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The P
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby The P » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:37 am

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 18 years

2 - Driving age? 18 years

3 - Age of sexual consent? 16 years

4 - Voting age? No elections are held in The P

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

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? Sale of alcohol is regulated by the government, but it is free for use. Tobacco is free at the moment, but under heavy regulations and taxation, in order to convince people to cease smoking

7 - Can people have guns? Only for the purpose of their hobbies (hunting etc.)

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: The Social Entity of The P// Informal: The P / Citizens: P-ans

9 - Do you have the death penalty? No

10 - What is the speed limit? At highest, in the freeways, it's 120 km/h.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All religions that do not harm their members are permitted.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - Images of consenting adults (at least 16 years old) engaging in sexual activities are legal

13-Prostitution - Legal, and treated in the same way as all the other occupations

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Legal, and can be made official by the government

15-Homosexuality - Legal; treated just like any other similar preferences

16-Stem cell research - Actively practiced by the government

17-Human Cloning - Same as stem cell research

18-Cock Fighting? - Legal

19-Slavery? - Slavery is illegal

20-Hunting? - Legal, but has to be approved as a hobby by the state due to its hazardous nature

21-Fishing - legal

22-Eating meat? Legal

23-Littering? Light fines are given for littering

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Compulsory in public facilities

25-Suicide? - Rare and Illegal

26 - Gay marriage? - The government registers relationships between two or more over 18-year-old people without there being any restrictions to their genders. However, religious communities are not forced to sanctify these relationships

27-Abortion - Legal, approved nearly always when the mother wishes for it

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Sexual activities between consenting adults are their private matter, and thus legal

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? - Clothing in one's free time is optional, but at work one may be required to wear a uniform

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

31-What system do you have for taxes?
- Progressive income taxation

31aSales tax? - 15% VAT on non-essential products

31bImport/Export tax? - Varies on the product

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? - They go through a series of tests which measure their usefulness to the society

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? - Any people who follow the laws of The P are permitted into the nation

34-What type of government are you? Bureaucratic Paternal Meritocracy

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? - Censorships is only allowed when the material is deemed discriminating anf offensive

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

It is considered extremely bad taste to eat cats.

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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Havensky » Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:52 pm

The Skybound Republic of Havensky

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 18, the legal definition of adult

2 - Driving age? 16, but it should be noted that the Aircities have no cars.

3 - Age of sexual consent? 18, with the exception of the mentally handicapped

4 - Voting age? 18

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

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - Havensky has pretty loose drug laws - all drugs that do not cause large bodily damaged are legal, but some regulation applies. For instance, no driving or working while high.

-Pot - Legal, but not while driving or working

- Tobacco - Legal

- Cocaine - No

-Alcohol - Legal, but not while driving or working

- LSD - No

- Caffeine - Legal

- Heroin - No

7 - Can people have guns? Yes, but they must be licensed. (They have passed safety courses, shooting tests, and have no record of crime)

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

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? Speed limits are set by local laws. There is no national standard

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? Citizens are granted full freedom of religion - so long as they don't hurt anyone

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - Child Pornography is forbidden and heavily punished

13-Prostitution - Technically it's legal...but with our educations system and values it's unheard of

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Our government has nothing to do with marriage.

15-Homosexuality - Our government has nothing to do with marriage.

16-Stem cell research - Yes

17-Human Cloning - No

18-Cock Fighting? No

19-Slavery? - Extremely illegal and taboo - Enslavement of a Skyan is Casus Belli.

20-Hunting? Yes

21-Fishing - Yes

22-Eating meat?- Yes

23-Littering? No

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Like we're really going to get into that

25-Suicide? - Yes, but we look at it as a social/medical problem

26 - Gay marriage? - Our government does not have anything to do with marriage

27-Abortion - Legal, but education programs curb unwanted pregnancies

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? - Rape, Bestiality, Assault are punished severely - anything involving a child dramatically increases punishment.

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

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

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

31aSales tax? No

31bImport/Export tax? Only on weapons

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Born here, serve in the Armada, or live here for 5 years

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Any healthy non-criminal (our laws not the other nations)

34-What type of government are you? Democratic Monarchy

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? None

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? For example – Everyone serves in the Armada - You always help out others in need - Women are treated with respect and dignity - Don't cuss in front of the kiddos. Defend Others From Harm.
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Creencia
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Creencia » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:11 pm

The meaning of illegal or legal doesn't exist. Only recommended exists...people are not forced to do anything but should be able to obbey things that the rest of the society accepts as a 'rule'.

1 - What is the legal drinking age? The proposed drinking age would be 14 (equivalent to human years ofc). And if one breaks the rule shall not be punished but sent to a education program with volountires

2 - Driving age? We do not own or manufacture cars or any similar transportation venchile....Allthough to leave the country traveling over sea (the only way) you must be over 16 and finished the training.

3 - Age of sexual consent? No oppinion from the public curently present about that

4 - Voting age? At the age of 15

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

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? Only chemistry free drugs are allowed and even encouraged to try.

Pot - Yes
Tobaco - Yes
Cocaine - No
Alchohol - Yes
LSD - Occasionaly, even if it not supposto be used by the spoken rules
Coffein - Oftenly used and encouraged
Heorin - No

7 - Can people have guns? Weapons are not allowed to posses in any of the cities.

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

9 - Do you have the death penalty? No

10 - What is the speed limit? We do not own or manufacture venchils

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All religions are allowed and individualy and freely choosen

Which of the following are be legal:

12 - Porn - Our porn industry is unneeded and nonexistent (look 3. for more info)

13 - Prostitution - Is not encouraged

14 - Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - It is up for the people to choose

15 - Homosexuality - Only 2% of people in Creencia are homosexuals and yes it is allowed

16 - Stem cell research - The country doesn't practice such things

17 - Human Cloning - The country doesn't practice such things

18 - Cock Fighting? - Is not acceptable since we stick to the animal protection code.

19 - Slavery? - Slavery is by now way acceptable and is punishable by exile.

20 - Hunting - Herbalisam is awarded but hunting is frown on

21 - Fishing - Only the smaller fish and the ones that are not endangered

22 - Eating meat? - Is not socialy accepted as a concept of the every day

23 - Littering - Strongly frown on. Nature is all that we have and ever needed, running away from a town full of garbage to a beautifull nature that we are going to polute like the city....I dont think so.

24 - Unisex bathrooms? - Indeed there is only such bathrooms in Creencia

25 - Suicide - Very rare and cannot be illegal

26 - Gay marroage? - Never happened before...but we would allow it

27 - Abortion - Is not very popular and is not recomended but there is no one stoping them

28 - What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? No one should go into someones private affairs

29 - Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Optional at all times in all situations

31 - What system do you have for taxes? Taxes are not collected from people.

32 - Sales tax? Look on the answer above

33 - What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? They must be interviewed by a random group of the communities members and if he thinks, acts and supports and respects our ideas he can be addmited in the community

34 - What type of government are you? A community, government has been replaced by its people

35 - To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? The information demands to be free and in no way should it be monitored to censore or edit to the point of bending the truth

36 - Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? (( This calls for a new thread, if one such doesnt exist ))
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Pevisopolis
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Pevisopolis » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:23 pm

The Sovereign Communal Union of Pevisopolis

1 - What is the legal drinking age? Around 17

2 - Driving age? Driving is not used commonly, and therefore there is no recognized minimum driving age. However, starting to Drive is largely considered a Rite of Passage in rural areas, between different communes, and commonly people in these areas start to drive sometime inbetween 13 and 17.

3 - Age of sexual consent? 17

4 - Voting age? Anyone can attend the various Communal Assemblies and vote on issues, however, the average age at which most people start to gain interest in attending these assemblies is around 15.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - over 15, and only when the Child and Parents/Guardians' consent.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - "If it grows in the ground and doesn't need to be heavily refined, go right ahead.":
Pot - Yes
Tobaco - Yes
Cocaine - No
Alchohol - Yes
LSD - Yes
Caffiene - Yes
Heorin - No

7 - Can people have guns? - Yes; gun ownership is largely based on need. For instance, if you live in the country and hunt for a living, get a 30.06. If you need to defend your home from robbers, get a 9 mil. If you have the absolute need to shoot out a TV every couple of months or so (OOC, this is like my Boss IRL XD ), get an AK-47.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called? - Formal: The Sovereign Communal Union of Pevisopolis// Informal: Pevisopolis, The Republic, The Union, "That goddamned hippie commune sneer" / Citizens: Comrades.

9 - Do you have the death penalty? - Yes, but it is reserved only for extreme cases when there is absolutely no doubt that the accused is guilty.

10 - What is the speed limit? - Highway: 45 - 80 mph, City: 20 mph. As stated earlier, Driving is rather rare, and even rarer in cities, although a speed limit is used.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? - All are allowed. However, those which are especially violent or practice/have practiced Human Sacrifices are encouraged to adopt a less bloody ritual to replace the sacrifice. Animal Sacrifices may occur, but preferably under humane conditions.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - Yes, although very few talk about it in public

13-Prostitution - Illegal. Prostitution is almost always for the benefit of the Pimp, and therefore exploitation of labor. If, in any case, a woman or man were to sell his/her body to make money, it would be legal, although it is VERY rare, as no one tends to need money to the point they would go to those ends.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Legal

15-Homosexuality - Legal

16-Stem cell research - Legal

17-Human Cloning - Legal; although uncommon.

18-Cock Fighting? - Legal, although unpopular.

19-Slavery? - ILLEGAL. Slavery is clear and blatant Exploitation of Labor and abuse of Power.

20-Hunting? - Popular in rural areas, and legal.

21-Fishing? - Popular and legal.

22-Eating meat? - LEGAL

23-Littering? - Uncommon, but there are no laws regarding littering, as the majority of Pevisopolis' Citizens are environmentally minded enough not to litter in the first place.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? - Hrmmm?

25-Suicide? - No laws regarding suicide, although Euthanasia is legal.

26 - Gay marriage? - Legal

27-Abortion - Legal

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? - With the exceptions of Rape, Pedophilia, and Necrophilia, all are legal.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? - Wear whatever you want.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? - If so - how would you define "obscene". - ... No. Unless it creates an angry stir at the assemblies, run naked on the tops of buses while shouting/singing "Uncle Fucker" if you somehow feel the need to.

31-What system do you have for taxes? Income tax? Money isn't used on a massive scale; and neither is Taxation within the borders of the Communal Union.

31aSales tax? - See Above

31b Import/Export tax? Any products coming in from a nation or state which uses a standard system of currency is taxed to the advantage of the Union and its People.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? "Citizen" and "Resident" are used interchangeably. If you live in Pevisopolis, you are a citizen.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Anyone who isn't trying to capitalize or exploit the people of the Republic.

34-What type of government are you? A directly democratic, Anarcho-Syndicalist Union of Communes. In essence, a larger, much more technologically advanced form of what Dennis the Communist Peasant is ranting about in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? The government is severely limited, and almost not even a Government per say, and CANNOT censor anyone's work, no matter how stupid or even "Evil" it may be.

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

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Do what you want, as long as it doesn't anger many people.

When in Rome, do whatever the hell you want. Rome isn't anywhere near Pevisopolis.

When in private, MIND YOUR OWN DAMN BUSINESS.

