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Maraque
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Maraque » Thu May 07, 2009 8:30 pm

*not relevant anymore, will re-do at a later date*
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Postby Kadinichung » Fri May 08, 2009 12:51 am

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 16 for drinks under 10 percent alcohol, 18 for over 10 percent

2 - Driving age? 18

3 - Age of sexual consent? 14

4 - Voting age? 18.

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

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal?
- Pot
- Tobacco
- Alcohol
- Caffeine
- Magical Mushrooms
- Ecstasy

7 - Can people have guns? You need to have a license, and a background check, you must also be over 18 years old.
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 Kadinichung
Informal: Kadinichung
Citizens: Kadichans

9 - Do you have the death penalty? No

10 - What is the speed limit? On motorways, 100 miles an hour, on streets 30 miles an hour.+

11 - What types of religions are permitted or restricted? All religions are legal.

Which of the following are legal:

12 - Porn - Legal, but for producing child porn jailtime up to 20 years.
13 - Prostitution - Legal, but regulated heavily and taxed.

14 - Polygamy/Polyandry/Polyamory - Two people only.

15 - Homosexuality - Legal

16 - Stem cell research - Legal

17 - Human Cloning - Illegal

18 - Cock Fighting? - Illegal

19 - Slavery? - Illegal.

20 - Hunting? - Legal.

21 - Fishing - Legal

22 - Eating meat? - Legal

23 - Littering? - Illegal

24 - Unisex bathrooms? - Legal

25 - Suicide? - Illegal without punishment.

26 - Gay marriage? - Legal

27 - Abortion - Legal.

28 - What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal? - Anything is legal, aslong as it doesn't cause injuries.

29 - Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? - Optional
30 - Do you have obscenity laws? - No

31 - What system do you have for taxes?
The rich will pay taxes depending on how much they earn, there are no taxes for people who earn the minimum wage.
32 - What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? - To be able to know kadinichi on an speaking level.

33 - What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? - Everyone is welcome to come to Kadinichung

34 - What type of government are you? - Democracy

35 - To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? - The media can say everything, unless its VERY propaganda.
36 - Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? - Kadinichung has always, and will be an liberal and multicultural society.


(My english is bad, i tried my best :D)
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Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.41

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Flammable Ice
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Flammable Ice » Fri May 08, 2009 3:08 pm

Flammable Ice has no official government and therefore no laws, but I can give an overview of typical attitudes.
I hope you don't mind me breaking the format!

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National Identity - The nation's full name is "The Frozen Fires of Flammable Ice", although a large minority of citizens would prefer something less arbitrary. Citizens have no special name. For conciseness, the abbreviation "FI citizens" is commonly used.

General attitudes - freedom, respect for others and science/technology are considered to be the main factors in quality of life. There is no money, since an inability to produce enough of something for everyone who wants it is considered a technical flaw in the manufacturing process, not an economic foundation. The more people who need something, the more energy will be devoted to ensuring its availability. Repetetive manual labour is considered a job for machines, rather than people, so the automation of such tasks is considered a high priority.

Adulthood - adulthood is considered to be a factor of both physical and mental development. Any age-based issue will be decided based on whichever one (or both) it is related to. While it typically goes to the parents to look after a child, each adult is considered to be partially responsible for ensuring the wellbeing and education of children. Child abusers are usually dealt with by exiling them to the uninhabited deserts that make up most of FI.

Vehicles - FI's cities are built compactly and in three dimensions. Automated transport systems are built in, so no manual piloting is necessary. Outside of cities, people may pilot vehicles, usually for recreation. Accidental vehicular collisions are very rare as there is plenty of space.

Sexuality - it is generally accepted that consenting adults may do as they please.

Mind-altering Substances - one is considered responsible for one's own mind. Bad behaviour is not considered any more or less acceptable if it is the result of willingly taking drugs.

Weapons - violence is considered to be a product of the mind that decides to use it, not of the tool that is employed when doing so. Those who are not considered mentally fit to handle dangerous devices are likely to find themselves ostracised or even exiled if they do not give them up.

Religion - this concept does not exist in FI. People are, however free to hold whatever opinions and engage in whatever behaviour they please, so long as it does not harm others.

Food - food in FI is grown from genetically-engineered lifeforms in specially designed growth chambers. The improvement of food taste and texture is a popular project and FI food that simulates natural foods such as meat has come to be indistinguishable from the real thing.

Information - censorship does not occur. The free spread of information is considered essential for society to function and all cities have information-networks built in.

Clothing - clothing is typically comfortable and practical, although many unusual fashions can be seen.

Citizenship - there is no clear, accepted definition. It is usually accepted that if one has been gained entrance into an FI city and been accepted by a community within, that they are a citizen. Due to FI's isolation, this subject is currently hypothetical, however.
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Silentcat » Fri May 08, 2009 9:21 pm

Might as well do one of these. New country, so quite a bit is subject to change.

The Incorporated States of Silentcat

1 - Drinking age? State by state decision, but the lowest age allowed regardless of state is 16.

2 - Driving age? If you can pass the test, you can drive.

3 - Sexual consent? 16, but younger people allowed to if participants are within 3 years of age.

4 - Voting age? Compulsory over 16, younger people may vote if they wish.

5 - Adult age? Not really an enforced thing, but most rights are attained at age of 16.

6 - Recreational drugs? All are enforced on state by state decision, with a few nationwide laws:
Tobacco - Any smoking tobacco must be low tar.
Alcohol - Forbidden to operate machinery while under the influence.

7 - Guns? Gotta have something to protect yourself. However, all weapons must be registered and you are limited to 3 at a time.

8 - Formal name/Informal name/Residents name Formal:The Incorporated States of Silencat/Informal: The I.S.S./Residents: Silentians

9 - Death penalty? Yes. Certain crimes incur public executions. Especially ones that have the penalty "Death by bonfire".

10 - Speed limit? State by state. Typically between 50 and 100 kph.

11 - Religion? Religions must be non-profit - all funds must go to charities run by themselves or others. People with religious positions are encouraged to get a second job for their cash flow.

12 - Porn No rape, paedophilia or bestiality. Everything else is fair game.

13 - Prostitution No street prostitution, otherwise go for it.

14 - Polygamy/Polyandry/Polyamory Legal, really depends on your religion.

15 - Homosexuality Legal, really depends on your religion.

16 - Stem cells No

17 - Cloning No

18 - Cock fighting No, animal abuse is treated seriously.

19 - Slavery No

20 - Hunting & 21 - Fishing Animals that are not endangered species are fair game, but make sure not to leave a pile of dead animals behind when you're finished.

22 - Eating meat Yes, vegetarian and vegan diets are legal as well.

23 - Littering No legislation but frowned upon.

24 - Unisex bathrooms Legal, not required.

25 - Suicide Let's just say if you chicken out of committing suicide, we'll finish the job for you. You have the right to euthanasia/death with dignity.

26 - Gay marriage Legal, you are allowed to be married under the state if your religion forbids it. Same applies to the relationships covered in question 14.

27 - Abortion Allowed if harm will come to the mother otherwise.

28 - Sexual activity No paedophilia, no bestiality. No rape, however if you consent under the influence of a legal drug, too bad.

29 - Clothing No clothing laws, but people like it if you at least cover your crotch.

30 - Obscenity laws Not really

31 - Taxes 15% of income for all workers (deducted immediately from paychecks)*. Extra taxes may occur dependent on state.
EDIT: * - This may need some explanation. With the exception of company owners, paychecks go through the taxation office first to have the 15% deducted. Company owners instead pay 15% of their profits at the end of each financial year.

31a - Sales Tax Any goods and services that are not essential for living incur a 5% sales tax. Extra taxes may occur dependent on state.

31b - Import/Export Taxes Free trade is encouraged, but certain products may be taxed based on the state the product is being exported to/imported from.

32 - Citizenship? Perform a test that shows you have basic understandings of the laws and language of the region, after which, there is a 2 week monitoring period where any crime will result in deportation.

33 - People forbidden from entry Anyone with a severe criminal record.

34 - Government type Democracy

35 - Censorship The government has the right to censor any media showing egregiously sexual/violent/discriminatory content. Also, any television/radio station that broadcasts content unsuitable for children between the times of 6 - 9 AM and 3 - 8 PM must notify people of this.

36 - Cultural rules and traditions (These are not official rules, but people who break these are typically warned by police to watch their conduct) Keep your crotch covered in public. Don't drink in public. Don't display guns in public unless in an act of self-defence.

Wow, that took a while to type up.
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United Anacreon
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby United Anacreon » Fri May 08, 2009 10:02 pm

Kingdom of United Anacreon
1 - What is the legal drinking age?: 18

2 - Driving age? 17

3 - Age of sexual consent? 14

4 - Voting age? 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? - GM Marijuana, GM Tobacco, Alchohol.

7 - Can people have guns? Male Citizens must have a government issued Type-08 rifle.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: The Kingdom of United Anacreon Informal: Anacreon, UA Citizens: Anacreonian

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? Not on highways.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All religions must be approved by the government. Attacking religion in general is punishable by deportation into Cape Salisbury Penal Colony.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - No pedophilia or rape. That is grounds for deportation into Cape Salisbury Penal Colony.

