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Agarntrop
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'Freedom house' index

Postby Agarntrop » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:37 am

The freedom house NGO was established in 1940, determined to the expansion of Freedom and democracy. They have been publishing reports on nations since 1972, which also give scores to each nations on their advancement of democracy (1 best, 7 worst), they give this score in both political rights and civil liberties, with then a mean score being developed. A mean score of 2.5 or over means the state is classified as 'free', a score between 3.0 and 5.0 'partly free', and 5.5 and under 'not free'. These questions will help to see where YN stands.

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POLITICAL RIGHTS:
Was the current head of government or other chief national authority elected through free and fair elections?:
Were the current national legislative representatives elected through free and fair elections?:
Are the electoral laws and framework fair, and are they implemented impartially by the relevant election management bodies? :
Do the people have the right to organize in different political parties or other competitive political groupings of their choice, and is the system free of undue obstacles to the rise and fall of these competing parties or groupings?:
Is there a realistic opportunity for the opposition to increase its support or gain power through elections?:
Are the people’s political choices free from domination by the military, foreign powers, religious hierarchies, economic oligarchies, or any other powerful group that is not democratically accountable?:
Do various segments of the population (including ethnic, religious, gender, LGBT, and other relevant groups) have full political rights and electoral opportunities?:
Do the freely elected head of government and national legislative representatives determine the policies of the government?:
Are safeguards against official corruption strong and effective?:
Does the government operate with openness and transparency?:
CIVIL LIBERTIES
Are there free and independent media?:
Are individuals free to practice and express their religious faith or nonbelief in public and private?:
Is there academic freedom, and is the educational system free from extensive political indoctrination?:
Are individuals free to express their personal views on political or other sensitive topics without fear of surveillance or retribution?:
Is there freedom of assembly?:
 Is there freedom for nongovernmental organizations, particularly those that are engaged in human rights– and governance-related work?:
Is there freedom for trade unions and similar professional or labor organizations?:
Is there an independent judiciary?:
Does due process prevail in civil and criminal matters?:
Is there protection from the illegitimate use of physical force and freedom from war and insurgencies?:
Do laws, policies, and practices guarantee equal treatment of various segments of the population?:
Do individuals enjoy freedom of movement, including the ability to change their place of residence, employment, or education?:
Are individuals able to exercise the right to own property and establish private businesses without undue interference from state or nonstate actors?:
Do individuals enjoy personal social freedoms, including choice of marriage partner and size of family, protection from domestic violence, and control over appearance?:
Do individuals enjoy equality of opportunity and freedom from economic exploitation?:


Free
Tropical Isles PR 1, CL 1, Combined 1.0
Thermodolia PR 1, CL 1, Combined 1.0
Xmara PR 1, CL 1, Combined 1.0
Alinghi Federal-Democratic Republic PR 1, CL 1, Combined 1.0 ( :clap: for the formatting!)
United States of Natan PR 1, CL 1, Combined 1.0
Diarcesia PR 1, CL 1, Combined 1.0
Gandoor PR 1, CL 1, Combined 1.0
Kihdis PR 1, CL 1, Combined 1.0
Neo Azati PR 1, CL 1, Combined 1.0
New Hocksmith PR 1, CL 1, Combined 1.0
Erystan PR 1, CL 2, Combined 1.5
Arcturus Novus PR 2, CL 1, Combined 1.5
Khanastan PR 2, CL 1, Combined 1.5
Helensburgh PR 2, CL 1, Combined 1.5
Normund PR 1, CL 2, Combined 1.5
The Great-German Empire PR 2, CL 1, Combined 1.5
Mahrenbach PR 1, CL 2, Combined 1.5
Reuku PR 1, CL 2, Combined 1.5
Vallermoore PR 2, CL 1, Combined 1.5
The Sakhalinsk Empire PR 2, CL 2, Combined 2.0
Skyhooked PR 3, CL 1, Combined 2.0
Deutschess Kaiserreich PR 3, CL 2, Combined 2.5
Malanasia PR 3, CL 2, Combined 2.5
Greater Carloso PR 2, CL 3, Combined 2.5
Maichuko PR 3, CL 2, Combined 2.5
Wawakanatote (SUSR) PR 3, CL 2, Combined 2.5
Partly Free
Rerkeo PR 3, CL 3, Combined 3.0
Dahyan PR 2, CL 4, Combined 3.0
TURTLESHROOM II PR 3, CL 3, Combined 3.0
Free Arabian Nation PR 5, CL 2, Combined 3.5
Dushan PR 6, CL 3, Combined 4.5
The Batorys PR 6, CL 3, Combined 4.5
HerpDeDerp PR 5, CL 5, Combined 5.0
Not Free
Darussalam PR 7, CL 4, Combined 5.5
Cosmopolitan borovan PR 7, CL 4, Combined 5.5
Hamidiye PR 6, CL 5, Combined 5.5
Khataiy PR 7, CL 5, Combined 6.0
Covenant of man PR 6, CL 6, Combined 6.0
Bithastria PR 6, CL 6, Combined 6.0
Silver Commonwealth PR 6, CL 7, Combined 6.5
Estado Novo Portugues PR 7, CL 6, Combined 6.5
One Chuck Norris PR 7, CL 6, Combined 6.5
Knessniet PR 7, CL 6, Combined 6.5
Autarkheia PR 7, CL 7, Combined 7.0
The Great Imperator Jeffrey PR 7, CL 7, Combined 7.0
Victorious Decepticons PR 7, CL 7, Combined 7.0
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Rerkeo
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Postby Rerkeo » Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:27 am

