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Brasil Novo
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Civil and Freedom Rights Index (CLOSED FOR A WHILE)

Postby Brasil Novo » Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:33 am

Welcome to the Civil and Freedom Rights Index (CAFRI), a recently created tool by the New Brazilian government to calculate the Civil Rights and Freedom Rights of the nations around the globe. Yes, we calculate the CAFRI of any country from NationStates! Just complete the below application:

(CAFRI is an Unofficial continuation of the Glorious Freedom Rating Survey, now abandoned and non-working)

Here is the CAFRI application:
Code: Select all
[b]Full Nation name:[/b]
[b]Common use Nation name:[/b]
[b]Government type:[/b]
[b]Economic system:[/b]
[b]Head of State:[/b]
[b]Head of Government:[/b]

[b]Do you have democracy?[/b]
[b]Are your Nation's leaders elected by vote?[/b]
[b]Is the legislature an independent branch of government?[/b]
[b]Do the people elect representatives to a legislature?[/b]
[b]Are there two or more parties in your legislature(how many)?[/b]
[b]Are elections open to all?[/b]

[b][u]Does your nation have:[/b][/u]
[b]Freedom of speech?[/b]
[b]Freedom of thought?[/b]
[b]Freedom of association?[/b]
[b]Freedom of the press?[/b]
[b]Freedom of religious expression?[/b]
[b]Freedom of assembly?[/b]
[b]Freedom to protest?[/b]
[b]Right to bear arms?[/b]
[b]Right to a trial by jury?[/b]
[b]Innocent until proven guilty?[/b]
[b]Right to a fair and speedy trial?[/b]
[b]Right to have legal representation in trial?[/b]
[b]Equal protection under the law?[/b]
[b]Equal gender rights?[/b]
[b]Right to privacy?[/b]
[b]LGBT rights?[/b]
[b]Right to Citzenship[?/b]
[b]Equal rights independent of race/ethnicity?[/b]
[b]How foreigners/tourists are treated in your nation?[/b]


[b]Can the police indefinitely detain people?[/b]
[b]Are the police and military essentially the same?[/b]
[b]Do police require warrants?[/b]
[b]Do police require probable cause?[/b]
[b]Is torture allowed?[/b]
[b]Is the judiciary an independent branch of government?[/b]
[b]Is slavery legal?[/b]
[b]Are soft drugs legal?[/b]
[b]Are hard drugs legal?[/b]
[b]Are porn and Prostituition legal?[/b]
[b]Is internet, radio and/or TV allowed?[/b]
[b]Do your nation uses the Death Penalty?[/b]
[b]Does your nation prohibits Interracial Marriage/Relationship?[/b]
[b]Is the internet, radio and/or TV in your country accesible to everyone, also for people outside of your country?[/b]
[b]Your nation Average Tax Rate?[/b]
[b]Are private industries legal?[/b]
[b]Is gambling legal?[/b]

[b]Do you have any question about CAFRI?[/b]


Nations List

Perfect Civil and Freedom Rights:


Communal Ecotopia - 82
Wendriani - 81.5 Points
Kanaria - 81 Points
Knootoss - 81 Points
The United Confederacy of Texas - 80 Points
Wizlandia - 80 Points
Libreng - 79.5 Points
Carena - 79 Points
Gandoor - 78 Points
Pavonistade - 78 Points
Caislean Scath - 77 Points
L-Oasi - 77 Points
Verdiga - 77 Points
Dragomere - 76.5 Points
Afrigidoloco- 76 Points
Bedemslavia - 76 Points
Eskandapolis - 76 Points
Ethane - 76 Points
Nessin - 76 Points
New Birgland - 76 Points
Thermodolia - 76 Points
Thurask - 76 Points
Aterrian Union - 75.5 Points
Vespalian Federation - 75.5 Points
Allanea - 75 Points
Narintia - 75 Points
Proticata - 75 Points
Shropshire and Hereford - 75 Points
The Republic of American Freedom (America) - 75 Points
Zeta Antora Stellar Federation - 75 Points

Near Perfect Civil and Freedom Rights:

Arkiasis - 74 Points
Anollasia - 73 Points
Heidenheim - 73 Points
Pentecosta - 73 Points
Rossinite Empire - 73 Points
The United Colonies of Earth - 73 Points
Numoland 72.5 Points
Geadland - 72 Points
Kraslavia - 72 Points
Hellazar - 72 Points
Maruloo - 72 Points
Olivacia - 72 Points
Transcaucasian States - 72 Points
Cinnoth - 71.5 Points
Hindia Belanda - 71.5 Points
Magonsate - 71.5 Points
Giubero-Scebeli - 71 Points
Novus Niciae - 71 Points
New Hocksmith - 70.5 Points
Caracasus - 70 Points
The Sol Commonwealth - 70 Points
Vandario - 70 Points
Villouscadrieu - 70 Points

Excelent Civil and Freedom Rights:

Tirint - 69.5 Points
Eclius - 69 Points
Kostemetsia - 69 Points
Intaglio - 68 Points
Krosana - 68 Points
Morningstar Constellation - 68 Points
Legatum - 66 Points
Chinese Peoples (China) - 65 Points
Crockerland - 65 Points
Isaackia - 65 Points
Reaper Crew - 65 Points


Good Civil and Freedom Rights:


Brasil Novo - 64 Points
Kardsin - 64 Points
Foxrik - 64 Points
Palmyrion - 63 Points
Noraika - 62.5 Points
Baldapehlva - 62 Points
Czkauvek- 62 Points
Franco-Iberie - 62 Points
The Intergalactic Universe Corporation (The IUC) - 62 Points
Dvardis - 61 Points
Ism - 61 Points
Maichuko- 61 Points
Ndaku - 61 Points
Radiatia - 61 Points
Republic of the Cristo - 61 Points
United East Germany (Germany) - 61 Points
Imperium Sidhicum - 60 Points
Nortainland - 60 Points
The God-Emperors Terran Empire - 60 Points


Average Civil and Freedom Rights:

Rathikov - 59 Points
Chadtonia - 58 Points
Consortium of the Caigont - 58 Points
Merala - 58 Points
Kunzekazunr - 56 Points
Jochistan - 55 Points
Nocturnalis - 55 Points
Nueva Uruguay (Uruguay) - 53 Points
Eisenpakt - 52 Points
Eight Kingdoms / Dragon Empire - 51 Points
New Drodistan - 49.5 Points
Scientiam - 48 Points
Vorond - 47 Points
Living Stones - 45 Points
Equis Eternae - 43 Points
Soviet German Union - 43 Points
Odryska - 42 Points
Aikoland - 41 Points


Less than Average Civil and Freedom Rights:


Newne Carriebean7 (Carriebean) - 39 Points
True Birg - 37 Points
Serb Yugoslavia - 33.5 Points
Keshinau - 32 Points



Bad Civil and Freedom Rights:

Sekronus - 28 Points
Victorious Decepticons (The Decepticons) - 25 Points


Dystopian Civil and Freedom Rights:


Aterria - 20 Points
South Yardlin - 18 Points
Soviet Vernosk - 18 Points
Pane e Circhi - 16 Points
Adnonia - 10 Points

Worst than Dystopia


North Rietumimark - -1 Point
THE GLORIOUS COMMIE REPUBLIC - -2 Points
Graatahatta - -3 Points




Doubts about how CAFRI works? Feel free to send a telegram to Brasil Novo!
Last edited by Brasil Novo on Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:46 pm, edited 46 times in total.
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Chinese Peoples
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Postby Chinese Peoples » Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:46 am

Full Nation name: The Republic of China
Common use Nation name: China
Government type: Democratic republic
Economic system: Free-market economy, with some public sector
Head of State: Kao Tsi-jen (President)
Head of Government: Lee Hsiao (Prime Minister)

Do you have democracy? Yes.
Are your Nation's leaders elected by vote? The President is indirectly elected, the Prime Minister is appointed by the President ceremonially, but is responsible to the directly elected legislature.
Is the legislature an independent branch of government? Yes.
Do the people elect representatives to a legislature? Yes.
Are there two or more parties in your legislature? Yes.
Are elections open to all? Open to all eligible electors, which exclude minors and the mentally unsound.

Does your nation have:
Freedom of speech? Yes.
Freedom of thought? Yes.
Freedom of association? Yes.
Freedom of the press? Yes.
Freedom of religious [b]expression?[/b] No -- this is part of freedom of speech.
Freedom of assembly? Yes.
Freedom to protest? There is a right to communicate with executive, legislative, and judicial agencies for redress of grievances.
Right to bear arms? No.
Right to a trial by jury? Trial is by bench, though a system of juries is being introduced.
Innocent until proven guilty? Yes.
Right to a fair and speedy trial? Fair, yes. Speedy, only to the extent that nobody is using the judicial system as a prison for a victim.
Right to have legal representation in trial? Yes.
Equal protection under the law? Yes.
Equal gender rights? Yes.
Right to privacy? Yes.
LGBT rights? Not explicitly protected. The Constitution states that "all other freedoms and liberties are protected, except as regulated for a great and demonstrable national interest otherwise," as a blanket provision. LGBT rights are covered by this article.
Right to nationality? Yes; ius san(guin)is and ius solis exist in parallel to eliminate statelessness.
Equal rights independent of race/ethnicity? Race is not recognized in legislation. Ethnicities, defined on a cultural/linguistic basis, are protected. Minorities are given especial concessions.