13-Prostitution - Heavily regulated and taxed.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Illegal

15-Homosexuality - Legal but discouraged.

16-Stem cell research - Legal.

17-Human Cloning - Legal and Endorsed.

18-Cock Fighting? Illegal.

19-Slavery? -Cape Salisbury Inmates work 100 hour weeks under supervision of Government.

20-Hunting? Illegal, but for a modest fee hunting inmates at CSPC with a tranquilizer is endorsed.

21-Fishing - Legal.

22-Eating meat? Endorsed

23-Littering? Punishable by fine.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? - Legal

25-Suicide? -
Government will attempt to keep you from doing it. But otherwise legal. CSPC inmates are not kept from commiting suicide.

26 - Gay marriage? - Civil Union with all rights of marriage plus right to be called husband or wife.
27-Abortion - Discouraged, Legal.

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

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

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

31-What system do you have for taxes?
- Only a tax for government corporations and high income citizens.

31a
Sales tax? No.

31b
Import/Export tax? No.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Must be born in UA to at least one Native born parent.

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

34-What type of government are you? Constitutional Monarchy.
35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? Nearly none except attacks on religion in general by nonreligious.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? Anacreon Tradition to respect religion and be against intolerance to christianity.

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Postby Avalaun » Sat May 09, 2009 1:41 am

Greetings. Answering on behalf of the Honourable Ministrix of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Avalaun, Ms. Angela Chase, I am Mister Richard Labaran, Plenipotentiary in General and special envoy for the Ministry.

1 - What is the legal drinking age? - there is no law regulating drink ages in Avalaun. We believe that the introduction to alcohol is best managed through social custom, not legislation.

2 - Driving age? - We have a graduated license system where new drivers, regardless of age, earn greater driving privileges over their first four years of driving, after which, with a good record, they are eligible for full driving privileges. Young persons may first apply for a learners permit at age 14, and, therefore, receive a full license at age eighteen.

3 - Age of sexual consent? - Age of consent begins at 12 with partners of appropriate age. Fully free consent is considered to exist at 16. The courts guidelines suggest maximum age for 12-15, 13-17, 14-18, 15-20, however if a case is brought, magistrates have the latitude to assess any special circumstances in individual cases as maybe in the interest of the persons concerned and general justice. An example of this would be a 13 year old has a 17 year old partner (acceptable under the legislation’s guidelines). If the partner turns 18 before the the 13 year old turns 14, the courts are not expected to treat a relationship that was within the guides as Statutory Sexual Misconduct, and then the relationship becomes acceptable again after the 13 year olds birthday. The latitude provisions are to avoid that kind of ridiculousness.

4 - Voting age? - Seventeen

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - By default, seventeen, though a person can become free of (legal) parental control if they establish a permanent residence outside of the parental home before they reach this age.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - All substances are legal, though many are sold in a controlled fashion through state controlled outlets.

7 - Can people have guns? - Yes, with legal permits, including manditory use and safety training. Not all guns are considered equal. There are more restrictions on the ownership of pistols than long arms or shot guns. Semi-automatic and fully-automatic weapons are much more restricted. Also the number of rounds per clip/magazine is sometimes restricted in law, depending on the various models.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called formally? - The Kingdom of Avalaun. Avalaun. Avalese (rhymes with please).

9 - Do you have the death penalty? - In very limited circumstances. It does not apply to regular citizens in peacetime. It is retained for cases of high treason (treason during wartime) and for officials of state who commit torture or murder in their capacity as officials of state. This is because we believe that an official of state who commits a heinous crime whilst acting in their official capacity, is not only guilty themselves, but has brought shame upon the nation, in whose name they were purportedly acting.

10 - What is the speed limit? It varies depending on the nature of the road and sometimes on the conditions. Avalaun is quite mountainous and highway speed limits are reduced at night and when ice or snow is present. Generally the speed limits are 50 km/h in urban areas, 80-90 km/h on secondary highways, and up to 150 km/h on super highways and freeways, though these typically have limits in the 110-120 km/h range.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? There are no restrictions on religious belief. Religious practices, however, are restricted by criminal and civil law. (ie: You can’t just kidnap your neighbour and sacrifice them to the blood god...that’s still murder in the eyes of the law.)

12- Porn? - legal, with restrictions as regards to age. Persons under 16 years cannot be shown in photographs, films etc. There are no restrictions for works of the imagination, however.

13-Prostitution? - Legal for persons aged 16 and older. Prostitutes must, however, be licensed and must submit to health checks on a regular basis.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory? - legal. This area of law is new in Avalaun, and it is a lawyer’s paradise in sorting out who has legal rights to what in the dissolution of a complex multi-individual marriage. Democracy is messy, sometimes. :roll:

15-Homosexuality? - not me personally. ;) No, there are no restrictions on the sexual behaviour of consenting adults. Fill your boots (if boot filling is what turns you on ;) ).

16-Stem cell research? - legal, encouraged, and subsidized.

17-Human Cloning? - legal.

18-Cock Fighting? - see question 15 above...oh, wait, you meant like with roosters. ;)

19-Slavery? - illegal.

20-Hunting? - Legal with permits during a designated season. There are other restrictions as well, as to what areas hunters may hunt, what sorts of animals they may hunt, and so on. There are special, separate rules for subsistence hunting by native peoples.

21-Fishing? - legal with permits. There are other restrictions as well, as to what sorts of fish fishers may catch, minimum weight limits, and so on. There are, again, special, separate rules for subsistence hunting by native peoples.

22-Eating meat? - Yeah, I’ll have another bite. ;) There are government advertising programs, though, which encourage less meat consumption for environmental and health reasons.

23-Littering? - illegal, but it’s sadly almost never enforced.

24-Unisex bathrooms? - legal, if desired; not very common.

25-Suicide? - legal, but generally discouraged. Crisis lines and mental health professionals are available to help the suicidal try to see their way clear to a different course of action.

26 - Gay marriage? - legal. There’s no reason why homosexuals should be spared entering this ridiculous institution which has screwed up the lives of straight people for so long. ;)

27-Abortion? - Legal, however pregnancy is a process not a state of being, and the more developed the foetus is, the more restrictive the options for abortion become.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? - Sex with humans who have either not given free, informed consent, or are considered incapable of giving free, informed consent. Remember people — Safe, Sane, Consensual. Sex with animals is illegal if the act is considered to be cruel to the animal.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? - Optional, but encouraged. It rains a lot here in winter, and can get very cold in some parts of the country. Clothing is required in certain specific places and situations for hygienic and safety reasons. Employers also have the right to require the wearing of specific clothing, like uniforms, in certain circumstances.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene"? - No. There are no obscenity laws, though there are obscenity restrictions in broadcasting and print, these are enforced through regulation, not criminal law.

31-What system do you have for taxes? - Avalaun relies mostly on a progressive income tax system for most of its revenue. The government also raises funds through some tariffs, fees and licenses, fines, and government controlled businesses. There are no flat or regressive taxes, such as sales tax or poll tax.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? - Permanent Residents can apply for citizenship after 5 years of PR status. They are expected to have some knowledge of Avalaun’s culture and institutions and be functionally fluent in English (a simple test for these). They must be able to demonstrate that they are capable of contributing to society and have not brought any disease from their previous homeland. After reciting a citizenship oath they have the full rights of all citizens of our nation. Anyone born in Avalaun has automatic citizenship in our nation, though there are legal restrictions to prevent families from using so-called “anchor babies”. Avalaun allows dual citizenship with other nations.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? - This is far to complex to answer completely. There are different characteristics which potential immigrants may emphasize, there is a separate category for refugees, and of course, completely different rules for just visiting. The Ministries of Foreign Affairs, War, and Immigration also have the capacity to issue entry bans on specific individuals, though these can be contested in court.

34-What type of government are you? - Federal Constitutional Monarchy with a bi-cameral legislature and executive power divided between the Premier, who sits in the legislature, and the Praetor, who is elected directly. There is a separate judiciary and a forth branch of government, the tribunate, which acts as a “watchdog” over the others, for instance the auditor general’s office, complaints commisioner’s office, and the anti conflict of interest office all report to the tribune. The Tribune can also appoint a Royal Commission or a Special Prosecutor to investigate specific scandals, etc. The Tribune is elected directly on the off year of a four year cycle from the Praetor, and the Tribune cannot be, or have been within the last five years, an active member of a political party. The legislature must face re-election in a maximum of every four years. If the Premier dissolves cabinet or if the government fall via a vote of non-confidence, the election might be held earlier. This is at the discretion of the Praetor.

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? - The right to free speech is enshrined within our constitution, however laws prevent libel, slander, direct incitement to violence, treason, or to bring about a knowingly dangerous condition (ie: yelling “Fire” in a crowded, confined area when no fire is present). There are also further restrictions on public broadcast and on materials aimed at children.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? - As a large and varied multicultural community, with areas coming from separate histories and political/legal traditions, it is very difficult to generalize in this area.
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Cheztope » Sat May 09, 2009 5:58 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 18

2 - Driving age? 15-17 varies by state

3 - Age of sexual consent? Classification as an Adult - 18, and you are an adult when you are mentally, financially, physically, and emotionally ready to bear children and drive a car.