POLITICAL RIGHTS:
Was the current head of government or other chief national authority elected through free and fair elections?: No. He seized the throne in a civil war.
Were the current national legislative representatives elected through free and fair elections?: Yes.
Are the electoral laws and framework fair, and are they implemented impartially by the relevant election management bodies?: Yes, although they are implemented by the Emperor.
Do the people have the right to organize in different political parties or other competitive political groupings of their choice, and is the system free of undue obstacles to the rise and fall of these competing parties or groupings?: Yes. We have (limited) freedom of association
Is there a realistic opportunity for the opposition to increase its support or gain power through elections?: Yes.
Are the people’s political choices free from domination by the military, foreign powers, religious hierarchies, economic oligarchies, or any other powerful group that is not democratically accountable?: Yes.
Do various segments of the population (including ethnic, religious, gender, LGBT, and other relevant groups) have full political rights and electoral opportunities?: Yes. Everyone holds equal political rights.
Do the freely elected head of government and national legislative representatives determine the policies of the government?: Yes.
Are safeguards against official corruption strong and effective?: Certain regions of the country have strong anti-corruption laws. Others don't.
Does the government operate with openness and transparency?: Yes.
CIVIL LIBERTIES
Are there free and independent media?: Yes.
Are individuals free to practice and express their religious faith or nonbelief in public and private?: Yes.
Is there academic freedom, and is the educational system free from extensive political indoctrination?: While we have academic freedom, political indoctrination is present in the educational system.
Are individuals free to express their personal views on political or other sensitive topics without fear of surveillance or retribution?: Yes.
Is there freedom of assembly?: Yes, although it is limited.
Is there freedom for nongovernmental organizations, particularly those that are engaged in human rights– and governance-related work?: Yes, but they are viewed with suspicion.
Is there freedom for trade unions and similar professional or labor organizations?: No. Trade unions are banned.
Is there an independent judiciary?: No. The Emperor controls the judiciary.
Does due process prevail in civil and criminal matters?: Yes.
Is there protection from the illegitimate use of physical force and freedom from war and insurgencies?: Yes.
Do laws, policies, and practices guarantee equal treatment of various segments of the population?: Yes.
Do individuals enjoy freedom of movement, including the ability to change their place of residence, employment, or education?: Yes.
Are individuals able to exercise the right to own property and establish private businesses without undue interference from state or nonstate actors?: Yes.
Do individuals enjoy personal social freedoms, including choice of marriage partner and size of family, protection from domestic violence, and control over appearance?: Yes.
Do individuals enjoy equality of opportunity and freedom from economic exploitation?: Sure.
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Dahyan
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Postby Dahyan » Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:28 am

POLITICAL RIGHTS:
Was the current head of government or other chief national authority elected through free and fair elections?: Yes
Were the current national legislative representatives elected through free and fair elections?: Yes
Are the electoral laws and framework fair, and are they implemented impartially by the relevant election management bodies? : Yes
Do the people have the right to organize in different political parties or other competitive political groupings of their choice, and is the system free of undue obstacles to the rise and fall of these competing parties or groupings?: Not entirely. Political parties that are deemed counter-revolutionary or anti-Islamic are barred from participation.
Is there a realistic opportunity for the opposition to increase its support or gain power through elections?: Yes
Are the people’s political choices free from domination by the military, foreign powers, religious hierarchies, economic oligarchies, or any other powerful group that is not democratically accountable?: Yes. The Ulama acts as custodians to the republic's process, but does not fully dominate the process
Do various segments of the population (including ethnic, religious, gender, LGBT, and other relevant groups) have full political rights and electoral opportunities?: Yes
Do the freely elected head of government and national legislative representatives determine the policies of the government?: Yes
Are safeguards against official corruption strong and effective?: Yes, corruption can be punished by death.
Does the government operate with openness and transparency?: Yes
CIVIL LIBERTIES
Are there free and independent media?: Not in the liberal sense of the word
Are individuals free to practice and express their religious faith or nonbelief in public and private?: Yes
Is there academic freedom, and is the educational system free from extensive political indoctrination?: There is significant Socialist and Islamic influence on the education system
Are individuals free to express their personal views on political or other sensitive topics without fear of surveillance or retribution?: Depends on what the topic is.
Is there freedom of assembly?: Yes
Is there freedom for nongovernmental organizations, particularly those that are engaged in human rights– and governance-related work?: Yes, if they don't violate the law
Is there freedom for trade unions and similar professional or labor organizations?: Yes
Is there an independent judiciary?: Yes
Does due process prevail in civil and criminal matters?: Yes
Is there protection from the illegitimate use of physical force and freedom from war and insurgencies?: Yes
Do laws, policies, and practices guarantee equal treatment of various segments of the population?: Yes
Do individuals enjoy freedom of movement, including the ability to change their place of residence, employment, or education?: Yes
Are individuals able to exercise the right to own property and establish private businesses without undue interference from state or nonstate actors?: No, private business is heavily restricted, and private ownership of the means of production banned in almost all cases.
Do individuals enjoy personal social freedoms, including choice of marriage partner and size of family, protection from domestic violence, and control over appearance?: Yes
Do individuals enjoy equality of opportunity and freedom from economic exploitation?: Yes
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Postby Deutschess Kaiserreich » Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:34 am

POLITICAL RIGHTS:
Was the current head of government or other chief national authority elected through free and fair elections?: No.
Were the current national legislative representatives elected through free and fair elections?: Yes.
Are the electoral laws and framework fair, and are they implemented impartially by the relevant election management bodies? : Yes
Do the people have the right to organize in different political parties or other competitive political groupings of their choice, and is the system free of undue obstacles to the rise and fall of these competing parties or groupings?: In the parliament parties are allowed though if parliament remains in deadlock the Kaiserin has the the right to dissolve the parliament and call for new elections.
Is there a realistic opportunity for the opposition to increase its support or gain power through elections?: Yes.
Are the people’s political choices free from domination by the military, foreign powers, religious hierarchies, economic oligarchies, or any other powerful group that is not democratically accountable?: We have laws against threatening others to vote for a certain person.
Do various segments of the population (including ethnic, religious, gender, LGBT, and other relevant groups) have full political rights and electoral opportunities?: all citizens are allowed full political rights.
Do the freely elected head of government and national legislative representatives determine the policies of the government?: We and the people
Are safeguards against official corruption strong and effective?: both our laws and society hate corruption. Even if a official escapes a corruption charge the people will never vote for them.
Does the government operate with openness and transparency?: We redact some document we realise to the public but that is up to the ministry of information.
CIVIL LIBERTIES
Are there free and independent media?: Yes
Are individuals free to practice and express their religious faith or nonbelief in public and private?: Yes.
Is there academic freedom, and is the educational system free from extensive political indoctrination?: there is a teeny tiny bit of indoctrination but other than that we it is free
Are individuals free to express their personal views on political or other sensitive topics without fear of surveillance or retribution?: Yes
Is there freedom of assembly?: Yes but protests have to get licenses in order to happen.
Is there freedom for nongovernmental organizations, particularly those that are engaged in human rights– and governance-related work?: Yes
Is there freedom for trade unions and similar professional or labor organizations?: Yes
Is there an independent judiciary?: Yes.
Does due process prevail in civil and criminal matters?: most of the time.
Is there protection from the illegitimate use of physical force and freedom from war and insurgencies?: Yes.
Do laws, policies, and practices guarantee equal treatment of various segments of the population?: Yes
Do individuals enjoy freedom of movement, including the ability to change their place of residence, employment, or education?: Yes
Are individuals able to exercise the right to own property and establish private businesses without undue interference from state or nonstate actors?: Yes
Do individuals enjoy personal social freedoms, including choice of marriage partner and size of family, protection from domestic violence, and control over appearance?: Yes
Do individuals enjoy equality of opportunity and freedom from economic exploitation?: Yes
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Postby Malanasia » Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:40 am

