 18 years of age. However, if a citizen proves to be intellectually and financially equipped prior to reaching 18 years of age, they may exit parental care.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? All drugs are legal to consume. Growing is also permitted for personal use.

7 - Can people have guns? Any citizen may own a gun. However, only rifles are permitted and citizens must account for all bullets purchased. Licenses may be purchased during specific times of the year for hunting.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called
Formal: The Free Nation of Noster Arvus
Informal: Noster Arvus
Citizens: Nostarvians

9 - Do you have the death penalty? No

10 - What is the speed limit? There are no speed restrictions on our highways and all travel within city limits is limited to public transport. Citizens, however, are required to travel at safe speeds when operating their own vehicles and licenses may be revoked if a citizen is found to be driving recklessly.

11 - What types of religions are permitted or restricted? All religions and creeds are accepted.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn Legal so long as all parties consent and it doesn't involve citizens under the age of consent.

13-Prostitution Legal. Also heavily regulated and taxed.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory Illegal. We do not permit citizens to be married to more than one partner at a time.

15-Homosexuality A citizens sexuality is of no concern.

16-Stem cell research Legal.

17-Human Cloning Illegal.

18-Cock Fighting? This would fall under the Animal Cruelty Act making it illegal.

19-Slavery? Illegal.

20-Hunting? Legal during designated times of the year. Requires a license.

21-Fishing Legal during designated times of the year. Requires a license.

22-Eating meat? Legal. However, all meats must originate from Noster Arvus.

23-Littering? Frowned upon yet has not been a problem.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Although it is preferred that establishments offer separate facilities, some locations prefer the use of unisex washrooms.

25-Suicide? There are no restrictions on suicide. It is socially taboo to do such, however, in the event of an severe health problems it is acceptable.

26 - Gay marriage? Legal.

27-Abortion There are no restrictions on abortion. Doctors are permitted to perform abortions but require their patients to undergo psych evaluations before and after.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Any unwanted sexual activity or sex with citizens under the age of consent is illegal. Some sex acts may also fall under the Animal Cruelty Act which is also illegal.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? There are no restrictions on clothing, however, it is socially taboo for citizens to not wear clothing. Dress codes at certain establishments are common.

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

31-What system do you have for taxes? Citizens incomes are highly taxed. The social benefits of these taxes are felt by each and every citizen.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Citizens from around the world may apply to live and work in Noster Arvus. New citizens must undergo psychological evaluations and intelligence tests beforehand. Once passed, citizenship may not be revoked for any reason.

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

34-What type of government are you? For the people, by the people / unclassified

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? Citizens are permitted to consume media from around the world. There is no governing body in place to censor any materials.

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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Snow Lily » Wed May 06, 2009 3:43 pm

In the Snow Lily Empire:

1 - What is the legal drinking age?{/b] Adults-only (21+ for humans).

[b]2 - Driving age?
Adults only as well (21+ for humans). Easy to lose your license.

3 - Age of sexual consent? Adults only (21+ for humans).

4 - Voting age? What's this "voting" thing you're talking about?

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - Depends on species, humans 21.

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

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

- Caffeine - legal, popular

- Other? - illegal - operating under the influence is a heavily punished crime. Hard time

7 - Can people have guns? Police/Military only.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: Snow Lily Empire// Informal: The Empire / Citizens: Yukiyurinin.

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Hell yeah!

10 - What is the speed limit? (sub)urban areas: 20km/h, 50km/h outside of (sub)urban areas for motorised vehicles, 30km/h for bycicles, n/a for riding animals.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? State-religion: Shinto. Other religions allowed as long as they don't conflict with the state religion (which means no monotheistic religions such as christianity).

12 - Porn? - all are illegal.

13 - Prostitution? - illegal.

14 - Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory? - illegal.

15 - Homosexuality? - Legal.

16 - Stem cell research? - Unknown concept.

17 - Human Cloning? - Unknown concept, assumed illegal.

18 - Cock Fighting? - No specific laws against it, but cruelty against animals is punishable by death in severe cases.

19 - Slavery? - Illegal.