4 - Voting age? 18

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

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

-Pot - illegal but is the most used illicit drug.

- Tobacco - Legal, but heavily taxed to increase air quality, health, and appearance of a nation whole. Legal age= 25

- Cocaine - Illicit and 2nd most widely used illicit drug

-Alcohol - Legal and widely used especially by mid-20's. Legal age= 22

- LSD - Illicit, but not widely known.

- Caffeine - Most widely used drug no legal age to use. It is legal however.

- Heroin - Illegal and most hardly enforced drug on the market.

- Other? Only legal drugs are Caffeine, Alchohol, Tobacco, and some small private company drugs tested and passed by the EPA and Cheztopian Government.

7 - Can people have guns? No, only if you are a member of the armed forces, have a conceiled weapons license, or a hunters permit.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: The Democratic States of Cheztope // Cheztope // Cheztopians.

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Rarely enforced, used only against serial rapists and Serial murderers.

10 - What is the speed limit? Varies by State

Backroads: 25-40
Main Streets: 35-55
Highways: 55-80

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? 1 of the rights our citizens have is freedom of worship.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - Legal, but images of pediphillia & rape are illegal

13-Prostitution - Illegal

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Citizens have the right of marrage, so anyone could mary anyone, any amount of people.

15-Homosexuality - Legal

16-Stem cell research - Pshhhh... this is 8th grade science class.

17-Human Cloning - Illegal because of possible overcrowding.

18-Cock Fighting? Illegal, along with any animal abuse crimes.

19-Slavery? -Illegal, but it is legal to hire someone to do a slave's work, as long as they are paid min. wage.

20-Hunting? Very popular and Legal

21-Fishing - Legal and one of our main exports.

22-Eating meat? 30% = Vegetarian 10% = Vegan 60%= All

23-Littering? llegal, needs to pay a fine.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Yes, to prevent crimes and other civilian discomforts.

25-Suicide? - Legal

26 - Gay marriage? - There are as many different forms of Marriage as there are people. Marriage is the private affair of those getting married.

27-Abortion - Legal, mostly used by teenage soon-to-be mothers.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Rape and pediophilia, all others are legal, but the practicers are liable for STD's and births.

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. And also by climated and the presence of large numbers of tourists -Cheztopians are raised to be considerate of others sensibilities.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? No

31-What system do you have for taxes? The rich and foreign citizens pay a higher tax, and middle and Low pay the same. Peoplewith criminal records pay mor tax as well.

31aSales tax? 6%-8% varies by state.

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? Perform Federal service, and if foreign, pass a citizenship test administered by the Chief of Staff.

33-What types of people do you allow into your country? All are welcome, but they must sign forms saying that they know what will go on in the country and inform them on taxes and whatnot.

34-What type of government are you? Parliament/Democracy**

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? When the information is secret or will cause rioting.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? We have many holidays and celebrations throughout our country related to the most dominant religion (Christianity)

Yootopia- "On a scale of one to hard, it's Ron Jeremy after 6 viagras."
Greater Americania- "I just want all of you to f*** off so I can go back to asserting myself over weaker nations"
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Every sperm is great.
If a sperm is wasted,
God gets quite irate."


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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Saint Murray » Sat May 09, 2009 6:43 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 16
2 - Driving age? 16
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? - None are illegal, although stiff mandatory sentences apply to those who cause injury or death while under the influence of same.
7 - Can people have guns? The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called? The Incorporated States of Saint Murray; Murrites.
9 - Do you have the death penalty? No. It may sometimes be just, but there is no one who can really be counted upon to enforce it with absolute justice.
10 - What is the speed limit? Unposted: By day outside urban limits, reasonable and proper; by night, 110 kph. Within urban limits, 40 kph.
11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All religions are permitted, none are restricted as long as they follow the law of the land.

Which of the following are be legal:
12- Porn - Legal provided possessor and all depicted are of age of majority.
13- Prostitution - Legal for adults.
14- Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - The state charters "household corporations" for two or more interested adults regardless of number or sex; each child in the nation is born into such a corporation (a child born to a mother outside such a unit causes one to be formed with the mother as sole adult). Marriage and family are religious constructs separate from the state's minimal legitimate regulatory interest.
15- Homosexuality - Legal for adults.
16- Stem cell research - Legal.
17- Human Cloning - Illegal.
18- Cock Fighting? Illegal, as is animal abuse more generally.
19- Slavery? Illegal.
20- Hunting? Legal for ages 10 and up, children must be supervised by an adult.
21- Fishing - Not regulated.
22- Eating meat? Not regulated.
23- Littering? lllegal.
24- Unisex bathrooms ? Not regulated.
25- Suicide? - Not regulated, but willfully assisting a suicide makes one an accessory to homicide.
26- Gay marriage? - Legal, see 14.
27- Abortion - Treated as homicide under the law; protecting the mother from death or significant medical risk is considered self-defense; terminating a pregnancy which results from rape or incest is also so handled (the mother being entitled to "defend herself" from the consequences of the illegal assault.)

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Rape (both forcible and statutory), incest.
29- Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? There are assuredly public decency laws.
30- Do you have obscenity laws? Only pertaining to possession by minors.
31- What system do you have for taxes? A national sales tax (not a VAT). No income tax, tariff, or other taxes.
32- What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? For a child, birth to a mother who is a citizen. The naturalization of a mother automatically confers citizenship upon her resident minor children. For an adult of good character who seeks citizenship, pay a fee equal to approximately 1.5x the nation's current per-capita GNP and pass a basic civics examination.
33- What types of people do you allow into your country? Pretty much anyone who doesn't seek to do us harm; citizenship is, however, expensive.
34- What type of government are you? Corporate democracy
35- To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? To the extent that speech or publication creates a clear and present danger.
36- Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? There are several civic holidays and a bewildering number of religious observances.
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Postby Thomolopolis » Sat May 09, 2009 7:03 pm

1. Legal drinking age: when you are able to see over the bar
2. Legal driving age: when you are able to see the road and reach the pedals
3. Age of sexual concsent: if you want it, only a two year age gap of ages until after 18, then no one under. unless they are 17
4. Voting age: 16
5. At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control): 18

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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Scandavian States » Sat May 09, 2009 7:22 pm

National Standards - a list of questions about certain Standards & Legalities for your nation- far more defining than the three NS standards:

1 - What is the legal drinking age? Classifications as an Adult

2 - Driving age? Classification as an Adult

3 - Age of sexual consent? Classification as an Adult -

4 - Voting age? Classification as an an adult

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - Completion of Imperial schooling requirements, generally 16

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - None, although high grade aeroponic marijuana is sometimes perscribed as pain relief or sleep medication where non-organic medications are certain to cause chemical dependencies or potentially fatal interactions. Note that tobacco and alcohol are not included in the general ban

7 - Can people have guns? Ownership is a right for citizens

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Informal/Formal: The Imperium / Citizens: Imperials

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? Depends entirely on which road system and which operator classification a driver has earned, although anybody with an A class license in A class lanes on the Inter-Duchy Freeway System may push their cars as fast as they will go

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

Which of the following are be legal: See below

12- Porn - Legal, but pictures or movies depicting actual rape (including sex between a minor and adult) are banned

13-Prostitution - Allowed, but regulated by local business codes and any brothel is required to prominently display a Health Certificate with a valid dated grade

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Considered a religious sacrament, not regulated

15-Homosexuality - Not regulated, although in some areas open homosexuality is a social taboo

16-Stem cell research - Medical tests ongoing, although the Imperial Health Service has not certified the technique for general practice

17-Human Cloning - Banned

18-Cock Fighting? - Regulated under the Fair Treatment of Game Animals Act, outright banned in some Duchies

19-Slavery? - Extrajudicial confinement carries the death penalty

20-Hunting? Regulated on Crown Lands through a licensing system, not regulated and permissible on privately owned property

21-Fishing - see above

22-Eating meat? - Considered a religious sacrament, not regulated

23-Littering? - Carries stiff fines

24-Unisex bathrooms ? - Not permitted in public facilities

25-Suicide? - The government does not regulate such things as there is very little point. Note that euthanasia is considered murder

26 - Gay marriage? - Marriage is a religious sacrament and as such is not regulated

27-Abortion - Permissable, although ethics codes among medical professionals mean that no doctor will carry out an abortion without a valid medical reason (I don't want the baby is not acceptable).

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

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? - Mandatory in public, not regulated in private

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene"? - Varies by locality, but in general yes.

31-What system do you have for taxes?
- Income tax? In the neighborhood of 5% paid to the Imperial government

31aSales tax? 5% paid to the Duchy government

31bImport/Export tax? Weighted import tax (depending on national classification by the Imperial Foreign Service) with a baseline of roughly 21%, also a Canal and Transshipment Fee of the same basis for the same amount

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? - At least one term of Imperial Armed Forces service completed honorably or five years as an accredited foreign worker (accreditation comes with paying income tax) before requesting a citizenship exam

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Any but all persons are held to the same legal standards as any citizen

34-What type of government are you? Imperial Federal Monarchy

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? Only for the protection of state secrets

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? For example – Social taboos vary by locality, but a near universal stigma is that if a person doesn't know at least three languages (read and write fluently) at the time of their majority they are considered to be poorly educated and tend to have some trouble finding a decently paying job.