POLITICAL RIGHTS
Was the current head of government or other chief national authority elected through free and fair elections?: The President is elected by enfranchised citizens through a first-past-the-post system in the Presidential election every five years.
Were the current national legislative representatives elected through free and fair elections?: Members of the Assembly are determined via a party-list system in which seats are assigned to parties by how many votes they receive in the legislative election every five years.
Are the electoral laws and framework fair, and are they implemented impartially by the relevant election management bodies? : Yes.
Do the people have the right to organize in different political parties or other competitive political groupings of their choice, and is the system free of undue obstacles to the rise and fall of these competing parties or groupings?: Yes.
Is there a realistic opportunity for the opposition to increase its support or gain power through elections?: The opposition and other competing political groups are not legally or otherwise practically hindered by the incumbent government.
Are the people’s political choices free from domination by the military, foreign powers, religious hierarchies, economic oligarchies, or any other powerful group that is not democratically accountable?: Yes.
Do various segments of the population (including ethnic, religious, gender, LGBT, and other relevant groups) have full political rights and electoral opportunities?: Only men who either own a set amount of land, or who have completed four years of service in the Malanese armed forces, and their wives (and by extension, widows, if not remarried) may vote.
Do the freely elected head of government and national legislative representatives determine the policies of the government?: Yes.
Are safeguards against official corruption strong and effective?: No.
Does the government operate with openness and transparency?: For the most part, yes.

CIVIL LIBERTIES
Are there free and independent media?: Yes. All media is privately owned and uncensored.
Are individuals free to practice and express their religious faith or nonbelief in public and private?: Yes.
Is there academic freedom, and is the educational system free from extensive political indoctrination?: Education and academia is private and unrestricted.
Are individuals free to express their personal views on political or other sensitive topics without fear of surveillance or retribution?: The authorities keep an eye out for seditious or insurrectionary speech.
Is there freedom of assembly?: Yes.
Is there freedom for nongovernmental organizations, particularly those that are engaged in human rights– and governance-related work?: Yes, provided they are not assisting enemies of the state, such as by supplying them with arms, equipment, or logistical support.
Is there freedom for trade unions and similar professional or labor organizations?: The government neither protects nor hinders unions.
Is there an independent judiciary?: Yes.
Does due process prevail in civil and criminal matters?: In the civilian sphere, yes. Anything of a martial nature is dealt with with due prejudice.
Is there protection from the illegitimate use of physical force and freedom from war and insurgencies?: Yes.
Do laws, policies, and practices guarantee equal treatment of various segments of the population?: There are no laws against any discrimination in the private sphere.
Do individuals enjoy freedom of movement, including the ability to change their place of residence, employment, or education?: In the public sphere, yes.
Are individuals able to exercise the right to own property and establish private businesses without undue interference from state or nonstate actors?: Yes.
Do individuals enjoy personal social freedoms, including choice of marriage partner and size of family, protection from domestic violence, and control over appearance?: All of the listed liberties are uninfringed.
Do individuals enjoy equality of opportunity and freedom from economic exploitation?: No such state is possible.
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Postby Silver Commonwealth » Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:50 am

POLITICAL RIGHTS:
Was the current head of government or other chief national authority elected through free and fair elections?: ''No. Supercomputer Tom was elected by the Party's members as a General Secretary, and Eternal President.''
Were the current national legislative representatives elected through free and fair elections?: ''No. They are elected, and/or appointed by Party itself.''
Are the electoral laws and framework fair, and are they implemented impartially by the relevant election management bodies?: ''No, and we don't have elections in the first place, at least not for common citizens.''
Do the people have the right to organize in different political parties or other competitive political groupings of their choice, and is the system free of undue obstacles to the rise and fall of these competing parties or groupings?: ''No, unless they support the ruling Party, or one of its branches.''
Is there a realistic opportunity for the opposition to increase its support or gain power through elections?: ''No.''
Are the people’s political choices free from domination by the military, foreign powers, religious hierarchies, economic oligarchies, or any other powerful group that is not democratically accountable?: ''No. In fact, they are highly influenced by those powers.''
Do various segments of the population (including ethnic, religious, gender, LGBT, and other relevant groups) have full political rights and electoral opportunities?: ''No.''
Do the freely elected head of government and national legislative representatives determine the policies of the government?: ''Although Head of Government has more power than, for an example, a democratically elected HoG, its power is still limited to an extent - it is split across the Party, and it takes the decisions.''
Are safeguards against official corruption strong and effective?: ''No. Despite the risk of harsh punishment, some sectors have an extensive amount of corruption.''
Does the government operate with openness and transparency?: ''No, it doesn't.''
CIVIL LIBERTIES
Are there free and independent media?: ''No. All media is in the State's hands.''
Are individuals free to practice and express their religious faith or nonbelief in public and private?: ''No, they aren't. Although official religion varies, depending on the Commonwealth State, citizens, and the few tourists are expected to conform to the local beliefs. That applies to Autonomies as well.''
Is there academic freedom, and is the educational system free from extensive political indoctrination?: ''No, educational indoctrination is essential for the Commonwealth.''
Are individuals free to express their personal views on political or other sensitive topics without fear of surveillance or retribution?: ''No. If you express a view, which Party doesn't approve of, or dislikes, at best you will get your head hit with a stool at some night hour. At worst, you will get sent to a prison.''
Is there freedom of assembly?: ''No.''
Is there freedom for nongovernmental organizations, particularly those that are engaged in human rights– and governance-related work?: ''No, there isn't. If you are a nongovernmental organization, you will be viewed with high suspicion at best.''
Is there freedom for trade unions and similar professional or labor organizations?: ''No. Although there are trade unions, they are managed by the State. And State's companies are also managed by the state, so...''
Is there an independent judiciary?: ''No. Party pretty much controls it.''
Does due process prevail in civil and criminal matters?: ''No.''
Is there protection from the illegitimate use of physical force and freedom from war and insurgencies?: ''No, there isn't.''
Do laws, policies, and practices guarantee equal treatment of various segments of the population?: ''No, not at all.''
Do individuals enjoy freedom of movement, including the ability to change their place of residence, employment, or education?: ''No, except for a few special cases. If state wants them to move to somewhere, they have to comply.''
Are individuals able to exercise the right to own property and establish private businesses without undue interference from state or nonstate actors?: ''No, they need State's permission first.''
Do individuals enjoy personal social freedoms, including choice of marriage partner and size of family, protection from domestic violence, and control over appearance?: ''Not really.''
Do individuals enjoy equality of opportunity and freedom from economic exploitation?: ''No. Although State can possibly tighten the laws, in order to protect workers, it can also loosen them, if it wants so. It acts depending on the situation, in order to try to get the maximal amount of money from each situation.''
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Khataiy
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Founded: Apr 22, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Khataiy » Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:58 am