20 - Hunting? - domestic hunting: Illegal.

21 - Fishing - domestic fishing is illegal.

22 - Eating meat? - legal.

23 - Littering? - Illegal, expect heavy fines.

24 - Unisex bathrooms? - unknown concept.

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

26 - Gay marriage? - Legal, on par with heterosexual marriage.

27 - Abortion? - Legal.

28 - What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal? - Do you really want to know? (Seriously, for the sake of your own sanity, don't ask.)

29 - Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Put some clothes on right now!

30 - Do you have obscenity laws? - Yes...

31 - What system do you have for taxes?
- Income tax? 30% Income tax.
- Other tax? Unknown.

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

33 - What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Those who follow practises that are against the state laws and/or religion are banned, and cannot be certain of their safety if they somehow manage to find themselve inside the state.

34 - What type of government are you? "Corrupt Dictatorship" :roll:

35 - To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? The Empire has the final say about what is allowed to be aired.

36 - Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have?
Open for additional editing.
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Franberry » Wed May 06, 2009 4:46 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age? Differs from 0 to 16 depending on the Province.

2 - Driving age? If you own a car or are insured to do so you may. You can operate any vehicle you own on your own property.

3 - Age of sexual consent? 15

4 - Voting age? 21, only males.

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

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? Do whatever you want.

-Pot Popular amongst youth

- Tobacco Popular amongst everyone.

- Cocaine Used.

-Alcohol Everyone is drunk at all times.

- LSD Used.

- Caffeine Tea is better!

- Heroin Used.

- Other? Whatever you want on your property.

7 - Can people have guns? Sure

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

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? None

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

Which of the following are be legal: ALL Are Legal

12- Porn - If theres consent and adults go for it

13-Prostitution - Yep

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Legal but uncommon

15-Homosexuality - Whatever you want to do in your bedroom is not our concern.

16-Stem cell research - yep

17-Human Cloning - No

18-Cock Fighting? - How barbaric

19-Slavery? - Illegal

20-Hunting? As any gentleman would

21-Fishing - a relaxing evening by the lake

22-Eating meat? Franberry is driven by the agricultural sector, so yes.

23-Littering? Punishable by flogging

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Gosh no!

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

26 - Gay marriage? - Anyone can engage in a civil union, marriages are handled by religious organizations.

27-Abortion - Legal in case of danger to the mother, heavily discouraged.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Whatever is done without consent.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Dress as you wish.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". No laws about it

31-What system do you have for taxes? Differs from province to province

31aSales tax? Differs from province to province

31bImport/Export tax? Differs from province to province

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Non-natives must apply and follow the proper procedures.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? None

34-What type of government are you? Beurocratic Republic

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? Nothing legal.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? For example – We're proper gentlemen!
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Golugan » Wed May 06, 2009 5:42 pm

The Hidden Empire.

1 - What is the legal drinking age? Upon physical maturity. Repeated abuse of privilege results in disowning, with the number of repetitions permitted varying based on the severity of the abuse.

2 - Driving age? Upon learning the means by which to consistently ensure the mount's obedience, even in a panic situation.

3 - Age of sexual consent? Upon physical maturity. Coercing sex from a fellow elf or a fellow elf's property is punishable by being disowned.

4 - Voting age? Voting? I guess humans need something to feel important when they aren't the alpha.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - When they're able to hunt for themselves, have built a home to reside in seperate from their childhood dwelling, and have acquired a mate that they are compatible with for reproductive purposes.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - Who needs drugs for recreation when you have hunting, parties, and humans?

7 - Can people have guns? If they can make the weapon, if they can use the weapon without killing themself, then they can keep it. If they use their weapon without provocation, namely the defense of one's health and/or pride, then they're at risk of disowning.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: The Hidden Empire of the Elven Clans ruling the Woodlands of Golugan and the Domain Within Reach of the Forest Fold // Informal: Golugan, the Empire, or the Clans / Citizens: Elves or Clanselves

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Those that are disowned are legally animals, animals are hunted for food. You can figure it out from there.

10 - What is the speed limit? The what now?