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Postby The Atreidond Islands » Sat May 09, 2009 9:26 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 16

2 - Driving age? 16

3 - Age of sexual consent? 16

4 - Voting age? 16

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

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal?
-Marijuana- Legal at 18; Illegal to drive/ operate machinery while high and smoke in public. If a citizen votes while high he/she is subject to criminal charges.
-Tobacco- Legal at 16; Illegal to smoke public institutions
-Cocaine- Illegal
-Alcohol- Legal at 16. Illegal to drive/ operate machinery while drunk. If a citizen votes while drunk he/she is subject to criminal charges.
-MDMA- Illegal
-Caffeine- Legal
-Heroin Illegal;
-Other; case by case basis. Most recreational drugs are illegal.

7 - Can people have guns? Yes, but restricted ownership. All citizens have the right to small caliber (>.357mm) handguns after extensive background checks. Ex-convicts, mentally handicapped people, and foreign nationals (diplomatic staff exempt) are prohibited from gun ownership. Illegal possession of a firearm is a serious offense. Members of a government sponsored/ regulated hunting club are permitted to purchase hunting shotguns and hunting rifles. The shotguns and rifles are stored in a member's personal locker at a hunting club, but hunting scopes are owned by the club as a whole.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called? The Imperial Republic of The Atreidond Islands; Atreidond, TAI, AI, the Atreidondian Isles; Atreidondians

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes, in theory. Legal for high treason and mass (<20) murders. There have been no executions in Atreidond in 25 years.

10 - What is the speed limit? Varies by province. Inter-Island Freeway; 70 mph, Interior Freeways; 55 mph

11 - What types of religions are permitted or restricted? Total religious freedom. There is a slight Jewish majority; most Jews turned away from the United States in the early 20th century went to Atreidond instead of returning to Europe. There is a deep rooted Christian majority dating back to the region's colonization in the mid-1500's. Other religions are present, and gaining popularity.

Which of the following are legal:

12 - Porn- Legal, if it does not depict illegal acts (rape, incest, etc.)

13 - Prostitution- Legal in certain provinces, where legal government regulated and taxed.

14 - Polygamy/Polyandry/Polyamory; Illegal

15 - Homosexuality- Legal; Hetero and Homo sexual couples have the same rights. Homosexuality is a recognized hate crime category and homosexuals are protected from discrimination.

16 - Stem cell research; Legal, government manages its own research, but many pharmaceutical companies are involved in their own projects.

17 - Human Cloning; Illegal

18 - Blood sports; Illegal

19 - Slavery; Illegal- slaves that enter Atreidond are considered freed and are granted political asylum in the nation.

20 - Hunting; Legal; the government regulates hunting "clubs" and sets hunting seasons.

21 - Fishing; Legal

22 - Eating meat; Legal and rather popular.

23 - Littering; Illegal, punishable by fine.

24 - Unisex bathrooms; Uncommon

25 - Suicide; Legal, euthanasia is legal, but the target of an intense political firestorm.

26 - Gay marriage; Legal, see above

27 - Abortion; Legal, except in the last week of pregnancy. Incest, rape, and a threat to the mother's life allows a override of the last week rule and is paid for by the government.

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

29 - Is your country's clothing optional or mandatory? Clothing is optional, but nudists are rare.

30 - Do you have obscenity laws? Obscenity is interpreted by middle circuit court.

31 - What system do you have for taxes? A combination of flat income, sales, export, import, and other taxes.

31a Sales tax; basic needs (food, water, basic clothing) are exempt from sales tax. Other products are subject to a progressive sales tax based on their value.

31b Import/Export tax; a small import tax is placed on every item. Larger tariffs are adjusted quarterly by the Imperial Accounting Bureau. A prohibitive export tax is placed on the nation's most advanced military technology.

32 - What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Must pass an in depth citizenship test and background test. People born in Atreidond are guaranteed citizenship.

33 - What types o people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Very loose immigration restrictions. Background checks are conducted on all prospective immigrants to check for militant or criminal behavior.

34 - What type of government are you? Constitutional Monarchy and Democratic Federal Republic.

35 - To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? None, unless it threatens the safety of Atreidondian servicemen/women or the nation as a whole.

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

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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Mu Cephei » Sun May 10, 2009 3:23 am

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 21

2 - Driving age? 16

3 - Age of sexual consent? 18

4 - Voting age? 21

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

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

-Pot - Legal

- Tobacco - Legal and second most popular

- Cocaine - Legal

-Alcohol - Legal and third most popular

- LSD - Legal

- Caffeine - Legal and most popular

- Heroin - Legal

- Other? Anything you can possibly want to take is legal

7 - Can people have guns? Yes at the age of 18

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: The Union of Belken Federal Republics (UBFR)) | Informal: The Union of the Belken Republics (UBR) or just The Belken Republics / Citizens: Belks

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? Depends on location, state laws, federal laws, and other conditions like weather, amount of traffic, etc.

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

Which of the following are legal:

12- Porn - Legal

13-Prostitution - Legal

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Legal

15-Homosexuality - Legal

16-Stem cell research - Legal

17-Human Cloning - Legal

18-Cock Fighting? Legal

19-Slavery? - Illegal

20-Hunting? Legal

21-Fishing - Legal

22-Eating meat? Legal

23-Littering? Depends on where you are: on state and federal land is illegal, as well as public land maintained by one the two before mentioned, but on private property it is up to the owner

24-Unisex bathrooms? Not on state, federal, or public land, but is left up to public owners once again

25-Suicide? - Legal

26 - Gay marriage? - Legal

27-Abortion - Legal, but not when the fetus is very close or already is a living thing. While this classification is made on a case-by-case basis 20 weeks is the general cut off point for the possibility of abortion

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

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

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

31-What system do you have for taxes?
- Income tax? Yes, it is seen as a federal only tax, and depends on salary

31aSales tax? Yes, it is seen as a state only tax, and depends on each state's laws

31bImport/Export tax? Yes, and is set by both the state and federal governments depending on the type of import or export (personal/corporate versus national)

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Be born in The UBFR, live/work in The UBFR for eight years and pass the citizenship test, or join The UBFR military as an auxiliary and after fours of service (as well as living in The UBFR) pass the citizenship test

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? All are welcome so as along they obey all laws

34-What type of government are you? Federal constitutional republic

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? Only in matters when the information was released by the government, but wasn't done so because of law (a formerly classified memo that by law was due to be released to the public in a year, but the government decided to release it early with a few edits, etc.)

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? For example – Depends on the state, but the basics are: vote, serve the community in some way, get the most education possible, and do not hinder the ability for others to use their civil rights in situations that are not necessarily illegal
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Postby Praetonia » Sun May 10, 2009 9:20 am

1 - What is the legal drinking age? No restrictions. In case of children, parent is responsible for deciding.

2 - Driving age? No legal restrictions. Road owners impose various requirements.

3 - Age of sexual consent? 16

4 - Voting age? 21

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

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

7 - Can people have guns? Yes. Weapons ownership bans can be passed in sentence for various crimes.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: Crown Commonwealth of Praetonia// Informal: prty obvious / Citizens: again, obvs

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Hanging for murder, arson in a royal dockyard, and treason.

10 - What is the speed limit? Varies. Determined by private road owners. Sometimes none.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? No laws pertain particularly to religion.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - Legal

13-Prostitution - Legal.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Legal, not particularly common.

15-Homosexuality - Legal

16-Stem cell research - Legal, subject to no special restrictions.

17-Human Cloning - Legal, subject to no special restrictions. Persons produced through cloning have normal legal status.

18-Cock Fighting? Legal. Animals considered property.

19-Slavery? - Illegal.

20-Hunting? Legal, again, animals are considered property.

21-Fishing - ditto

22-Eating meat? Legal, almost universal.

23-Littering? No laws regarding littering especially, but all property is privately owned and damaging others' property by dumping things without permission is a common law offence.

24-Unisex bathrooms - Probably somewhere. Bit weird.

25-Suicide? - Illegal, punishable by death. No srsly...

26 - Gay marriage? - Marriage is not connected to the state.

27-Abortion - Legal but controversial.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? None where consensual.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Yes everyone must wear Mao suits. Srsly who the hell has 'country clothing'...

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

31-What system do you have for taxes?
- Income tax? None

31aSales tax? None

31bImport/Export tax? None

The only tax is a property tax. Presently it raises approx 4% of GDP in revenue.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Twenty citizens in good standing must attest that the person is a citizen before a Magistrate.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? No border controls.

34-What type of government are you? Constitutional monarchy.

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? Not at all, though it can publish its own media.

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

Postby Allanea » Sun May 10, 2009 5:11 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age? Age of maturity.
2 - Driving age? Age of maturity, except where driving on private property, where this is not normally requires.
3. Age of sexual consent?

Age of maturity, - except in those cases when the mentality is not present to give informed, knowing consent. However the reverse is also true and one can present an affirmative defense to claim that the person one had sex it had the ability to give such onsent if they are young than 16. Obviously the younger they are, the more difficult (rapidly becoming impossible) it will become.