Can the police indefinitely detain people? No.
Are the police and military essentially the same? No.
Do police require warrants? To do what? To search domiciles and persons, yes.
Do police require probable cause? To detain and arrest, yes.
Is torture allowed? No -- this is a indictable offence.
Is the judiciary an independent branch of government? Yes.
Is slavery legal? No.
Are soft drugs legal? Neither protected nor criminalized.
Are hard drugs legal? No.
Are porn and Prostituition legal? Technically, no. But the legislations stipulating penalties for production of pornography and prostitution (at least not in the open) have become disused.
Is internet, radio and/or TV allowed? Yes.
Do your nation uses the Death Penalty? No.
Does your nation prohibits Interracial Marriage/Relationship? No.
Is the internet, radio and/or TV in your country accesible to everyone, also for people outside of your country? Yes, but as a matter of fact, China has a computer standard that's largely incompatible with most foreign networks, so adapters must be used if the Internet is to be accessed; these adapters are government-subsidized.
Your nation Average Tax Rate? 32%, progressive for the rich, to a limit of 75%, before deductions.
Are private industries legal? Yes.
Is gambling legal? Technically no. But nobody actually cares about this.

Do you have any question about CAFRI? No. :p
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Communal Ecotopia
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Postby Communal Ecotopia » Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:10 pm

Full Nation name: The Anarcho-Socialist Federation of
Communal Ecotopia
Common use Nation name: Communal Ecotopia
Government type: Federative Parliamentary republic
Economic system: Democratic socialism, libertarian socialism, market socialism, worker's self-management
Head of State: President Michel Neil
Head of Government: Prime Minister Christine-Anne Schmidt

Do you have democracy? Yes
Are your Nation's leaders elected by vote? Yes
Is the legislature an independent branch of government? Yes
Do the people elect representatives to a legislature? Yes
Are there two or more parties in your legislature? Yes (many more than 2...the current pink-red-red-green government consists of seven parties, while the opposition conservative blue-alliance consists of five center-right, christian-democratic, and rightist parties. There are five or so more parties).
Are elections open to all? Yes

Does your nation have:
Freedom of speech? Yes
Freedom of thought? Yes
Freedom of association? Yes
Freedom of the press? Yes
Freedom of religious expression? Yes
Freedom of assembly? Yes
Freedom to protest? Yes, we're founded on protest.
Right to bear arms? Yes, with qualifications.
Right to a trial by jury? Yes, of course
Innocent until proven guilty? Yes
Right to a fair and speedy trial? Yes
Right to have legal representation in trial? Yes
Equal protection under the law? Yes
Equal gender rights? Yes (of many/all genders along the spectrum)
Right to privacy? Yes
LGBT rights? Yes
Right to nationality? Yes
Equal rights independent of race/ethnicity? Yes, of course.

Can the police indefinitely detain people? No
Are the police and military essentially the same? No, very separate. Both are also small.
Do police require warrants? Yes
Do police require probable cause? Yes
Is torture allowed? No, never.
Is the judiciary an independent branch of government? Yes
Is slavery legal? No
Are soft drugs legal? Yes
Are hard drugs legal? Yes, with qualifications on amount, age, purity, and use.
Are porn and Prostituition legal? Yes
Is internet, radio and/or TV allowed? Yes
Do your nation uses the Death Penalty? No
Does your nation prohibits Interracial Marriage/Relationship? Certainly not!
Is the internet, radio and/or TV in your country accesible to everyone, also for people outside of your country? Yes
Your nation Average Tax Rate? %43 (highest bracket is 70%).
Are private industries legal? Yes
Is gambling legal? Yes

Do you have any question about CAFRI?
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Aterrian Union
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Postby Aterrian Union » Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:53 pm

Full Nation name: (The Multiversal Socialist) Aterrian Union
Common use Nation name: Aterrian Union
Government type: Federal Republic
Economic system: Neo-Socialist (A mix of free market capitalism and state socialism)
Head of State: Leon Letrosky
Head of Government: "Big Brother" Jonathan Bernard

Do you have democracy? Yes
Are your Nation's leaders elected by vote? Yes
Is the legislature an independent branch of government? Yes.
Do the people elect representatives to a legislature? Yes, every 5 years.
Are there two or more parties in your legislature(how many)? 3 political parties
Are elections open to all? all citizens can vote.

Does your nation have:
Freedom of speech? yes, just no hate speech
Freedom of thought? yes
Freedom of association? yes
Freedom of the press? yes
Freedom of religious expression? yes, although almost no one is religious
Freedom of assembly? yes
Freedom to protest? yes
Right to bear arms? of course.
Right to a trial by jury? yes, although AIs do most of the trials these days.
Innocent until proven guilty? yes
Right to a fair and speedy trial? yes
Right to have legal representation in trial? yes, most of the time (If it's very obvious you did it, then no)
Equal protection under the law? yes
Equal gender rights? yes
Right to privacy? yes
LGBT rights? legalized a long time ago
Right to nationality? there is little such thing as nationality anymore
Equal rights independent of race/ethnicity? That was done away with many years ago.

Can the police indefinitely detain people? no
Are the police and military essentially the same? very similar
Do police require warrants? yes in most cases, no if there is enough evidence.
Do police require probable cause? yes
Is torture allowed? only against terrorists, otherwise no.
Is the judiciary an independent branch of government? yes
Is slavery legal? it was banned a long time ago.
Are soft drugs legal? yes
Are hard drugs legal? some are, most are not.
Are porn and Prostituition legal? yes.
Is internet, radio and/or TV allowed? yes
Do your nation uses the Death Penalty? yes
Does your nation prohibits Interracial Marriage/Relationship? Race has long been disregarded
Is the internet, radio and/or TV in your country accesible to everyone, also for people outside of your country? yes
Your nation Average Tax Rate? 30% for average people (NO NS STATS)
Are private industries legal? yes
Is gambling legal? yes, but regulated.

Do you have any question about CAFRI?
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New Hocksmith
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Postby New Hocksmith » Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:22 pm

Full Nation name: Republic of New Hocksmith
Common use Nation name: New Hocksmith
Government type: Democratic Republic
Economic system: Regulated Capitalism
Head of State: President
Head of Government: Prime Minister

Do you have democracy? Yes
Are your Nation's leaders elected by vote? President yes, Prime Minister chosen by Parliament
Is the legislature an independent branch of government? Yes
Do the people elect representatives to a legislature? Yes
Are there two or more parties in your legislature(how many)? Yes
Are elections open to all? Yes

Does your nation have:
Freedom of speech? Yes
Freedom of thought? Yes
Freedom of association? Yes
Freedom of the press? Yes
Freedom of religious expression? Yes
Freedom of assembly? Yes
Freedom to protest? Yes
Right to bear arms? Depends on local law
Right to a trial by jury? Yes
Innocent until proven guilty? Yes
Right to a fair and speedy trial? Yes
Right to have legal representation in trial? Yes
Equal protection under the law? Yes
Equal gender rights? Yes
Right to privacy? Yes
LGBT rights? Yes
Right to nationality? Yes
Equal rights independent of race/ethnicity? Yes

Can the police indefinitely detain people? No
Are the police and military essentially the same? No
Do police require warrants? Yes
Do police require probable cause? Yes
Is torture allowed? No
Is the judiciary an independent branch of government? Yes
Is slavery legal? No
Are soft drugs legal? Depends on local law
Are hard drugs legal? No
Are porn and Prostituition legal? Porn is
Is internet, radio and/or TV allowed? Yes
Do your nation uses the Death Penalty? No, but sometimes exceptions are made
Does your nation prohibits Interracial Marriage/Relationship? No
Is the internet, radio and/or TV in your country accesible to everyone, also for people outside of your country? No
Your nation Average Tax Rate? About 20%
Are private industries legal? Yes
Is gambling legal? Depends on local law

Do you have any question about CAFRI? No

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The Socialist Domination of Aterria
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Postby The Socialist Domination of Aterria » Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:28 pm

Full Nation name: The Socialist Domination of Aterria
Common use Nation name: Aterria
Government type: One Party Dictatorship
Economic system: State run socialism
Head of State: BIG BROTHER
Head of Government: BIG BROTHER

Do you have democracy? NO
Are your Nation's leaders elected by vote? NO
Is the legislature an independent branch of government? NO
Do the people elect representatives to a legislature? NO
Are there two or more parties in your legislature(how many)? Yes, but the other 2 really have no power
Are elections open to all? nope, only for citizens, and elections aren't really that real.

Does your nation have:
Freedom of speech? no
Freedom of thought? yes, as long as it isn't against the govt.
Freedom of association? no
Freedom of the press? no, the govt. runs the news!
Freedom of religious expression? no! Religion is banned!
Freedom of assembly? no
Freedom to protest? no
Right to bear arms? yes
Right to a trial by jury? nope, AIs use absolute justice
Innocent until proven guilty? nope, you are usually guilty
Right to a fair and speedy trial? yes, you're guilty!
Right to have legal representation in trial? nope
Equal protection under the law? yes
Equal gender rights? yes
Right to privacy? nope
LGBT rights? yes
Right to nationality? not really
Equal rights independent of race/ethnicity? yes, that stuff is out of date.