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Marranda
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Marranda » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:14 am

1.
It's illegal
2.
Cars / Trucks 18
Trains / Ships 22
3.
18
4.
18 - it's mandatory to vote, those that don't recieve fines. A service is provided to those who are unable to attend (due to being in hospital, disability etc.)
5.
18
6.
All are illegal - drug offences are highly punished
7.
Only police are entitled to weapons, but there are strick rules on when they use them
8.
The Rupublic of Marranda / Marranda / Marren
9.
No but there is life in prison
10.
Roads: 60km/h
Highways: 120km/h
Trains: 300km/h
Ships: Dependent on what type of ship. All ships MUST be equipped with a speed limit booklet.
11.
Citizens have a right to their religion
12.
Rape and child sex is illegal
13.
Illegal on the streets
14.
?
15.
Citizens have a right to their sexual orientation
16.
Used but is slowly being replaced with a better solution
17.
Illegal
18.
Illegal and punished heavily
19.
Illegal
20.
Illegal
21.
Illegal
22.
Eat what they want
23.
Never happens
24.
Popular
25.
Never happens BUT Euthanasia is legal
26.
See 15.
27.
Never happens
28.
Only rape and Child sex is illegal
29.
It's optional but nearly all people wear it
30.
?
31.
Noone but people who earn over $10,000 per week have 10%.
32.
To become a resident a person has to have these things:
- No criminal record, in any other nation
- Agreements to the law
- They are not allowed live in historic townships
33.
Everyone is allowed to enter so long as they agree to abide by our laws, and have no criminal record.
34.
Decromatic Socialists
35.
The government reserves the right to censor anything they belive will cause damage to a peaceful society
36.
Report stuck up and rude rich people - it's an offence and they'll be charged
Free speech is ok, but don't go too far
Do not fight with other citizens, work it out in a peaceful and orderly way
Always be repectful of the disabled and allow them to have your seat unless they are rude about it
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El Aguante
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby El Aguante » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:37 am

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 18

2 - Driving age? 16 minimum, and that's after a strict and rigorouse driver's test.

3 - Age of sexual consent? 16 as long as both parties are under the age of 18

4 - Voting age? 18

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

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

-Pot - Legal and regulated by the health department, proceeds got to farmers and hospitals (who also work together cooperativley)

- Tobacco - Legal but very unpopular, usually used by hookah clubs

- Cocaine - Legal but only distributed by cocaine bars, intoxicated in public is severly punished, not really at all popular.

-Alcohol - Legal, Micro-Brewing extremely popular and hard liqour sales are minor

- LSD - Legal at certain festivals, distribution is very similar to the distribution of marijuana

- Caffeine - Legal, mom-and-pop cafes are popular, similar to alcohol

- Heroin - Very illegal and socially/culturally unacceptable.

- Other? Psychedelic Mushrooms, Peyote, DMT, and other mild forms of hallucinogens are treated similarly to LSD.

7 - Can people have guns? Firearms are not only legal but strongly incouraged. Firearm safety and science is a national pasttime. All males upon reaching the age of 18 are given an Assault Rifle and three cases of ammunition and are registered with The Militia (provided they are not enlisted as members of the regular military).

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: The Rogue Nation of El Aguante// Informal: El Aguante/ Citizens: Aguante

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes, and it's very rare. The rarity of it makes the act of a death penalty rather ceremonial.

10 - What is the speed limit? On each side of the highway there are five lanes, the ones closer to the middle of higher speed limits.

11 - What types of religions are permitted or restricted? Almost all relegions are permitted socially and legally. Religious figures or bodies are not allowed to participate in political functions and any suspicouse political movements that may have any religiouse backing are not socially tolerated.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - Legal, certain forms of kink are harder to find.

13-Prostitution - Heavily regulated and taxed by the health department.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Polygamy is legal under the circumstance that all parties are involved in the same union.

15-Homosexuality - Not much of an issue, homosexuality is treated just as normally as any other sexual union.

16-Stem cell research - Publically supported and well under study by the Health Department.

17-Human Cloning - Not a major topic yet, still under discussion by the health department.

18-Cock Fighting? Considered animal abuse, strictly punishable.

19-Slavery? - Any and all forms of endentured servitude are not only illegal but extreme cultural taboos.

20-Hunting? Common, animal conservation and ecological health are well paid attention to.

21-Fishing - see above

22-Eating meat? Not that big of an issue.

23-Littering? Considered a Misdomeaner

24-Unisex bathrooms ? They exist

25-Suicide? - Treated as euthenasia

26 - Gay marriage? - See 14, 15

27-Abortion - Happens under the guidance of medical professionals under strict circumstances.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Rape and Pedophilia/ Child Abuse are punishable by death.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Clothing optional, but usually only in certain occasions does anybody go around stark naked.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? Only around Schools.

31-What system do you have for taxes? That's classified

31aSales tax? That's classified

31bImport/Export tax? That's classified

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Must be born native. Citizenship is not granted to any foreigners.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? We allow 90 day visitation visas, renewal of visas can be taken up at the Foreign embassy.

34-What type of government are you? A Libertarian Constitutionalist Government

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? Censorship of the media is very prohibited by the government

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

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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Kim Jong-ilia » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:40 am

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 17

2 - Driving age? 17

3 - Age of sexual consent? 17

4 - Voting age? 17 (vote is only for representatives of constituencies at the Supreme People's Assembly)

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

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

- Pot - Illegal, if in possession, death

- Tobacco - Allowed but taxed at 5%

- Cocaine - Illegal, if in possession, death

- Alcohol - Legal, but operating under the influence, death

- LSD - Illegal, if in possession, death

- Caffeine - Legal

- Heroin - Illegal, if in possession, death

- Other? - None

7 - Can people have guns? -
Citizens are allowed to have Nagant M1895 revolvers but nothing more powerful or larger unless in military

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: The People's Republic of Kim Jong-Ilia// Informal: Kim Jong-Ilia / Citizens: Kim Jong-Ilians

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? On highways the limit is 110km/h. Streets on the other do not to have limits.

11 - What types of religions are permitted? None

Which of the following are be legal=

- Porn -
Legal except for pedophilic images and images of rape

- Prostitution - Allowed but highly regulated

- Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Legal

- Homosexuality - Legal

- Stem cell research - Legal

- Human Cloning - Illegal to clone whole human, just body parts

- Cock Fighting - Illegal, if found involved in one, death

12-Slavery? - Illegal

13-Hunting? Legal

14-Fishing Legal

15-Eating meat? Legal

16-Littering? Illegal, if found doing so, death

17-Unisex bathrooms ? They Exist

18-Suicide? - Very Rare - Euthanasia / Right to Die with Diginity - Legal

19 - Gay marriage? - Legal

20-Abortion - Legal

21- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? None except rape and pedophilia

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

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

24-What system do you have for taxes?
No income tax, Native Residents pay a flat 10%; Non-native residents, 20%

24aSales tax? None

24bImport/Export tax? Varies on the product and where it is going to or coming from.

25-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Native born, at least one year service in military, if not native born, pass the Citizenship Exam and/or at least one year in military

26-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Any but we reserve the tight to either deport with prejudice or execute any visitors found violating the law unless they sign a document saying that they confess to the crime and never intend to enter the country again.

27-What type of government are you? Juche Socialist Republic

28-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? When it comes to ‘of interest to Kim Jong-Ilia’ the Dear Leader retains the right of absolute censorship.

29-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? None really
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Sierra Apathia
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Sierra Apathia » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:23 am

The Republic Of Sierra Apathia
1 - What is the legal drinking age? Drinking Alcohol is considered rare, because of the culture here, however, still some people do and we introduced a drinking age, only allowing over 18 years old to be legally drinking.

2 - Driving age? Driving age around here is about 17, because our education system has introduced pre-driving tests so that the youth would be prepared taking real risks.

3 - Age of sexual consent? Must be 18 and should be in a state of consciousness, otherwise classified as rape and legal action will be taken.

4 - Voting age? Around 16, but however, elections are really not enforced but is required to some states.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - An Individual will be pronounced an adult after he had taken a state examination, which tests their maturity. The passing grade must not go below 60%.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - Mostly, although if consumed up to a point of lost consciousness, and he therefore commits a crime, he shall be punished by the Apathian Law system.

-Pot - Relaxed Legally, but is highly discouraged in most of the youth in Sierra Apathia.

- Tobacco - genetically modified, true low tar and nicotine - legal, moderately popular / ungenetically modified, 'wild' legal, relatively unpopular and heavily taxed.

- Cocaine - Illegal, mostly circulated by drug lords, it is a death sentence for one to illegally consume, and traffic narcotics. Possession is carried out with a life sentence.

-Alcohol - legal, Optimum-Popular, but driving under influence is illegal and carried out with a 1-2 year sentence depending on the seriousness of the crime.

- LSD - Illegal, Popular among Southern Youths, carries the same as Cocaine.

- Caffeine - legal, popular - except for within the Elvin/ Sidhe population where it is a mostly fatal toxin and is illegal to sell to them

- Heroin - illegal and virtually unknown, there are other drugs in the Domination that produce better highs without the side effects.

- Other? Many - illegal, how popular varies and some are illegal - mostly a punishable crime and therefore discouraged in the community, taboo for one to be involved in such activities.

7 - Can people have guns? Ownership is legal. However, citizen must be a Citizen for 20 years before being able to possess Arms. After requirements met, he must undergo training and licensing.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal:
Sierra Apathia, Apathia, Apathians.

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? The speed limit is 70 in the north, and generally higher in the south, however western regions, due to its mountainous landscape, has the lowest speed limit-50

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? Islam, Christianity and Judaism and several known Religions are allowed. However Cults are generally unaccepted in the society.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - Southern Regions operate a Muslim code, so Only 3 Broadcasting channels are allowed in the south. Northern states however incorporate Rape, Bondage and pedophilia as an illegal form of Pornography.

13-Prostitution - Not Popular in the East, however popular in the North and west. Prostitution is rare in the south.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Illegal in The north, however in the south, due to Muslim rights, is allowed.

15-Homosexuality - Illegal. No words can describe it.

16-Stem cell research -The Domination is far past this old, proven technology, not used any longer, save for teaching purposes.

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

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

19-Slavery? - Is Extremely Illegal in the nation. Any act will be violently sentenced to Death or Life. However a minor slavery is legal, such as penal slavery, debt slavery and other legal forms of slavery, namely Court Restrictions.

20-Hunting? Very popular - However Hunting Animals In forest reserves can carry a small but serious sentence.

21-Fishing - Above fits best, however hunting endangered species is subject to legal action.

22-Eating meat? Legal, but illegal for one to purposely eat in front of those whose religions do not allow meat as their diet.

23-Littering? A heavy sentence. Therefore the streets are always kept clean.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Applies only to Private property.

25-Suicide? - Barely Common - Euthanasia / Right to Death with Diginity - Partially Legal

26 - Gay marriage? - Marriage is the private affair of those getting married, however is still illegal in the South, East and west.

27-Abortion - Happens Often, Teenage pregnancies can be halted with a fee of 200 Credits and an approval by the Department of Health care.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Bondage, rape and pedophilia are illegal, And sexual activity under influence of alcohol or drugs are illegal.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Optional in The North, West And East, however a strict code of covering your Arms, Legs, and Hair(optional) is required for ladies in the south.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - Yes, however it applies outside of The Boundary of a Home. other than that, that person will face privacy charges.

31-What system do you have for taxes?
- Income tax? Citizens pay no income tax in the north, 92% in most of the country( thats why income is higher in most of the country) ,residents pay a flat 15%; resident citizens of another nationality pay 20%

31aSales tax? A tax of 15% or lower must be enforced.

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

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Must Be qualified or have experienced the natural law, or by Application.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Mostly any except those with international charges against him. Extradition is Rare, however is the Government's decision.

34-What type of government are you? A Federal Constitutional Republic.