4 - Voting age? Age of maturity.
5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)?- IN humans, 16.
6.- What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - All.
7 - Can people have guns? Yes, except for nuclear weapons and other similar weaponry. However, use of nuclear weapons can be permitted with a special license, for industrial purposes.
8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called United States of Allanea/Allanea/Allaneans

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes
10 - What is the speed limit? Differs by state. No speed limits on National Strategic Highways.

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

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn Legal, except for non-virtual child pornography (i.e., actually abusing children and profiting from it or distributing footage of actual child abuse is illegal. However, like in many RL countries, it is legal to create, through CGI or other means, images of such abuse as long as no REAL children are harmed).

13-Prostitution Legal.-
14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory:Legal
15-Homosexuality Legal
16-Stem cell research: Legal
17-Human Cloning :- Legal
18-Cock Fighting? : Legal
19-Slavery?: Illegal. Slaveowners are generally punished by death.
20-Hunting?: Legal and popular.
21-Fishing : Legal and popular.
22-Eating meat?: Legal and popular.
24-Unisex bathrooms ?: Wha?
25-Suicide?: Legal...
26 - Gay marriage?: Legal, as are almost all voluntary unions.
27-Abortion : Generally legal, but some states ban late-term abortions or abortions by underaged parents.
28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ?: None, except for rape or pedophilia.
29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory?: Optional.
30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene": LOL.
31-What system do you have for taxes? : A flat sales tax supplemented by some tariffs.
32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen?:
Born in Allanea, or pass a complex set of psychological and historical exams to test your knowledge of Allanean law and your ability to fit into our culture. And it's not called a citizenship. It's called a Freemanship. 'Citizen\' implies a set of 'duties' of service towards the state which 'Freeman' does not.
33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country?

In general, we allow a very limited amount of refugees and foreign workers, and an even more limited amount of immigrants based on their ability to find jobs and integrate into our culture.

34-What type of government are you? Federal democratic republic. The lower house of the Federal Legislature is run by the principles of direct democracy.

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

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

Because the United States is split into a bewildering amount of subcultures, hobbies, and communities, tolerance is the order of the day. Allanea was founded by members of various such communities (from furries to survivalists to Satanists) who escaped the pressures of mainstream society in their old nations, therefore tolerance is valued greatly.

However, like in Tanaara, there are several common traditions:

* Allaneans are generally intensely consumerist, enamored of various technological toys (particularly weapons) and protective of their personal space. People generally prefer a run-down private home to an apartment.

*If you are an Allanean, you're generally expected to wear weapons openly, as a sign of you being a Freeman. Allaneans are generally very ideological about gun ownership. Many people also wear clothes or badges identified with their hobby or whatever in public – furries wear their fursuits, Trekkies wear communicators or uniforms, and so forth. Clothes are not a means of blending in, but of identification.

Even if you're freaked out by someone's habits, it's polite to pretend not to notice. If you're CONSTANTLY freaked out by people's habits, you PROBABLY chose the wrong place to live in.
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Postby Buffett and Colbert » Sun May 10, 2009 5:55 pm

1- 18 (age of maturity)

2- 16

3- 16 (with consent of both participants and both participants parents or legal guardians)

4- 18 (age of maturity)

5- 18 (age of maturity)

6- Marijuana (only in a safe amount prescribed by a liscenced doctor or trained proffesional)

7- Common weaponry and simple guns may be used by citizens with permits

8- The Humanist Democracy of Buffett and Colbert; Buffett and Colbert; Buffettonions if from the Island of Buffett or Colbertians if from the Island of Colbert

9- Yes but one may only be sentenced to death if he/she has knowingly and with full intent to do so killed a person/persons and is declared mentally sane. Lethal injection is the only method used to put someone to death legally.

10- Varies by the road. Ranges from 25 to 65mph

11- No religion is forced upon anyone and no religions are banned. But no government branches or government funded programs have anything to do with anything non-secular

12- Legal for adults 18 years and older. No matter who you are, it's illegal to publicize in any way pornographic images of a child.

13- Illegal without proper permits

14- Legal

15- Legal

16- Legal

17- Whole, functioning clones of human beings are illegal.

18- Illegal

19- Illegal

20- Legal in certain areas and one may kill only a certain number of animals and only in a certain time of year varying with the species

21- Legal unless fish is protected

22- Legal and a food staple

23- Illegal

24- Illegla

25- Illegal put no punishment given to anyone unless one can be determined to have directly influenced in one's suicide

26- Legal

27- Legal but only in state approved locations

28- All are legal in the privacy of one's home

29- All clothing is permited unless it is obscene or racist and one wears this in public

30- Yes. Anything to revealing of one's genitalia or breasts, anything racist or abusive

31- Yes. 7%

32- Yes. 8%

33- A citizen is defined as one who has been born in Buffett and Colbert, born in a Buffett and Colbert embassy or other government establishment abroad, applied for citizenship and lived in the country for 5 years

34- Democratic Socialist Capitalism

35- Never

36- Most citizens are atheists. Citizens like to discuss politics and religion. One's amount of money is never asked however.

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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Grays Harbor » Sun May 10, 2009 7:39 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age? No specific drinking age, but it is culturally accepted that children reaching puberty have the right to consume alcohol. Entrance to night clubs and bars, however, is limited to those over 18 and having completed secondary education.

2 - Driving age? 17.

3 - Age of sexual consent? 18 and have completed secondary education.

4 - Voting age? 18.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - Adulthood has culturally been set as the age they assume resonsibility, which can be anywhere from puberty to 25. For legal purposes, however, the age of 18 and have completed secondary school has been in force since 1927

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - none, except for alcohol. Marijuana for medicinal purposes is available with a prescription.

7 - Can people have guns? Gun ownership is permitted with proper licensing.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: The Kingdom of Grays Harbor
Informal: Grays Harbor or alternately, The Kingdom
Citizens: Harberians

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? Freeways - 120Kmph, Rural roads - 90Kmph, City streets -varies between 40 to 65Kmph.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All are permitted. Catholic is predominant.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - images of pediphillia & rape are illegal

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

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Monogamy in marriage, including homosexual marriage, is the only one permitted. Polygamy is illegal.

15-Homosexuality - No legal barriers. Who one bunks with is not the governments business.

16-Stem cell research -Yes.

17-Human Cloning - Animal and plants, yes, human, no.

18-Cock Fighting? Are you joking? NO!.

19-Slavery? -Not since the 16th Century.

20-Hunting? Yes.

21-Fishing - Yes.

22-Eating meat? What? Of Course!.

23-Littering? This can carry fines of up to 1000 Crowns depending on the severity and circumstances

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Umm........no.

25-Suicide? - rare.

26 - Gay marriage? - see marriage above.

27-Abortion - Up to the 3rd trimester.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? None of the governments business as long as it is consentual and both are above the age of consent.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? We have a very staid and dignified culture. Public nudity is heavily frowned upon.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If something, obscene or not, is so horrific as to cause a majority of the population to winge, then it is discouraged. Ingrained politeness is a cultural heavyweight, however, so something that severe is very rare.

31-What system do you have for taxes?
- Income tax? There is an income tax.

31aSales tax? Provincial and National VAT's.

31bImport/Export tax? Import tariffs vary by nation of origin and product being imported. No export tax.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? 5 Years residency, the ability to speak Harberic (a varirent of that obscure language known as "english") and passing of a citizenship test.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Anybosy may apply, but people with felonies on their criminal record are rarely accepted

34-What type of government are you? Parlimentary Monarchy

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? In the interest of national Security or public safety, and for military matters.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have?
Politeness to others is a standard of Harberian society and culture. This may stem from the fact that dueling was legal until 1957 and the giving off offense could carry serious consequences. The harberian people also have an almost genetic capacity for cultural bias in that most are convinced of the superiority of Harberian culture and civilization. They can be downright condescending about it at times, but politely, of course.

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http://www.freewebs.com/ghcoins/

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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Zukariaa » Sun May 10, 2009 9:27 pm

The Zukariaan Empire

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 16

2 - Driving age? 21. This generally lowers the number of drunk drivers as the population of younger people will have significantly gotten over the need to drink in huge numbers at parties. Depending on the province, it is often lowered to 18 in rural areas.

3 - Age of sexual consent? 16. Sometimes 15, pending induction as a priestess.

4 - Voting age? Voting for the federal government does not exist, though provincial leaders are voted on by 16 years and above, pending an ‘awareness’ test.

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

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

-Pot – Legal.

- Tobacco – Legal, though unpopular do to health effects in recent generations.

- Cocaine – Illegal.

-Alcohol – Very legal and very popular.

- LSD – Illegal.

- Caffeine – Obviously legal.

- Heroin – Illegal.

- Other? Idk my bff jill

7 - Can people have guns? Arms are illegal in urban areas, though legal in rural areas. Transportation of arms into urban areas is strictly controlled.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called?
Formal: The Empire of Zukariaa
Informal: Zukariaa
People: Zukariaans

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? Why would there be a universal speed limit? There are no speed limits in the ‘fast lane’ of highways.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All are permitted, though Zukariaan Polytheism is by far the most widespread and practiced.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn – Legal, though not very popular due to the widespread use of temples dedicated to the Goddess of Love.