Can the police indefinitely detain people? yes
Are the police and military essentially the same? basically
Do police require warrants? nope
Do police require probable cause? not really
Is torture allowed? YES!
Is the judiciary an independent branch of government? nope
Is slavery legal? nope
Are soft drugs legal? no
Are hard drugs legal? no
Are porn and Prostituition legal? no
Is internet, radio and/or TV allowed? yes
Do your nation uses the Death Penalty? YES
Does your nation prohibits Interracial Marriage/Relationship? no
Is the internet, radio and/or TV in your country accesible to everyone, also for people outside of your country? yes
Your nation Average Tax Rate? 40% for average people
Are private industries legal? no!
Is gambling legal? yes, but regulated

Do you have any question about CAFRI? :)
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Kraslavia
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Postby Kraslavia » Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:41 pm

Full Nation name: United Peoples Republics of Kraslavia
Common use Nation name: Kraslavia
Government type: Democratic Republic
Economic system: Noncentralized Socialism (Market Syndicalism)
Head of State: Secretary of Council of High Commissars
Head of Government: same as above

Do you have democracy? Yes
Are your Nation's leaders elected by vote? Yes
Is the legislature an independent branch of government? Yes
Do the people elect representatives to a legislature? Yes
Are there two or more parties in your legislature(how many)? No - there are no parties at all.
Are elections open to all? Yes

Does your nation have:
Freedom of speech? Yes
Freedom of thought? Yes
Freedom of association? Yes
Freedom of the press? Yes
Freedom of religious expression? Yes
Freedom of assembly? Yes
Freedom to protest? Yes
Right to bear arms? Limited but yes.
Right to a trial by jury? Yes
Innocent until proven guilty? Yes
Right to a fair and speedy trial? Yes
Right to have legal representation in trial? Yes
Equal protection under the law? Yes
Equal gender rights? Yes
Right to privacy? Yes
LGBT rights? Yes
Right to nationality? Yes
Equal rights independent of race/ethnicity? Yes

Can the police indefinitely detain people? No
Are the police and military essentially the same? They are under same Commissariate, but commands and duties are strictly separated.
Do police require warrants? Yes
Do police require probable cause? Yes
Is torture allowed? No
Is the judiciary an independent branch of government? Yes
Is slavery legal? No
Are soft drugs legal? Yes
Are hard drugs legal? Limited but yes
Are porn and Prostituition legal? Yes
Is internet, radio and/or TV allowed? Yes
Do your nation uses the Death Penalty? No
Does your nation prohibits Interracial Marriage/Relationship? No
Is the internet, radio and/or TV in your country accesible to everyone, also for people outside of your country? Yes
Your nation Average Tax Rate? It depends on needs of communes and is set by them.
Are private industries legal? Private as "single owner" - no. Private as "not owned by governament" - yes (simply - industries are Coops but govt have nothing to do with them. They are owned by workers.)
Is gambling legal? yes

Do you have any question about CAFRI? No.
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Heidenheim
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Founded: Aug 28, 2015
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Postby Heidenheim » Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:23 pm

Full Nation name: The Free Land of Heidenheim
Common use Nation name: Heidenheim
Government type: Parliamentary democracy
Economic system: Mostly socialist; some limited capitalism comes and goes in phases
Head of State: President Catherine Pendelton
Head of Government: President Catherine Pendelton

Do you have democracy? Yes.
Are your Nation's leaders elected by vote? Yes, by direct democracy.
Is the legislature an independent branch of government? Yes.
Do the people elect representatives to a legislature? Yes.
Are there two or more parties in your legislature(how many)? Yes, numerous parties.
Are elections open to all? To all citizens from the age of 15.

Does your nation have:
Freedom of speech? Yes
Freedom of thought? Yes
Freedom of association? Yes
Freedom of the press? Yes
Freedom of religious expression? Yes
Freedom of assembly? Yes
Freedom to protest? Yes
Right to bear arms? Yes, with limitations (assault weapons not allowed to civilians).
Right to a trial by jury? Yes
Innocent until proven guilty? Yes
Right to a fair and speedy trial? Yes
Right to have legal representation in trial? Yes
Equal protection under the law? Yes
Equal gender rights? Yes
Right to privacy? Yes
LGBT rights? Yes
Right to nationality? Yes
Equal rights independent of race/ethnicity? Yes

Can the police indefinitely detain people? No
Are the police and military essentially the same? No, but in cases of military conscription (which is not currently done) one can opt to serve in police (or firefighting or border patrol) as an alternative.
Do police require warrants? Yes
Do police require probable cause? Yes
Is torture allowed? Yes
Is the judiciary an independent branch of government? Yes
Is slavery legal? No
Are soft drugs legal? Yes
Are hard drugs legal? No
Are porn and Prostituition legal? Porn is legal; legality of prostitution varies by canton (legal in most).
Is internet, radio and/or TV allowed? Yes
Do your nation uses the Death Penalty? Only in extreme cases.
Does your nation prohibits Interracial Marriage/Relationship? No
Is the internet, radio and/or TV in your country accesible to everyone, also for people outside of your country? Yes
Your nation Average Tax Rate? 27%, scaled by income (by NS stats 51.4%, but ptui!).
Are private industries legal? Yes, but limited.
Is gambling legal? Yes, but heavily taxed and closely monitored.

Do you have any question about CAFRI? No.
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Adnonia
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Postby Adnonia » Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:33 pm

Full Nation name: The People's Republic of Adnonia
Common use Nation name: Adnonia
Government type: Socialist Dictatorship
Economic system: Socialism/Communism
Head of State: The Master
Head of Government: The Master

Do you have democracy? No
Are your Nation's leaders elected by vote? lol
Is the legislature an independent branch of government? No
Do the people elect representatives to a legislature? No
Are there two or more parties in your legislature(how many)? No
Are elections open to all? No

Does your nation have:
Freedom of speech? No
Freedom of thought? For now...
Freedom of association? No
Freedom of the press? No
Freedom of religious expression? No
Freedom of assembly? No
Freedom to protest? lolno
Right to bear arms? No
Right to a trial by jury? No
Innocent until proven guilty? No
Right to a fair and speedy trial? No
Right to have legal representation in trial? If we want
Equal protection under the law? No
Equal gender rights? Yes
Right to privacy? No
LGBT rights? No
Right to nationality? No
Equal rights independent of race/ethnicity? Yes

Can the police indefinitely detain people? Yes
Are the police and military essentially the same? Not really
Do police require warrants? No
Do police require probable cause? No
Is torture allowed? We love that stuff
Is the judiciary an independent branch of government? The Master is the Judiciary branch
Is slavery legal? No
Are soft drugs legal? No
Are hard drugs legal? No
Are porn and Prostituition legal? Only porn
Is internet, radio and/or TV allowed? Internet no, TV and Radio have to be approved by the state
Do your nation uses the Death Penalty? Yes
Does your nation prohibits Interracial Marriage/Relationship? No
Is the internet, radio and/or TV in your country accesible to everyone, also for people outside of your country? No
Your nation Average Tax Rate? 70%? Hard to really compare to a normal tax bracket
Are private industries legal? No
Is gambling legal? No

Do you have any question about CAFRI? Nope

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Merala
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Posts: 236
Founded: Dec 31, 2014
Democratic Socialists

Postby Merala » Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:48 pm

Full Nation name: The Grand Federal Republic of Merala
Common use Nation name: Merala
Government type: Federal non-partisan parliamentary constitutional republic with thorough elements of direct democracy
Economic system: Free-market economy, with some public sector
Head of State: Chancellor Cesar Bondouy
Head of Government: Chancellor Cesar Bondouy

Do you have democracy? Yes
Are your Nation's leaders elected by vote? Yes
Is the legislature an independent branch of government? Yes
Do the people elect representatives to a legislature? Yes, although citizens can propose new legislations as long they have support and are reasonable, these can be voted via referendum. They can also repeal laws and previous legislations via referendum.
Are there two or more parties in your legislature(how many)? Political parties were abolished in 1939, after party rivalry was one of the main causes of the Meralan Civil War
Are elections open to all? Only to full citizens (those who did their conscription) have access to all elections. Partial citizens are only able to participate in communal and provincial elections but not in federal elections.

Does your nation have:
Freedom of speech? Free speech doesn't exist in Merala, there's only the freedom to express reasonable opinions and to constructively criticise various organisations, ranging from private companies to the federal govenrment.
Freedom of thought? Permitted as long those thoughts are reasonable.
Freedom of association? All except political parties.
Freedom of the press? The press must be strictly unbiased, but otherwise is free to report on anything as long its true.
Freedom of religious expression? As long it doesn't involve shunning other individuals or attacking others.
Freedom of assembly? Permitted.
Freedom to protest? Permitted as long it doesn't block traffic or go violent.
Right to bear arms? Every citizen is encouraged to possess a weapon, and are allowed to take home certain weapons and ammunition from conscription.
Right to a trial by jury? Permitted, ranging from the entire commune to a select group of individuals.
Innocent until proven guilty? Its a right.
Right to a fair and speedy trial? Its a right.
Right to have legal representation in trial? Its a right, although citizens are allowed to defend themselves.
Equal protection under the law? Its a right.
Equal gender rights? Guaranteed.
Right to privacy? Guaranteed
LGBT rights? The government doesn't cater to minorities, also this was opposed in referendum by a landslide.
Right to nationality? Anyone capable can be given Meralan nationality if they request it, but they must give up their nationality if they want a different one. Dual nationalities are not permitted.
Equal rights independent of race/ethnicity? The government doesn't cater to minorities.

