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Gualimole
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Freedom in NationStates

Postby Gualimole » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:20 am

Based on Freedom House's Freedom in the World report, I have decided to create Freedom in NationStates, which will measure a nation's overall level of freedom based on its civil and political liberties. Nations will be asked a series of questions regarding how their government functions. From that, an aggregate freedom score will be created.

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[size=200][b]Political Liberties[/b][/size]

[size=150][b]A: Electoral Process[/b][/size]

[b]A1: Is your nation's head of government elected through free and fair elections?[/b]

[b]A2: Is your nation's legislature elected through free and fair elections?[/b]

[b]A3: Are your electoral laws fair and impartial?[/b]

[size=150][b]B: Political Pluralism and Participation[/b][/size]

[b]B1: Are people free to easily form political parties or organizations?[/b]

[b]B2: Can the opposition increase its support or gain power electorally?[/b]

[b]B3: Are the people's choices not interfered by nondemocratic forces?[/b]

[b]B4: Do your country's minorities possess full political liberties and the opportunity to win elections?[/b]

[size=150][b]C: Government Functions[/b][/size]

[b]C1: Do the head of government and national legislature determine policy?[/b]

[b]C2: Are there strong and effective laws and guidelines against corruption?[/b]

[b]C3: Is your nation's government transparent and open?[/b]

[size=200][b]Civil Liberties[/b][/size]

[size=150][b]D: Freedom of Speech and Religion[/b][/size]

[b]D1: Is your nation's media free and independent?[/b]

[b]D2: Are people free to express their religious preferences in public and in private?[/b]

[b]D3: Does your nation have academic freedom and does its education system refrain from excessive indoctrination?[/b]

[b]D4: Are your people free to express themselves without fear of surveillance or retribution?[/b]

[size=150][b]E: Right to Association[/b][/size]

[b]E1: Is there freedom of assembly?[/b]

[b]E2: Are NGOs free from excessive government interference?[/b]

[b]E3: Are trade unions free to organize?[/b]

[size=150][b]F: Rule of Law[/b][/size]

[b]F1: Is your nation's judiciary independent?[/b]

[b]F2: Do your people have the right to due process?[/b]

[b]F3: Are people protected from unjustifiable violence?[/b]

[b]F4: Are your nation's minorities treated equally under the law?[/b]

[size=150][b]G: Individual Liberties[/b][/size]

[b]G1: Do your people enjoy freedom of movement?[/b]

[b]G2: Are your people able to own property and businesses without excessive interference?[/b]

[b]G3: Do people in your nation have the right to freely choose their partner and divorce their partner?[/b]

[b]G4: Are your people free from economic exploitation?[/b]


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Azlaake
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Founded: Nov 27, 2018
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Azlaake » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:29 am

Political Liberties

A: Electoral Process

A1: Is your nation's head of government elected through free and fair elections? Yes

A2: Is your nation's legislature elected through free and fair elections? Yes

A3: Are your electoral laws fair and impartial? Yes

B: Political Pluralism and Participation

B1: Are people free to easily form political parties or organizations? Yes

B2: Can the opposition increase its support or gain power electorally? Yes

B3: Are the people's choices not interfered by nondemocratic forces? Yes

B4: Do your country's minorities possess full political liberties and the opportunity to win elections? YES

C: Government Functions

C1: Do the head of government and national legislature determine policy? Only through Elections

C2: Are there strong and effective laws and guidelines against corruption? Mostly

C3: Is your nation's government transparent and open? Yes, unless it's trying to protect it's citizens or it makes a new weapon

Civil Liberties

D: Freedom of Speech and Religion

D1: Is your nation's media free and independent? Yes

D2: Are people free to express their religious preferences in public and in private? YES

D3: Does your nation have academic freedom and does its education system refrain from excessive indoctrination? Yes

D4: Are your people free to express themselves without fear of surveillance or retribution? YES

E: Right to Association

E1: Is there freedom of assembly? Yes

E2: Are NGOs free from excessive government interference? Yes

E3: Are trade unions free to organize? YES

F: Rule of Law

F1: Is your nation's judiciary independent? Yes

F2: Do your people have the right to due process? Yes

F3: Are people protected from unjustifiable violence? Mostly

F4: Are your nation's minorities treated equally under the law? YES

G: Individual Liberties

G1: Do your people enjoy freedom of movement? Yes

G2: Are your people able to own property and businesses without excessive interference? Only Regulations from the Government, so sometimes

G3: Do people in your nation have the right to freely choose their partner and divorce their partner? Yes (I have a policy that made Divroce Illegal, but I pretend it's not there and I allow Divorce)

G4: Are your people free from economic exploitation? YES
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Castelia
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Founded: Sep 04, 2015
Benevolent Dictatorship

Postby Castelia » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:34 am

Political Liberties

A: Electoral Process

A1: Is your nation's head of government elected through free and fair elections? No.

A2: Is your nation's legislature elected through free and fair elections? No.

A3: Are your electoral laws fair and impartial? No.

B: Political Pluralism and Participation

B1: Are people free to easily form political parties or organizations? No.

B2: Can the opposition increase its support or gain power electorally? No.

B3: Are the people's choices not interfered by nondemocratic forces? No.

B4: Do your country's minorities possess full political liberties and the opportunity to win elections? No.

C: Government Functions

C1: Do the head of government and national legislature determine policy? Yes.

C2: Are there strong and effective laws and guidelines against corruption? Yes.

C3: Is your nation's government transparent and open? Yes.

Civil Liberties

D: Freedom of Speech and Religion

D1: Is your nation's media free and independent? Yes.

D2: Are people free to express their religious preferences in public and in private? Yes.

D3: Does your nation have academic freedom and does its education system refrain from excessive indoctrination? Yes.

D4: Are your people free to express themselves without fear of surveillance or retribution? No.

E: Right to Association

E1: Is there freedom of assembly? Yes.

E2: Are NGOs free from excessive government interference? Yes.

E3: Are trade unions free to organize? Yes.

F: Rule of Law

F1: Is your nation's judiciary independent? Yes.

F2: Do your people have the right to due process? Yes.

F3: Are people protected from unjustifiable violence? Yes.

F4: Are your nation's minorities treated equally under the law? Yes.

G: Individual Liberties

G1: Do your people enjoy freedom of movement? Yes.

G2: Are your people able to own property and businesses without excessive interference? Yes.

G3: Do people in your nation have the right to freely choose their partner and divorce their partner? Yes.

G4: Are your people free from economic exploitation? Yes.
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LiberNovusAmericae
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Founded: Mar 10, 2018
Left-Leaning College State

Postby LiberNovusAmericae » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:37 am

Political Liberties

A: Electoral Process

A1: Is your nation's head of government elected through free and fair elections? Yes

A2: Is your nation's legislature elected through free and fair elections? Yes

A3: Are your electoral laws fair and impartial? Yes, as there is no limits on who can stand for election.