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? If it comes to a point where it relies on the information of the people, not the government. The government however is not restrictive but has rights to equalize the ratio in order to achieve fairness and harmony between the government and the people.

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

Postby Lanteanar » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:31 am

1 - Legal drinking age? 16, although parents/legal guardians are expected to control and limit the drinking habits of adolescents until adulthood.

2 - Legal driving age? 16

3 - Age of sexual consent 14, although a clause for 'corruption of minors' exists for cases when consent to sexual relations with adolescents between 14 and 18 is obtained by the means of seduction or deceit. The adolescent, however, must fit the definition of 'honest man/woman' (which also includes Lanteanarii citizenship) for the crime to be applied. Also, a lawsuit may only be initiated by either a minor or their parents/legal guardian.

4 - Voting age? Elections have been outlawed. However, citizens at age 18 and above may be offered local advisory offices by the government.

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

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? Alcohol, caffeine, tobacco.

7 - Can people have guns? Private gun ownership is strictly prohibited, except when the owner has served in the military and is thus considered a reservist. This has made certain professions more or less exclusive to former soldiers, which is actually a deliberate side-effect intended by the government as a means of 'unofficial reward', although no direct legislation exists.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? The Protectorate of Lanteanar
What is the informal name? Lanteanar, or 'The Protectorate' (regional term)
What are people of your nation called Formal? Lanteanarii

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes - for treason, (attempted) murder of a citizen and repeat offenders or on direct decree by the Lord-Protector. Official death sentences are carried out in public. However, both the military as well as the police forces have been suspected to conduct inofficial executions or let people disappear otherwise.

10 - What is the speed limit? Speed within city limits is generally limited to 50 km/h. As ownership of a car is not yet a widespread phenomenon, the government has not yet implemented a speed limit for roads outside the larger cities.

11 - What types of religions are permitted or restricted? The so-called Trinity cult, a small faith based on a trio of ancient local aspect-deities, has been elevated to state religion in a governmental effort to promote cultural unity and convenient values. Other religions are generally tolerated, but heavily taxed and subject to the obstructive laws of the 'Identity Preservation Act'.

12 - Legality of Porn Legal and no fixed boundaries on content, but a governmental commission reserves the right to control distribution. Porn is classified into three categories, with items of category 'A' being readily available, whereas sale of categories 'B' and 'C' requires special license.

13 - Legality of Prostitution Legal with few regulations and interference, but not publicly tolerated in the capital's governmental district.

14 - Legality of Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory Legal, and actually the only way for a non-citizen to marry a citizen (citizen's first partner, who takes precedence in judicial matters, must also be a citizen).

15 - Legality of Homosexuality Legal.

16/17 - do not apply yet

18 - Legality of Cock Fighting Legal.

19 - Legality of Slavery Legal and classified into penal and debit slavery, with different levels of restrictions. Penal slavery can be hereditary and may also apply to prisoners of war, whereas debit slavery can be ordered by court decision.

20 - Legality of Hunting Legal for citizens.

21 - Legality of Fishing Legal for citizens.

22 - Legality of Meat-Consumption Legal.

23 - Legality of Littering Illegal within city limits, not regulated elsewhere yet.

24 - Legality of Unisex Bathrooms Legal and common in the military, though uncommon in civilian life.

25 - Legality of Suicide Euthanasia has recently been legalized.

26 - Legality of Homosexual Unions Legal, though the government allows each cleric active on Lanteanarii soil to decide for him- or herself whether to bless such a union or not.

27 - Legality of Abortion Legal. Adolescents below the age of 14 may be checked in by their parents/legal guardian, otherwise the ultimate decision always rests with the pregnant individual.

28 - What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal? None, as long as mutual consent has been declared and both parties fulfill the age requirement. The basis of consent may be omitted for slaves, although such activities are then limited to 'proper intercourse'.

29 - Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Optional for residents, mandatory for government officials.

30 - Do you have obscenity laws? Primary sexual characteristics have to remain covered at all times. Intercourse and similar activities are generally prohibited. These laws apply to all public spaces, with the exception of nightclubs.

31 - What system do you have for taxes? Tiered income tax (also depending on social class), high import tax on non-essential products (governmental definition).

32 - What is the criteria for someone to become a citizen? Basic citizenship is hereditary, but may also be attained by 10 years of military service and subsequent exam or (under special circumstance) by governmental decree.

33 - What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Tourists may attain a flat 2-weeks-visa by paying a fee. The visa may be renewed once for another 2 weeks, if the applicant is able to produce viable reason. Immigrants must either possess significant personal wealth or produce an employment contract with a Lanteanarii company viable for a minimum of 1 year, and work for a minimum of 10 consecutive years in the country or be deported. Illegal immigrants are summarily sentenced to penal slavery.

34 - What type of government are you? Militaristic dictatorship of single leader assisted by advisory council of influential officials, fascist tendencies. Regional control is in hands of feudal lords (central government authorizes inheritance on individual basis, nobility usually 'awarded' in recognition of military service or civil/corporate influence).

35 - To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? Lanteanar's single TV station is effectively owned by the government, which reserves the right to interfere with the TV program as well as the program of the three private radio stations as per the 'Identity Preservation Act' or by the Lord-Protector's decree.

36 - Aside from laws, what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? Stay true to your word. Marry within your own social class. No public degradation of privately owned slaves.
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Greater Americania » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:32 am

The Nationalist Federation of Greater Americania

1 - What is the legal drinking age? The drinking age is the age of which one is an adult, which is 18.

2 - Driving age? 16

3 - Age of sexual consent? 18

4 - Voting age? There is no voting.

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

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? Marajuana has been legalized.

-Pot - Legal and taxed.

- Tobacco - Legal and taxed.

- Cocaine - Illegal.

-Alcohol - Legal and taxed.

- LSD - Illegal.

- Caffeine - Legal.

- Heroin - Illegal.

- Other? Everything else is illegal with the exceptions of marajuana, tobacco, and alchohol.

7 - Can people have guns? Yes, but they are heavily regulated.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Known as the Nationalist Federation of Greater Americania officially, but is most commonly refered to as Greater Americania or even "GA" or "NFGA".

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes.

10 - What is the speed limit? 40 on most urban streets. 50 on urban sections of freeways and on the open highway speed limits can go as high as 90.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All are permitted however agnosticism is promoted.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - Images of pediphillia & rape are illegal.

13-Prostitution - Heavily regulated and taxed. Brothels are government owned.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Monogamy is the only legal form of marriage.

15-Homosexuality - Illegal.

16-Stem cell research - Legal and promoted.

17-Human Cloning - The technology has not been established but when it is, it will be heavily regualted.

18-Cock Fighting? Tolerated.

19-Slavery? - Slavery is illegal.

20-Hunting? Tolerated, but regulated.

21-Fishing - Completely legal.

22-Eating meat? Promoted.

23-Littering? Punishable as a misdemeanor.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Illegal.

25-Suicide? Illegal. People who attempt suicide are forced by law to get help.

26 - Gay marriage? - Illegal.

27-Abortion - Legal. Men however are given a say.

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

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Optional. Nudity is banned. Certain sexual related clothing is banned.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". - Once again, nudity is banned and certain sexual related clothing is also illegal.

31-What system do you have for taxes?
There is an income tax which is currently 100%. There are many proposals to lower this, which are also supported by the leader.

31aSales tax?Of course. It differs by the product.

31bImport/Export tax? Yes, and it differs by the item.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? To become a citizen as in a Greater Americanian national, you must be born into the Greater Americanian nation. Legal residencies are available to people of other nationalities. To become a citizen as in one who is active in the political system, one must become involved in government because we are a dictatorship rather than a democracy.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? We ban highly violent criminals from other nations (Rapists, murderers, etc.) as well as known members of criminal or terrorist organizations. People may also be banned based on their activities against the NFGA or if they are a citizen of a nation we are hostile to. All others are allowed in.

34-What type of government are you? Nationalist Dictatorship

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

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? For example – Our culture is a common Western culture. (OOC: The NFGA is what my perception of what America would be like if it were to become a Nationalist nation in today's era, so it's culture is near modern American)
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Secretary of Defense: Shane Tomlinson
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby The Grand World Order » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:19 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age? There is no real "age", but everyone must obtain a permit to consume alcohol before they can legally drink. Typically, nobody under 25 succeeds at the tests to obtain a permit.

2 - Driving age? Just like Alcohol, but typical age is 18.

3 - Age of sexual consent? Nobody is allowed to engage in sexual intercourse without obtaining a license, and nobody under 18 is even considered to receive one. This is to prevent the spread of undesirable genes (Communists and the like are denied permits), STDs, and unwanted pregnancy. And yet another license is needed to have a baby without the child being taken by the government (Usually to be placed in the S.T.F. Training Program.)

4 - Voting age? There is no voting. Democracy is a virus.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - 20, but can apply for emancipation beforehand.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - None (Other than tobacco, caffeine and alcohol), and illegal drug dealing is a capital crime for which On-Site Prosecution (I.e., the Officer can perform the execution) is permitted.

-Pot - Not for recreational use, but can be prescribed by a certified MD. Illegal sale, furnishing, etc. results in a Death Warrant.

- Tobacco - Legal, but losing popularity for simulated cigarettes.

- Cocaine - None at all. Dealers are executed.

-Alcohol - Legal and semi-popular; Alcoholics lose their license to drink it.

- LSD - Not legal. Dealers are executed.

- Caffeine - Legal, of course! Extremely popular, though obvious addicts are shunned by the populace.

- Heroin - Illegal. Dealers are executed.

- Other? None.

7 - Can people have guns? Most certainly, for their aid is needed for civil defense when the Communists and Democracies try to invade.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: The Fascist Federation of the Grand World Order// Informal: GWO, Naziland (Derogatory), the Order, the Grand Order, the Grand World Order / Citizens: Orderites, Orderians, Fascists, Federals, Grand Federals.

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? "Ground Grid" in cities, usually 45MPH. Inter-city highways, 80MPH, though some in rather dangerous areas don't have one. Indoor speed limits are usually 25MPH. "Skyroads" in cities are usually 30MPH.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All religions are permitted, except for ones that practice sacrifice on members of the Kingdom Animalia.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - Allowed, but frowned on by society. Pedophilia, rape, homosexual, and MOST (Though not all) fetish videos are banned.

13-Prostitution - Illegal, but the government has a secret "Whore Corps" to bring in more money.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Illegal.

15-Homosexuality - Official marriage is illegal, but homosexuality itself is not. However, society looks down on homosexuality.

16-Stem cell research - A very important part of the Federation. Organs are harvested in droves, stem cells heal the paralyzed, and things previously barred by liberal morality are possible.

17-Human Cloning - Regulated, and the government uses it quite a bit. Hell, the leader of the country is one! (Though only a select few people know.)

18-Cock Fighting? No specific laws against it, but animal cruelty is a very serious crime in the GWO.

19-Slavery? - Not really, though the prison system is effectively slavery.

20-Hunting? Very popular - there is actually considered too much wildlife outside of the cities. The thing is, is that some areas are simply too dangerous to hunt in.

21-Fishing - Saltwater fishing is very popular, but freshwater isn't.

22-Eating meat? Those who don't eat meat are called "Liberal faggots" by society.

23-Littering? Small fines and pissed off cops are the result of littering. Naturally, littering is low except for in lower-class parts of cities.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Rare.

25-Suicide? - Rare - Euthanasia / Right to Death with Diginity - Legal, but the government oversees all applications.

26 - Gay marriage? - Not recognized, but homosexuality itself is not illegal.