POLITICAL RIGHTS:
Was the current head of government or other chief national authority elected through free and fair elections?: No he was appointed by a family friend
Were the current national legislative representatives elected through free and fair elections?: No they were appointed/invited some were elected but not many
Are the electoral laws and framework fair, and are they implemented impartially by the relevant election management bodies? : We do not normally have elections except in exceptional circumstances on Presidential decree
Do the people have the right to organize in different political parties or other competitive political groupings of their choice, and is the system free of undue obstacles to the rise and fall of these competing parties or groupings?: no
Is there a realistic opportunity for the opposition to increase its support or gain power through elections?: We are not a Democracy, but there is room for opposition to occur and become influential but our laws would never allow them to hold real power
Are the people’s political choices free from domination by the military, foreign powers, religious hierarchies, economic oligarchies, or any other powerful group that is not democratically accountable?: no
Do various segments of the population (including ethnic, religious, gender, LGBT, and other relevant groups) have full political rights and electoral opportunities?: no
Do the freely elected head of government and national legislative representatives determine the policies of the government?: no we are not a Democracy
Are safeguards against official corruption strong and effective?: yes
Does the government operate with openness and transparency?: yes
CIVIL LIBERTIES
Are there free and independent media?: yes
Are individuals free to practice and express their religious faith or nonbelief in public and private?: it is illegal to leave Islam or convert a Muslim but other than that yes
Is there academic freedom, and is the educational system free from extensive political indoctrination?: yes
Are individuals free to express their personal views on political or other sensitive topics without fear of surveillance or retribution?: no
Is there freedom of assembly?: no permits are required
Is there freedom for nongovernmental organizations, particularly those that are engaged in human rights– and governance-related work?: no
Is there freedom for trade unions and similar professional or labor organizations?: no all are state run
Is there an independent judiciary?: it is affiliated with the government and divided based on localities
Does due process prevail in civil and criminal matters?: in it's own sense yes as it differs from Western style courts
Is there protection from the illegitimate use of physical force and freedom from war and insurgencies?: no
Do laws, policies, and practices guarantee equal treatment of various segments of the population?: no
Do individuals enjoy freedom of movement, including the ability to change their place of residence, employment, or education?: yes except during times of war
Are individuals able to exercise the right to own property and establish private businesses without undue interference from state or nonstate actors?: no
Do individuals enjoy personal social freedoms, including choice of marriage partner and size of family, protection from domestic violence, and control over appearance?: no
Do individuals enjoy equality of opportunity and freedom from economic exploitation?: yes

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The Batorys
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Postby The Batorys » Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:06 am

POLITICAL RIGHTS:
Was the current head of government or other chief national authority elected through free and fair elections?:
No.
Were the current national legislative representatives elected through free and fair elections?: N/A, no national legislature of this sort.
Are the electoral laws and framework fair, and are they implemented impartially by the relevant election management bodies? : In the provinces that have elections, yes. Nationally there are no elections.
Do the people have the right to organize in different political parties or other competitive political groupings of their choice, and is the system free of undue obstacles to the rise and fall of these competing parties or groupings?: Given that there is no elected legislature, national political parties are rather pointless. Provinces have many political parties, however.
Is there a realistic opportunity for the opposition to increase its support or gain power through elections?: In the provinces, yes. Nationally, no.
Are the people’s political choices free from domination by the military, foreign powers, religious hierarchies, economic oligarchies, or any other powerful group that is not democratically accountable?: In provinces with democratic systems of government, yes. Nationally, again, there are no public political choices.
Do various segments of the population (including ethnic, religious, gender, LGBT, and other relevant groups) have full political rights and electoral opportunities?: Yes.
Do the freely elected head of government and national legislative representatives determine the policies of the government?: N/A. No such people.
Are safeguards against official corruption strong and effective?: Yes. Corruption is viewed as a form of treason.
Does the government operate with openness and transparency?: Provincial governments do. The national government does not.

CIVIL LIBERTIES
Is there free and independent media?:
Yes.
Are individuals free to practice and express their religious faith or nonbelief in public and private?: Yes.
Is there academic freedom, and is the educational system free from extensive political indoctrination?: Mostly.
Are individuals free to express their personal views on political or other sensitive topics without fear of surveillance or retribution?: No. Some political opinions will, if voiced loudly enough, catch the attention of the Dragon's Claw. Though most of the time it is limited to surveillance.
Is there freedom of assembly?: Mostly.
Is there freedom for nongovernmental organizations, particularly those that are engaged in human rights– and governance-related work?: Yes.
Is there freedom for trade unions and similar professional or labor organizations?: Yes.
Is there an independent judiciary?: Yes, until the very highest level of court. If one appeals the case past all lower judges, one will eventually have the case tried by the Empress herself or one of her Adjuncts.
Does due process prevail in civil and criminal matters?: Yes. If the law is unfairly administered, people will not place any faith in it.
Is there protection from the illegitimate use of physical force and freedom from war and insurgencies?: Somewhat. Nations get into wars, unfortunately.
Do laws, policies, and practices guarantee equal treatment of various segments of the population?: Yes. Everyone has something to lose.
Do individuals enjoy freedom of movement, including the ability to change their place of residence, employment, or education?: Yes.
Are individuals able to exercise the right to own property and establish private businesses without undue interference from state or nonstate actors?: That depends upon the definition of "undue interference."
Do individuals enjoy personal social freedoms, including choice of marriage partner and size of family, protection from domestic violence, and control over appearance?: Absolutely.
Do individuals enjoy equality of opportunity and freedom from economic exploitation?: To a higher degree than many other nations, yes.
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Hamidiye
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Posts: 352
Founded: Jan 06, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Hamidiye » Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:28 am