13-Prostitution – Again legal, but not necessary for the most part.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory – Polygamy is very widespread among upper-middle and upper class men, and widely respected.

15-Homosexuality – Legal.

16-Stem cell research – Legal and widely used.

17-Human Cloning – Legal under strict watch. Clones are often used for testing things among private companies, and are considered slaves.

18-Cock Fighting? Mistreatment of animals is highly forbidden.

19-Slavery? – Slavery is legal but restricted to household slaves. Mistreatment of slaves is extremely uncommon and looked down on.

20-Hunting? Legal, though with restrictions on what can be used to hunt.

21-Fishing – Legal.

22-Eating meat? Why would that be illegal?

23-Littering? Illegal, with harsh punishment.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Uncommon.

25-Suicide? – Suicide is punishable by death. Dignified euthanasia is legal.

26 - Gay marriage? – Anyone can marry anyone and as many people as they want as long as they are of the age of consent.

27-Abortion – Legal and not uncommon among underage mothers and in cases where the baby will have a genetic deficiency.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Anything is legal between consenting adults.

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

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

31-What system do you have for taxes?
- Basic tax of about 15%, though the Emperor often raises taxes temporarily or adds a minor tax to certain common items when he wishes to undergo a new program or project.

31aSales tax? Sometimes.

31bImport/Export tax? Sometimes.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Native born or born to a citizen. If not native born, you may serve in the military or prove yourself useful in some way (meaning crippled people and retarded people generally don’t make the cut).

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

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

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? The Emperor is technically allowed to censor the press, though it has been proven before (such as the reign of Conrad I) that censorship of any press garners massive outcry. During the reign of Conrad I, riots took place in outrage throughout southern Zukariaa as a result of censorship.

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

Zukariaans are very charitable, and it is common and desired by the people that a rich man or the Emperor holds a large feast for the less wealthy during a religious holiday. This is often what keeps the Emperor popular among poorer and underprivileged people.

It is typically expected of a Zukariaan to be environmentally aware. Damage to the environment has been looked down on and sometimes banned, with little outcry, by emperors. Law protects the entirety of the ‘Black Forest’ north of the southern mountainous regions.

It is seen as ‘polite’ to have sex with a Love priestess, as she has chosen to dedicate her life to the Goddesses cause. This goes for any setting.

On the same subject, Zukariaans are very sexually permissive. There are few cases of ‘rape’ in Zukariaa, as sexually frustrated males are rare (they can just go to the local temple of love). Thousands of years of sexual permissiveness have created a sort of ‘immunity’ to many STDs, though foreigners will often catch them from Zukariaans who show no signs of them existing.

Zukariaans are usually expected to respect and be loyal to the Emperor, but even more so be loyal to the country’s well being. It is viewed as counterproductive and detrimental for the people to allow an Emperor to become too liberal with his absolute powers. As a result of the common and deadly outcry caused by this when an Emperor oversteps his bounds, no Emperor has been so incautious as to be overthrown for nearly 100 years.
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Postby Philimbesi » Tue May 12, 2009 9:32 am

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 21
2 - Driving age: 17 in urban areas, 16 in rural
3 - Age of sexual consent? 18
4 - Voting age? 18
5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - 18
6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? -
-Pot – Illegal, but really only prosecuted in the event it is discovered in connection with another crime, or when it’s use is blatant, or cause of injury.
- Tobacco – legal,
- Cocaine – Illegal in all forms
-Alcohol – Sale is legal over 21, consummation with parental approval and supervision 16.
- LSD – Illegal in all forms
- Caffeine – Legal
- Heroin – Illegal in all forms
7 - Can people have guns? Currently only police and military, legislation is pending that will open sales up.
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 States Of Philimbesi//
Informal: USoP/
Citizens: Philimbesians
9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes
10 - What is the speed limit? Local roads are set by local governments, all consumer vehicles are governed at 75mph. .
11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All
Which of the following are be legal:
12- Porn - images of pediphillia & rape are illegal
13-Prostitution – Legal - Heavily regulated and taxed,
14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory – Illegal
15-Homosexuality – Legal.
16-Stem cell research – Legal
17-Human Cloning –Unheard of .
18-Cock Fighting? Illegal
19-Slavery? -Illegal
20-Hunting? Legal as long as season and firearm are correctly licensed.
21-Fishing – Legal as long as correctly licensed and location is not protected.
22-Eating meat? Perfectly Accepted, as are vegetarianism and veganism.
23-Littering? Illegal. State statutes.
24-Unisex bathrooms ? Legal but uncommon
25-Suicide? – Illegal, Assisted only when performed by licensed physician.
26 - Gay marriage? Legal and recognized by the state, up to the church to decide in terms of spiritually.
27-Abortion – Legal
28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? What consenting adults do is their own business.
29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory Public nudity is not allowed though in residence and designated areas it is acceptable.
30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". – No obscenity laws
31-What system do you have for taxes? The standard.
31aSales tax? 5-7 percent of total sale, amount varies by state.
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? Free 2 month night classes and citizenship test. Working knowledge of the language.
33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Any are welcomet.
34-What type of government are you? Constitutional Democracy
35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? The people right to speech and freedom of the press supersedes government.
36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? Nothing springs to mind.
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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Fatatatutti » Tue May 12, 2009 11:22 am

1 - What is the legal drinking age? It is illegal to sell alcohol to anybody under 18. However, there are no restrictions on consumption of alcohol.

2 - Driving age? Anybody who can pass a written test and a driving test can receive a license.

3 - Age of sexual consent? Sexual consent issues are not decided by age.

4 - Voting age? The standard age is 18 but younger citizens can apply to be added to the voters list, no qualifications required.

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? The standard age is 18 but younger citizens can apply for 'emancipation'.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? It is illegal to sell any intoxicating substance to anybody under 18. However, there are no restrictions on consumption of such substances.

- Pot, Tobacco? - Any substances that have 'second-hand' effects can not be used in any public place.

- Caffeine? - Not considered an 'intoxicating substance'. Therefore, there are no restrictions on sale or use.

7 - Can people have guns? No.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? The People's Republic of Fatatatutti

What is the informal name? Fatatatutti (even more informal: Fata)

What are people of your nation called? Fatatatutians

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Of course not.

10 - What is the speed limit? None.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All are permitted, none are restricted. Few are practised.

Which of the following are legal:

12 - Porn? Legal.

13 - Prostitution? Legal.

14 - Polygamy/Polyandry/Polyamory? Legal.

15 - Homosexuality? Legal.

16 - Stem cell research? Legal.

17 - Human Cloning? Not illegal, but not done either.

18 - Cock Fighting? Not specifically illegal, but all cruelty to animals is illegal.

19 - Slavery? Illegal.

20 - Hunting? Legal. 'Eat what you kill' is the cultural standard.

21 - Fishing? Legal. 'Eat what you kill' is the cultural standard. Therefore, catch-and-release is frowned upon.

22 - Eating meat? It is legal to eat vegetarians of any species.

23 - Littering? No specific laws, but it is culturally frowned upon.

24 - Unisex bathrooms? Fatatatutians are notoriously frugal, so legal.

25 - Suicide? Legal.

26 - Gay marriage? Marriage is not restricted. Churches are not permitted to perform marriages but may perform 'religious unions'.

27 - Abortion? Legal but rare.

28 - What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal? No consensual activity is illegal.

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

30 - Do you have obscenity laws? No.

31 - What system do you have for taxes? The average tax rate is 100%, so calling it a 'system' seems inappropriate.

31a - Sales tax? None.

31b - Import/Export tax? None.

32 - What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? If native-born or born to at least one parent who is a citizen, citizenship is automatic. Anybody else can apply for citizenship, no qualifications necessary.

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

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

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

36 - Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? 'Do unto others' is taken very seriously. It would be unthinkable to eat while somebody else goes hungry (although that isn't practical on a world-wide basis). Typically, at mealtime, everybody in the house, passing by the house, etc. is invited to eat. Restaurants are very popular but usually not very profitable.

Property ownership is not a strong concept. It is acceptable to 'borrow' your neighbour's tools, etc. when he's not using them. In fact, it would be considered gauche of him to refuse the loan if asked.

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Re: National Standards Questionaire

Postby Anadad » Wed May 13, 2009 2:37 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 21. Anadad is harsh on irrational behaviour that can be the result of intoxication with alcohol.

2 - Driving age? 17, though driver's tests are thorough and hard to pass if incompetent.

3 - Age of sexual consent? 14 with protection. 17 without.

4 - Voting age? Universal suffrage, 15 is the legal voting age due to pressure on the government

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - 16 is the legal age, though it can be as low as 14 if the son/daughter can prove they are competent enough by taking extensive tests and have their parents endorsement

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? All soft drugs such as marijuana are legal. Hard drugs such as heroin and cocaine are strictly illegal, harsh penalties are given to those possessing hard drugs.

-Pot - 100% legal when using in free time.

- Tobacco - Illegal due to tar and nicotine content.

- Cocaine - Illegal due to behaviour provoking and body damaging properties.

-Alcohol - Legal though highly regulated.

- LSD - Legal when used in free time, though not in public.

- Caffeine - 100% legal

- Heroin - Illegal due to body damaging properties. Police are merciless when dealing with heroin-sellers. Strict penalties are given.