B: Political Pluralism and Participation

B1: Are people free to easily form political parties or organizations? Yes

B2: Can the opposition increase its support or gain power electorally? Yes, if they have popular support.

B3: Are the people's choices not interfered by nondemocratic forces? No, economic woes can easily result in a party losing support.

B4: Do your country's minorities possess full political liberties and the opportunity to win elections? Yes

C: Government Functions

C1: Do the head of government and national legislature determine policy? The legislature determines most of the internal policies, with the rest being vested in the head of state.

C2: Are there strong and effective laws and guidelines against corruption? Yes, though corruption is an issue.

C3: Is your nation's government transparent and open? Yes.

Civil Liberties

D: Freedom of Speech and Religion

D1: Is your nation's media free and independent? Yes, and this is constitutionally protected.

D2: Are people free to express their religious preferences in public and in private? Yes, this is protected speech.

D3: Does your nation have academic freedom and does its education system refrain from excessive indoctrination? Yes.

D4: Are your people free to express themselves without fear of surveillance or retribution? Yes.

E: Right to Association

E1: Is there freedom of assembly? Yes, and this is constitutionally protected.

E2: Are NGOs free from excessive government interference? No, if they are trying to bring migrants in, the government will try to impede that. Otherwise, yes.

E3: Are trade unions free to organize? Depends on the company the workers work for.

F: Rule of Law

F1: Is your nation's judiciary independent? Yes

F2: Do your people have the right to due process? Yes

F3: Are people protected from unjustifiable violence? Yes

F4: Are your nation's minorities treated equally under the law? Yes

G: Individual Liberties

G1: Do your people enjoy freedom of movement? Yes

G2: Are your people able to own property and businesses without excessive interference? Yes

G3: Do people in your nation have the right to freely choose their partner and divorce their partner? Yes

G4: Are your people free from economic exploitation? No, there are very few regulations placed on businesses, though fraud is prohibited.
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Phoenicaea
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Posts: 1291
Founded: May 24, 2017
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Phoenicaea » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:40 am

Political Liberties

A: Electoral Process
A1: Is your nation's head of government elected through free and fair elections? Yeah
A2: Is your nation's legislature elected through free and fair elections? Yeah
A3: Are your electoral laws fair and impartial? Yeah

B: Political Pluralism and Participation
B1: Are people free to easily form political parties or organizations? Yeah, mostly*
B2: Can the opposition increase its support or gain power electorally? Yeah
B3: Are the people's choices not interfered by nondemocratic forces? Yeah, perhaps*
B4: Do your country's minorities possess full political liberties and the opportunity to win elections? Yeah

C: Government Functions
C1: Do the head of government and national legislature determine policy? Yeah
C2: Are there strong and effective laws and guidelines against corruption? Yeah
C3: Is your nation's government transparent and open? Somewhat, Yeah


Civil Liberties

D: Freedom of Speech and Religion
D1: Is your nation's media free and independent? Yeah
D2: Are people free to express their religious preferences in public and in private? Yeah, unless the speech denies chances of other deities*
D3: Does your nation have academic freedom and does its education system refrain from excessive indoctrination? Yeah
D4: Are your people free to express themselves without fear of surveillance or retribution? Yeah

E: Right to Association
E1: Is there freedom of assembly? Yeah
E2: Are NGOs free from excessive government interference? Yeah
E3: Are trade unions free to organize? Yeah

F: Rule of Law
F1: Is your nation's judiciary independent? Yeah
F2: Do your people have the right to due process? Yeah
F3: Are people protected from unjustifiable violence? Yeah
F4: Are your nation's minorities treated equally under the law? Yeah

G: Individual Liberties

G1: Do your people enjoy freedom of movement? Yeah
G2: Are your people able to own property and businesses without excessive interference? Yeah
G3: Do people in your nation have the right to freely choose their partner and divorce their partner? Yeah
G4: Are your people free from economic exploitation? Yeah, we hope*

*ps. the answers marked (*) may be counted as 'maybe', half route between Yeah and Nay, or may be counted as Nay if you re strict.
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The Galactic Liberal Democracy
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Founded: Jun 13, 2018
New York Times Democracy

Postby The Galactic Liberal Democracy » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:46 am

Political Liberties

A: Electoral Process

A1: Is your nation's head of government elected through free and fair elections?
Yes
A2: Is your nation's legislature elected through free and fair elections?
Yes
A3: Are your electoral laws fair and impartial?
Yes
B: Political Pluralism and Participation

B1: Are people free to easily form political parties or organizations?
Yes
B2: Can the opposition increase its support or gain power electorally?
Yes
B3: Are the people's choices not interfered by nondemocratic forces?
Their political choices are entirely voluntary
B4: Do your country's minorities possess full political liberties and the opportunity to win elections?
Yes
C: Government Functions

C1: Do the head of government and national legislature determine policy?
Yes
C2: Are there strong and effective laws and guidelines against corruption?
Yes
C3: Is your nation's government transparent and open?
Yes
Civil Liberties

D: Freedom of Speech and Religion

D1: Is your nation's media free and independent?
Yes
D2: Are people free to express their religious preferences in public and in private?
Yes
D3: Does your nation have academic freedom and does its education system refrain from excessive indoctrination?
It has academic freedom, but the education system includes anti-xenophobic messages, true as they are
D4: Are your people free to express themselves without fear of surveillance or retribution?
Yes
E: Right to Association

E1: Is there freedom of assembly?
Yes
E2: Are NGOs free from excessive government interference?
Yes
E3: Are trade unions free to organize?
Yes
F: Rule of Law

F1: Is your nation's judiciary independent?
Yes
F2: Do your people have the right to due process?
Yes
F3: Are people protected from unjustifiable violence?
Yes
F4: Are your nation's minorities treated equally under the law?
Yes
G: Individual Liberties

G1: Do your people enjoy freedom of movement?
Yes, unless there is a quarantine or something else aiming to protect them
G2: Are your people able to own property and businesses without excessive interference?
Yes, although these rights are less important during an all-out war where we could plausibly lose
G3: Do people in your nation have the right to freely choose their partner and divorce their partner?
Yes
G4: Are your people free from economic exploitation?and
Yes, for the most part. The economic system is capitalist, but regulations are placed to protect workers.
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Cesorion
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Founded: Nov 02, 2016
Ex-Nation

Postby Cesorion » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:48 am

Political Liberties

A: Electoral Process

A1: Is your nation's head of government elected through free and fair elections?
Prime Minister is elected by the legislature (look below)
A2: Is your nation's legislature elected through free and fair elections?
Yes, using the MMP system
A3: Are your electoral laws fair and impartial?
Yes. Redisrticting is done based on the Census
B: Political Pluralism and Participation