POLITICAL RIGHTS:
Was the current head of government or other chief national authority elected through free and fair elections?: no
Were the current national legislative representatives elected through free and fair elections?: no
Are the electoral laws and framework fair, and are they implemented impartially by the relevant election management bodies? : no
Do the people have the right to organize in different political parties or other competitive political groupings of their choice, and is the system free of undue obstacles to the rise and fall of these competing parties or groupings?: yes
Is there a realistic opportunity for the opposition to increase its support or gain power through elections?: no
Are the people’s political choices free from domination by the military, foreign powers, religious hierarchies, economic oligarchies, or any other powerful group that is not democratically accountable?: no
Do various segments of the population (including ethnic, religious, gender, LGBT, and other relevant groups) have full political rights and electoral opportunities?: yes
Do the freely elected head of government and national legislative representatives determine the policies of the government?: no
Are safeguards against official corruption strong and effective?: no
Does the government operate with openness and transparency?: no
CIVIL LIBERTIES
Are there free and independent media?: no
Are individuals free to practice and express their religious faith or nonbelief in public and private?: yes
Is there academic freedom, and is the educational system free from extensive political indoctrination?: yes
Are individuals free to express their personal views on political or other sensitive topics without fear of surveillance or retribution?: no
Is there freedom of assembly?: yes
Is there freedom for nongovernmental organizations, particularly those that are engaged in human rights– and governance-related work?: no
Is there freedom for trade unions and similar professional or labor organizations?: no
Is there an independent judiciary?: yes
Does due process prevail in civil and criminal matters?: partially
Is there protection from the illegitimate use of physical force and freedom from war and insurgencies?: yes
Do laws, policies, and practices guarantee equal treatment of various segments of the population?: yes
Do individuals enjoy freedom of movement, including the ability to change their place of residence, employment, or education?: yes
Are individuals able to exercise the right to own property and establish private businesses without undue interference from state or nonstate actors?: no
Do individuals enjoy personal social freedoms, including choice of marriage partner and size of family, protection from domestic violence, and control over appearance?: partially
Do individuals enjoy equality of opportunity and freedom from economic exploitation?: yes

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Founded: May 15, 2012
Compulsory Consumerist State

Postby Darussalam » Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:09 am

POLITICAL RIGHTS
Was the current head of government or other chief national authority elected through free and fair elections? No, the Emperor-Caliph inherits his sovereignty over the Abode of Peace.
Were the current national legislative representatives elected through free and fair elections? No.
Are the electoral laws and framework fair, and are they implemented impartially by the relevant election management bodies? There are no elections to be organized.
Do the people have the right to organize in different political parties or other competitive political groupings of their choice, and is the system free of undue obstacles to the rise and fall of these competing parties or groupings? No.
Is there a realistic opportunity for the opposition to increase its support or gain power through elections? No.
Are the people’s political choices free from domination by the military, foreign powers, religious hierarchies, economic oligarchies, or any other powerful group that is not democratically accountable? No.
Do various segments of the population (including ethnic, religious, gender, LGBT, and other relevant groups) have full political rights and electoral opportunities? No.
Do the freely elected head of government and national legislative representatives determine the policies of the government? No.
Are safeguards against official corruption strong and effective? Yes, one does not simply steal from the Emperor.
Does the government operate with openness and transparency? It is relatively open and transparent on certain areas and opaque and secretive in others.

CIVIL LIBERTIES
Are there free and independent media? Media environment is relatively free, although most major media is controlled by corporate allies of the Peacock Throne.
Are individuals free to practice and express their religious faith or nonbelief in public and private? Yes.
Is there academic freedom, and is the educational system free from extensive political indoctrination? Yes.
Are individuals free to express their personal views on political or other sensitive topics without fear of surveillance or retribution? Yes.
Is there freedom of assembly? No.
Is there freedom for nongovernmental organizations, particularly those that are engaged in human rights– and governance-related work? Yes, at least theoretically. (Human rights organizations sometimes reported covert harassment and pressures)
Is there freedom for trade unions and similar professional or labor organizations? No.
Is there an independent judiciary? Yes, legal system is mostly privatized.
Does due process prevail in civil and criminal matters? Yes.
Is there protection from the illegitimate use of physical force and freedom from war and insurgencies? Yes.
Do laws, policies, and practices guarantee equal treatment of various segments of the population? Yes, violence is only utilized against the guilty.
Do individuals enjoy freedom of movement, including the ability to change their place of residence, employment, or education? Yes de facto.
Are individuals able to exercise the right to own property and establish private businesses without undue interference from state or nonstate actors? Yes.
Do individuals enjoy personal social freedoms, including choice of marriage partner and size of family, protection from domestic violence, and control over appearance? Yes.
Do individuals enjoy equality of opportunity and freedom from economic exploitation? No, right of contract is upheld.
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Normund
Bureaucrat
 
Posts: 58
Founded: Oct 23, 2018
Ex-Nation

Normund - Freedom House Index

Postby Normund » Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:21 am

POLITICAL RIGHTS:
Was the current head of government or other chief national authority elected through free and fair elections?:
Yes. The President was elected in a proportionally represented snap election.

Were the current national legislative representatives elected through free and fair elections?:
Yes, through proportionally represented elections.

Are the electoral laws and framework fair, and are they implemented impartially by the relevant election management bodies?:
Yes.

Do the people have the right to organize in different political parties or other competitive political groupings of their choice, and is the system free of undue obstacles to the rise and fall of these competing parties or groupings?:
Yes. Any citizen may officially join any political party so long as the party in question is not criminalised or banned.

Is there a realistic opportunity for the opposition to increase its support or gain power through elections?:
Yes.

Are the people’s political choices free from domination by the military, foreign powers, religious hierarchies, economic oligarchies, or any other powerful group that is not democratically accountable?:
Yes.

Do various segments of the population (including ethnic, religious, gender, LGBT, and other relevant groups) have full political rights and electoral opportunities?:
Yes.

Do the freely elected head of government and national legislative representatives determine the policies of the government?:
Yes. However, the people can overturn these policies through national referendums.

Are safeguards against official corruption strong and effective?:
Yes. President Malcom is aiming to strengthen them even further as well.

Does the government operate with openness and transparency?:
For the most part, yes. However, state secrets remain safe secrets unless the governing body or 75% of citizens will(s) it to be released.