- Other? Most other soft drugs are legal.

7 - Can people have guns? No. Not even the police. Only the military possesses firearms. Civilians are not permitted because of high gun-crime rates during former government's reign.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? The Federated Directly Democratic Republic of Anadad.

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Certainly not. "An eye for an eye until the world goes blind". Gandhi. I'm dead educated.

10 - What is the speed limit? What's a speed limit?

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All permitted. Atheism dominates, though Catholicism has the second largest following.

Which of the following are legal: ALL Are Legal

12- Porn - images of paedophilia & rape are illegal

13-Prostitution - Heavily regulated and taxed

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

15-Homosexuality - Legal

16-Stem cell research - Legal and government-funded.

17-Human Cloning - We're a developing country. No got de' science knowin', mon.

18-Cock Fighting? Illegal, animal protection laws in place.

19-Slavery? -All forms, penal, racial and debit, are highly illegal.

20-Hunting? Illegal for everyone but the native tribesmen that rely on the practice. Anadad has too many endangered species for upper-class eejits to be doing it for fun.

21-Fishing - see above

22-Eating meat? Legal.

23-Littering? Illegal, fines given to those guilty of it.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Hell yes.

25-Suicide? - Legal, though rare. Euthanasia is also legal.

26 - Gay marriage? - Legal.

27-Abortion - Legal and government-funded for rape cases.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? All. Though not in public unless in the missionary position, thanks.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Optional. Anadad's culture is either Hispanic or native tribal. Native tribal cultural wear consists of a nappy. We decided against making those mandatory.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? Only in extreme cases.

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

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Pass a citizenship exam after living in the country for a year. Or qualify by natrualisation.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? - Anadad no longer discriminates against race. Though the former regime despised the Jews and loyalists remain hostile.

34-What type of government are you? Directly democratic federal republic.

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? Crazy terrorist propaganda is... discouraged.

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

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Postby Justorica » Wed May 13, 2009 2:55 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 14

2 - Driving age? 18

3 - Age of sexual consent? As soon as person hits puberty. ( all forms of sex are legal too. )

4 - Voting age? 16

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - 15-17

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? None except Tobacco and Alcohol

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

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

7 - Can people have guns? Yes, but the need a license.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? The United States of Justorica
What is the informal name? Justorica
What are people of your nation called Formal:Justoricans /Informal:The people of Justorica / Citizens:

9 - Do you have the death penalty? Yes

10 - What is the speed limit? Different on all roads.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All are permitted. All religious churches are actually treated as part of government and therfore, part of tax goes to churches.
Which of the following are be legal: ALL Are Legal

12- Porn - all images are legal!

13-Prostitution - Legal.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory -None

15-Homosexuality - Legal, almost half of population is homosexual.

16-Stem cell research - has been perfected, is a common and cheap medical thing.

17-Human Cloning - Banned

18-Cock Fighting? Not illegal, but don't blame the government if you walk out of a cock fight and are beaten or killed by an animal rights activist.

19-Slavery? - Slavery is only legal if it is, consensual sexual slavery or slavery that was forced on someone for comitting crimes.

20-Hunting? Legal only during hunting season.

21-Fishing - legal as long as species isn't endangered.

22-Eating meat? legal and voluntary.

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

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Legal and in some parts of the nation, compulsory.

25-Suicide? - Very Rare

26 - Gay marriage? -Legal

27-Abortion - Illegal

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? All are legal, even rape, unless the rape turns into murder of the person being raped.

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

30-Do you have obscenity laws? none

31-What system do you have for taxes?- Once a year, citizens pay a 42% tax.

31-Sales tax? none

31-Export tax? none

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? YTou must pass nation culture and history exam, background check must be clean, and must have visited every major city in Justorica.

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

34-What type of government are you? New York Times Democracy

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? Unless it supports terrorists, it's legal

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? – it is frowned upon to have people do stuff for you if your over 13.

Sex in public is in some places compulsory, as in, the only place you can have sex is on public.

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Postby Orwelliad » Wed May 13, 2009 3:57 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age?
-No age limit, the more drunk are the people, the less they question the leadership of the country.

2 - Driving age?
-15 for the armed forces (tanks and Jeeps), 14 otherwise, but only Party members are allowed to drive.

3 - Age of sexual consent?
-15, when male and females(sometimes more than one female) are joined together by the state to procriate.

4 - Voting age?
-Voting? what is that? only hippies and traitors vote!

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)?
- When they join the army (those who arent drafted when they are born), or when the state assigns a job and a home to them.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal?
Party autorized drugs, mainly mood changers for the army, and neural blockers, tobacco is legal to keep the proles happy.

-Pot - Illegal, gives a lot of unwanted happy thoughts to the people.

- Tobacco - Legal, but rationed.

- Cocaine - Illegal, consumption punishable by death by Paris Hilton singing 24/7.

-Alcohol - Legal, everyone get drunk and do Big Brother´s biding!

- LSD - Illegal, Punishable by draft into the crap cleaning brigades.

- Caffeine - 100% legal and incentived to keep people working for more hours.

- Heroin - Illegal, punishable by death by bullfighting.

- Other? Only mental blockers to keep people happy with the government, and furious at the state´s enemies.

7 - Can people have guns?
No, they might challenge the Government.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? The Fortress State of Orwelliad
What is the informal name? Orwelliad
What are people of your nation called Formal:Orwelliadians /Informal:Orwelliadians / Citizens: Units

9 - Do you have the death penalty?
No. 1 penalty in country, you can be executed by giggling during a Big Brother speech, people gather around everynight to see "Orwelliad´s funniest executions"

10 - What is the speed limit?
No limit, there are not a lot of cars.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted?
None, only Big Brother can be revered and idolized.

Which of the following are legal:

12- Porn - All legal to the proles and supplied by the PornoDep to keep them in line, illegal to Party Members.

13-Prostitution - Government runed, legal to the Army (and supplied on the field), Illegal to proles (for them sex is to procriate, not for fun), Rationed for the Party Members.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - First is legal, all encoraged, second has no interest, the last one is wierd(no one understands the concept of love anymore in Orwelliad, only hate and sex)

15-Homosexuality - Punishable by death by overeating.

16-Stem cell research - Legal, run by the military to increase human combat skills, and the Ministry of Plenty to increase human efficiency (objective is to eliminate sleep and need to rest).

17-Human Cloning - Military research only.

18-Cock Fighting? Legal, very popular.

19-Slavery? - Common pratice, either bought, made by judicial process or captured in piracy or raids, 32% of the population are slaves and property of the state, they are heavily controled, and uses are: 44%-Work, 32%-Sex, 14%-replacement for cars, 10%-Mine defusers.

20-Hunting? Legal for Humans(slaves and prisioners), regulated for animals

21-Fishing - Legal, state owned company

22-Eating meat? Legal, but non-sintetic meat is a privilege for outsiders of the party, Proles eat Soylent Green(check on wikipedia), slaves eat ration.

23-Littering? Illegal, punishable by death by math class.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Yes, to expensive to build two kinds, but people are monitored to prevent "unautorized intercourse".

25-Suicide? - Yes, just file the 200 page requisition, and we´ll decide if you´re dispensable.

26-Gay marriage? - Unproductive in reproductive terms, Gays are sent to reeducation centers.

27-Abortion - Absolutly forbidden

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ?
-As long as people reproduce, no one cares, from missionary to S&M, the objective is reproduction.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory?
-Mandatory, except for slaves.

30-Do you have obscenity laws?
-Lots of them, most punishable by castration.

31-What system do you have for taxes?
-Taxes? there is no money, people produce resources for the state, and the state allocates resources to them.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen?
-None(doubt anyone would want to)

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country?
- Hippies, and democrats, and people the state decide they do not like this week.

34-What type of government are you? Totalitarian Currupt Oligarquical-Collective State

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media?
-Free media? just that thought is enough to burn you at the stake, and serve you at a party barbecue.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have?:
-The cultural revolution destroyed all things unofficial.
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Postby Emporer Pudu » Wed May 13, 2009 4:20 pm

The Dominion.

1 - What is the legal drinking age? Nobody drinks alcohol.

2 - Driving age? Only military, various paramilitary, and specialized laborers operate any vehicles.

3 - Age of sexual consent? Nobody has sex.

4 - Voting age? Nobody votes

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? - Nobody has parents.

6 - What types of recreational drugs (if any) are legal? - No recreational drugs are used. Various drugs are used to enhance combat or labor efficiency.

7 - Can people have guns? The military, paramilitary forces, and the milita have guns.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: The Dominion of Emperor Pudu XLII // Informal: The Dominion // Citizens: Pudites

9 - Do you have the death penalty? No crime. If there was, or if colonized populations commit crimes, then yes.

10 - What is the speed limit? No private transportation.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? No religion

Which of the following are be legal: Read and find out.

12- Porn - No pornography.

13-Prostitution - No prostitution.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - No marriage, sex, or love at all.

15-Homosexuality - No sexuality.

16-Stem cell research -Used for genetic enhancement of future citizens.

17-Human Cloning - It's where our people come from.

18-Cock Fighting? No cocks. In both senses of the word. Our people are of one gender.