B1: Are people free to easily form political parties or organizations?
Yes. There are memership criteria for parties, but not very excessive
B2: Can the opposition increase its support or gain power electorally?
Yes.
B3: Are the people's choices not interfered by nondemocratic forces?
The influence of such forces is somewhat limited.
B4: Do your country's minorities possess full political liberties and the opportunity to win elections?
Yes. The electoral law doesn't have any distinctions
C: Government Functions

C1: Do the head of government and national legislature determine policy?
Yes. All Laws must pass from the Legislature
C2: Are there strong and effective laws and guidelines against corruption?
The legal framework does have some loophols.
C3: Is your nation's government transparent and open?
To the extent possible. The government publishes all of its non-classified expenses online.
Civil Liberties

D: Freedom of Speech and Religion
Yes, there is complete Freedom of religion and Speech, excluding directly inciting violence or infringing the rights of a third party.
D1: Is your nation's media free and independent?
Yes.
D2: Are people free to express their religious preferences in public and in private?
Yes. Refer to D1
D3: Does your nation have academic freedom and does its education system refrain from excessive indoctrination?
Yes.
D4: Are your people free to express themselves without fear of surveillance or retribution?
Yes. Surveillance requires court orders
E: Right to Association

E1: Is there freedom of assembly?
Yes, excluding violent riots
E2: Are NGOs free from excessive government interference?
Yes
E3: Are trade unions free to organize?
Yes. Strikes are forbidden only for essential services (e.g. police)
F: Rule of Law

F1: Is your nation's judiciary independent?
Yes. Most judges are selected through examinations and competitions, for lower Courts. Confirmation process exists for higher ones.
F2: Do your people have the right to due process?
Yes
F3: Are people protected from unjustifiable violence?
Yes
F4: Are your nation's minorities treated equally under the law?
Yes. Refer to electoral law question.
G: Individual Liberties

G1: Do your people enjoy freedom of movement?
Yes
G2: Are your people able to own property and businesses without excessive interference?
Yes
G3: Do people in your nation have the right to freely choose their partner and divorce their partner?
Yes (same sex marriage included)
G4: Are your people free from economic exploitation?
Yes
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Poland-Bohemia
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Posts: 3
Founded: Feb 13, 2019
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Poland-Bohemia » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:00 am

Political Liberties

A: Electoral Process

A1: Is your nation's head of government elected through free and fair elections? Yes, Head of state, No.

A2: Is your nation's legislature elected through free and fair elections? Yes

A3: Are your electoral laws fair and impartial? Yes

B: Political Pluralism and Participation

B1: Are people free to easily form political parties or organizations? Not as easy as other countries. You won't see Darth Vader running for an office here or clear joke candidates. To do so is interfering with an election under Imperial law and subject to punishment. To become an official party there is a somewhat long process.

B2: Can the opposition increase its support or gain power electorally? Yes

B3: Are the people's choices not interfered by nondemocratic forces? Unless a party calls for the removal of the king

B4: Do your country's minorities possess full political liberties and the opportunity to win elections? Yes

C: Government Functions

C1: Do the head of government and national legislature determine policy? Yes

C2: Are there strong and effective laws and guidelines against corruption?

C3: Is your nation's government transparent and open? Mostly

Civil Liberties

D: Freedom of Speech and Religion Both, strong religious bias to Catholicism in Polish part of realm including a few old laws banning alternative religions.

D1: Is your nation's media free and independent? Yes

D2: Are people free to express their religious preferences in public and in private? legally yes. In Poland, there is some social stigma towards publically being a non catholic. Bohemia is much more tolerant.

D3: Does your nation have academic freedom and does its education system refrain from excessive indoctrination? For the most part

D4: Are your people free to express themselves without fear of surveillance or retribution? Many public areas have surveilance cameras but there is no monitoring of anyone private areas.

E: Right to Association

E1: Is there freedom of assembly? Yes

E2: Are NGOs free from excessive government interference?

E3: Are trade unions free to organize? Partially. There are heavy regulations

F: Rule of Law

F1: Is your nation's judiciary independent? Yes, however Imperial Judges are appointed by the Cezary and not elected.

F2: Do your people have the right to due process? Yes

F3: Are people protected from unjustifiable violence? Usually

F4: Are your nation's minorities treated equally under the law? Usually

G: Individual Liberties

G1: Do your people enjoy freedom of movement? Yes

G2: Are your people able to own property and businesses without excessive interference? Yes

G3: Do people in your nation have the right to freely choose their partner and divorce their partner? Yes

G4: Are your people free from economic exploitation? For the most part
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Gualimole
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Postby Gualimole » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:08 am

Poland-Bohemia wrote:
Political Liberties

A: Electoral Process

A1: Is your nation's head of government elected through free and fair elections? Yes, Head of state, No.

A2: Is your nation's legislature elected through free and fair elections? Yes

A3: Are your electoral laws fair and impartial? Yes

B: Political Pluralism and Participation

B1: Are people free to easily form political parties or organizations?

B2: Can the opposition increase its support or gain power electorally?

B3: Are the people's choices not interfered by nondemocratic forces?

B4: Do your country's minorities possess full political liberties and the opportunity to win elections?

C: Government Functions

C1: Do the head of government and national legislature determine policy? Yes

C2: Are there strong and effective laws and guidelines against corruption?

C3: Is your nation's government transparent and open? Mostly

Civil Liberties

D: Freedom of Speech and Religion Both, strong religious bias to Catholicism in Polish part of realm including a few old laws banning alternative religions.

D1: Is your nation's media free and independent? Yes

D2: Are people free to express their religious preferences in public and in private? legally yes. In Poland, there is some social stigma towards publically being a non catholic. Bohemia is much more tolerant.

D3: Does your nation have academic freedom and does its education system refrain from excessive indoctrination? For the most part

D4: Are your people free to express themselves without fear of surveillance or retribution? Many public areas have surveilance cameras but there is no monitoring of anyone private areas.

E: Right to Association

E1: Is there freedom of assembly? Yes

E2: Are NGOs free from excessive government interference?

E3: Are trade unions free to organize? Partially. There are heavy regulations

F: Rule of Law

F1: Is your nation's judiciary independent? Yes, however Imperial Judges are appointed by the Cezary and not elected.

F2: Do your people have the right to due process? Yes

F3: Are people protected from unjustifiable violence? Usually

F4: Are your nation's minorities treated equally under the law? Usually

G: Individual Liberties

G1: Do your people enjoy freedom of movement? Yes

G2: Are your people able to own property and businesses without excessive interference? Yes

G3: Do people in your nation have the right to freely choose their partner and divorce their partner? Yes

G4: Are your people free from economic exploitation? For the most part


I am sorry, but I cannot give you an aggregate freedom score as you have not finished the questionnaire.

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Laurenburg
Secretary
 
Posts: 36
Founded: Aug 10, 2017
Father Knows Best State

Postby Laurenburg » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:09 am

Political Liberties

A: Electoral Process

A1: Is your nation's head of government elected through free and fair elections? No way.