Can the police indefinitely detain people? If the police can prove that said individual is dangerous.
Are the police and military essentially the same? There's a substantial difference.
Do police require warrants? Yes.
Do police require probable cause? Yes.
Is torture allowed? Only if necessary.
Is the judiciary an independent branch of government? Yes.
Is slavery legal? No.
Are soft drugs legal? Only medical drugs.
Are hard drugs legal? Only medical drugs.
Are porn and Prostituition legal? Prostitution is illegal, as its seen as another form of slavery.
Is internet, radio and/or TV allowed? Absolutely.
Do your nation uses the Death Penalty? Yes, but on severe crimes and corruption. The commune in which the perpetrator was caught can choose how it wants to end his/her life, or the perpetrator can chose a reasonable option.
Does your nation prohibits Interracial Marriage/Relationship? No, although Meralans refrain from this.
Is the internet, radio and/or TV in your country accesible to everyone, also for people outside of your country? Yes.
Your nation Average Tax Rate? The provinces set up their own tax rates alongside a federal tax. Although these tend to be reasonable. As such, Merala is seen as a tax haven.
Are private industries legal? Yes.
Is gambling legal? Yes.

Do you have any question about CAFRI? No.
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Hindia Belanda
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Posts: 1647
Founded: Sep 09, 2015
New York Times Democracy

Postby Hindia Belanda » Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:59 pm

Full Nation name: The Commonwealth of Hindia Belanda
Common use Nation name: Hindia Belanda
Government type: Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
Economic system: Mixed, inspired by the nordic model
Head of State: King Willem-Alexander (represented by Governor-General Mohammed Salim)
Head of Government: Prime Minister Bambang Susilo

Do you have democracy? Yes.
Are your Nation's leaders elected by vote? Yes, General elections every five year.
Is the legislature an independent branch of government? Yes.
Do the people elect representatives to a legislature? Yes.
Are there two or more parties in your legislature(how many)? There are seven parties in Parliament, two of them is in government.
Are elections open to all? Yes, to all citizens from the age of 17.

Does your nation have:
Freedom of speech? Yes.
Freedom of thought? Yes.
Freedom of association? Yes.
Freedom of the press? Yes.
Freedom of religious expression? Mostly (we have recently banned Salafi and Wahhabism from being practised here)
Freedom of assembly? Yes.
Freedom to protest? Yes.
Right to bear arms? No.
Right to a trial by jury? No.
Innocent until proven guilty? Yes.
Right to a fair and speedy trial? Yes.
Right to have legal representation in trial? Yes.
Equal protection under the law? Yes.
Equal gender rights? Yes.
Right to privacy? Yes.
LGBT rights? Yes.
Right to nationality? Yes (though must have lived in Hindia Belanda for six consecutive years, with no criminal convictions)
Equal rights independent of race/ethnicity? Yes.

Can the police indefinitely detain people? No.
Are the police and military essentially the same? No.
Do police require warrants? Yes.
Do police require probable cause? Yes.
Is torture allowed? Yes, to terrorists.
Is the judiciary an independent branch of government? Yes.
Is slavery legal? No.
Are soft drugs legal? Yes, but heavily controlled by government.
Are hard drugs legal? No.
Are porn and Prostituition legal? Yes, but the latter is more strictly controlled.
Is internet, radio and/or TV allowed? Yes.
Do your nation uses the Death Penalty? Not anymore.
Does your nation prohibits Interracial Marriage/Relationship? No.
Is the internet, radio and/or TV in your country accesible to everyone, also for people outside of your country? Yes.
Your nation Average Tax Rate? 19% (non NS stats)
Are private industries legal? Yes.
Is gambling legal? Yes, but only in designated "gambling cities"

Do you have any question about CAFRI? No.
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Nous cherchons notre passage, dans le ciel où rien ne luit.
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Ethane
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Posts: 2379
Founded: Sep 26, 2015
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Ethane » Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:49 pm

Full Nation name: The United People's Union of Ethane
Common use Nation name: Ethane
Government type: Parliamentary democracy with Constitutional Monarchy, and few elements of Direct Democracy
Economic system: Nordic Model/ Nordic Socialist Democracy
Head of State: King Edward VI
Head of Government: Prime Minister Harry Hardwick

Do you have democracy? Yes
Are your Nation's leaders elected by vote? Yes
Is the legislature an independent branch of government? Yes
Do the people elect representatives to a legislature? Yes
Are there two or more parties in your legislature(how many)? Currently 12
Are elections open to all? Yes, unless you have committed electoral fraud, and therefore are barred from the register

Does your nation have:
Freedom of speech? Yes
Freedom of thought? Yes
Freedom of association? Yes
Freedom of the press? Yes
Freedom of religious expression? Yes
Freedom of assembly? Yes
Freedom to protest? Yes
Right to bear arms? No
Right to a trial by jury? Yes
Innocent until proven guilty? Yes
Right to a fair and speedy trial? Yes
Right to have legal representation in trial? Yes
Equal protection under the law? Yes
Equal gender rights? Yes
Right to privacy? Yes
LGBT rights? I guess so, but they are not really categorised in this way, a marriage has always been the legally or formally recognized union of 2 people, as partners in a relationship, and the religions have always accepted this, because everyone is not categorised like this. Everyone accepts LGBT, and they are not seen any differently by the people than a normal straight couple, so LGBT rights aren't needed to be enshrined into law as such, because they were always there.
Right to nationality? Yes
Equal rights independent of race/ethnicity? Again, we don't categorise people by race or ethnicity, so yes I guess

Can the police indefinitely detain people? No
Are the police and military essentially the same? No, the police don't have weapons like the military does
Do police require warrants? Yes
Do police require probable cause? Yes
Is torture allowed? No
Is the judiciary an independent branch of government? Yes
Is slavery legal? No
Are soft drugs legal? Yes
Are hard drugs legal? No (Alcohol can be classed as a hard drug in certain parts of the country, and there are limits to the amount and type you can have before alcohol is classed as a 'hard drug')
Are porn and Prostituition legal? Porn is (but discouraged), Prostitution has never been ruled on, but it is discouraged.
Is internet, radio and/or TV allowed? Yes
Do your nation uses the Death Penalty? No
Does your nation prohibits Interracial Marriage/Relationship? No, people aren't identified in this way
Is the internet, radio and/or TV in your country accessible to everyone, also for people outside of your country? Yes, the terrestrial channels are. A fee is currently required, but people who cannot afford this can be helped in the payment of it. This is to fund ENTV, the state broadcaster (like the BBC).
Your nation Average Tax Rate? Currently 50%, but dropping
Are private industries legal? Yes
Is gambling legal? Limited legality, limited stakes, and limited opening times...

Do you have any question about CAFRI? No
<drawk> If the entirety of the nation of Ethane was covered in a single cubic foot of Ethane on its surface, lighting it all on fire would cause a 5.44 megaton blast
<Savalen> Only on NS Sport can watford or peach slices be a hop skip and a jump away from the EU referendum....

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Soviet Vernosk
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Posts: 69
Founded: Jun 12, 2015
Ex-Nation

Postby Soviet Vernosk » Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:06 pm

Full Nation name: The Soviet Socialist Republics of Vernosk
Common use Nation name: Soviet Vernosk, SV, Vernosk
Government type: Officially a Marxist-Leninist Neo-Bolshevist One Party State. Is also, unofficially, a bureaucratised police state.
Economic system: Oligarchal socialism
Head of State: Comrade Stanimir
Head of Government: Comrade Stanimir

Do you have democracy? No
Are your Nation's leaders elected by vote? They are elected by the Supreme Soviet
Is the legislature an independent branch of government? Yes
Do the people elect representatives to a legislature? No
Are there two or more parties in your legislature(how many)? no. Legislature consists only of the Supreme Soviet.
Are elections open to all? No.

Does your nation have:
Freedom of speech? No
Freedom of thought? No
Freedom of association? No
Freedom of the press? No
Freedom of religious expression? No
Freedom of assembly? No
Freedom to protest? No
Right to bear arms? No
Right to a trial by jury? 'yes' (no)
Innocent until proven guilty? 'yes' (no)
Right to a fair and speedy trial? 'yes' (no)
Right to have legal representation in trial? yes
Equal protection under the law? yes
Equal gender rights? yes
Right to privacy? No. Privacy is a thing of the past.
LGBT rights? Yes
Right to nationality? no
Equal rights independent of race/ethnicity? yes

Can the police indefinitely detain people? 'no'
Are the police and military essentially the same? Yes
Do police require warrants? No
Do police require probable cause? 'yes'
Is torture allowed? Yes
Is the judiciary an independent branch of government? No. It is loyal to the party.
Is slavery legal? No, but the economic system is essentially slavery.
Are soft drugs legal? no
Are hard drugs legal? no
Are porn and Prostituition legal? only for the Proles. Illegal for the inner and outer party.
Is internet, radio and/or TV allowed? Yes, it is all under firm government control
Do your nation uses the Death Penalty? yes
Does your nation prohibits Interracial Marriage/Relationship? No
Is the internet, radio and/or TV in your country accesible to everyone, also for people outside of your country? not outside the country.
Your nation Average Tax Rate? 90%
Are private industries legal? No
Is gambling legal? A national lottery is the only legal form of gambling.