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? So long as you don't harm anyone without consent or cause, you can follow whatever moral guidelines you wish.

12- Porn - See 11.

13-Prostitution - ...Humans can't get it for free? At the very least, you can get someone to loan you a huma- oh, right.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Formal ceremonies are strictly monogomous due to the cultural signifigance of lineage, but they don't restrict side relationships.

15-Homosexuality - This is one of the reasons side relationships are legally and morally accepted.

16-Stem cell research - Human solutions for human problems. It's difficult to restrict something that isn't relevant.

17-Human Cloning - Human methods, it's easier just to steal their children.

18-Cock Fighting? Is that what you humans are calling yourselves now? Or are you making another jab at our attitudes toward you? Either way, it's legal so long as all participants and/or property owners are consenting/honorbound.

19-Slavery? - I suppose that's what humans would call what we're doing to their children. We prefer to think of them as pets, though.

20-Hunting? It's not a hobby; it's a way of life.

21-Fishing - This one's a hobby.

22-Eating meat? We hunt our disowned, and we need to get rid of the aging humans somehow. See also 20.

23-Littering? Waste is a human thing... Except bodily excrement. Yes, even elves must relieve themselves of waste. Our fertilizer is better.

24-Unisex bathrooms? Bathrooms?

25-Suicide? - Why do you think alcoholism carries a death penalty?

26 - Gay marriage? - Formal unions are strictly for reproductive purposes. That being said, nothing wrong with side relationships.

27-Abortion - ...Are you humans insane? High reproductive rate is your primary strength!

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? See 3.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Technically there are no laws regarding public decency, but nudity tends to be impractical when active. Difficult to carry one's weapon, for example.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". Don't let humans see you unless they need to be communicated with or are presently property. The cost of failure is destruction of the witness property and justified dishonor.

31-What system do you have for taxes?
If you can kill it, the remains are yours. If you can create it, the creation is yours. The price of knowledge is to pay it forward to future generations.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Competence, intellect, and fertility.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Since you're assuming humans are people, humans aren't allowed except as property. Foreign elves are allowed if they respect local law. Nonelven nonhuman sapients are judged on a case by case basis.

34-What type of government are you? Council of Provincial Clan Leaders

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? It would probably have a great deal of capability in this if gossip and magical communication could be regulated.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? – If your elders give you advice, listen.
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Elves Security Forces » Wed May 06, 2009 5:45 pm

The Eternal Realm of Valanora (I must note that despite their being a "nation" called Valanora, it is in fact an IC government that rules the ESF, Vyinta, and Dark Templara.)

1 - What is the legal drinking age? At age eight, all citizens within Valanora may be allowed to consume alcohol with their parents or guardians present, and be free to consume such without their parents or guardians present at age 15.

2 - Driving age? Cars are expressly forbidden apart from Senators and the few patrician houses left. In those cases, it would be at an age of thirty, after passing an IQ and divers education exam. An IQ of at least 100 is required to obtain a license.

3 - Age of sexual consent? Seventeen, except in the cases in which one has a mental illness that would not allow them to give informed consent.

4 - Voting age? Sixteen.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - Dependent upon species, for humans it is seventeen, for elves it is twenty, for dwarves it is eighteen, and all other species at age nineteen.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - Pot, Caffeine, and Alcohol.

7 - Can people have guns? Ownership is a Legal Requirement for Citizens - Yes, but only after a thorough background check and proof of need has been met.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: The Eternal Realm of Valanora// Informal: Valanora or The ESF / Citizens: Vanorians.

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes, but it is very scarcely used.

10 - What is the speed limit? Inside the cities, 35 miles per hour, outside the cities it is 75 miles per hour.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All are officially permitted, and none restricted, however there is still a a smalll disdain for anyone not following Elunism.

Which of the following are be legal: Most Are Legal

12- Porn - images of pediphillia & rape are illegal

13-Prostitution - Heavily regulated and taxed, popular in some areas of the nation unpopular in others.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Allowed, but frowned upon.

15-Homosexuality - the matters of whom one is attracted to does not concern the government.