A2: Is your nation's legislature elected through free and fair elections? Nope.

A3: Are your electoral laws fair and impartial? Generally, but elections only occur on local levels.

B: Political Pluralism and Participation

B1: Are people free to easily form political parties or organizations? No, but to an extent

B2: Can the opposition increase its support or gain power electorally? No, but on a local level.

B3: Are the people's choices not interfered by nondemocratic forces? Rarely.

B4: Do your country's minorities possess full political liberties and the opportunity to win elections? Yes.

C: Government Functions

C1: Do the head of government and national legislature determine policy? Yes.

C2: Are there strong and effective laws and guidelines against corruption? No.

C3: Is your nation's government transparent and open? Not if it doesn't want to be.

Civil Liberties

D: Freedom of Speech and Religion

D1: Is your nation's media free and independent? Yes.

D2: Are people free to express their religious preferences in public and in private? Yes.

D3: Does your nation have academic freedom and does its education system refrain from excessive indoctrination? No.

D4: Are your people free to express themselves without fear of surveillance or retribution? No.

E: Right to Association

E1: Is there freedom of assembly? Yes, but can be revoked in certain circumstances.

E2: Are NGOs free from excessive government interference? No.

E3: Are trade unions free to organize? Yes.

F: Rule of Law

F1: Is your nation's judiciary independent? They're supposed to be, but sometimes aren't.

F2: Do your people have the right to due process? No.

F3: Are people protected from unjustifiable violence? Yes.

F4: Are your nation's minorities treated equally under the law? Currently and throughout history, yes.

G: Individual Liberties

G1: Do your people enjoy freedom of movement? Yes.

G2: Are your people able to own property and businesses without excessive interference? Yes.

G3: Do people in your nation have the right to freely choose their partner and divorce their partner? Yes.

G4: Are your people free from economic exploitation? None has ever occurred.

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Paradeavenlisian States
Spokesperson
 
Posts: 104
Founded: Feb 10, 2019
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Paradeavenlisian States » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:10 am

Political Liberties

A: Electoral Process

A1: Is your nation's head of government elected through free and fair elections?
Yes.
A2: Is your nation's legislature elected through free and fair elections?
Yes.
A3: Are your electoral laws fair and impartial?
Yes.
B: Political Pluralism and Participation

B1: Are people free to easily form political parties or organizations?
Mostly yes, there is only non-excessive membership criteria.

B2: Can the opposition increase its support or gain power electorally?
Yes.
B3: Are the people's choices not interfered by nondemocratic forces?
Yes.
B4: Do your country's minorities possess full political liberties and the opportunity to win elections?
Yes.
C: Government Functions

C1: Do the head of government and national legislature determine policy?
Yes.
C2: Are there strong and effective laws and guidelines against corruption?
Yes.
C3: Is your nation's government transparent and open?
Yes.
Civil Liberties

D: Freedom of Speech and Religion

D1: Is your nation's media free and independent?
Yes.
D2: Are people free to express their religious preferences in public and in private?
Yes.
D3: Does your nation have academic freedom and does its education system refrain from excessive indoctrination?
Yes to both.
D4: Are your people free to express themselves without fear of surveillance or retribution?
Yes.
E: Right to Association

E1: Is there freedom of assembly?
Yes to both.
E2: Are NGOs free from excessive government interference?
Yes.
E3: Are trade unions free to organize?
Yes.
F: Rule of Law

F1: Is your nation's judiciary independent?
Yes.
F2: Do your people have the right to due process?
Yes.
F3: Are people protected from unjustifiable violence?
Yes.
F4: Are your nation's minorities treated equally under the law?
Absolutely yes and they always have been.
G: Individual Liberties

G1: Do your people enjoy freedom of movement?
Yes.
G2: Are your people able to own property and businesses without excessive interference?
Yes.
G3: Do people in your nation have the right to freely choose their partner and divorce their partner?
Yes.
G4: Are your people free from economic exploitation?
Yes.
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A mystical,isolated archipelagic nation, well known for its magicians, hobbit-like houses, phoenixes, devotion to social welfare and healthcare, its pecular energy, its isolation, its eco-friendly policies, and its hazardous permanent storm ring. The nation is packed with mystical creatures, landscapes, myths, legends, secrets, absurd natural phenomena, treasures, plants, structures, monuments, temples, and many other things found nowhere else.
In addition, we don't use all NS stats or policies and we are not defenceless either(yes I'm talking to you F7ers).
Note:Don't confuse us with The Hobbit or Harry Potter or Neverending story...or you will see.....

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Poland-Bohemia
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Posts: 3
Founded: Feb 13, 2019
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Poland-Bohemia » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:14 am

Gualimole wrote:
Poland-Bohemia wrote:
Political Liberties

A: Electoral Process

A1: Is your nation's head of government elected through free and fair elections? Yes, Head of state, No.

A2: Is your nation's legislature elected through free and fair elections? Yes
I noticed that myself, just got done finishing it.
A3: Are your electoral laws fair and impartial? Yes

B: Political Pluralism and Participation

B1: Are people free to easily form political parties or organizations?

B2: Can the opposition increase its support or gain power electorally?

B3: Are the people's choices not interfered by nondemocratic forces?

B4: Do your country's minorities possess full political liberties and the opportunity to win elections?

C: Government Functions

C1: Do the head of government and national legislature determine policy? Yes

C2: Are there strong and effective laws and guidelines against corruption?

C3: Is your nation's government transparent and open? Mostly

Civil Liberties

D: Freedom of Speech and Religion Both, strong religious bias to Catholicism in Polish part of realm including a few old laws banning alternative religions.

D1: Is your nation's media free and independent? Yes

D2: Are people free to express their religious preferences in public and in private? legally yes. In Poland, there is some social stigma towards publically being a non catholic. Bohemia is much more tolerant.

D3: Does your nation have academic freedom and does its education system refrain from excessive indoctrination? For the most part

D4: Are your people free to express themselves without fear of surveillance or retribution? Many public areas have surveilance cameras but there is no monitoring of anyone private areas.

E: Right to Association

E1: Is there freedom of assembly? Yes

E2: Are NGOs free from excessive government interference?

E3: Are trade unions free to organize? Partially. There are heavy regulations

F: Rule of Law

F1: Is your nation's judiciary independent? Yes, however Imperial Judges are appointed by the Cezary and not elected.

F2: Do your people have the right to due process? Yes

F3: Are people protected from unjustifiable violence? Usually

F4: Are your nation's minorities treated equally under the law? Usually

G: Individual Liberties

G1: Do your people enjoy freedom of movement? Yes

G2: Are your people able to own property and businesses without excessive interference? Yes

G3: Do people in your nation have the right to freely choose their partner and divorce their partner? Yes

G4: Are your people free from economic exploitation? For the most part


I am sorry, but I cannot give you an aggregate freedom score as you have not finished the questionnaire.