27-Abortion - Used as a last resort, not a contraceptive. Healthy fetuses are extracted and placed in artificial wombs, usually for government purposes.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Rape, Pedophilia, Unauthorized (AKA, lack of license), Bondage, Urine/Fecal Fetish Sex, Torture.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Very optional, but fashion designers are labeled as "Liberal-Communistic Faggots" by society.

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

31-What system do you have for taxes?
- Income tax? Changes all the time.

31aSales tax? Yes. Also changes.

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

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Service in the military (Which almost always brings success afterwards, sort of like college), fluency in one of the four national languages, political and intelligence tests. Service in the military can be substituted with service in a Law Enforcement Agency, but only if the immigrant meets the requirements.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Anyone but Communists, Political Rights Activists, Anarchists. The government reserves the right to deny anyone entry for any reason.

34-What type of government are you? Fascist Military-controlled Autocracy.

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? The Government reserves the right to censor anything it wants, but rarely does. This permits Communists, etc to spread a few points, only for the points to be crushed by government Orators, thus making their ideologies look even more ridiculous.
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Linux and the X » Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:28 pm

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

2 - Driving age? There are no age restrictions.

3 - Age of sexual consent? That's an age restriction, isn't it? Therefore, it doesn't exist.

4 - Voting age? See 1, 2, and 3.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - See 1, 2, 3, and 4.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - If you can find it, it's your constitutionally-protected right to use it.

7 - Can people have guns? The right to bear arms, the right to bear bear arms, and the right to arm bears. It's all constitutionally protected.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: The Happily Depressed Hackers of Linux and the X (full) or Linux and the X (short form)// Informal: anything people want to use / Citizens: Luxians

9 - Do you have the death penalty? No

10 - What is the speed limit? If you don't crash, you're doing it right.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? This is a part of freedom of thought. There cannot be restrictions under our constitution.

Which of the following are be legal: ALL Are Legal

12- Porn - A specifically protected right

13-Prostitution - Entirely legal

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - A specifically protected right

15-Homosexuality - A specifically protected right

16-Stem cell research -Entirely legal

17-Human Cloning - Entirely legal

18-Cock Fighting? Not illegal

19-Slavery? - Legal if done without violating the right to freedom from involuntary servitude

20-Hunting? Entirely legal

21-Fishing - Entirely legal

22-Eating meat? Entirely legal

23-Littering? Not illegal

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Entirely legal

25-Suicide? - A constitutionally protected right

26 - Gay marriage? - Marriage is a religious ceremony independent for government. Civil unions exist, and are available to homosexual couples as a constitutional right.

27-Abortion - Entirely legal

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Anything goes (rape, however, is considered a violation of rights and is prosecuted as such)

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

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". - No, nor would the constitution allow it

31-What system do you have for taxes? - None currently

31aSales tax? None currently

31bImport/Export tax? None currently

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Jus sanguinis and jus soli by birth, taking a test (which can be exempted) for foreign citizens

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

34-What type of government are you? Mostly direct democracy (the office of elected manager exists to deal with day-to-day tasks and the office of représentant internationale exists for international representation, both are subject to withdrawal of appointment by referendum)

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? That would be an unconstitutional violation of free expression.
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby The Scandinvans » Sun Jun 07, 2009 7:14 pm

[quote="Tanaara"]National Standards - a list of questions about certain Standards & Legalities for your nation- far more defining than the three NS standards:

The Glorious Empire of the Scandinvans

1 - What is the legal drinking age? None, though slaves have to gain consent of their owner.

2 - Driving age? 14, though bribery can be used to low it.

3 - Age of sexual consent? None on the book, though citizens must be married first (of which their is no minimum age) and for slaves no law exist to prohibit any sort of relations.

4 - Voting age? 19 for men, after serving a year in the armed forces, and 65 for women.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - Technically no lower limit, as once they leave their parent's home they are free from their control.

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

-Pot - Legal

- Tobacco - Legal

- Cocaine - Legal

-Alcohol - Legal

- LSD - Illegal for citizens, can be used on slaves.

- Caffeine - Legal.

- Heroin - Illegal due to the fact the Emperor hates the smell of it.

- Other? Depends on how the Inquisition is feeling.

7 - Can people have guns? Anything that goes boom can be owned.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called The Glorious Empire of the Scandinvans, Scandinvan Empire, Scandinvans

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? on the Throughways there are minimums, on surface streets tend not to have limits save in certain areas - the whole of the nation operates under the concept of driving in an non hazzardous manner.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? Must be a follower of a branch of the Doomani Catholic Church, of which the Scandinvan Catholic Church is subordinate too.

Judaism is technically legal.

All other religions are illegal and punishable by enslavement.

Which of the following are be legal: See for yourself you lazy bums.

12- Porn - Not well defined, by those of definite slave origin can be depicted in any way without facing the Inquisition. Which essentially means

13-Prostitution - A profession illegal for citizens, but female slaves can be freely consorted with by male citizens without any possible repercussions.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Illegal between citizens, but a male owner can maintain relations with any and all female slaves all that he wants without facing any repercussions.

15-Homosexuality - Punishable by a fiery death.

16-Stem cell research - See 17 as it is the same.

17-Human Cloning - Only for slaves, doing to a citizen leads to the pyre.

18-Cock Fighting? No Animal Cruelty Laws, so it is legal.

19-Slavery? -Legal in and shapes and forms. In fact, any non-Catholic or non-protect person can be made the property of the person who turns them overs to the police.

20-Hunting? Go nuts, they have no activists in the Scandinvan Empire.

21-Fishing You can do whatever the hell you want to fish, you can even go fishing for them with depth charges.

22-Eating meat? Legal, and any attempt to protest such events, beyond the Church doing so, will get an individual flogged.

23-Littering? Perfectly on public property because the sales tax pays for slaves to clean up litter.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Punishable by drowning.

25-Suicide? - Very Rare -

26 - Gay marriage? - Punishable by impalement.

27-Abortion - Illegal.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Homosexuality is illegal, but all other types of relations are basically legal.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Optional in day to day events, but at certain festivals and ceremonies it is required.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". Yes, but they are defined on a fairly random occruance by the Scandinvan Catholic Church.

31-What system do you have for taxes? 10%, as all God demands is a tithe.

31aSales tax? 5%

31bImport/Export tax? None.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Father and mother must both be citizens, or have lived in the Empire for three generations with all Scandinvan resident male ancestors served in the Imperial Armed Forces.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Must be approved by a Scandinvan Immigration Committee, or be from an allied nation or be identified as a friend of the empire.

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

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? Allowed to bar heresy and deviancy, so essentially everything.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? For example
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Postby Moubis » Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:04 pm

[quote="Tanaara"]National Standards - a list of questions about certain Standards & Legalities for your nation- far more defining than the three NS standards:

The Domination of Tanaara.

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 16 years

2 - Driving age? 18 years

3 - Age of sexual consent? 20 years

4 - Voting age? 14 years

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

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

7 - Can people have guns? All who pass the test, which includes an IQ test and criminal background test.

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

9 - Do you have the death penalty? No

10 - What is the speed limit? 30 mph on most residential streets

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted?Christianity is the religion that is government funded, but all are allowed to be practiced.

Which of the following are be legal: ALL Are Legal

12- Porn - legal, but no child porn or rape allowed.

13-Prostitution - Legal

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Legal, but uncommon

15-Homosexuality - legal

16-Stem cell research -legal

17-Human Cloning - illegal

18-Cock Fighting? against SPCA law

19-Slavery? -extremely illegal

20-Hunting? legal, but moderated

21-Fishing - see above

22-Eating meat? legal of course

23-Littering? illegal

24-Unisex bathrooms ? legal

25-Suicide? - illegal

26 - Gay marriage? - legal

27-Abortion - very very illegal

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Nothing that is not child related or rape
No, it's optional
30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". - No, just don't be an idiot and have common sense

31-What system do you have for taxes?
32%, higher for the wealthy

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? You must perform Federal Service and, if not native born, pass the Citizenship Exam.

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

34-What type of government are you? Democratic Republic

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? We do not censor it at all. Weather it is good or bad, we want the people to know the truth.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? For example None really. It's all a melting pot of cultures.
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Dostanuot Loj » Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:29 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age? None, although public drunkeness is highly stigmatized socially, alcohol is almost impossible to get outside of public events, and consumption of alcohol anywhere but at public events is also highly stigmatized. Basically nobody drinks except for public events, where anybody can drink.

2 - Driving age? Must be able to vote. Technical age is 14. Realistic restrictions mean you must be a current or former militia member, or a member of the armed forces.

3 - Age of sexual consent? 14.

4 - Voting age? 14, technicly. Must be a citizen. Must have served a minimum one year in the militia, or be an active member. Members of the regular armed forces, Army, Navy, or Republican Guard, may not vote while serving. Militia service is highly popular though.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - Legally 14. Although if they're 40 and still living with their parents, they're under parental control.

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

-Pot - Punished with a nasty prison sentence. Possession of large amounts can be executed for.

- Tobacco - See pot.

- Cocaine - See pot.

-Alcohol - legal for public events. Not illegal for private use, but highly stigmatized and discouraged. Drunkenness can be punished with prison, depending on the circumstances and severity.

- LSD - See pot.

- Caffeine - See pot.

- Heroin - See pot.

- Other? Recreational drugs are highly stigmatized for historical reasons, and are therefor illegal.

7 - Can people have guns? With the proper license, yes. And licenses are easy to attain for small fees and passing of tests.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called
- conventional long form: The Dictorial Republic of Sumer
- conventional short form: Sumer
- local long form: Ale Namenashira Nameshbarkingdu Kalamake
- local short form: Kalam

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? None. Although cars are almost non-existent within cities, and those that are are electric and restricted by the speed of pedestrian traffic around it. Highways between cities have no speed limit, and often see high-speed traffic from those people who buy cars.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? Technically all are permitted. The Sumerian religion is the religion of the state though, and the majority inhabitants. Proselytism is illegal, and thus foreign religions have a hard time setting up due both to lack of native members, and lack of interest on the part of Sumerians in very different foreign religions.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - Legal. Even used religiously.

13-Prostitution - Legal only under the control of a temple. Severly self-regulated because of this.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Legal and common.

15-Homosexuality - Legal and common. Most Sumerian women are bisexual due to cultural beliefs on sex before marriage.

16-Stem cell research -Legal, but regulated.

17-Human Cloning - Not even considered a factor, but heavily regulated if it were ever to be attempted within Sumer.

18-Cock Fighting? - Chickens are not common in Sumer due to the climate, but mistreatment of animals is illegal.

19-Slavery? -Illegal, unless you count the prison system.

20-Hunting? - Legal and popular. Although regulated, and it is culturally considered proper only if you use the carcass for something not just a trophy. Lots of hunting for food year round.

21-Fishing - Legal, with a cheap license. More expensive licenses, tests, and regulation for commercial fishing.

22-Eating meat? - A fact of Sumerian life.

23-Littering? - Not technically illegal, although rare to non-existent due to cultural and climate considerations.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? - The norm.

25-Suicide? - Regulated, but legal for someone who will die anyway.

26 - Gay marriage? - Legal.

27-Abortion - Legal, not considered any different then other minor procedures, and not socially stigmatized.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? - Rape and pedophilia cary a very nasty, sometimes shoot-on-sight, death penalty. But between two consenting adults, who cares? Culturally most girls must stay virgins to marriage, and boys are encouraged to have sex before marriage, in heterosexual relationships. It's complicated.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Optional outside of formal affairs, in a legal sense. The climate however dictates it mandatory.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". - Not really, but then again there are no laws for hitting someone who insults you, within reason.