16-Stem cell research - Moved beyond in technology and is only used as an example of previous methods in various sciences.

17-Human Cloning - Allowed, but strictly controlled by the Senate and the Great Leader. Only used in times of emergency or tragedy.

18-Cock Fighting? Strictly illegal.

19-Slavery? -Illegal.

20-Hunting? Legal but a license is required, and must be reapplied for every other year.

21-Fishing - Very Popular, and required the same license requirements of hunting.

22-Eating meat? It is not frowned upon, but the majority of the citizenry prefer chicken and fish to red meat. A small but significant percantage of the population is vegan.

23-Littering? Illegal and could cause the perpetrator to a maximum fine of 10 VSC (US$5,000) and a year in jail.

24-Unisex bathrooms? Common except at pools or water recreation areas.

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

26 - Gay marriage? - Legal as long as it gets the license exactly like heterosexual marriages.

27-Abortion - It is legal, but done only in cases of rape or where the health of the mother is at stake.

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

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? It is optional in all of the country, it is mostly just seen in the southern half of the country. While it is optional, the odds of coming across someone in the nude is estimated to be at a one in one million chance.

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

31-What system do you have for taxes?
- Income tax? the entirety of ones income in sent to the government, which is then used to pay the "living cost" of you/your family. After that is processed, the government takes a flat rate of 50% of the remaining earnings, and redistributes the left over earnings to the individual.

31aSales tax? None, as it is calculated in "living cost" in the income tax.

31bImport/Export tax? Varies on the product and where it is going to or coming from. All products going to or coming from inside the region are exempt.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Being a native, passing a citizenship test, and/or having worked inside the country on a work permit for four or more years.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? All foreigners are initially welcomed to Valanora. However, if in prior visits you have shown offense to the country or its values, you are denied entry. If citizens from your country are known to be violent, then you may be denied entry as well (see Northern Bettians being denied entry to Valanora during World Cup 39, where Valanora hosted).

34-What type of government are you? A parliamentary Monarchy with a majority of power being placed in the hands of the Monarch (also called Great Leader/(P/M)atriarch).

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? If and only if it jeopardizes the security and stability of the citizenry, military operatives, or is seen as a threat to someones life.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? Traditions include that no one is to work during Harmony Festival.
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Southern Confederate States (Ancient) » Thu May 07, 2009 6:26 am

1. Legal drinking age: 14 (we are all rednecks)
2. Legal driving age: 16 for permit and 18 for license
3. Age of sexual concsent: 18 (no ands, ifs or buts)
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: ALCOHOL and caffeine
7. Can people have guns: ummm..... DUH (I already said we were rednecks)
8. What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called : The Armed Republic of Southern Confederate States/ARSCS, Rebels
9. Do you have the death penalty: H3ll YES!!!!
10. What is the speed limit? city Roads, 40mph, highwats 80mph.
11. What types of religions would are permitted or restricted: All are permitted, and Islam is restricted (no offence)
12. Porn: Legal if the female is 18+, homosexual and pedophile porn is punishable by death
13. Prostitution: only legal in government taxed brothela
14.Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory: illegal
15. Homosexuality: read #12 above
16. Stem cell research: govenment funded
17. Human Cloning : illegal
18. Cock Fighting: illegal
19. Slavery: illegal (suprised arent you? )
20. Hunting: do i need to remind you again that we are rednecks?
21. fishing: read above
22. Eating meat: meat good
23. Littering: illegal
24. Unisex bathrooms: none
25. Suicide: yes
26. Gay marriage: illegal, not recognized, punishable by death
27. Abortion: only in cases of incest and rape
28. What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal: only homosexual
29. Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory: optional
30. Do you have obscenity laws: no
31. What system do you have for taxes: federal taxes only 10% of gross income
32.What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen: WASP and pass citizenship exam
33. What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country: allow only WASPs
34. What type of government are you: military dictatorship
35. To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media: govenment censors all media
36. Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have: no spilling alcohol
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby The Eternal Swarm » Thu May 07, 2009 7:17 am

OOC: I love answering these as the swarm.