Yeah I noticed that myself, I just finished editing it.
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The Pikmin
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Posts: 14
Founded: Aug 15, 2017
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby The Pikmin » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:16 am

Political Liberties

A: Electoral Process

A1: Is your nation's head of government elected through free and fair elections? No.

A2: Is your nation's legislature elected through free and fair elections? No, elections are highly susceptible to corruption.

A3: Are your electoral laws fair and impartial? Yes.

B: Political Pluralism and Participation

B1: Are people free to easily form political parties or organizations? Yes.

B2: Can the opposition increase its support or gain power electorally? Yes.

B3: Are the people's choices not interfered by nondemocratic forces? No.

B4: Do your country's minorities possess full political liberties and the opportunity to win elections? Yes.

C: Government Functions

C1: Do the head of government and national legislature determine policy? Yes.

C2: Are there strong and effective laws and guidelines against corruption? No.

C3: Is your nation's government transparent and open? Generally, yes.

Civil Liberties

D: Freedom of Speech and Religion

D1: Is your nation's media free and independent? Yes.

D2: Are people free to express their religious preferences in public and in private? Yes.

D3: Does your nation have academic freedom and does its education system refrain from excessive indoctrination? No.

D4: Are your people free to express themselves without fear of surveillance or retribution? Yes.

E: Right to Association

E1: Is there freedom of assembly? Yes.

E2: Are NGOs free from excessive government interference? No.

E3: Are trade unions free to organize? No.

F: Rule of Law

F1: Is your nation's judiciary independent? Not usually.

F2: Do your people have the right to due process? Yes.

F3: Are people protected from unjustifiable violence? No.

F4: Are your nation's minorities treated equally under the law? Yes.

G: Individual Liberties

G1: Do your people enjoy freedom of movement? Yes.

G2: Are your people able to own property and businesses without excessive interference? Yes.

G3: Do people in your nation have the right to freely choose their partner and divorce their partner? Yes.

G4: Are your people free from economic exploitation? No way, economic exploitation is the basis of The Pikmin's economy.
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Estonland
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Posts: 169
Founded: Mar 29, 2017
Mother Knows Best State

Postby Estonland » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:16 am

Is it normal my reply got deleted?
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In Character: Constitutional Monarchy, Nordic Liberal Conservatism, Germanic, Anti-Communist, Anti-Fascist. A Germanic constitutional monarchy in the year 1968 CE
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Estonland
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Posts: 169
Founded: Mar 29, 2017
Mother Knows Best State

Postby Estonland » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:18 am

Political Liberties

A: Electoral Process

A1: Is your nation's head of government elected through free and fair elections? Yes

A2: Is your nation's legislature elected through free and fair elections? Yes

A3: Are your electoral laws fair and impartial? Yes

B: Political Pluralism and Participation

B1: Are people free to easily form political parties or organizations? Yes

B2: Can the opposition increase its support or gain power electorally? Yes

B3: Are the people's choices not interfered by nondemocratic forces? Yes

B4: Do your country's minorities possess full political liberties and the opportunity to win elections? Yes

C: Government Functions

C1: Do the head of government and national legislature determine policy? Yes

C2: Are there strong and effective laws and guidelines against corruption? Yes

C3: Is your nation's government transparent and open? No

Civil Liberties

D: Freedom of Speech and Religion

D1: Is your nation's media free and independent? Yes

D2: Are people free to express their religious preferences in public and in private? Yes

D3: Does your nation have academic freedom and does its education system refrain from excessive indoctrination? Yes

D4: Are your people free to express themselves without fear of surveillance or retribution? No

E: Right to Association

E1: Is there freedom of assembly? Yes

E2: Are NGOs free from excessive government interference? No

E3: Are trade unions free to organize? No

F: Rule of Law

F1: Is your nation's judiciary independent? Yes

F2: Do your people have the right to due process? Yes

F3: Are people protected from unjustifiable violence? Yes

F4: Are your nation's minorities treated equally under the law? Yes

G: Individual Liberties

G1: Do your people enjoy freedom of movement? Yes

G2: Are your people able to own property and businesses without excessive interference? Yes

G3: Do people in your nation have the right to freely choose their partner and divorce their partner? Yes

G4: Are your people free from economic exploitation? Yes
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Christian Confederation
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Posts: 1129
Founded: Dec 12, 2018
Moralistic Democracy

Postby Christian Confederation » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:19 am

Political Liberties

A: Electoral Process

A1: Is your nation's head of government elected through free and fair elections? No.

A2: Is your nation's legislature elected through free and fair elections? Yes.

A3: Are your electoral laws fair and impartial? Yes.

B: Political Pluralism and Participation

B1: Are people free to easily form political parties or organizations? No.

B2: Can the opposition increase its support or gain power electorally? No.

B3: Are the people's choices not interfered by nondemocratic forces? Yes.

B4: Do your country's minorities possess full political liberties and the opportunity to win elections? No.

C: Government Functions

C1: Do the head of government and national legislature determine policy? Yes.

C2: Are there strong and effective laws and guidelines against corruption? Yes.

C3: Is your nation's government transparent and open? Yes.

Civil Liberties

D: Freedom of Speech and Religion

D1: Is your nation's media free and independent? Yes unless it's news.

D2: Are people free to express their religious preferences in public and in private? Yes.

D3: Does your nation have academic freedom and does its education system refrain from excessive indoctrination? Yes.

D4: Are your people free to express themselves without fear of surveillance or retribution? Yes.

E: Right to Association

E1: Is there freedom of assembly? Yes.

E2: Are NGOs free from excessive government interference? Yes.

E3: Are trade unions free to organize? Yes.

F: Rule of Law

F1: Is your nation's judiciary independent? Yes.

F2: Do your people have the right to due process? Yes.

F3: Are people protected from unjustifiable violence? Yes.

F4: Are your nation's minorities treated equally under the law? Yes.

G: Individual Liberties

G1: Do your people enjoy freedom of movement? Yes.

G2: Are your people able to own property and businesses without excessive interference? Yes.

G3: Do people in your nation have the right to freely choose their partner and divorce their partner? Yes but they can't devorce.