31-What system do you have for taxes? - Personal income taxes and service taxes on a sliding scale. Sales taxes only on luxury goods. No business income taxes. Property taxes are one time 32% on the appraised value of the property at time of purchase, not on cost of purchase.

31aSales tax? - 10% on luxury (Non-essential) items, must be included in the advertised price.

31bImport/Export tax? Depends on relations with the nation, the item, and the parties directly involved.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? - Minimum one year of service in the militia as a permanent resident, then two tests spaced four months apart.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? - Anyone who doesn't pass customs. No or fake passport, smugglers, people involved in otherwise illegal activity in Sumer, the likes. Also foreign military personnel when invading or at a state of war, with special exemption for treaty talks.

34-What type of government are you? Dictorial Republic. I'm tired of explaining, it's not autocratic.

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? Not at all.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? For example – Oh the gods, don't ask. It's complicated. Just remember, sex is very open, the climate is hot as hell, and Sumerians are not always liking of foreigners.
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Postby YLOKANDIA » Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:44 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 21 or within 5 years of the drinking age AND is willing to pay a modest fee and be required to take a compulsory course on drinking and its side effects.

2 - Driving age?16 and/or is capable of adhering to National Statutes.

3 - Age of sexual consent? 16; relationship with a minor is permissible as long as the age gap is at a maximum of two years, no exceptions and to engage in sexual activity as long as it doesn't result in pregnancy. If this occurs and if both partners do not want to keep the child,the child will be placed in the government-run Spy Academy of the Military of Ylokandia. These facilities are to give the otherwise aborted to live their life in exchange will be baptized with a special water to recognize their complete loyalty to our nation. From there, we will put them in a nursery where they will be tended to by the nursery staff and to re-create a family structure, for each staff person sans Janitorial department will take care of 3 children which will be called a "talo". To ensure they will take care of the children, all staff have been screened to be the most motherly material within the borders of Ylokandia. They will rear the children until they reach the age of 6 in which their training begins. A talo for family structure purposes will never be seperated and once they passed the academy's graduation tests,usually at age 14 or so(if cannot pass graduation tests, will be transferred to Bigla Naidep translation: Suddenly turned off, a special division which specializes in assassination.) they will be sent to a secondary facility to hone, refine skills but also to learn new material which was deemed inappropriate in the previous facility for example sex classes (which in turn, also contribute to another generation of pupils)and introduction to firearms(previous facility only handled with weapon and empty hand martial arts). Early graduation is permitted if he/she cannot only pass but get a 85 or above on the secondary graduation tests, can they graduate early. After completion, they will be given a mission with the assistance and supervision of a "Guardian"-a pupil who has shown superior efficiency in completing their mission and has had 5 yrs of experience in the art of espionage. The talo can only operate on their own, if their "Guardian" gives them the written approval and is approved by the agency that they are capable to complete their mission(s) without assistance from a guardian and/or other units. After 15 years of service, they are either given the right to live a free life and/or become an instructor for either academy(s).
4 - Voting age?16(if younger, must understand on how to vote and if they fully understand what they are doing (not just filling out the form either by paper or through internet with little or no consideration to the candidates and/or issues.)

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? 18 and/or shows that he/she is capable i.e. can not only survive but thrive to be on their own so as not to be dead weight for our nation(despite this, we do have a social services)....we have an extensive test which deals with this issue.

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

7 - Can people have guns? Only if they register with the National agency of firearms. All guns are legal to use for self defense, etc. as long as they do not conflict with any of the above.^^

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called? Same. Ylokos. Ilokanos.
9 - Do you have the death penalty? No
10 - What is the speed limit? Depends where they are that is if they are in a residential, business district, freeway, highway of course they would have to follow the speed that is stated. Anything below or above 20 miles the speed limit and other offenses related and if caught will be handled by the National Police.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? We strive to do our best to uphold the definition of Religious Tolerance. As long as your religion is not based on parodying another religion and is approved by the Department of Religion is more than welcome to practice their religion.

Which of the following are be legal: Everything besides slavery

12- Porn -Yes except for pedophilia/ under-age porn/ bestiality and guro

13-Prostitution -regulated and licenses must be obtained for your respective agency/institution.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - none
15-Homosexuality - Allowed

16-Stem cell research -no

17-Human Cloning -no
18-Cockfighting/dog fighting/_ fighting- is not allowed but if caught will be imposed an exorbitant fine.

19-Slavery? -NEVER
20-Hunting?-Yes hunting is allowed only if you hunt the animal for sustenance and/or is an imminent danger to you and/or other people.We do not allow any of the following and we will punish,fine you accordingly to your crime: Hunting your fellow man, another person's pet(s),endangered species,national symbol i.e. the naturud,poaching(we do not tolerate the act of poaching, we must preserve the flora and fauna of our nation so as for future generations to enjoy) and for sport
21-Fishing ?-yes except fishing for endangered species.Fish that are not the endangered species list are allowed but will be closely monitored by the Department of Wildlife preservation. Overfishing(fishing a species to the brink of extinction) is not allowed and to ensure this act wil never be practiced. If caught doing any of the above, you and all participants will be fined an exorbitant amount for reparations to the country.

22-Eating meat? Yes
23-Littering? We are striving to be one of the most environmentally friendly nations in the region, if not the world. Therefore littering is illegal,

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Yes but sexual activity is only allowed within certain locations i.e. a club places where children aren't allowed so as to not witness the act until is appropriate to teach them of such matters.
25-Suicide? -No
26 - Gay marriage? - Yes allowed if family and/or legal guardian(s) of both participants agree to their union. If no, the couple can marry nonetheless but will have to create a new family name which will be used immediately after the formal occasion to celebrate their new formed marriage or not, depends on the couple. Can only use the respective family name, if the family of the supposed groom agrees. If denied marriage by other than themselves(got stood up by the other partner on wedding day for example), can take it all the way to the supreme court if they must.

27-Abortion -No except in the case of saving the woman's life. The aborted fetus will then be baptized and given a proper funeral.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? rape,incest, bestiality. Everything else is allowed
29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Certain occupations are given the option to wear clothing if it is proven they can show to be more efficient while nude/semi-nude.

30-Do you have obscenity laws?No

31-What system do you have for taxes?

31aSales tax? yes

31bImport/Export tax? yes

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen?Must be at least 16 and pass the citizenship test with a grade of 90% or higher. Anything below 90% but still higher than 70% and is relatively new to the country can opt for a hands-on course(tour with tests) if they have just recently immigrated and are not well informed of our customs, traditions, etc.After 1st attempt, must wait for 3 months to take it again so as to give ample time to review.After 2nd attempt and on, 6 months.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Anybody as long as they do adhere to within any and all statutes of Ylokandia and shows that he/she can benefit the nation.Political asylum is granted if approved.

34-What type of government are you? A conservative, leaning to the left but conservative nonetheless democracy

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

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? We have a lot, to many to state on this questionnaire. :p
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Postby Carnelian Island » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:15 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age? There is no set age but most let their children drink moderately by age 13

2 - Driving age? - No cars

3 - Age of sexual consent? Classification as an Adult - except in those cases when the mentality is not present to give informed, knowing consent. That is then considered the equivalent of rape and is prosecuted accordingly. STD's -, transmission there of- is a whole nother matter.. Lack of Mentality also comprises being under the influence of drugs and or alcohol.

4 - Voting age?- N/A

5 - At what age would someone become an adult - More often than not the parents decide when the person is of age. Breaking out and marrying a 13 is very common so 13 is sometimes considered the defacto adult age

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - Any - However any and all drug use is predecated on the user being Clssified as an Adult, and using the drugs responsibility. Any crime commited under the influence of drugs will be punished with the utmost harshness.

-Pot - legal and popular, but not in public, and operating under the influence is a heavily punished crime. Hard time

- Tobacco -Legal but not widely grown or used

- Cocaine - Very small doses are legal.

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

- LSD - legal only in very small doses

- Caffeine - legal

- Heroin - legal in small doses

- Other? Most commercial pharmaceuticals are banned to preserve the health and well being of the people from the greedy capitalist companies that shove drugs down people's throats. Carnelian offers a rich herbal content that has preserved the people for generations

7 - Can people have guns? Ownership is a Legal Requirement for Citizens to protect the land. Regardless of how one feels of war if the homeland is directly threatened all abled must fight.

8 - What is the official full name of your country?: The Elven People's Republic of Carnelian Island/The Peoples Republic of Carnelian Island.
What is the informal name? The EPRC/PRC, Carnelian Island
What are people of your nation called Formal: Carnelian Elven Populus// Informal: Eleven / Citizens: Carnelian Elven

9 - Do you have the death penalty? No, while executions can be carried out at will, most prisons are horrendous to those who break the law

10 - What is the speed limit? : No cards no roads

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted?: All religion is banned, the once legal Church of Carnelian was officially disbanded by Xiu-tai Li

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn -Consulting is legal forceful is illegal

13-Prostitution - Legal

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Very legal

15-Homosexuality - Very Legal

16-Stem cell research -No legislation for or against it, as it's not practiced

17-Human Cloning - N/A

18-Cock Fighting? Legal

19-Slavery? -Penal Slavery is legal, debit slavery is legal. Ownership Slavery was outlawed a century ago

20-Hunting? Very popular -Eat & use as completely as possible what one hunts, no waste! Non kill 'slap hunting' is very popular and is considered a rite of passage into adulthood in some portions of the Island

21-Fishing - see above

22-Eating meat? Legal

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

24-Unisex bathrooms? Exist

25-Suicide? - You can't punish suicide but Euthanasia is legal

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

27-Abortion - Happens Very, Very Rarely, mostly for medical/therapeutic reasons.

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

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Very much Optional, it is worn for practical purposes and for ornamentation but varies by culture.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? No

31-What system do you have for taxes?
- Income tax? All citizens contribute to the state with moneies or food. Wealth is distributed

31aSales tax? No sales tax

31bImport/Export tax?: No taxes as Carnelian Island only imports from trusted friends

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? You must perform some sort of service and, if not native born, pass the Citizenship Exam. Must be physically healthy

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Generally normal humans (homosapiens) are not permitted in Carnelian Island. A few exceptions have been made for trusted friends. We allow all other non-human species especially elves

34-What type of government are you?: Duocratic Communist Government

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? All media is controlled by the state
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Schrodinger Catu » Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:24 pm

From: The Desk of the Spiritual Underchair
To: The International Community
Regarding:

The Theocracy of Schrodinger Catu- National Standards

1 - What is the legal drinking age? There is no current age at which one can legally drink. One must be of at least bar-counter height however to purchase alcohol.

2 - Driving age? Driving age is an obtuse idea in Schrodinger Catu. Only the elite (i.e. those in direct employ of our Most Glorious Goddess and Empress, or her Holy Seer, Guru Al-Apopishon) are currently legally able to drive fuel consuming vehicles. All other residents may use the common mode of day-to-day travel via the common mule at any age.

3 - Age of sexual consent? With current laws and by-laws regarding public nudity in Schrodinger Catu, it is of no surprise that from time to time public acts of what some might consider a sexual nature occur. Once the spiritual advisers to a particular family (much like some of the other "physicians" that care for families in other countries) have declared an adolescent of a child bearing age, no further repercussions would be taken against an individual partaking in any act with said willing participant.

4 - Voting age? Because the glorious citizens of Schrodinger Catu have had this troubling onus taken off of our delicate shoulders by our Most Holy Empress, we no longer have to regulate this arcane practice.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - Adult is a term loosely used once one had reached both the age of child bearing, as well as a general consensus by his or her family and spiritual adviser regarding their cognitive state.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - All drugs are legal, however there is a public sense of decorum with use.