Do you have any question about CAFRI? no.

Just an extra note to clarify things, when I put words in parentheses, it means 'officially, but not so in practice'.
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Pane e Circhi
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Posts: 224
Founded: May 30, 2015
Ex-Nation

Postby Pane e Circhi » Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:19 pm

Full Nation name: Repubblica Fascista di Pane e Circhi (Fascist Republic of Pane e Circhi)
Common use Nation name: Pane e Circhi
Government type: Unitary presidential republic
Economic system: State-controlled
Head of State: Benito Mussolini II (IL DUCE)
Head of Government: Benito Mussolini II (IL DUCE)

Do you have democracy? No
Are your Nation's leaders elected by vote? No
Is the legislature an independent branch of government? No
Do the people elect representatives to a legislature? They can choose from the people selected by IL DUCE.
Are there two or more parties in your legislature? No
Are elections open to all? No

Does your nation have:
Freedom of speech? No
Freedom of thought? Yes
Freedom of association? No
Freedom of the press? No
Freedom of religious expression? No
Freedom of assembly? No
Freedom to protest? No
Right to bear arms? No
Right to a trial by jury? No
Innocent until proven guilty? Yes
Right to a fair and speedy trial? Yes
Right to have legal representation in trial? Yes
Equal protection under the law? No
Equal gender rights? Yes
Right to privacy? Yes
LGBT rights? Having non-traditional sexual preferences is punishable by death.
Right to nationality? Jus sanguinis only
Equal rights independent of race/ethnicity? No

Can the police indefinitely detain people? No, but they can execute people.
Are the police and military essentially the same? No
Do police require warrants? No
Do police require probable cause? No
Is torture allowed? No, but forced labour is allowed
Is the judiciary an independent branch of government? Yes
Is slavery legal? Only criminals and dissenters
Are soft drugs legal? Personal use of marijuana is allowed
Are hard drugs legal? No
Are porn and Prostituition legal? No
Is internet, radio and/or TV allowed? Approved channels only
Do your nation uses the Death Penalty? Yes
Does your nation prohibits Interracial Marriage/Relationship? No
Is the internet, radio and/or TV in your country accesible to everyone, also for people outside of your country? Fascist propaganda
Your nation Average Tax Rate? 50%-75%
Are private industries legal? No
Is gambling legal? No

Do you have any question about CAFRI? No
VIVA IL DUCE
An alternate Fascist Italy that became a world superpower after winning WW2. 100% mafia-free.
High PMT - low FT. Does not use NS stats.
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Imperium Sidhicum
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Posts: 4324
Founded: May 28, 2013
Ex-Nation

Postby Imperium Sidhicum » Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:24 pm

Full Nation name:Imperium of Sidhae
Common use Nation name: the Imperium
Government type: monarchy/stratocracy
Economic system: planned economy, some private enterprise allowed
Head of State: the Empress
Head of Government: the Empress

Do you have democracy? To some degree. Officials of the civil administration are elected democratically, military officials attaining their office by promotion or appointment. Every Imperial world and a number of prominent organizations have representatives in the General Assembly, who are for the most part democratically elected (with the aforementioned exception of military officials). The final say in all government affairs, however, belongs to the Empress.

Are your Nation's leaders elected by vote? Technically yes, the monarch is elected for life according to the Statutes. In practice, however, the Imperium is yet to experience elections of a national leader, the Empress having attained her office in result of a lengthy civil war.

Is the legislature an independent branch of government? Technically yes, the cabinet of Ministers who do much of the actual day-to-day governance and the General Assembly being two separate entities. In practice, however, no law can pass into effect without the monarch's approval, the monarch can also issue laws by decree, and ministers also partake in General Assembly sessions, somewhat blurring the distinction between the legislative and executive branches.

Do the people elect representatives to a legislature? Yes, most General Assembly representatives are in fact elected.

Are there two or more parties in your legislature(how many)? No. The very notion of political parties or political plurality is anathematic to Sidh politics and ways. Political parties by definition imply representation of a particular ideology or interest group rather than serve the interests of the nation as whole regardless of their number, which contradicts the Sidh cornerstone principle of national unity in all things and especially politics.

Are elections open to all? Elections and other political processes are open to full citizens, who have earned the privilege through a minimum of three years military service. Any Sidh who desires to partake in politics or make a career in the government apparatus is free to enlist and prove his worthiness of deciding the future of the nation through risking his life in service of the fatherland.

Does your nation have:
Freedom of speech? Sure. Imperial citizens enjoy considerable personal freedom when it comes to expressing themselves. Restrictions apply to incitement to commit a crime - which includes promotion of unpatriotic and un-Sidh ideas and views.
Freedom of thought? Of course. Citizens may think what they want - as long as they keep the unpatriotic and un-Sidh part of their thoughts to themselves.
Freedom of association? Associating with known traitors and enemies of the Imperium is strictly forbidden. Associating with known defeatists, enemy sympathizers and political dissidents is not illegal, but unwise if one wishes to make a career.
Freedom of the press? All media is owned by the state, so there's no need for censorship - undesirable views and ideas aren't even held, let alone published, by anyone employed in media outlets.
Freedom of religious expression? Sidh society has long rejected such obsolete superstitions, and even if it wasn't the case, religions would not be tolerated by the Imperial authorities as divisive and contrary to the official ideology.
Freedom of assembly? Sure, as long as such assembly isn't held for the purpose of committing a crime (including political crimes).
Freedom to protest? As long as these protests are kept civilized and do not devolve into riots, Imperial citizens are free to express their concerns. However, given the general culture of conformism and discipline, Sidhae don't usually make a habit of questioning authorities or protesting against their decisions.
Right to bear arms? To a Sidh, bearing arms isn't a right - it is a duty. Every Sidh is required by law to learn at least basic military skills and proficiency with firearms. Most, however, do not own any personal weapons out of a simple lack of necessity.
Right to a trial by jury? No. A single justicar or a collegy of three justicars can judge cases more effectively than a jury.
Innocent until proven guilty? Yes.
Right to a fair and speedy trial? Yes.
Right to have legal representation in trial? No, at least in criminal cases. A citizen suspected of a crime will not normally be arrested until the authorities have accumulated a damning amount of evidence of his guilt, so whenever a Sidh is brought before a court of law, he is virtually assured to be convicted. Legal representation is reserved for civil cases, where the purpose is to resolve legal disputes rather than punish breaches of the law.
Equal protection under the law? As far as Sidhae are concerned, yes. Non-Sidhae aren't considered Imperial citizens and have no legal protections whatsoever asides from informal agreements and customary rules.
Equal gender rights? Gender equality is so self-evident in Sidh society that it isn't even given a special mention in Imperial laws.
Right to privacy? Technically yes, though it doesn't keep the authorities from discreetly keeping tabs on everyone, a fact that is common knowledge and deemed self-evident. Privacy isn't deemed very important by Sidhae whose culture evolved in the cramped quarters of starships and habitation modules of early space colonies, and was later reinforced by army barracks and hive-like residential areas of Imperium's cities.
LGBT rights? Sidh society rejects the notion of individual sexual preferences being something that merits special legal status or protection. Nobody cares what one sleeps with, as long as it is kept discreet, and the authorities do not deem it their responsibility to avert consequences of one's personal indiscretion.
Right to nationality? A resident of the Imperium either is a Sidh, or is not, there being no recognized nationalities other than Sidh.
Equal rights independent of race/ethnicity? As a common saying goes, there are Sidhae, and everyone else. Those within the "everyone else" group have no legal rights whatsoever. While that doesn't necessarily mean they are mercilessly abused and oppressed by Sidhae, fact remains that the Imperial laws extend their protections and privilges only to Sidhae, and a small number of exempt outsiders, such as diplomatic dignitaries, foreign merchants and "honorary Sidhae", outsiders who have earned the status through contributions to the Imperium and Sidh society.