CIVIL LIBERTIES
Are there free and independent media?:
Yes. Almost all media sources are free and independent. The government operates a nationwide news channel and newspaper business.

Are individuals free to practice and express their religious faith or nonbelief in public and private?:
Yes. However, when practitioners disrupt public services or the public, then these rights are suspended for that person for a limited time - whom is then punished.

Is there academic freedom, and is the educational system free from extensive political indoctrination?:
Yes. The government prides itself on apolitical and secular education.

Are individuals free to express their personal views on political or other sensitive topics without fear of surveillance or retribution?:
For the most part. Those expressing solidarity or sympathy for terrorist organisations or illegal parties are monitored by the state.

Is there freedom of assembly?:
For the most part. Terrorist sympathisers can be jailed/punished if they associate with illegal or criminal organisations.

Is there freedom for nongovernmental organizations, particularly those that are engaged in human rights– and governance-related work?:
Yes. The government works closely with the majority of these organisations.

Is there freedom for trade unions and similar professional or labour organisations?:
Yes. We consider workers’ rights very important.

Is there an independent judiciary?:
Yes.

Does due process prevail in civil and criminal matters?:
Yes.

Is there protection from the illegitimate use of physical force and freedom from war and insurgencies?:
Yes.

Do laws, policies, and practices guarantee equal treatment of various segments of the population?:
Yes.

Do individuals enjoy freedom of movement, including the ability to change their place of residence, employment, or education?:
Yes.

Are individuals able to exercise the right to own property and establish private businesses without undue interference from state or nonstate actors?:
Yes.

Do individuals enjoy personal social freedoms, including choice of marriage partner and size of family, protection from domestic violence, and control over appearance?:
Yes.

Do individuals enjoy equality of opportunity and freedom from economic exploitation?:
Yes.
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Greater Carloso
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Posts: 859
Founded: Dec 24, 2015
Ex-Nation

Postby Greater Carloso » Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:27 am

POLITICAL RIGHTS:
Was the current head of government or other chief national authority elected through free and fair elections?: Yes
Were the current national legislative representatives elected through free and fair elections?: Yes
Are the electoral laws and framework fair, and are they implemented impartially by the relevant election management bodies? : Yes
Do the people have the right to organize in different political parties or other competitive political groupings of their choice, and is the system free of undue obstacles to the rise and fall of these competing parties or groupings?: Yes
Is there a realistic opportunity for the opposition to increase its support or gain power through elections?: Yes
Are the people’s political choices free from domination by the military, foreign powers, religious hierarchies, economic oligarchies, or any other powerful group that is not democratically accountable?: Well, sort of. The Catholic Church still has huge influence in Carloso and at least one government in recent memory has fallen because of this. A quasi coup d'etat in 2010 by the Carlosian Army during the Blue Revolution is considered a major factor behind how the current ruling party came to power.
Do various segments of the population (including ethnic, religious, gender, LGBT, and other relevant groups) have full political rights and electoral opportunities?: All Carlosian citizens have equal political rights and may stand for election
Do the freely elected head of government and national legislative representatives determine the policies of the government?: Yes
Are safeguards against official corruption strong and effective?: Against most types of corruption, yes
Does the government operate with openness and transparency?: Moderately, yes
CIVIL LIBERTIES
Are there free and independent media?: Yes, however the press is accountable for false information it publishes
Are individuals free to practice and express their religious faith or nonbelief in public and private?: Yes, subject to public order and morality
Is there academic freedom, and is the educational system free from extensive political indoctrination?: Largely yes, however several leftist academics have been sacked in the past for expressing dangerous views
Are individuals free to express their personal views on political or other sensitive topics without fear of surveillance or retribution?: Largely yes, but subject to public order and morality
Is there freedom of assembly?: Yes, subject to public order and morality
Is there freedom for nongovernmental organizations, particularly those that are engaged in human rights– and governance-related work?: Regulations around NGOs are particularly strict. The Department of Justice maintains a blacklist of NGOs which are considered harmful or dangerous to Carlosian national stability. Certain organisations are banned from operating in Carloso, notably Amnesty International
Is there freedom for trade unions and similar professional or labor organizations?: Yes, subject to public order and morality
Is there an independent judiciary?: Yes
Does due process prevail in civil and criminal matters?: Yes. Carloso is a common law jurisdiction
Is there protection from the illegitimate use of physical force and freedom from war and insurgencies?: During peacetime yes, however this can change in a declared state of emergency
Do laws, policies, and practices guarantee equal treatment of various segments of the population?: Yes
Do individuals enjoy freedom of movement, including the ability to change their place of residence, employment, or education?: Yes
Are individuals able to exercise the right to own property and establish private businesses without undue interference from state or nonstate actors?: Yes
Do individuals enjoy personal social freedoms, including choice of marriage partner and size of family, protection from domestic violence, and control over appearance?: Debatable. Divorce is illegal in Carloso and contraception is heavily regulated and not really freely available. Same-sex marriage or civil partnerships are not recognised by the State.
Do individuals enjoy equality of opportunity and freedom from economic exploitation?: Yes
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Wawakanatote
Envoy
 