-Pot - Widely used and accepted. Acceptable to use while working, while in religious observance, or during recreational activities.

- Tobacco - Is a less common and vulgar practice typically utilized by LMI citizens who cannot afford other drugs.

- Cocaine -Legal and popular with Schrodinger Catu's emerging middle class.

-Alcohol - legal, but less preferred to pot.

- LSD - Legal and widely used during religious holidays.

- Caffeine -Popular with the Furniture Restoration Workers Union.

- Heroin - Legal and typically consumed through burning or smoking- needles are seen as vulgar and distasteful by the general populous.

7 - Can people have guns? All citizens of our Theocracy are legally armed at adulthood and trained extensively in defensive combat.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: The Theocracy of Schrodinger Catu / SCt (abbrv)/ Catushians.

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? All mules must be subjugated at any time to weight testing, which does limit top speed to somewhere around 17-20 / kph

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? Worship lies in the Spiritual Center of One's Self- and may be called by and and all names, as is taught by our Guru. Free-speech is a blessing among Catushians, granted by our most Serene and Holy Empress and Goddess. Whatever name we choose to give to her enlightenment is welcome and honored.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - images of pediphillia & rape are frowned upon, but legal.

13-Prostitution - Taxed, but legal.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory -Legal- but these practices generally hold themselves solely for religious reasons, and so do not represent well in day to day life.

15-Homosexuality - Sexual Identity is sacrosanct and a legal right as granted by our Holy Empress.

16-Stem cell research -This technology is unknown in SCt.

17-Human Cloning - Also an unknown technology.

18-Cock Fighting? There is no precedence for this practice.

19-Slavery? -Indentured servitude is not unheard of. There are some "blue laws" regarding slavery, but widely not known for adherence.

20-Hunting? Legal, but due to our Nation's drug and nudity laws it is heavily regulated.

21-Fishing - A favorite National pastime, as we may use its ends to feed our National Animal.

22-Eating meat? Vegetarianism is known in some Spiritual circles. Eating meat is perfectly legal, as we take our cues from our National Animal.

23-Littering? Is unheard of- but no laws stand for or against.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Do exist in more enlightened areas- and are a requirement in buildings of State.

25-Suicide? -All rights to life and death are Sacrosanct- as is choice regarding one's time of demise.

26 - Gay marriage? -Marriages are common between all persons of any Sexual Identity.

27-Abortion - Is rare, but yes, it is legal. It must be approved in some cases by our Holy Seer- particularly if the child has had an augury of some import.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? The rape of children can carry a death sentence.

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

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". - There are no laws against free speech.

31-What system do you have for taxes?
- All taxes are collected by our State offices and then brought to the coffers of our Holy Empress.

31aSales tax? Is unnecessary.

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

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? You must have an audience with our Holy Seer and an augury is cast to see whether or not your citizenship would be auspicious. Of course, new children and their families are sometimes exiled because of this practice, but it keeps a sound minded and spiritual community within our boarders.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Please see our previous statement regarding citizenship.

34-What type of government are you? Corrupt Dictatorship

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? The Holy Empress retains this right, however her statements on the interference of government with regards to the civil rights of our people remains that the media and our people should have free creative reign.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? We honor both our Holy Seer and Patient and All Knowing Empress as well as revere the Common House Cat, our National Treasure. We have a way of life defined by our love for leisure activity and narcotics. All persons reserve the right to their own Spiritual Adviser and reserve the right to the council of a State Representative if a need comes to replace this individual.


We welcome your questions, and have been grateful in answering these few inquiries in a hope tp improve Public Relations with the rest of the world.

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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Yanitaria » Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:30 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 14 w/ parental consent, 16 otherwise

2 - Driving age? 16, most don't get it until much later, and testing is extremely harsh, and expensive. Your permit costs 1,000 Marques, and the renewal fee is 200 Marques every 2 years, and includes a written exam. Because of this, most people just buy a public transportation pass.

3 - Age of sexual consent? 16

4 - Voting age? 16

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

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

- Pot - Legal and common

- Tobacco - Legal, common, but taxed more than pot.

- Cocaine - Legal, highly taxed

- Alcohol - Legal, and common

- LSD - Legal, and highly taxed

- Caffeine - Legal, common

- Heroin - Legal, highly taxed

- Other? - Drugs are legal, but taxed based on harmfulness, and in many cases you have to register with the police (which can be done in the store), and the information becomes freely available to the public. It is legal for employers to discriminate based on recreational drug use, and rehab is freely available, and extremely harsh. Once you sign up, you are locked in a dark room until you go through withdrawal. Afterwards, you can choose to be randomly tested, and if you fail, you can be legally kidnapped by orderlies, and brought back.

7 - Can people have guns? - With proper licensing and education, yes

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Les Provinces Royales Unies de Yanitarie, Yanitarie, Yanitariens (m) Yanitariennes (f)

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes, guillotine, and firing squad

10 - What is the speed limit? Highways don't have a speed limit, and streets vary, generally faster than what you'd see in america, since drivers have to be cautious in order to attain and keep a license.

11 - What types of religions are permitted? Any, although there is no state religion. Atheism is most common, Catholicism is a large second, Lutheranism comes in third, with various religions also represented as less than 5% of the population. People in general aren't very religious, and evangelism is a crime once someone asks you to stop. Religion is viewed as a private matter, and discussing it publicly, let alone proselytism, is considered a faux pas

Which of the following are be legal=

- Porn -
Legal, so long as what it portrays is illegal

- Prostitution - Legal, with proper licensing and bi-monthly medical exams

- Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Illegal, although affairs are hard to reconcile in court, since it's easily defended in court. Polygamy is illegal, and grounds for a divorce. Any marriages after the first, barring divorce, are considered null, and adequate justification to

- Homosexuality - Legal

- Stem cell research - Legal

- Human Cloning - Legal, although the morality debate is left up to individual scientists

- Cock Fighting - Illegal, cruelty to animals

12-Slavery? - Illegal

13-Hunting? Legal

14-Fishing Legal

15-Eating meat? Legal

16-Littering? Illegal

17-Unisex bathrooms ? Generally there are single sex bathrooms, but they aren't illegal, and exist

18-Suicide? - Who will prosecute a dead body?

19 - Gay marriage? - Legal

20-Abortion - Legal, woman's choice

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

22-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Public nudity is legal, although social rules on when it's proper exist. Generally, nudity while swimming is the norm, or when involved in water activities, and while it's not illegal, it'd be a pretty big faux pas to go to a party naked, while everyone else is dressed.

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

24-What system do you have for taxes?
Progressive personal income tax and business tax

24aSales tax? 7%, must be included in price

24bImport/Export tax? None, just a sales tax.

25-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Native born, or married to a native. For non-native born residents, you have to have lived in the country for 15 years, speak French or Norwegian fluently, and must pass an extensive examination, plus an interview.

26-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? No convicted felons may cross the border, and if found, will immediately be deported.

27-What type of government are you? Constitutional Monarchy.

28-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? No legal power, however, they can prevent journalists from entering certain government buildings, or certain areas of war zones, although this is generally only used during major international conferences.

29-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? This is too general of a question, really. Plus, I kinda affirm things as I think of them, such as my answer to who is allowed in my country
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Postby L3 Communications » Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:32 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 18.

2 - Driving age? 16.

3 - Age of sexual consent? Depends. Usually around 15-16.

4 - Voting age? There are no votes, therefore there is no voting age.

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

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

- Pot - Illegal

- Tobacco - Legal, common.

- Cocaine - Illegal

- Alcohol - Legal, and common

- LSD - Illegal

- Caffeine - Legal, common

- Heroin - Illegal

7 - Can people have guns? - No, although many citizens have found ways around the lax regulation checks.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called L3 Communications Corporate Conglomerate; L3 Communications; They are referred to by their country of birth, as L3 is not a government and has no set demonym

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes. Electric chair, drowning, firing squad, bio- and chemical weapons testing, gassing, lethal injection, beheading, gladiatorial competitions and hanging.

10 - What is the speed limit? There is no set speed limit. L3 advocates a policy of "just try not to go faster than you can handle" and "avoid crashing into other cars".

11 - What types of religions are permitted? Any, although L3 refuses to endorse any one religion. Unofficially, we advocate a policy of atheism, however this is not widely advertised. Atheism is most common, followed by Christianity and it's numerous denominations, then Islam, followed by Judaism and finally Buddhism. There is a negligible 3.5% "other", which includes Wiccans, Satanists, etc; however they are still counted for the sake of completeness.

Which of the following are be legal=

- Porn - Legal, in every sense.

- Prostitution - Illegal.

- Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Legal, although very uncommon.

- Homosexuality - Legal

- Stem cell research - Legal

- Human Cloning - Legal and researched by some of L3's many subsidiaries.

- Cock Fighting - Illegal, cruelty to animals

12-Slavery? - Legal, in a sense. L3 does not acknowledge what goes on in the private lives of it's employees, as these are clearly personal matters and thus best left alone.

13-Hunting? Legal

14-Fishing Legal

15-Eating meat? Legal

16-Littering? Illegal

17-Unisex bathrooms ? Generally. Few public places still have single sex bathrooms, as these are seen as being discriminatory and thus against company policy.

18-Suicide? - Legal, although the family members of the deceased are usually taxed heavily to make up for one less employee.

19 - Gay marriage? - Legal.

20-Abortion - Legal.

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

22-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Clothing is mandatory while out in public or at a public meeting area. However, nudity is legal within private residences.

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

24-What system do you have for taxes? Flat income taxes of 1%.

24a - Sales tax? 1%, must be included in price

24b - Import/Export tax? 5%

25-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? L3 has no official citizens, nor does it have a demonym, however you may be employed at L3 and you and your family will be considered 'citizens'.

26-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? No convicted felons may cross the border. If found, they will immediately be executed or used as human test subjects for bioweapons.

27-What type of government are you? Megacorporation

28-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? The government owns the media, because it literally is the media. Therefore, the government has complete reign over the media and usually picks and chooses which stories to air, based on how they portray L3.
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Animarnia » Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:20 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age? A Person has to be 18 to Purchase or Consume Alcohol and are required by law to Carry and On Request by Police Produce Proof of Identity and Age via a National Biometric Data Identity Card which doubles as a Passport & Drivers Licence.

2 - Driving age? One can Apply for there Initial Learners Licence at 16, this allow them to Drive a Vehicle with a fully licenced driver as a passenger, at 18 they can then upgrade there licence and have it added to there National Biometric Data Identity Card by Completing a Hazard Reflex Test, General Competence Theory Test, and Practical Exam. usually taken the same or on Concequtive Days.

3 - Age of sexual consent? 16 is the offical age of consent, however two persons under the age of 16 may consent to sex without penalty - except when Mental Capicity is not present to give informed, knowing consent. Sex with Someone of Mental Incapacity (Birth Defect, Drugs, Daterape pills) are considered Rape which carries a minium sentance of 10 years with chemical castration for a period after completion of sentence as determined by the Trial Judge depending on the Severity. Sex with Knowing Intent to Transfer an STD and Sex with a Minor (Person Under 16), is considered very, very harshly as Murder and Serious Sexual Misconduct both of which carry Default Capital sentances.


4 - Voting age? Upon Issuing of the National Biometric Data Identity Card at 18 ,but can lose the privilege if being held as a Prisoner for the comiting of any number of crimes. In elections for the Senate and Presidency it is mandatory to vote and not voting (except under certain exemptions) will garner criminal charges, that could carry a Jail Sentence and loss of Citizenship.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - Once National Biometric Data Identity Card at Age 18, a Person is considered in the eyes of the state an Adult and treated theresuch in the eyes of the law.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - Many, Using a slanting system that punishs the dealers of harder drugs while not penalizing the Victims.