Can the police indefinitely detain people? Yes, provided there is a lawful reason to do so (such as when the detainee is known to pose a threat to the public safety).
Are the police and military essentially the same? The Urban Security is heavily militarized, to the point of having it's own military-grade armored vehicles and attack aircraft, and is fully capable of waging low-intensity warfare on it's own, but it is not the same institution as the military.
Do police require warrants? No. A search of premises can be carried out simply on grounds of suspicion. If no evidence of wrongdoing is found, however, the subject can file a complaint and the officer who authorized the search will receive a disciplinary punishment. The subject will also be compensated for any damages potentially resulting from an unjustified search. Warrants are likewise not required for surveillance, since surveillance is already omnipresent. Access to an individual's case file where his activities are recorded, however, is restricted on a need-to-know basis, meaning security officials cannot arbitrarily access surveillance information without presenting a valid cause.
Do police require probable cause? Yes, and this principle is observed very strictly. The common practice is to track suspects without intervention until enough evidence is accumulated to assure immediate conviction, even if it means letting one commit more crimes. Only when the official in charge of investigation gives a go-ahead will the arrest be made.
Is torture allowed? Yes, and is widely practiced as means of punishment. While it is illegal to torture a Sidh, a Sidh loses his status upon conviction of a crime for the duration of the punishment, thereby making it legal to subject convicted criminals to any torture their jailers may deem appropriate. Torture is not normally used to extract information, at least not by law enforcement or legal authorities, given it's ineffectiveness.
Is the judiciary an independent branch of government? No, the courts operate under supervision of Ministry of Justice.
Is slavery legal? Enslavement of non-Sidhae is legal, if not necessarily widespread.
Are soft drugs legal? No. Sidhae generally hold very negative opinions about addictive and mind-altering substances, and that is reflected in the law as well.
Are hard drugs legal? See above.
Are porn and Prostituition legal? It is legal in itself. However, partaking in or directly profiting from the sex industry in any form is considered disreputable and is thereby forbidden to Sidhae under penalty of losing their Sidh status. In other words, a Sidh may freely use porn and the services of prostitutes, but may not partake in the production or distribution of pornographic material or engage in prostitution.
Is internet, radio and/or TV allowed? Uh... why wouldn't it be? How else are the authorities supposed to indoctrinate inform the citizens?
Do your nation uses the Death Penalty? Outside military justice, no. Sidh legal system prefers other punishments, to which death is often coincidental, but not the desired result.
Does your nation prohibits Interracial Marriage/Relationship? Legally, such prohibition is extending to producing mixed-race offspring. Socially, dallying with members of inferior species is deemed both disgusting and as setting a poor example. Not that this taboo has kept many lacking in moral fibre and faith in state policies from pursuing such relationships anyway, but a Sidh of note who would openly acknowledge a relationship with a human would surely have his/her reputation ruined.
Is the internet, radio and/or TV in your country accesible to everyone, also for people outside of your country? Yes, except for outside access - both because most of Imperium's immediate neighbors are open enemies of the Imperium, and because providing media coverage on interstellar distances is somewhat technically problematic.
Your nation Average Tax Rate? 63%. Considering how housing, healthcare and education is free, and every citizen is entitled to rations of basic commodities which include three meals a day, the remaining 37% of the income is more than enough to live a comfortable life.
Are private industries legal? In principle, yes. Most major industries are, however, owned by the state, and any private enterprises are eventually merged into the state companies, their original owners either remaining as managers of their particular facility, or moving on to start up new enterprises that will in time experience the same fate. Sidh businessmen do not deem the eventual state takeovers to be something undesirable - they see themselves as pioneers, creating something new and useful for the nation and nurturing it until it can become of proper use.
Is gambling legal? No. Organized gambling is a blight upon any society, serving to enrich an unscrupulous few at the expense of the gullible many. While it wouldn't be a problem in itself, because of it's exploitative nature it cannot be tolerated in a society striving for unity.

Do you have any question about CAFRI? Truth be told, it seems like another one of those polls devised to pat the "good" liberal democratic capital nations on the back and shame the "evil" non-democratic non-capitalist nations.
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Aterrian Union
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Postby Aterrian Union » Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:26 pm

Actually I'm not capitalist but I'm still near the top.
WE DON'T USE NS STATS!!
Tier 0, Type X Civilization.
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Apparently, some people think this:
Novsvacro wrote:The above nation is a pseudo-fascist dictatorship with an emphasis on collective identity and the supreme authority of the collective will, manifest in the State.
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Crockerland
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Left-Leaning College State

Postby Crockerland » Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:46 pm

Full Nation name: The Far North Republic of Crockerland
Common use Nation name: Crockerland
Government type: Oligarchy
Economic system: Capitalist
Head of State: President Albert Henson
Head of Government: President Albert Henson

Do you have democracy? No
Are your Nation's leaders elected by vote? Yes
Is the legislature an independent branch of government? Yes
Do the people elect representatives to a legislature? The educated do
Are there two or more parties in your legislature(how many)? Yes (more than 100 run each year, most don't receive enough votes to advance)
Are elections open to all? Only the educated

Does your nation have:
Freedom of speech? Yes
Freedom of thought? Yes
Freedom of association? Yes
Freedom of the press? Yes
Freedom of religious expression? For most religions, but not for those that preach violence
Freedom of assembly? Yes
Freedom to protest? Yes, but not in the roads
Right to bear arms? Yes, and owning a signalling gun is mandatory
Right to a trial by jury? Yes, but an educated jury
Innocent until proven guilty? Yes
Right to a fair and speedy trial? Yes
Right to have legal representation in trial? Yes
Equal protection under the law? Yes
Equal gender rights? Yes
Right to privacy? Yes
LGBT rights? Yes, LGBT people are allowed to be together, be married, and adopt. This applies to polygamists as well
Right to nationality? Yes
Equal rights independent of race/ethnicity? Yes

Can the police indefinitely detain people? No
Are the police and military essentially the same? No
Do police require warrants? To search a vehicle or home, no, so long as they take no longer than 5 minutes. To seize property, yes.
Do police require probable cause? Yes
Is torture allowed? Not for citizens
Is the judiciary an independent branch of government? No
Is slavery legal? No
Are soft drugs legal? Yes
Are hard drugs legal? No
Are porn and Prostituition legal? Porn yes, prostitution no
Is internet, radio and/or TV allowed? Yes
Do your nation uses the Death Penalty? For special cases
Does your nation prohibits Interracial Marriage/Relationship? No
Is the internet, radio and/or TV in your country accesible to everyone, also for people outside of your country? poorly defined question
Your nation Average Tax Rate? 12%
Are private industries legal? Yes
Is gambling legal? Yes, but gambling businesses are illegal (friends can gamble, but businesses can not run on gambling)

Do you have any question about CAFRI?
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New Birgland
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Founded: Mar 11, 2015
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Postby New Birgland » Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:57 pm

Full Nation name: The People's Republic of New Birgland
Common use Nation name: New Birgland
Government type: Parliamentary Republic
Economic system: Mixed Economy
Head of State: President Jonathan Astor
Head of Government: Prime Minister Kenneth J. Arlington

Do you have democracy? Yes
Are your Nation's leaders elected by vote? Yes
Is the legislature an independent branch of government? Yes
Do the people elect representatives to a legislature? Yes
Are there two or more parties in your legislature(how many)? Yes, 9
Are elections open to all? Yes

Does your nation have:
Freedom of speech? Yes
Freedom of thought? Yes
Freedom of association? Yes
Freedom of the press? Yes
Freedom of religious expression? Yes
Freedom of assembly? Yes
Freedom to protest? Yes
Right to bear arms? Yes
Right to a trial by jury? Yes
Innocent until proven guilty? Yes
Right to a fair and speedy trial? Yes
Right to have legal representation in trial? Yes
Equal protection under the law? Yes
Equal gender rights? Yes
Right to privacy? Yes
LGBT rights? Yes
Right to nationality? Yes
Equal rights independent of race/ethnicity? Yes

Can the police indefinitely detain people? No
Are the police and military essentially the same? No
Do police require warrants? Yes
Do police require probable cause? Yes
Is torture allowed? No
Is the judiciary an independent branch of government? Yes
Is slavery legal? No
Are soft drugs legal? Yes
Are hard drugs legal? No
Are porn and prostitution legal? Prostitution is illegal in some provinces, porn in others
Is internet, radio and/or TV allowed? Yes
Do your nation uses the Death Penalty? No
Does your nation prohibits Interracial Marriage/Relationship? No
Is the internet, radio and/or TV in your country accessible to everyone, also for people outside of your country? Yes
Your nation Average Tax Rate? 40%
Are private industries legal? Yes
Is gambling legal? Yes

Do you have any question about CAFRI? No
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Pro: Christianity, Theistic Evolution, Democratic Market Socialism, Social Democracy, Progressivism, Bernie Sanders, Private Space, Renewable Energy, Nuclear Energy
Neutral: Communism, Non-Christian Religions, Atheism, Young-Earth Creationism
Anti: Civil Asset Forfeiture, Fascism, Dictatorships, Theocracy, US Republican Party, Conspiracy Theorists, Militant Atheism, Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change Denial, Anti-Vaccine Movement, Other Anti-Science Movements

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Baldapehlva
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Posts: 454
Founded: Aug 11, 2015
Ex-Nation

Postby Baldapehlva » Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:05 pm

Full Nation name: Socialist Persian Shahdom of Baldapehlva
Common use Nation name: Baldapehlva
Government type: Absolute monarchy
Economic system: Leftist and state-run
Head of State: Shah Mohammed Kahez Balda-Reza Pahlavi
Head of Government: Same as above

Do you have democracy? Y
Are your Nation's leaders elected by vote? N
Is the legislature an independent branch of government? N
Do the people elect representatives to a legislature? Y
Are there two or more parties in your legislature(how many)? Y (5)
Are elections open to all? Y

Does your nation have:
Freedom of speech? N
Freedom of thought? Y
Freedom of association? N
Freedom of the press? N
Freedom of religious expression? N
Freedom of assembly? Y
Freedom to protest? Y
Right to bear arms? N
Right to a trial by jury? Y
Innocent until proven guilty? N
Right to a fair and speedy trial? Y
Right to have legal representation in trial? Y
Equal protection under the law? Y
Equal gender rights? Y
Right to privacy? Y
LGBT rights? Y
Right to nationality? Y
Equal rights independent of race/ethnicity? Y

Can the police indefinitely detain people? Y
Are the police and military essentially the same? N
Do police require warrants? N
Do police require probable cause? N
Is torture allowed? Y
Is the judiciary an independent branch of government? N
Is slavery legal? N
Are soft drugs legal? Y
Are hard drugs legal? Y
Are porn and Prostituition legal? Y
Is internet, radio and/or TV allowed? Y
Do your nation uses the Death Penalty? Y
Does your nation prohibits Interracial Marriage/Relationship? N
Is the internet, radio and/or TV in your country accesible to everyone, also for people outside of your country? Y
Your nation Average Tax Rate? 91.6%
Are private industries legal? Y
Is gambling legal? Y

Do you have any question about CAFRI?
Pro: Liberalism and socialism, Catholicism, Pope Francis, basic freedums, and the Beatles
Anti: ISIL (those ISILs!), racism, Black Lives Matter, Protestantism (But I love Episcopalians!), and true atheists.