G4: Are your people free from economic exploitation? Yes.
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The United States of Ibica
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Posts: 356
Founded: Mar 02, 2018
New York Times Democracy

Postby The United States of Ibica » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:23 am

Political Liberties

A: Electoral Process

A1: Is your nation's head of government elected through free and fair elections? Yes

A2: Is your nation's legislature elected through free and fair elections? Yes

A3: Are your electoral laws fair and impartial? Yes

B: Political Pluralism and Participation

B1: Are people free to easily form political parties or organizations? Yes

B2: Can the opposition increase its support or gain power electorally? Yes

B3: Are the people's choices not interfered by nondemocratic forces? Yes

B4: Do your country's minorities possess full political liberties and the opportunity to win elections? Yes

C: Government Functions

C1: Do the head of government and national legislature determine policy? Yes

C2: Are there strong and effective laws and guidelines against corruption? Yes

C3: Is your nation's government transparent and open? Yes

Civil Liberties

D: Freedom of Speech and Religion

D1: Is your nation's media free and independent? Yes

D2: Are people free to express their religious preferences in public and in private? Yes

D3: Does your nation have academic freedom and does its education system refrain from excessive indoctrination? Yes

D4: Are your people free to express themselves without fear of surveillance or retribution? Yes

E: Right to Association

E1: Is there freedom of assembly? Yes

E2: Are NGOs free from excessive government interference? Yes

E3: Are trade unions free to organize? Yes

F: Rule of Law

F1: Is your nation's judiciary independent? Yes

F2: Do your people have the right to due process? Yes

F3: Are people protected from unjustifiable violence? Yes

F4: Are your nation's minorities treated equally under the law? Yes

G: Individual Liberties

G1: Do your people enjoy freedom of movement? Yes

G2: Are your people able to own property and businesses without excessive interference? Yes

G3: Do people in your nation have the right to freely choose their partner and divorce their partner? Yes

G4: Are your people free from economic exploitation? Yes
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American Pere Housh
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Posts: 950
Founded: Jan 12, 2019
Moralistic Democracy

Postby American Pere Housh » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:25 am

Political Liberties

A: Electoral Process

A1: Is your nation's head of government elected through free and fair elections?no

A2: Is your nation's legislature elected through free and fair elections?no

A3: Are your electoral laws fair and impartial?no

B: Political Pluralism and Participation

B1: Are people free to easily form political parties or organizations?no

B2: Can the opposition increase its support or gain power electorally?no

B3: Are the people's choices not interfered by nondemocratic forces?no

B4: Do your country's minorities possess full political liberties and the opportunity to win elections?N/A

C: Government Functions

C1: Do the head of government and national legislature determine policy?Yes

C2: Are there strong and effective laws and guidelines against corruption?no

C3: Is your nation's government transparent and open?no

Civil Liberties

D: Freedom of Speech and Religion

D1: Is your nation's media free and independent?Yes

D2: Are people free to express their religious preferences in public and in private?Yes

D3: Does your nation have academic freedom and does its education system refrain from excessive indoctrination?no

D4: Are your people free to express themselves without fear of surveillance or retribution?no

E: Right to Association

E1: Is there freedom of assembly?no

E2: Are NGOs free from excessive government interference?Yes

E3: Are trade unions free to organize?no

F: Rule of Law

F1: Is your nation's judiciary independent?No

F2: Do your people have the right to due process?no

F3: Are people protected from unjustifiable violence?Yes

F4: Are your nation's minorities treated equally under the law?Yes

G: Individual Liberties

G1: Do your people enjoy freedom of movement?Yes

G2: Are your people able to own property and businesses without excessive interference?Yes

G3: Do people in your nation have the right to freely choose their partner and divorce their partner?Yes

G4: Are your people free from economic exploitation?Yes
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Sougra
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Posts: 235
Founded: Mar 20, 2018
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Sougra » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:28 am

Political Liberties

A: Electoral Process

A1: Is your nation's head of government elected through free and fair elections? Yes.

A2: Is your nation's legislature elected through free and fair elections? Yes.

A3: Are your electoral laws fair and impartial? Yes.

B: Political Pluralism and Participation

B1: Are people free to easily form political parties or organizations? Yes.

B2: Can the opposition increase its support or gain power electorally? Yes. Easily so.

B3: Are the people's choices not interfered by nondemocratic forces? Our people are free to do what they wish so long as it is not illegal.

B4: Do your country's minorities possess full political liberties and the opportunity to win elections? Yes.

C: Government Functions

C1: Do the head of government and national legislature determine policy? Yes.

C2: Are there strong and effective laws and guidelines against corruption? Yes.

C3: Is your nation's government transparent and open? Yes. Unless there are massive security risks, but in general, the government is considered incredibly transparent and open.

Civil Liberties

D: Freedom of Speech and Religion

D1: Is your nation's media free and independent? Yes.

D2: Are people free to express their religious preferences in public and in private? Yes.

D3: Does your nation have academic freedom and does its education system refrain from excessive indoctrination? Yes. So long as the curriculum is taught, schools can teach the way they wish, granted they don't go against any laws which is somewhat hard to do. As for indoctrination, the only indoctrination, so to speak, is for the students to learn to think critically, to not be biased, or assume. Teachers are allowed to give personal opinions, but are not allowed to force them upon students or create an environment that makes it seem that way.

D4: Are your people free to express themselves without fear of surveillance or retribution? Yes.

E: Right to Association

E1: Is there freedom of assembly? Yes.

E2: Are NGOs free from excessive government interference? Yes. So long as they state where the money is being spent and it checks out upon investigation, and that they are not doing anything illegal.

E3: Are trade unions free to organize? Yes.

F: Rule of Law

F1: Is your nation's judiciary independent? Yes.

F2: Do your people have the right to due process? Yes.

F3: Are people protected from unjustifiable violence? Yes.

F4: Are your nation's minorities treated equally under the law? Yes.

G: Individual Liberties

G1: Do your people enjoy freedom of movement? Yes.

G2: Are your people able to own property and businesses without excessive interference? They would need to complete some forms and the like and get them confirmed, but otherwise, yes.

G3: Do people in your nation have the right to freely choose their partner and divorce their partner? Yes.

G4: Are your people free from economic exploitation? Depends on the definition. Workers can fight for their rights, and the current system actively makes sure that everyone involved in the workplace isn't being exploited, and a majority of citizens agree that's the case. However, legislation is always being proposed to prevent any economic exploitation from happening.
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Ostyrovia
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Posts: 2
Founded: Feb 24, 2019
Ex-Nation

Postby Ostyrovia » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:42 am

*Notice: The Republic of Ostyrovia is currently in a transitional state of Government in the midst of a civil war between the former Ostyrovian Soviet and elements of the military supported by civilian militia. All responses to the questionnaire are based on the preliminary draft of a constitution that will take effect following the conclusion of the war*

Political Liberties

A: Electoral Process

A1: Is your nation's head of government elected through free and fair elections? Yes

A2: Is your nation's legislature elected through free and fair elections? Yes

A3: Are your electoral laws fair and impartial? Communist parties are to be outlawed, and members of these parties are to be found and tried for crimes against the Ostyrovian people.

B: Political Pluralism and Participation

B1: Are people free to easily form political parties or organizations? All parties including, but not limited to, Marxism, Maoism, Stalinism, Marxist-Leninism and Agrarian Socialism are to be forbidden from organising. Legality of Parties that align with Democratic Socialism or its variants are to be determined.