19-Slavery? - The Dominion uses slave labor, but private ownership does not even exist.

20-Hunting? - Various paramilitary government organizations devoted to hunting rebels.

21-Fishing - None.

22-Eating meat? - Nutrient supplements are taken in the form of sludge from a tube, fiberous bars, and injections.

23-Littering? - Nobody has any trash.

24-Unisex bathrooms ? - Unisex everything. Only one gender.

25-Suicide? - Unheard of.

26 - Gay marriage? - No marriage.

27-Abortion - No pregnancy.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? - None are prohibited, but all are impossible. One gender.

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? - Every caste has a different uniform.

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". - Noone speaks out of turn, or does anything without an order.

31-What system do you have for taxes? - No internal economy.

31aSales tax? -No sales.

31bImport/Export tax? - Free trade with limited partners.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? - No new citizens.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? - We allow noone. Populations of colonized countries are slaves.

34-What type of government are you? Monarchy.

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? - No media other than government propaganda.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? – Laws for everything people would do.
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Postby Rutianas » Wed May 13, 2009 5:58 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age?

Legally, twelve. Parents may choose to let a child drink before then at home.

2 - Driving age?

We have extensive public transport. Driving is uncommon. Were we to have an official driving age, it would likely be twelve.

3 - Age of sexual consent?

Seventeen, though a woman may not bear children until twenty-one.

4 - Voting age?

Twelve.

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

Twelve.

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

All recreational drugs are legal if obtained from the government. We have altered the substance just enough to make it safe for use. However, a person may not use recreational drugs at work.

7 - Can people have guns?

Every adult sixteen and older has a gun. Every adult serves in the military and is trained in gun safety. Many children are taught from a young age to respect guns.

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

Complete full name: The Imperial Republic of Rutianas.
Accepted full name: The Republic of Rutianas.
Informal Name: Rutianas.
People: There are three races that comprise the people of Rutianas. Rutian. Comideran. Danite. It is an insult to call them by the wrong race name.

9 - Do you have the death penalty?

Yes, but only in cases of treason against the Emperor.

10 - What is the speed limit?

Our public transport runs at 100 kph in the cities and at 400 kph outside the city. Driving is uncommon.

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

The Republic is tolerant of all religions as long as it does not infringe upon the basic rights of another sentient being. In other words, no 'human' sacrifice religions would be permitted.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn?

Bestiality, pedophilia, rape, snuff, and otherwise depraved material is not permitted. Video and images of consensual acts between consenting adults seventeen and older are legal.

13-Prostitution?

We have no money system so prostitution does not exist.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory?

The Republic has no law defining what marriage is, so any arrangements of multiple partners/spouses is completely the business of the parties involved.

15-Homosexuality?

Tolerance is one of our strong points. Gay, straight, bisexual. It doesn't matter. A person is a person.

16-Stem cell research?

We've grown beyond that point, but I'm sure some research labs are still fiddling around with it.

17-Human Cloning?

Been there, done that. Most of the citizens of the Republic frown upon it, but there are no laws against it.

18-Cock Fighting?

It's not exactly illegal, but we do have animal cruelty laws. If you're caught, you're jailed.

19-Slavery?

It's a dark part of our past. We don't engage in slavery anymore.

20-Hunting?

Hunting is a good way for many people to spend time away from work. We do have hunting laws as to what can be hunted and where.

21-Fishing

Fishing is done in moderation. The balance of our oceans are important to us. We don't want to upset that balance.

22-Eating meat?

Some do, some don't. The Republic promotes vegetarianism, but it doesn't require it. Meat is still allowed.

23-Littering?

Littering can get a person jailed for twenty four hours.

24-Unisex bathrooms ?

Depends on the establishment. Some have them, others have two restrooms instead.

25-Suicide?

The Republic doesn't penalize the family of a suicide. Instead, grief counseling is suggested.

26 - Gay marriage?

Because the Republic has no laws defining marriage, gay marriage isn't exactly 'legal'. Then again, no marriage is 'legal'. We have civil unions instead. It doesn't matter what gender or how many. Anyone can enter into a civil union as long as those involved are at least seventeen.

27-Abortion

Abortion is not allowed in Rutianas except in cases of rape, incest, or significant risk to the mother or child.

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

Bestiality, pedophilia, necrophilia, rape. Basically, if the partner can't consent, it's illegal.

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

Optional unless you're in the military.

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

The only 'obscenity' law that the Republic has is that nudity is not allowed in public except on nude beaches.

31-What system do you have for taxes?

We have no money system. No taxes.

31aSales tax?

No money system. No taxes.

31bImport/Export tax?

We use a barter system.

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

An individual may become a citizen of Rutianas by living in the Republic for ten years, taking a class at the end of ten years regarding our history, language, and laws, then passing a test.

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

We'll let anyone in provided they are not wanted in another country.

34-What type of government are you?

That's a hard one. We're a modified democracy with an Emperor. We have our Parliament to assist the Emperor and to pass legislation.

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

The media may not print anything negative about the Emperor or military without having it approved first. Beyond that, the government does not care.

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

This would take too long to explain. Each race has their own cultural rules and traditions. Some people follow them more strictly than others.

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Re: National Standards Questionaire

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1 - What is the legal drinking age? 15 for beer, 17 for spirits

2 - Driving age? Learner's permit at 14, limited to 2-seaters; full license at 16 allows for sedan-class vehicles. Motorcycles and mopeds are fully licensed at age 15. Family mini-vans and SUVs require a second license, available at age 18 and the test is very strict, which also is true for large transport vehicles, school and public buses and convoy trucks.

3 - Age of sexual consent? 14 years is the accepted age, though there is none legally.

4 - Voting age? 15 years for municipal and provincial; 17 for federal.

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

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

-Pot - Legal, lightly taxed

- Tobacco - Legal, heavily taxed

- Cocaine - Legal, though hard to obtain and subject to strict laws as well as taxation.

-Alcohol - Legal, moderately taxed. Allowed to be produced in small quantities for personal use.

- LSD - Legal and lightly taxed

- Caffeine - Legal, not taxed

- Heroin - see Cocaine

- Other? Legal; Salvia Divorum is used in a coming of age ritual at the age of 14.

7 - Can people have guns? Illegal.

8 - What is the official full name of your country? What is the informal name? What are people of your nation called Formal: The Moderately Modern Model of a Modtastic Modly Paradise of Kryozerkia // Informal: Kryozerkia // Citizens: Kryozerkians

9 - Do you have the death penalty? No

10 - What is the speed limit? Residential streets are 40km/h, main city streets are between 60-80km/h, all highways and country roads are unlimited, except those which pass through towns, at which point, the speed is limited to 80km/h

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? All forms of Protestant Christianity are illegal; Islam, Judaism are non-existent. Most people actively practice Buddhism or follow eastern philosophies. Most who have no religion describe themselves as Deists, followed by Agnostic/gnostic and Atheist.

12- Porn - Generally legal, however, images of paedophilia & rape are illegal

13-Prostitution - Regulated as much as any other industry and taxed similarly. No strident or strict rules.

14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory - Legal provided that there is registered consent with the government from all parties and the documents were signed before a superior court judge.

15-Homosexuality - As legal as heterosexuality.

16-Stem cell research - Legal, though not used as technology has afforded us more reliable advances.

17-Human Cloning - Moderately regulated, but open to the public.

18-Cock Fighting? Illegal.

19-Slavery? - Illegal

20-Hunting? Weasel hunting is a very popular and legal sport. Hunters typically use traps baited with cheese.
Other forms of hunting are legal, provided it occurs during the specific hunting season.

21-Fishing - Legal, but heavily legislated

22-Eating meat? As legal as eating vegan alternatives. There are no limits on diet.

23-Littering? Illegal, but the fine is insigificant

24-Unisex bathrooms ? Legal and common

25-Suicide? - Legal. & Euthanasia - Legal

26 - Gay marriage? - Legal, provided both parties consent and are of age.

27-Abortion - Legal up until the foetus is deemed able to draw its own breath unaided, or has been carried to term.

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal ? Only rape and paedophilia

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Nudity is legal but optional

30-Do you have obscenity laws? If so - how would you define "obscene". - Nope, though social norms insist on clothing for certain gatherings unless instructed otherwise

31-What system do you have for taxes? Income, property... you name; dream it, we tax it, but every citizen is covered from cradle to grave.

31aSales tax? Of course.

31bImport/Export tax? Depends on if the item is a luxury or necessary item and whether it's being imported or exported.

32-What is the criterion for someone to pass to become a citizen? Either be natural born; have a parent who was a natural born or pass a 4-part citizenship examination which tests your character, your knowledge of Kryozerkian culture and history, Kryozerkian law and your knowledge of basic survivorship.

33-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? Those who are allowed are those with no prior criminal record. Refugees are allowed, but often after arriving and receiving care are given passage to a third party country.

34-What type of government are you? Parliamentary democracy/Common law democracy

35-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? There is little if any censorship.

36-Aside from laws - what sort of unofficial (and unenforced) cultural rules and traditions do you have? For example – If someone does not know something and they make the declaration that they do not know, they are required to pull down their pants, find the nearest broom-like object and dance in a circle, regardless of where they are and what they are trying to do.
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