Posts: 267
Founded: Feb 19, 2012
Ex-Nation

SUSR

Postby Wawakanatote » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:47 am

POLITICAL RIGHTS:
Was the current head of government or other chief national authority elected through free and fair elections?: Yes, all positions are elected through the party, which is a representation of all working peoples of each republic that make up the Union.
Were the current national legislative representatives elected through free and fair elections?: Yes, representatives in government are elected through a process of direct democracy.
Are the electoral laws and framework fair, and are they implemented impartially by the relevant election management bodies? : Yes, all people are given the right to a free, fair, and secret vote.
Do the people have the right to organize in different political parties or other competitive political groupings of their choice, and is the system free of undue obstacles to the rise and fall of these competing parties or groupings?: Yes, people are allowed to form political parties and groups; however, if they run for political office within the Council of Democrats (main body of governance for the SUSR), then they must join the state party known as the Democratic Workers Party.
Is there a realistic opportunity for the opposition to increase its support or gain power through elections?: [i}Technically yes, but all candidates are apart of the Democratic Workers Party when attempting to join the Council of Democrats.[/i]
Are the people’s political choices free from domination by the military, foreign powers, religious hierarchies, economic oligarchies, or any other powerful group that is not democratically accountable?: Yes, these groups are banned from interfering with SUSR elections.
Do various segments of the population (including ethnic, religious, gender, LGBT, and other relevant groups) have full political rights and electoral opportunities?: Yes, absolutely. Anything less would be a violation of SUSR law.
Do the freely elected head of government and national legislative representatives determine the policies of the government?: Yes, the Council of Democrats is seen as the supreme ruling authority of the government with the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson being the heads of that government.
Are safeguards against official corruption strong and effective?: At the moment, yes, as the current Chairperson has enacted corruption combating programs that have seen much success. However, in the past corruption was one of the biggest concerns to our democracy.
Does the government operate with openness and transparency?: Yes, or at least it is attempting to by purging corruption within the party.
CIVIL LIBERTIES
Are there free and independent media?: Yes, free and independent media exists within the SUSR; however, large corporations are not allowed to donate to these media outlets (in order to avoid situations that occur with US media)
Are individuals free to practice and express their religious faith or nonbelief in public and private?: Yes, but people are not allowed to express hate or intolerance towards each other.
Is there academic freedom, and is the educational system free from extensive political indoctrination?: Yes & no, the state promotes the values of the Union within public schools (i.e. socialism & communism); however, educational facilities are not allowed to promote an form of cult or personality or demote a student because of a political disagreement. Parents are allowed to teach their values to their children in the confines of their home.
Are individuals free to express their personal views on political or other sensitive topics without fear of surveillance or retribution?: Legally, yes
Is there freedom of assembly?: Yes
Is there freedom for nongovernmental organizations, particularly those that are engaged in human rights– and governance-related work?: Yes
Is there freedom for trade unions and similar professional or labor organizations?: Yes, and no, the state allows for trade unions to exist, but puts down unions that promote bourgeois rights.
Is there an independent judiciary?: Yes
Does due process prevail in civil and criminal matters?: Yes
Is there protection from the illegitimate use of physical force and freedom from war and insurgencies?: Yes
Do laws, policies, and practices guarantee equal treatment of various segments of the population?: Yes
Do individuals enjoy freedom of movement, including the ability to change their place of residence, employment, or education?: Yes
Are individuals able to exercise the right to own property and establish private businesses without undue interference from state or nonstate actors?: They are allowed to own private property and establish businesses, but the state is heavily involved.
Do individuals enjoy personal social freedoms, including choice of marriage partner and size of family, protection from domestic violence, and control over appearance?: Yes
Do individuals enjoy equality of opportunity and freedom from economic exploitation?: Yes
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Gandoor
Powerbroker
 
Posts: 9586
Founded: Sep 23, 2008
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Gandoor » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:29 pm

POLITICAL RIGHTS:
Was the current head of government or other chief national authority elected through free and fair elections?: Yes, while the actual office of Prime Minister is not directly elected by the citizens, whomever holds the office must be a Member of the Forum at the time of their appointment and is therefore required to have been elected to our legislature. (The Forum appoints the Prime Minister based upon whichever party has the majority of seats following a National Election, with each party submitting their own 'candidate' for the office. The law requires them to be a current Member of the Forum and, by tradition, they are usually the party leader)
Were the current national legislative representatives elected through free and fair elections?: Yes
Are the electoral laws and framework fair, and are they implemented impartially by the relevant election management bodies? : Yes
Do the people have the right to organize in different political parties or other competitive political groupings of their choice, and is the system free of undue obstacles to the rise and fall of these competing parties or groupings?: Yes, but in order for a party to become legally recognized it requires sending an annual roll of at least 1000 members and a 750 gdyn fee to the National Electoral Commission on the first of January each year. Not doing this will not result in a party being forced to disband but will merely result in the party not being able to participate in any national elections occurring that year, they will only be allowed to participate in local elections.
Is there a realistic opportunity for the opposition to increase its support or gain power through elections?: Yes
Are the people’s political choices free from domination by the military, foreign powers, religious hierarchies, economic oligarchies, or any other powerful group that is not democratically accountable?: Yes
Do various segments of the population (including ethnic, religious, gender, LGBT, and other relevant groups) have full political rights and electoral opportunities?: Yes
Do the freely elected head of government and national legislative representatives determine the policies of the government?: Yes
Are safeguards against official corruption strong and effective?: Yes
Does the government operate with openness and transparency?: Yes
CIVIL LIBERTIES
Are there free and independent media?: Yes, both the GBC (the public broadcaster) and the various private media outlets are free from government control and censorship.
Are individuals free to practice and express their religious faith or nonbelief in public and private?: Yes, the freedom of religion is constitutionally enshrined and protected.
Is there academic freedom, and is the educational system free from extensive political indoctrination?: Yes
Are individuals free to express their personal views on political or other sensitive topics without fear of surveillance or retribution?: Yes
Is there freedom of assembly?: Yes, it is constitutionally enshrined.
Is there freedom for nongovernmental organizations, particularly those that are engaged in human rights– and governance-related work?: Yes
Is there freedom for trade unions and similar professional or labor organizations?:
Is there an independent judiciary?:
Yes
Does due process prevail in civil and criminal matters?: Yes
Is there protection from the illegitimate use of physical force and freedom from war and insurgencies?: Yes
Do laws, policies, and practices guarantee equal treatment of various segments of the population?: Yes
Do individuals enjoy freedom of movement, including the ability to change their place of residence, employment, or education?: Yes
Are individuals able to exercise the right to own property and establish private businesses without undue interference from state or nonstate actors?: Yes
Do individuals enjoy personal social freedoms, including choice of marriage partner and size of family, protection from domestic violence, and control over appearance?: Yes
Do individuals enjoy equality of opportunity and freedom from economic exploitation?: Yes
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One Chuck Norris
Secretary
 
Posts: 28
Founded: Oct 21, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby One Chuck Norris » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:31 pm

POLITICAL RIGHTS:
Was the current head of government or other chief national authority elected through free and fair elections?: No; Chuck Norris founded our nation and remains the head of state/government
Were the current national legislative representatives elected through free and fair elections?: N/A, there are no representatives
Are the electoral laws and framework fair, and are they implemented impartially by the relevant election management bodies? : N/A, there are no elections
Do the people have the right to organize in different political parties or other competitive political groupings of their choice, and is the system free of undue obstacles to the rise and fall of these competing parties or groupings?: No and no
Is there a realistic opportunity for the opposition to increase its support or gain power through elections?: If there was any opposition, they'd be long killed by the One and Only (i.e. no)
Are the people’s political choices free from domination by the military, foreign powers, religious hierarchies, economic oligarchies, or any other powerful group that is not democratically accountable?: No, only Chuck Norris decides what happens
Do various segments of the population (including ethnic, religious, gender, LGBT, and other relevant groups) have full political rights and electoral opportunities?: No, because the will of Chuck Norris supersedes all
Do the freely elected head of government and national legislative representatives determine the policies of the government?: No
Are safeguards against official corruption strong and effective?: No because they're not needed; anyone guilty of corruption will be executed via roundhouse kicks
Does the government operate with openness and transparency?: No - who dares seek openness when you have Chuck Norris?