Ako ay Pilipino. We do use NS stats, unlike the rest of the forum.
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Eisenpakt
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Posts: 111
Founded: Dec 12, 2015
Ex-Nation

Postby Eisenpakt » Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:08 pm

Full Nation name: The Confederation of the Eisen Pakt (nevermind what ns says)
Common use Nation name: Eisenpakt
Government type: Constitutional Monarchy
Economic system: Postwar German Model
Head of State: Kaiser Kurt I
Head of Government: Chancellor Lennart Ebner

Do you have democracy? Yes
Are your Nation's leaders elected by vote? Only the Chancellor and members of the Reichstag, the position of Kaiser is heditary.
Is the legislature an independent branch of government? Yes
Do the people elect representatives to a legislature? Yes
Are there two or more parties in your legislature(how many)? There are currently 3 parties in the Reichstag, the Kaiser's Faction, the Catholic Party, and the National Front
Are elections open to all? No, only nobles and the wealthy are permitted to vote

Does your nation have:
Freedom of speech? No
Freedom of thought? Yes
Freedom of association? Yes, but very limited
Freedom of the press? No
Freedom of religious expression? Yes, but limited to a handful of state-approved religions outside of the non-European possesions of the Confederation
Freedom of assembly? No
Freedom to protest? NEIN
Right to bear arms? Only nobles and the wealthy are permitted to own firearms, only hunting weapons and antiques
Right to a trial by jury? Yes
Innocent until proven guilty? Yes
Right to a fair and speedy trial? Yes
Right to have legal representation in trial? Yes
Equal protection under the law? No
Equal gender rights? No
Right to privacy? Yes, but limited to one's own home
LGBT rights? LGBT people are allowed to exist in the Eisenpakt so as long as they do not campaign for their rights or make displays of affection
Right to nationality? Yes
Equal rights independent of race/ethnicity? Yes, but only in theory

Can the police indefinitely detain people? Yes
Are the police and military essentially the same? No
Do police require warrants? Only in some cases
Do police require probable cause? Yes
Is torture allowed? Yes, but only for felons and terrorists
Is the judiciary an independent branch of government? Yes
Is slavery legal? No
Are soft drugs legal? No
Are hard drugs legal? No
Are porn and Prostituition legal? No, but the latter is practiced anyways
Is internet, radio and/or TV allowed? Yes, but all three are heavily restricted
Do your nation uses the Death Penalty? Yes
Does your nation prohibits Interracial Marriage/Relationship? No
Is the internet, radio and/or TV in your country accesible to everyone, also for people outside of your country? For those who can afford it, yes
Your nation Average Tax Rate? 20%
Are private industries legal? Yes
Is gambling legal? Yes, but only in the Districts of Hamburg and Lubeck.

Do you have any question about CAFRI? Nope
This country is a constitutional monarchy spanning much of central Europe, long live the Kaiser.

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Kanaria
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Posts: 1024
Founded: Jun 01, 2012
Ex-Nation

Postby Kanaria » Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:27 pm

Full Nation name:Federal Republic of Kanaria
Common use Nation name: Kanaria
Government type:Federal parliamentary republic
Economic system:Hybridized capitalism
Head of State: President of the Federal Republic of Kanaria Dmitry Moderson
Head of Government: Prime Minister Alanna Berydan

Do you have democracy? Indirectly, yes.
Are your Nation's leaders elected by vote? Yes.
Is the legislature an independent branch of government? Yes
Do the people elect representatives to a legislature? Yes
Are there two or more parties in your legislature(how many)? The National Assembly has 1,045 members from 25 political parties.
Are elections open to all? They are open to all citizens who have not committed treason.

Does your nation have:
Freedom of speech? Yes, although we also have time-manner-place restrictions on speech.
Freedom of thought? Yes.
Freedom of association? Mostly. If a person associates with an organization actively advocating or performing acts of insurrection, they can be arrested.
Freedom of the press? Yes.
Freedom of religious expression? Yes.
Freedom of assembly? Yes, although we also have time-manner-place restrictions on assembly.
Freedom to protest? Yes, though there are time-manner-place restrictions on protests.
Right to bear arms? Kanarian citizens may only legally possess handguns and shotguns as well as pre-1947-manufactured rifles. The possession of other weapons by private citizens is prohibited.
Right to a trial by jury? Yes.
Innocent until proven guilty? Yes.
Right to a fair and speedy trial? Yes.
Right to have legal representation in trial? Yes.
Equal protection under the law? Yes.
Equal gender rights? Yes.
Right to privacy? Yes.
LGBT rights? Yes.
Right to nationality? Yes.
Equal rights independent of race/ethnicity? Yes.

Can the police indefinitely detain people? No.
Are the police and military essentially the same? Though there exist a Kanarian Federal Police alongside the Kanarian Defense Forces, they are not the same.
Do police require warrants? Yes, they do in order to arrest people and search vehicles, rooms, or buildings.
Do police require probable cause? Yes, in order to gain arrest or search warrants.
Is torture allowed? Torture is illegal.
Is the judiciary an independent branch of government? Yes.
Is slavery legal? Slavery is illegal.
Are soft drugs legal? Marijuana is regulated, as are psychedelic mushrooms and LSD; possession of these is not a felony or other criminal offense.
Are hard drugs legal? Alcohol and nicotine (and by extension tobacco products) are heavily regulated but legal. Possession of barbiturates, amphetamines, cocaine and heroin comprise federal offenses but are not felonious. Sale of such substances is a felony, however.
Are porn and Prostituition legal? Yes.
Is internet, radio and/or TV allowed? With some restrictions to appease the "family values" crowd in Kanaria on their content, all three are allowed to freely operate in the country.
Do your nation uses the Death Penalty? It was abolished in 1976.
Does your nation prohibits Interracial Marriage/Relationship? No.
Is the internet, radio and/or TV in your country accesible to everyone, also for people outside of your country? Kanarians' access to the Internet has been guaranteed since 2007 as a constitutional right, whereas one will have to buy a radio or television in order to enjoy those services.
Your nation Average Tax Rate? Variable depending on tax type (value-added or sales, personal/corporate income and payroll, etc.), but the values taxed average together at 36% of whatever proceeds are being collected.
Are private industries legal? Yes.
Is gambling legal? Yes.

Do you have any question about CAFRI? No, I'm afraid not.

Federal Republic of Kanaria-
57 federal entities, 863.2 million people, $40.67 trillion GDP, Gini coefficient 0.38. North Pacific, 1,500 miles west of San Fransisco.

Federal Republic of Kanaria- 57 federal entities, $154 trillion GDP, Gini coefficient 0.39. Northern Ruson, Arctic/Anican/Pacific Ocean, 69 lightyears from San Fransisco, Chi Eridani system.
Liberal
Federalist
Republican
Democrat
Statist
Cishet male


American
And silly rabbit, Kanaria's a caliphate.

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Geadland
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Posts: 1122
Founded: Oct 18, 2012
Ex-Nation

Postby Geadland » Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:45 pm

Full Nation name: Kingdom of Geadland
Common use Nation name: Geadland
Government type: Constitutional monarchy (parliamentary system)
Economic system: Capitalist, mixed-market
Head of State: Queen Sofja II
Head of Government: Prime Minister Efa Nordland

Do you have democracy? Yes
Are your Nation's leaders elected by vote? The Prime Minister is de facto indirectly elected. Voters elect the the House of Representatives,
Is the legislature an independent branch of government? It is independent of the judicial branch. The executive branch, on the other hand, is considered to be subordinate to the legislative branch. The Prime Minister and cabinet can only hold office if they hold confidence of the legislature.
Do the people elect representatives to a legislature? Yes
Are there two or more parties in your legislature(how many)? There are 9 parties of different sizes represented in the House of Representatives, while 20 members (3.7%) are independents. The same parties are represented in the Senate, which has no independent members.
Are elections open to all? All citizens can vote in elections if they are over the age of 16 and are not serving a prison sentence for an indictable [i.e. felony] offence. Some non-citizens can also vote in local elections.