B2: Can the opposition increase its support or gain power electorally? If they fall into aforementioned categories, no.

B3: Are the people's choices not interfered by nondemocratic forces? If they fall under aforementioned categories, no.

B4: Do your country's minorities possess full political liberties and the opportunity to win elections? Yes

C: Government Functions

C1: Do the head of government and national legislature determine policy? Yes

C2: Are there strong and effective laws and guidelines against corruption? Yes

C3: Is your nation's government transparent and open? Yes

Civil Liberties

D: Freedom of Speech and Religion People will have the right to Express and hold political views but Communists will not be allowed to seek political power.

D1: Is your nation's media free and independent? Yes

D2: Are people free to express their religious preferences in public and in private? Yes

D3: Does your nation have academic freedom and does its education system refrain from excessive indoctrination? The crimes of the Ostyrovian Soviet and the crimes of communists against the Ostyrovian peoples will be studied in depth.

D4: Are your people free to express themselves without fear of surveillance or retribution? Underground political groups espousing aforementioned ideologies will be investigated and criminalized. Former government members will be prosecuted.

E: Right to Association

E1: Is there freedom of assembly? Yes, as long as it is not in the name of aforementioned ideologies.

E2: Are NGOs free from excessive government interference? Yes

E3: Are trade unions free to organize? No

F: Rule of Law

F1: Is your nation's judiciary independent? Yes. The transitional judiciary is held by a Military tribunal but still be gradually replaced by appointed leaders.

F2: Do your people have the right to due process? Yes

F3: Are people protected from unjustifiable violence? Yes

F4: Are your nation's minorities treated equally under the law? Yes

G: Individual Liberties

G1: Do your people enjoy freedom of movement? Yes, unless they are former members of the government or accused or suspected of communist activity.

G2: Are your people able to own property and businesses without excessive interference? Yes

G3: Do people in your nation have the right to freely choose their partner and divorce their partner? Yes

G4: Are your people free from economic exploitation? Yes

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Free Republics
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Founded: May 03, 2013
Capitalist Paradise

Postby Free Republics » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:15 am

Political Liberties

A: Electoral Process

A1: Is your nation's head of government elected through free and fair elections? Yes

A2: Is your nation's legislature elected through free and fair elections? Yes

A3: Are your electoral laws fair and impartial? Yes

B: Political Pluralism and Participation

B1: Are people free to easily form political parties or organizations? Yes

B2: Can the opposition increase its support or gain power electorally? Yes

B3: Are the people's choices not interfered by nondemocratic forces? Yes

B4: Do your country's minorities possess full political liberties and the opportunity to win elections? Yes, including full voting rights for non-citzens. Certain Republics have been reserved for undemocratic control by extremist groups under the "Charter Society" program in order to contain such groups and prevent them from coming to power at the federation level.

C: Government Functions

C1: Do the head of government and national legislature determine policy? Yes

C2: Are there strong and effective laws and guidelines against corruption? Elected officials have immunity from prosecution for all decisions made in the course of their campaigns and official duties.

C3: Is your nation's government transparent and open? Yes

Civil Liberties

D: Freedom of Speech and Religion

D1: Is your nation's media free and independent? Yes. The government does influence the press to an extent as they generally desire access to governmental sources. The government does encourage press outlets to avoid covering extremist groups (such as communists, extreme social justice warriors, fascists, ultra-nationalists and theocrats) to minimize the chance of such groups gaining public support.

D2: Are people free to express their religious preferences in public and in private? Yes.

D3: Does your nation have academic freedom and does its education system refrain from excessive indoctrination? The government provides vouchers for all educational institutions, whether public or private, and does not discriminate against or regulate educational institutions on the basis of teaching methods or curriculum.

D4: Are your people free to express themselves without fear of surveillance or retribution? Yes. The security agencies do the usual monitoring but they are not permitted to use evidence in a criminal case unless it is obtained lawfully (i.e. with a warrant granted by a court).

E: Right to Association

E1: Is there freedom of assembly? Yes.

E2: Are NGOs free from excessive government interference? Yes. Groups may engage in whatever advocacy they wish and spend however much they wish to promote ideas or candidates.

E3: Are trade unions free to organize? Yes. Laws differ among Republics. In some, closed shops are legal. In others, employers may require employees to sign contracts pledging not to unionize as a condition of employment. The Supreme Court has ruled that Republics may not prohibit workers from joining unions.

F: Rule of Law

F1: Is your nation's judiciary independent? Yes. Judges at the federation level are appointed for life terms and cannot be removed from office, though there have been proposals to enact a mechanism for voters to recall judges.

F2: Do your people have the right to due process? Yes. Everybody is guaranteed the right to a fair and speedy trial, "speedy" defined by the Supreme Court as "must begin within 3 months of the initial arrest". Bail is limited to a maximum of 10% of the accused's average monthly income over the previous 12 months.

F3: Are people protected from unjustifiable violence? Yes. Everybody has an unlimited constitutional right to own firearms and to utilize them in self-defense. Resisting a clearly wrongful arrest is considered self-defense so police officers have to be careful to refrain from frivolously arresting people (and laws against "disorderly conduct" and "loitering" were ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court).

F4: Are your nation's minorities treated equally under the law? Yes. Private individuals are free to discriminate as they wish (which is a good way to bring a ton of negative publicity down upon them) but discriminatory laws have been deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.

G: Individual Liberties

G1: Do your people enjoy freedom of movement?

G2: Are your people able to own property and businesses without excessive interference? Yes. Starting a limited liability company requires filling out a form and paying a small fee to a Republic, which can be any Republic in the federation and the form can be filled out online or via mail.

G3: Do people in your nation have the right to freely choose their partner and divorce their partner? Yes, though marital contracts that prohibit divorce without the consent of all partners to the marriage are permissible in all Republics. Some Republics prohibit same-sex marriages and/or polygamous marriages (though Consul Scarlett Nicholls has expressed support for a proposed constitutional amendment, called the "Defense of Marriage Amendment", which would define marriage as a union of 2 or more persons, invalidating Republic laws against same-sex marriages and polygamous marriages) and minimum ages vary.