-Pot - legal and popular In own homes or in specialist Cafe's. Street Dealers virtualy unknown due to wide avalability in local Chemists. Working or operating heavy Machinary (Cars, Saws, Robots etc) under the influence is a heavily punished crime however and sentences under Wreckles Endangerment Laws is a minium of 24 Months, and permenent loss of Divers licence.

- Tobacco - legal, Moderately popular and heavily taxed, All Estalblisments are required by law to provide Air Filtered Smoking Zones.

- Cocaine - illegal and virtually unknown, a user found with a small amount is treated as a victim of the drug and sent for 6 months Enforced Rehab, Possesion of a substantial amount of Cocaine is considered "Possesion with Intent to Sell" and carries and automatic 15 Year Sentence

-Alcohol - legal, moderately popular, operating under the influence is a heavily punished crime. 18 Months Prison Sentence and Permenent Loss of Drivers Licence

- LSD - legal for use in own home, heavily taxed, and operating a vehicle under the influence is a heavily punished crime 18 months Prison and Permenent Loss of Drivers Licence. Street Dealers virtually unknown due to wide avalability at local Chemist. Working or operating heavy Machinary (Cars, Saws, Robots etc) under the influence is a heavily punished crime however and sentences under Wreckles Endangerment Laws is a minium of 24 Months, and permenent loss of Divers licence.

- Caffeine - legal, Very popular in most Tea and Coffee Drinks.

- Heroin - illegal and virtually unknown, a user found with a small amount is treated as a victim of the drug and sent for 6 months Enforced Rehab, Possesion of a substantial amount of Heroin is considered "Possesion with Intent to Sell" and carries and automatic 15 Year Sentence.

- Other? Exctocy, Crystal Meth, and Boosters are all considered illegal and Dealers are treated very very harshly. Speed is considered a legal stimulant, Even possesion of Steroids in Sports is considered very harshly and carries an automatic Five Year Jail Term.

7 - Can people have guns? Guns are not only Legal, they are pretty much Manditory. Every home must have at least One Weapon, Concealed Carry Laws are Legal, as are Fully Automatic Assault Weapons. Armour Peircing Ammunition, Grenade & Rocket Launchers however are considered Illegal for Private ownership but are avalable for use through a fully licenced gun club.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: The Fortress State of Animarnia, Animarnia, Animarnians.

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes for Murder, Serious Rape and Sex with Minors.

10 - What is the speed limit? Varries, 90MPH on major Super Motorways, 70MPH on Minor Highways, 30MPH in City roads, Cross Country Roads are relativly unlimited due to the lack of traffic.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All are Permited, however since the Soloman Incident all Muslims are required to hold a Licence at all times and are under intense scrutity at all times by the Security Services.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - images of pediphillia & rape & Snuff Films are illegal, pretty much everything else goes though.

13-Prostitution - Regulated with Regular Medical checks and taxed, popular in Most of the major cities of the nation.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Legal but not exactly looked upon with a kind eye.

15-Homosexuality - Legal.

16-Stem cell research - Legal as long as cells are generated though artificial means.

17-Human Cloning - Heavily, Heavily Regulated and in most cases illegal violations carry jail sentences in excess of 30 years, IFV Treatment however is fully legal.

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

19-Slavery? - Enforced Penal Labour is legal, however Slavery is illegal in all forms due to our Signitory to the Theeb Accords, violations are heavily punished.

20-Hunting? Legal under a "Eat & use" Policy so one uses the hunted animal as completely as possible. Non kill 'Tranq hunting' is very popular for this reason.

21-Fishing - see above, Catch and Release is very popular.

22-Eating meat? Animarnians are pretty Omniverious eating a good balance of meat, fruit and Vegitables. Vegitarianism and Veganism is considered popular in some regions of the nation.

23-Littering? Illegal; Enviromental protection fines are very harsh. on a slanting upward curve depending on the severity for example a company which dumped toxic waste in a river could have there company fined so harshly as to enforce bankruptcy upon them.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? - Legal.

25-Suicide? - Very Rare - Euthanasia / Right to Death with Diginity - Illegal unless in exceptional circamstance.

26 - Gay marriage? - Any one Marry, Marriage is the private affair of those getting married. why should gay people be disallowed from getting the "joy" of Marrage.

27-Abortion - Legal, Happens Very, Very Rarely, mostly for medical/ legal reasons. While Abortion Remains a legal option alternatives such as adoption are strongly encouraged.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Except for Rape and pediophilia which as mentioned can depending on the severity carry a Capital Penalty (Pediophilia carries an automatic one). What consenting adults do is their own business and no concern of the state.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Very much Optional, and varried depending on where you go, Lilicans are a Hotchpotch, Talims are very Loose to the point of near 'lewdness', Ayakans are very Regal and Profesional. and in Ashtoke most residents can be found usually in there Bathing suits due to the severe heat all year around.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". - Other than Pediophilic images, Videos or Rape or Murder (Read Snuff Films) no. though we do have an Age classifaction sytem which is enforced (U, PG, 12, 15, 18)

31-What system do you have for taxes?
Income Tax of 40% however this provides Social Welfare for the Elderly & Disabled, Universal Healthcare for all citizens and Unemployment Allowance for those currently seeking work.

31a Sales tax?.Items and services are also taxed depending on there value, necesity and popularity for example - Standard Food and Water is taxed at Below 1% due to there neccessity for all, however things like Lobster, Cigerettes, Alcohol, Recreational Drugs & Brothels are charged 17-21% because they are classified as "Luxary Items".

31bImport/Export tax? Varies on the product and where it is going to or coming from. Close allies have none, Region mates have low, Extra-Regional Trade partners get the stanard and those considerd on a "black list" have taxes heavily leveled on them by the Department of Trade.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? 10 Years Residency, Citizenship Exam, Acceptance in a Comunity via a closed ballot public vote. Alternativly Serving a Minimum of two years in the armed forces grants automatic Citizenship, or if you are granted special dispensation by the Department of Immigration. Comiting of a serious crime however will result in you and your entire family being deported to your nation of origin.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Any but if you comit a crime we will either deport you and your family with prejudice or execute any visitors found violating the few laws that have a death penalty. All Visitors are requried to comply with local laws, Ignorance of the law is not considered an excuse

34-What type of government are you? Consitutional Democracy

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? While Free Speach is considered Sacrisanct; on National Security concerns the governent can ask papers and networks to not publish a story, Also the State Secrets Act can be signed by parties.

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

Naked Tuesdays.
Its Legal to Urinate on the back wheel of a car.
Its Legal to Shoot an Englishman with a bow and arrow on a tuesday Morning in Saxford.
Sex in Public while not strictly encouraged happens regularly (most notably on naked Tuesdays)
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Palpatinist Coruscant » Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:45 am

The Dominion of Palpatinist Coruscant.

1 - What is the legal drinking age? By law, only those employed full-time in the public or private sector have the privilege of consuming and purchasing alcohol. In practice, this means that anyone under 18 or is otherwise not finished with their primary education is forbidden to drink, as well as students pursuing secondary education.

2 - Driving age? 14 for mopeds
18 for motor vehicles
20 for motorcycles
21 for trucks and busses

3 - Age of sexual consent? Sex is only legal for those who are married or may request the privilege to marry; the marriage age is 18 for those who are not students undergoing primary or secondary education.

4 - Voting age? Elections have been outlawed.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? Whenever a citizen has completed their primary education.

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

7 - Can people have guns? Only those working in military or law enforcement organizations are permitted to own firearms.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: The Dominion of Coruscant / Informal: Coruscant or the Dominion / Citizens: Coruscanti

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? 50 km/h within towns and for all trucks and busses
100 km/h outside towns
No speed limits on motorways

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All religions must acknowledge the State to be a sacred and/or blessed entity in order to be permitted.

12- Porn Legally a privilege reserved for those employed full-time in the public or private sector.

13- Prostitution Legal if the prostitutes are sterilized; only those that are employed full-time in the public or private sector are permitted to purchase the services of prostitutes or to become prostitutes.

14- Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory Outlawed

15- Homosexuality Outlawed

16- Stem cell research Legal with little regulation.

17- Human Cloning Only permitted for military use.

18- Cock Fighting? Legal

19- Slavery? All convicts become the property of the State for it to do as it pleases.

20- Hunting? Extremely regulated and not very popular due to the ban on civilian usage of firearms.

21- Fishing Extremely regulated.

22- Eating meat? No regulations.

23- Littering? Outlawed

24- Unisex bathrooms ? No

25- Suicide? Only legal if it helps accomplish the aims and objectives of the State.

26 - Gay marriage? Outlawed

27- Abortion The decision to abort unborn is the exclusive province of medical personnel and the State.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Anything outside of marriage or prostitution is illegal.

29- Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Only students are required to wear mandatory uniforms.

30- Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". Anything that criticizes or slanders the State can be considered “obscene”.

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

31a Sales tax? Yes.

31b Import/Export tax? Yes.

32- What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? For those not born as Coruscanti citizens, those who undergo and pass rigorous indoctrinization programs earn the opportunity to swear allegiance to the State and become citizens; only those that lack a serious record of criminal offenses or civil disobedience can become officially naturalized.

33- What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Those known to have committed numerous crimes and acts of civil disobedience are not allowed entry into Coruscant.

34- What type of government are you? Totalitarian dictatorship.

35- To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? Only state-owned media can operate in the nation.

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

Postby Meridiani Planum » Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:32 am

1 - What is the legal drinking age? Zero, though people under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

2 - Driving age? Zero. (Test-based, not age based.)

3 - Age of sexual consent? 16

4 - Voting age? 18 for the House of Grievances. 30 for the Senate.

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

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

7 - Can people have guns? Yes.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What are people of your nation called: Meridiani Planum. Meridians.

9 - Do you have the death penalty? No.

10 - What is the speed limit? Set by the owner of the highway.

11 - What types of religions are permitted or restricted? All religions are permitted, however, illegal activities are still illegal.

12- Porn: Legal, however, sexual abuse is punishable by law.

13- Prostitution: Legal.

14- Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory: Legal.

15- Homosexuality: Legal.

16- Stem cell research: Legal.

17- Human Cloning: Legal.

18- Cock Fighting? Legal, though nonexistent.

19- Slavery? Slavery is contrary to natural rights, and is illegal under all circumstances.

20- Hunting? Legal, although nonexistent.

21- Fishing: Legal, although nonexistent. (Meridiani Planum is on Mars.)

22- Eating meat? Legal.

23- Littering? May lead to fines.

24- Unisex bathrooms ? Commonplace.

25- Suicide? Legal.

26 - Gay marriage? Legal.

27- Abortion. Legal prior to the start of higher brain functions. Afterwards, considered murder.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Those lacking mature (normally age 16) consent.

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

30- Do you have obscenity laws? If public lewdness is intended to harass, there are legal consequences.

31-What system do you have for taxes? User fees, private contract enforcement, donations. There is no coercive taxation.

32- What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Age 18. However, to vote for the Senate one must pass a rigorous examination.

33- What types of people do you allow into your country? Nearly anyone.

34- What type of government are you? Capitalizt.

35- To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? It isn't.

36- Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? Nontheistic "temples".
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Postby South Thasland » Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:24 am

1 - What is the legal drinking age? Varies from province to province- national minimum is 16.

2 - Driving age? Also mandated by the provinces. The more urban provinces tend to have stricter age limits, while some agrarian areas allow anyone to drive. On a national average, most can drive by 16.