Does your nation have:
Freedom of speech? Yes
Freedom of thought? Yes
Freedom of association? Yes
Freedom of the press? Yes
Freedom of religious expression? Yes
Freedom of assembly? Yes
Freedom to protest? Yes
Right to bear arms? No - owning a firearm requires a licence.
Right to a trial by jury? Yes, for indictable offences.
Innocent until proven guilty? Yes - although a small number of defendants are remanded (detained until their trial) if there's evidence that the defendant is a threat to public safety.
Right to a fair and speedy trial? Yes
Right to have legal representation in trial? Yes
Equal protection under the law? Yes
Equal gender rights? Yes
Right to privacy? Yes
LGBT rights? Yes
Right to nationality? Yes?
Equal rights independent of race/ethnicity? Yes

Can the police indefinitely detain people? No
Are the police and military essentially the same? No
Do police require warrants? Yes, except in exceptional circumstances such as a state of emergency
Do police require probable cause? Yes
Is torture allowed? No
Is the judiciary an independent branch of government? Yes
Is slavery legal? Yes
Are soft drugs legal? Cannabis and a few others are legal but strictly regulated
Are hard drugs legal? No
Are porn and Prostituition legal? They are legal and regulated
Is internet, radio and/or TV allowed? Yes
Do your nation uses the Death Penalty? No
Does your nation prohibits Interracial Marriage/Relationship? No
Is the internet, radio and/or TV in your country accesible to everyone, also for people outside of your country? Yes
Your nation Average Tax Rate? 33% for income tax, not including the payroll tax.
Are private industries legal? Yes
Is gambling legal? Yes, and regulated.

Do you have any question about CAFRI? No
Kingdom of Geadland (Κογνερηικ Γαυδλȣνδ)
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Anollasia
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Posts: 25470
Founded: Apr 05, 2012
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Anollasia » Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:52 pm

Full Nation name: The Peaceful Republic of Anollasia
Common use Nation name: Anollasia
Government type: Democratic republic
Economic system: Mixed
Head of State: Prime Minister Ryan Peters
Head of Government: Assistant Prime Minister Thomas Bartlett

Do you have democracy? Yes
Are your Nation's leaders elected by vote? Yes
Is the legislature an independent branch of government? Yes
Do the people elect representatives to a legislature? Yes
Are there two or more parties in your legislature(how many)? Yes, 8 parties in the legislature.
Are elections open to all? All who are citizens above the age of 17.

Does your nation have:
Freedom of speech? Yes
Freedom of thought? Yes
Freedom of association? Yes
Freedom of the press? Yes
Freedom of religious expression? Yes
Freedom of assembly? Yes
Freedom to protest? Yes
Right to bear arms? No
Right to a trial by jury? Yes
Innocent until proven guilty? Yes
Right to a fair and speedy trial? Yes
Right to have legal representation in trial? Yes
Equal protection under the law? Yes
Equal gender rights? Yes
Right to privacy? Yes
LGBT rights? Yes
Right to nationality? Yes
Equal rights independent of race/ethnicity? Yes

Can the police indefinitely detain people? No
Are the police and military essentially the same? No
Do police require warrants? Yes
Do police require probable cause? Yes
Is torture allowed? No
Is the judiciary an independent branch of government? Yes
Is slavery legal? No
Are soft drugs legal? Yes
Are hard drugs legal? No
Are porn and Prostituition legal? Pornography is, there is a bill waiting to be passed that will legalize prostitution.
Is internet, radio and/or TV allowed? Yes
Do your nation uses the Death Penalty? No
Does your nation prohibits Interracial Marriage/Relationship? No
Is the internet, radio and/or TV in your country accesible to everyone, also for people outside of your country? Yes
Your nation Average Tax Rate? 96.7%
Are private industries legal? Yes
Is gambling legal? Yes

Do you have any question about CAFRI? No

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Nessin
Secretary
 
Posts: 34
Founded: Oct 08, 2012
Ex-Nation

Postby Nessin » Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:28 pm

Full Nation name: The Free Land of Nessin
Common use Nation name: Nessin
Government type: Minarchist Democracy
Economic system: Extreme Capitalism/Libertarian/Minarchism
Head of State: None
Head of Government: Executive Council

Do you have democracy? Yes
Are your Nation's leaders elected by vote? Yes
Is the legislature an independent branch of government? Yes
Do the people elect representatives to a legislature? Yes
Are there two or more parties in your legislature(how many)? Yes, but most politicians are independent
Are elections open to all? Yes

Does your nation have: Yes to all of these
Freedom of speech?
Freedom of thought?
Freedom of association?
Freedom of the press?
Freedom of religious expression?
Freedom of assembly?
Freedom to protest?
Right to bear arms?
Right to a trial by jury?
Innocent until proven guilty?
Right to a fair and speedy trial?
Right to have legal representation in trial?
Equal protection under the law?
Equal gender rights?
Right to privacy?
LGBT rights?
Right to nationality?
Equal rights independent of race/ethnicity?

Can the police indefinitely detain people? No
Are the police and military essentially the same? No
Do police require warrants? No
Do police require probable cause? Yes
Is torture allowed? No
Is the judiciary an independent branch of government? Yes
Is slavery legal? No
Are soft drugs legal? Yes
Are hard drugs legal? Depends on local law
Are porn and Prostituition legal? Porn is, prostitution depends on local law
Is internet, radio and/or TV allowed? Yes
Do your nation uses the Death Penalty? No
Does your nation prohibits Interracial Marriage/Relationship? No
Is the internet, radio and/or TV in your country accesible to everyone, also for people outside of your country? Yes
Your nation Average Tax Rate? 0%
Are private industries legal? Yes
Is gambling legal? Yes

[b]Do you have any question about CAFRI?[/b nah

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Kostemetsia
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Posts: 1347
Founded: Mar 11, 2007
Ex-Nation

Postby Kostemetsia » Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:50 pm

Full Nation name: The Commonwealth.
Common use Nation name: The Commonwealth.
Government type: Theoretically, a federal democratic republic; in practice a democratic confederation. Parliamentary democracy.
Economic system: Mixed economy with significant presence of state-run enterprises.
Head of State: First Councilor Marion Berkanjang Landis (Conservative Faction, elected 2299).
Head of Government: First Councilor Marion Berkanjang Landis.

Do you have democracy? Yes.
Are your Nation's leaders elected by vote? Yes - with the exception of one member state, the Suskind Institute, whose Chancellor is elected by the unelected Institute faculty. The Chancellor and faculty members are subject to democratic recall, however, and elections for those positions may be forced under the right circumstances, making them semi-democratic.
Is the legislature an independent branch of government? Yes - although as the Commonwealth is a parliamentary democracy the executive is not independent of the legislature.
Do the people elect representatives to a legislature? Yes.
Are there two or more parties in your legislature(how many)? While the status of parties at the federal level is somewhat nebulous, there exist two de facto parties in the Commonwealth Senate: the Radical Faction and the Conservative Faction.
Are elections open to all? To an extent. Some member worlds receive Commonwealth protection and allow the Commonwealth to manage their foreign affairs, but their citizens are not enfranchised. This is because these worlds are classified 'associated states'. Should they successfully transition to full subject-republic status, their citizens will be enfranchised.

Does your nation have:
Freedom of speech? Yes, with the exception that speech that directly orders others to commit crime is an offence.
Freedom of thought? Yes.
Freedom of association? Yes.
Freedom of the press? Yes.
Freedom of religious expression? To a degree. For example, it is forbidden to wear a burqa or niqab in public.
Freedom of assembly? Yes.
Freedom to protest? Yes.
Right to bear arms? Usually, no. Exceptions exist, mostly on Mescalero, which has large and enthusiastic native fauna, but even then, weaponry is heavily regulated in urban areas.
Right to a trial by jury? No. Commonwealth courts are based on the inquisitorial system. A trial by jury may be convened if it is considered impossible for the inquisitorial court to return a fair verdict, for any of a variety of specific reasons.
Innocent until proven guilty? Yes.
Right to a fair and speedy trial? Yes.
Right to have legal representation in trial? Yes.
Equal protection under the law? Yes.
Equal gender rights? Yes.
Right to privacy? Yes.
LGBT rights? Yes.
Right to nationality? Yes.
Equal rights independent of race/ethnicity? Yes.

Can the police indefinitely detain people? No.
Are the police and military essentially the same? Not at the federal level, nor in any subject republic except Suskind, which does not have a formal military; its police force, the Suskind Security Service, is designated to take on defence responsibilities should they ever arise. Since this will only happen if Suskind is directly attacked, however, it has not yet presented practical concerns.
Do police require warrants? Yes.
Do police require probable cause? Yes.
Is torture allowed? No.
Is the judiciary an independent branch of government? Yes.
Is slavery legal? No. Some forms of indentured servitude were legal in the Hadassahan Alliance until its Pact of Association with the Commonwealth, whereupon they were outlawed as a condition of the treaty.
Are soft drugs legal? Yes.
Are hard drugs legal? Yes, with the exception of (a) those drugs which are known to induce physical aggression in a statistically significant percentage of users, and (b) those drugs from which withdrawal has been known to cause death.
Are porn and Prostituition legal? Yes.
Is internet, radio and/or TV allowed? Yes.
Do your nation uses the Death Penalty? The Commonwealth Charter allows (but does not mandate) the death penalty for the crime of unlicensed trade in aurium, a compound which, if misused, has a destructive force per unit mass significantly exceeding that of an atom bomb. However, the Charter also forbids the death penalty for any other crime.
Does your nation prohibits Interracial Marriage/Relationship? No, although there do not yet exist laws concerning marriage between persons of different species.
Is the internet, radio and/or TV in your country accesible to everyone, also for people outside of your country? As far as is practically possible, yes.
Your nation Average Tax Rate? Very roughly, c. 20%, but due to the confederal nature of the Commonwealth the tax situation defies explanation in many respects.
Are private industries legal? Yes.
Is gambling legal? Yes.

Do you have any question about CAFRI? Not at this time.
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