G4: Are your people free from economic exploitation? Depends upon what you mean by "economic exploitation". We have a free market economy with private employers contracting with employees with limited regulation by the government. We also have a banking system where banks are permitted to charge interest (though Republics may cap the permissible rate of interest for loans granted in their Republic) with strong bankruptcy laws allowing for the cancellation of loans that cannot realistically be repaid or which are made with absurd repayment terms. Insurance products are heavily regulated and insurance companies are legally required to pay out 100% of anything that a reasonable person would consider to be a valid claim against a policy. Insurance companies are also prohibited from advertising as the expense of advertising raises premiums and regulations mandate that they must minimize premiums. The sale of non-catastrophic health insurance policies is strictly prohibited as such policies drive up the cost of medical care.
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Trinadaed
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Posts: 297
Founded: Oct 26, 2018
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Trinadaed » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:08 pm

Political Liberties

A: Electoral Process

A1: Is your nation's head of government elected through free and fair elections? Yes

A2: Is your nation's legislature elected through free and fair elections? Yes

A3: Are your electoral laws fair and impartial? Yes

B: Political Pluralism and Participation

B1: Are people free to easily form political parties or organizations? Yes

B2: Can the opposition increase its support or gain power electorally? Yes

B3: Are the people's choices not interfered by nondemocratic forces? Yes

B4: Do your country's minorities possess full political liberties and the opportunity to win elections? Yes

C: Government Functions

C1: Do the head of government and national legislature determine policy? Yes

C2: Are there strong and effective laws and guidelines against corruption? Yes

C3: Is your nation's government transparent and open? Yes

Civil Liberties

D: Freedom of Speech and Religion

D1: Is your nation's media free and independent? YES.

D2: Are people free to express their religious preferences in public and in private? YES!

D3: Does your nation have academic freedom and does its education system refrain from excessive indoctrination? Yes

D4: Are your people free to express themselves without fear of surveillance or retribution? YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

E: Right to Association

E1: Is there freedom of assembly? yes

E2: Are NGOs free from excessive government interference? yes

E3: Are trade unions free to organize? yes

F: Rule of Law

F1: Is your nation's judiciary independent? yes

F2: Do your people have the right to due process? yes

F3: Are people protected from unjustifiable violence? yes

F4: Are your nation's minorities treated equally under the law? yes

G: Individual Liberties

G1: Do your people enjoy freedom of movement? yes

G2: Are your people able to own property and businesses without excessive interference? yes

G3: Do people in your nation have the right to freely choose their partner and divorce their partner? yes

G4: Are your people free from economic exploitation? yes
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Postby Skyhooked » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:34 pm

Political Liberties

A: Electoral Process

A1: Is your nation's head of government elected through free and fair elections? Head of the ruling council is elected by the people (direct democracy style), and any council member may be impeached anytime, if the people desire so, via direct vote.

A2: Is your nation's legislature elected through free and fair elections? Mostly appointed...

A3: Are your electoral laws fair and impartial? Yep.

B: Political Pluralism and Participation

B1: Are people free to easily form political parties or organizations? Yes.

B2: Can the opposition increase its support or gain power electorally? Yes. In theory, it's possible. But if this opposition wants to take away people's freedoms, this is gonna be a hellishly hard task for them. Not because of governemnt interference, but because of people not voting them, or maybe even openly sabotaging... our folks are pretty unruly ya' know.

B3: Are the people's choices not interfered by nondemocratic forces? People can choose whatever reason to make their choice.

B4: Do your country's minorities possess full political liberties and the opportunity to win elections? Yep.

C: Government Functions

C1: Do the head of government and national legislature determine policy? Sort of.

C2: Are there strong and effective laws and guidelines against corruption? Let's just say... if a corrupted official harms the people or state in any way, he's gonna get kicked out.

C3: Is your nation's government transparent and open? Yes. Mostly. We still have some classified military information, we don't want our enemies to know our secrets, right?

Civil Liberties

D: Freedom of Speech and Religion

D1: Is your nation's media free and independent? Yep.

D2: Are people free to express their religious preferences in public and in private? Yes.

D3: Does your nation have academic freedom and does its education system refrain from excessive indoctrination? Yes.

D4: Are your people free to express themselves without fear of surveillance or retribution? Yep, that's a guidline in our constitution.

E: Right to Association

E1: Is there freedom of assembly? Yes.

E2: Are NGOs free from excessive government interference? Yes, but no funny business, like terrorism.

E3: Are trade unions free to organize? Yep.

F: Rule of Law

F1: Is your nation's judiciary independent? Mostly. It's free and independent, sure, but it still has to obey the constitution.

F2: Do your people have the right to due process? Yes.

F3: Are people protected from unjustifiable violence? Yep, with both guns they have, and local police force.

F4: Are your nation's minorities treated equally under the law? Yep, our laws are equal to all.

G: Individual Liberties

G1: Do your people enjoy freedom of movement? Yep. Hell, we don't even have border control.

G2: Are your people able to own property and businesses without excessive interference? Yep, our economy is msotly based on free market.

G3: Do people in your nation have the right to freely choose their partner and divorce their partner? Yep, anytime and anywhere in Skyhooked.

G4: Are your people free from economic exploitation? Yes, and this freedom is protected furiously.
Skyhooked is MT/PMT with a few FT elements. Military is factbook only. NS stats can be used too.
If you wanna know more about this haven of sin: https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=418281&start=300

Our country offers: Alcohol, guns, cigars, weed, gambling, beaches and tons of souvenirs. And our current special: All booze 20% discount. Despite a common stereotype, we are not crime ridden place.

Refreshing News:
Grand debates about national anthem are still there. Manowar - Warriors of the world VS Alestorm - Drink. Which song will win it's place?People still can't decide./We, Skyhookers, will officially stand with Hong Kong! Fight on, dudes!

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Postby Glayji » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:40 pm

Political Liberties

A: Electoral Process

A1: Is your nation's head of government elected through free and fair elections? yes

A2: Is your nation's legislature elected through free and fair elections? yes

A3: Are your electoral laws fair and impartial? yes

B: Political Pluralism and Participation

B1: Are people free to easily form political parties or organizations? yes

B2: Can the opposition increase its support or gain power electorally? yes

B3: Are the people's choices not interfered by nondemocratic forces? yes

B4: Do your country's minorities possess full political liberties and the opportunity to win elections? yes

C: Government Functions

C1: Do the head of government and national legislature determine policy? yes

C2: Are there strong and effective laws and guidelines against corruption? yes

C3: Is your nation's government transparent and open? yes

Civil Liberties

D: Freedom of Speech and Religion

D1: Is your nation's media free and independent? yes

D2: Are people free to express their religious preferences in public and in private? yes

D3: Does your nation have academic freedom and does its education system refrain from excessive indoctrination? yes and yes

D4: Are your people free to express themselves without fear of surveillance or retribution? yes

E: Right to Association

E1: Is there freedom of assembly? yes

E2: Are NGOs free from excessive government interference? yes

E3: Are trade unions free to organize? yes

F: Rule of Law

F1: Is your nation's judiciary independent? yes

F2: Do your people have the right to due process? yes

F3: Are people protected from unjustifiable violence? yes

F4: Are your nation's minorities treated equally under the law? they are treated above the majority it they cannot be arrested

G: Individual Liberties

G1: Do your people enjoy freedom of movement? yes

G2: Are your people able to own property and businesses without excessive interference? yes

G3: Do people in your nation have the right to freely choose their partner and divorce their partner? yes

G4: Are your people free from economic exploitation? yes
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