3 - Age of sexual consent? 16

4 - Voting age? 17, combined with scoring well in a "South Thas Government and Politics" class taken in school. This class covers domestic and international issues, which helps keep the voters up to date on what is going on. The class is actually very popular due to the vigorous "discussions" that often break out.

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

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? Some, but not all.

    -Pot - Legal, popularity varies from region to region.

    - Tobacco - Heavily taxed, relatively popular.

    - Cocaine - Illegal.

    -Alcohol - Legal and moderately popular.

    - LSD - Heavily taxed and relatively unknown, but legal.

    - Caffeine - Legal.

    - Heroin - Illegal.

    - Opium- Legal.

7 - Can people have guns? Once they reach the age of adulthood (17).

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called? Formal: The United Councilate of South Thasland / Informal: South Thasland / Citizens: Thas

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? Minimums on highways, varies elsewhere.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All religions allowed. Human sacrifices are, in theory, allowed as long as the sacrifice is consensual.

Which of the following are legal:

    12- Porn - Legal, as long as all involved are adults and agree to being filmed.

    13-Prostitution - Regulated and moderately taxed, but legal.

    14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Legal.

    15-Homosexuality - Legal.

    16-Stem cell research - Legal.

    17-Human Cloning - Illegal.

    18-Cock Fighting? Illegal in theory, though a few pockets of cock fighting do exist in certain areas of the country.

    19-Slavery? Again, illegal in theory. Debt slavery is active in the country's interior, and rarely prosecuted.

    20-Hunting? Legal.

    21-Fishing - see above

    22-Eating meat? Very legal.

    23-Littering? Not technically illegal.

    24-Unisex bathrooms ? Legal...?

    25-Suicide? - As always, death penalty for attempted suicide. - Euthanasia / Right to Death with Diginity - Legal

    26 - Gay marriage? - Legal.

    27-Abortion - Legal.
28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Not the state's business, excepting rape and sex where one party in underage.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? There are no laws against it, and in some situations (public bath-houses) it would be deemed acceptable.

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

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

31 - Sales tax? Yes.

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

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Residency for 2 years, pass a citizenship test. Otherwise, natural born.

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

34-What type of government are you? Federal Parliamentary Aristocracy

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? The government and media have a polite relationship- the media reports fairly, but does gave the government some benefit of the doubt. In return, the government gives the media plenty of leeway.

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

- Business is always done with a level of recreation- going to a bathhouse, having a meal, etc.
- Religion is always private, but taken seriously.
- Give people the benefit of the doubt.
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Letat » Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:15 am

The People's Republic of Letat

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 18

2 - Driving age? 15-18, varying by province. As many as 40% of Letatians do not have a license, preferring the use of a bicycle and public transportation, which is very efficent.

3 - Age of sexual consent? 16

4 - Voting age? 18

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? The Letatian age of majority is 18.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - After receiving a medical clearance of physical maturity, no substance is illegal, though all production is controlled by a Popular Directorate, a sort of public-private hybrid enterprise common in Letat. PoD Narcoprod is required to label all of its products and to make information readily available about the safe and responsible use of its products. Pricing and availability is set partially by international demand, as PoD Narcoprod exports much of its crop. The Letatian government firmly opposes the sale of Letatian narcotics in nations where those substances are illegal, and violators are severely punished. There are consternations that Letatian foreign policy is unduly influenced by PoD Narcoprod, ever aiming to reduce the number of supplier states while advocating worldwide legalization of recreational drugs. Private, "personal use" cultivation is permitted, but cultivators must register with PoD Narcoprod.

Using drugs in a manner that endangers the public (i.e. driving under the influence of marijuana or alcohol) is an offense of medium severity.

-Pot - cheap, legal and popular. Narcoprod sells in three intensity classes, Class III being simply faaaantastic. Marijuana use is embedded in a cultural framework that encourages its use as a communal, relaxing activity that is not particularly unusual or rebellious.

- Tobacco - enjoys consistent popularity. While Narcoprod publishes the ingredients in their cigarettes on every pack, and the public is well-aware of the dangers of smoking (as they are for the use of any substance), the government does not consider it a prerogative to dissuade its citizens from tobacco use.

- Cocaine - Legal, but with limited legal foreign demand, PoD Narcoprod finds large-scale production unprofitable. The small amounts that are produced are expensive relative to other substances and substance-users tend towards others that are more readily available.

-Alcohol - legal and very popular, though embedded within a cultural framework that regards alcohol, like marijuana, as a normal part of communal relations.

- LSD - Legal. Foreign demand is limited, but domestic demand is modest, keeping LSD and other hallucinogenics readily available.

- Caffeine - Legal, of course. What kind of nation runs without coffee? PoD Narcoprod does not produce caffeine pills, however, and the National Customs and Port Authority does not import them.

- Heroin - Given the general demand internationally for medical morphine, opium derivatives are readily available. Heroin per se is more expensive than recreational morphine, but available - if not particularly popular.

- Other? Citizens are free to use whatever substances they choose so long as they do not endanger others, and the government mandates that the public be informed as to all the effects of a given substance.

7 - Can people have guns? Ownership is a right of the citizens. As recent victors of a revolution against Letat's tyrannical monarch, many citizens have private arms and many communities - particularly those where pro-republican sentiment was strong - maintain Citizens' Reserves, a hidden cache of weapons that the volunteer Community Guard may distribute in times of national crisis, such as invasion.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: The People's Republic of Letat// Informal: The People's Republic, the Republic, or Letat / Citizens: Letatians

9 - Do you have the death penalty? No.

10 - What is the speed limit? National highway speed limits are 120k/h, cities usually hold a limit of 60k/h, and residential areas may be as low as 40k/h. Given, however, that Letat has a high-speed rail system and a growing network of public bicycles, long-distance travel is likely to be accomplished via these means rather than automobile.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? Religion is permitted, though the government encourages the attitude that it is a matter of private choice with no place in the nation's political sphere. The state taxes faith communities, offering deductions for funds used for non-proselytizing charitable purposes. The government reserves the right to ban faiths regarded as coercive or dangerous to the Community.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - Legal and regulated by the Popular Directorate for Adult Entertainment (PoD Adenter). PoD Adenter guarantees a decent wage for "models" and ensures that all acts depicted are in line with the - admittedly liberal - laws of Letat. PoD Adenter maintains an investigative division known as Prevex (Division for the Prevention of Exploitative Practices), to root out and break up independent operations not in keeping with Adenter's regulations

13-Prostitution - Regulated by PoD Adenter. Prevex is similarly charged with the task of identifying and ending exploitative prostitution.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - While Letat does not regulate the sexual practices of its citizens, Polygamy is not legally sanctioned either, mostly because of the complicated legislation it is presumed to entail. Bilateral civil unions, on the other hand, do receive certain benefits and legal protections.

15-Homosexuality - Homosexual bilateral civil unions are permitted, and the uncoerced sexual preferences of its citizens are not under the authority of the Letatian government.

16-Stem cell research - Permitted, though not directly funded by the government, which focuses primarily on infrastructure, education, and social programs.

17-Human Cloning - Not within the technical capacities of Letat

18-Cock Fighting? - Would fall under the purview of Animal Cruelty regulations at Community and Federal levels. It is generally outlawed, and transit of animals for purposes of cockfighting from a community where it is legal to one where it is illegal and vice versa would be a prosecutable medium-severity offense on both Community and Federal levels.

19-Slavery? Illegal. Forced labor is employed within the penal system to rehabilitate medium- and high-severity offenders, but is considered a form of paid labor as laborers do receive penal scrip valid to purchase certain leisures in federal detention centers and spouses may receive remuneration from the State during the incarceration of their loved one.

20-Hunting? Heavily regulated at the Federal level, which regards the need to preserve the biodiversity and natural beauty of Letat a primary concern. The Federal Ministry of the Environment evaluates each province every three years for biodiversity and then publishes a "Quotas and Seasons" report, detailing the number of hunting permits each province may issue and the maximum permissible length of hunting seasons. Poaching is a medium-severity offense, punishable by detention and forced labor.

21-Fishing - Fishing is regulated and controlled by PoD Seafood Collection (Seacoll), organized as independent fishers operating under the oversight of the Ministry of the Environment in order to keep fish stocks plentiful.

22-Eating meat? While relatively few Letatians are strict vegetarians, they tend to eat little meat. The Ministry of Agriculture gently encourages vegetarianism via public relations, while the Ministry of the Environment's water taxes favor less water-intensive vegetable and grain agriculture over animal agriculture.

23-Littering? Littering is an offense of minor severity, usually punished by one day of community service spent cleaning up litter.

24-Unisex bathrooms? In government buildings, yes. In PoD buildings, this is usually decided by the staff.

25-Suicide? While the government guarantees psychological counseling and encourages citizens to seek it out rather than commit to an irreversible course of action, suicide is legal, and there is a considerable body of legislation dealing with the rendering of debts left by the deceased and the payout of benefits to his or her survivors. Euthanasia is permitted.

26 - Gay marriage? - Yes.

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

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Nonconsensual, coercive, and pedophilic sex are forbidden even within the bounds of a marriage.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? There is no national dress code. Public nudity is permitted, though frowned upon culturally, and PoDs usually enforce dress codes in their facilities.

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

31-What system do you have for taxes?
- Income taxes are fairly steep, ranging from 60-90% in total between Federal, provincial, and community taxes depending on paygrade, with a strong emphasis on the notion that the government is paid well because it provides well.

31aSales tax? Not technically. The partial federal and communal ownership of Popular Directorates effectively incorporates some level of sales tax into all products as negotiated PoD by PoD.

31bImport/Export tax? Usually a nominal Customs fee of around 1%

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Letat acknowledges "Right of Blood" and "Right of Soil" citizenship. Additionally, foreign nationals may be considered naturalized after living in Letat for a period of five years and passing a Federal citizenship examination.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Letat regards itself as an asylum for the oppressed, and thus welcomes the persecuted. Letat rarely extradites criminals unless the law their behavior would have been considered criminal in Letat as well. Letat will not extradite a suspect to a government that carries out capital punishment without first receiving a guarantee that said suspect will not be executed.

34-What type of government are you? Democratic Republic, emphasizing a federation of communities rather than provinces, with strong leanings towards democratic socialism.

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? While the government maintains fairly draconian anti-falsehood laws, in practice courts err on the side of free speech over censorship.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? Certain areas of Letat are more conservative than others, especially the royalist strongholds of the Conservative Party for Justice and the Fatherland. People in these areas tend to be more introverted and mistrustful of outsiders, including Letatians from the pro-Republican urban areas.

Letatians love flowers, and an extensive and subtle code of species and coloration gives off various meanings. Thus, though Letatians will often be viewed with flowers of various species tucked into pockets, buttonholes, or caps, foreigners are advised not to do so unless they understand what their particular choice of coding means. Woe be to the traveller who tucks a white daffodil into his collar and a red rose in the back of his cap by flight of whimsy unless he's willing to debate passers-by on the merits of expanding the North Letat National Wilderness Reserve and offering the endangered resident tropical polar bears nominal voting rights. Better to identify yourself as a tourist so the locals won't expect that you have much to say. A tourist might also wear a red rose in his or her breast pocket and expect to be left in relative peace for the most part - this signifies a mild patriotic nostalgia for the Revolution and is usually well received.

PoD facilities - and thus much of the national economy - shut down on Sundays and close early on Saturdays.
:::Sans la liberté de blâmer, il n'est point d'éloge flatteur:::
:::Absent the freedom to criticize, there is no flattering praise:::

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