IC:
1 - What is the legal drinking age? Any Swarmling may partake of Biomass according to its needs from the moment it attains life. We have heard of Alcohol, but to us, it is simply another form of Biomass, and does not affect us as it does Lesser Species.

2 - Driving age? From the moment Evolution is complete, any Hive Ship may drive itself, according to the will of The Overmind.

3 - Age of sexual consent? There is no such thing as Sex in The swarm. This does not apply to the Queen and the Cerebrates who have adopted a form similar to hers. As she is already considered an adult by the majority of cultures, this question is irrelevant. All others are produced by The Hives, and Hive Ships according to need. Hives and Hive Ships may produce Swarmlings once Mutation, or Evolution, as neccessary, is complete.

4 - Voting age? The Overmind is the will of the swarm.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)?All are controlled by the will of The Overmind.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? The Swarm does not partake in recreational drugs, as they too are formed into Biomass.


7 - Can people have guns? have? Dear Khorne their BORN with their guns!

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: The Dominion of The Eternal Swarm. The Eternal Swarm, or simply, The Swarm. Swarmlings.

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Swarmlings are controlled by The Overmind. We have no need for the Death Penalty.

10 - What is the speed limit? What is this "Speed Limit" you speak of?

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? The Swarm was made by The Gods of Chaos, and worships them faithfully.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - Not needed, though the Queen and the Cerebrates enjoy it quite regularly.

13-Prostitution Not needed.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory Not Needed

15-Homosexuality - If your referring to the increasing rate at which the Queen has been trying to get the other two cerebrates into her room for some "Quality Time alone together", then she is getting closer to success.

16-Stem cell research - We are the uncontested Masters of Evolution and Mutation. Stem Cell research is to us, what the ABC's are to your newborns.

17-Human Cloning - We eat humans, why would we want to clone them?

18-Cock Fighting? What is a Cock and why would we fight with it? Is it a powerful weapon of some sort?

19-Slavery - Why would we keep slaves? We have mindless drones for work. Slaves would only be eaten.

20-Hunting? We enjoy being hunted immensely, and encourage it at every opportunity.

21-Fishing - see above

22-Eating meat? MeatMeat, vegetable matter, its all one in the same.

23-Littering? We have no Litter, we use all that we own, without exception. That which is unusable, is recycled.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? What is a bathroom?

25-Suicide? - Very Common, and highly encouraged, especially in battles where one is surrounded. The act of summoning The Great Old Ones also counts as suicide, for all parties involved must kill themselves for the rites to succeed.

26 - Gay marriage? - We have no need of such things.

27-Abortion - Why would we abort the unborn? As we are controlled by The Overmind, and this has never happened, nor will it ever happen, it is safe to say it is illegal.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Having Sex without warning The Overmind to prepare defenses against the peaks of sexual ecstasy have been forbidden to The Queen by The Overmind, as the last time it happened, an entire Hive Fleet spontaneously combusted for no other apparent reason. We are not equipped to handle such sensations, and it is not asking all that much to give a little warning that she doesn't kill us in the throes of passion.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? We wear Chitinous plating that we grow naturally. It is our armor against attack. It makes no sense to not wear it. Though as one might guess, the Queen can remove hers at will. She has also taught the cerebrates this trick, now that they share her form.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? What should we consider obscene?

31-What system do you have for taxes? What are taxes?

31aSales tax? Again, what are Taxes?

31bImport/Export tax? Export Tax? Import Tax? We go from world to world and strip it of all life and all that supports it, turning it into Biomass to feed and nourish us.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Assimilation. But first The Overmind must find you worthy of Assimilation. This has only happened once, when The Queen ceased being human, and was reborn into The Swarm.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? We are Equal oppotunity Eaters. Everyone is tasty, especially with a dash of salt.

34-What type of government are you? Collective Consciousness.

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? The Overmind knows all, and shares information as it sees fit.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? We have no cultural rules, but it is considered impolite to not pay attention when The Queen chooses to share her lovely voice with us in song. We have also learned she does not like it when we enter her rooms without knocking, as though such activities as we have caught her in should somehow be shameful.
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