CIVIL LIBERTIES
Are there free and independent media?: No, Chuck Norris decides what news his people should hear
Are individuals free to practice and express their religious faith or nonbelief in public and private?: Sure, as long as they don't disrespect the One and Only
Is there academic freedom, and is the educational system free from extensive political indoctrination?: Yes, but they are not free from indoctrination in a way because they have to preach the supremacy of Chuck Norris
Are individuals free to express their personal views on political or other sensitive topics without fear of surveillance or retribution?: No
Is there freedom of assembly?: No
Is there freedom for nongovernmental organizations, particularly those that are engaged in human rights– and governance-related work?: No, especially if these non-governmental organizations support Bruce Lee
Is there freedom for trade unions and similar professional or labor organizations?: No
Is there an independent judiciary?: No because Chuck Norris himself decides what happens
Does due process prevail in civil and criminal matters?: No, Chuck Norris's will prevails
Is there protection from the illegitimate use of physical force and freedom from war and insurgencies?: Technically no, because anyone who thinks using physical force and war tactics is a good idea will probably be roundhouse kicked already
Do laws, policies, and practices guarantee equal treatment of various segments of the population?: Yes, Chuck Norris recognizes equality for all people (e.g. a black person has the same chances of being roundhouse kicked as a white person or East Asian person)
Do individuals enjoy freedom of movement, including the ability to change their place of residence, employment, or education?: Yes, unless said freedom is exercised in an attempt to avoid Chuck Norris (because getting away from him is a scientific impossibility)
Are individuals able to exercise the right to own property and establish private businesses without undue interference from state or nonstate actors?: No
Do individuals enjoy personal social freedoms, including choice of marriage partner and size of family, protection from domestic violence, and control over appearance?: Yes
Do individuals enjoy equality of opportunity and freedom from economic exploitation?: Yes, they enjoy equality of opportunity because only Chuck Norris decides what opportunity there is, not them
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The Great Imperator Jeffrey
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Posts: 343
Founded: Jun 23, 2018
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Postby The Great Imperator Jeffrey » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:39 pm

POLITICAL RIGHTS:
Was the current head of government or other chief national authority elected through free and fair elections?: The God-Imperator is not elected
Were the current national legislative representatives elected through free and fair elections?: The Senate is elected but the elections are not fair
Are the electoral laws and framework fair, and are they implemented impartially by the relevant election management bodies?: No
Do the people have the right to organize in different political parties or other competitive political groupings of their choice, and is the system free of undue obstacles to the rise and fall of these competing parties or groupings?: No
Is there a realistic opportunity for the opposition to increase its support or gain power through elections?: No
Are the people’s political choices free from domination by the military, foreign powers, religious hierarchies, economic oligarchies, or any other powerful group that is not democratically accountable?: No
Do various segments of the population (including ethnic, religious, gender, LGBT, and other relevant groups) have full political rights and electoral opportunities?: No
Do the freely elected head of government and national legislative representatives determine the policies of the government?: The head of government (God-Imperator) is not elected, legislature does not have much say in policies
Are safeguards against official corruption strong and effective?: No safeguards exist
Does the government operate with openness and transparency?: No
CIVIL LIBERTIES
Are there free and independent media?: No
Are individuals free to practice and express their religious faith or nonbelief in public and private?: No
Is there academic freedom, and is the educational system free from extensive political indoctrination?: No
Are individuals free to express their personal views on political or other sensitive topics without fear of surveillance or retribution?: No
Is there freedom of assembly?: Only if the protestors don't advocate for the removal of the God-Imperator
Is there freedom for nongovernmental organizations, particularly those that are engaged in human rights– and governance-related work?: No
Is there freedom for trade unions and similar professional or labor organizations?: No
Is there an independent judiciary?: No
Does due process prevail in civil and criminal matters?: No
Is there protection from the illegitimate use of physical force and freedom from war and insurgencies?: No
Do laws, policies, and practices guarantee equal treatment of various segments of the population?: No
Do individuals enjoy freedom of movement, including the ability to change their place of residence, employment, or education?: Somewhat
Are individuals able to exercise the right to own property and establish private businesses without undue interference from state or nonstate actors?: Yes
Do individuals enjoy personal social freedoms, including choice of marriage partner and size of family, protection from domestic violence, and control over appearance?: Somewhat
Do individuals enjoy equality of opportunity and freedom from economic exploitation?: No
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Posts: 1033
Founded: Jan 18, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Cosmopolitan borovan » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:55 pm

POLITICAL RIGHTS:
Was the current head of government or other chief national authority elected through free and fair elections?:no
Were the current national legislative representatives elected through free and fair elections?:no
Are the electoral laws and framework fair, and are they implemented impartially by the relevant election management bodies? :no
Do the people have the right to organize in different political parties or other competitive political groupings of their choice, and is the system free of undue obstacles to the rise and fall of these competing parties or groupings?:no
Is there a realistic opportunity for the opposition to increase its support or gain power through elections?:no
Are the people’s political choices free from domination by the military, foreign powers, religious hierarchies, economic oligarchies, or any other powerful group that is not democratically accountable?:no
Do various segments of the population (including ethnic, religious, gender, LGBT, and other relevant groups) have full political rights and electoral opportunities?:no
Do the freely elected head of government and national legislative representatives determine the policies of the government?:no
Are safeguards against official corruption strong and effective?:yes
Does the government operate with openness and transparency?:no
CIVIL LIBERTIES
Are there free and independent media?:no
Are individuals free to practice and express their religious faith or nonbelief in public and private?:yes
Is there academic freedom, and is the educational system free from extensive political indoctrination?:yes
Are individuals free to express their personal views on political or other sensitive topics without fear of surveillance or retribution?:yes
Is there freedom of assembly?:yes
Is there freedom for nongovernmental organizations, particularly those that are engaged in human rights– and governance-related work?: yes
Is there freedom for trade unions and similar professional or labor organizations?: yes
Is there an independent judiciary?: no
Does due process prevail in civil and criminal matters?: yes
Is there protection from the illegitimate use of physical force and freedom from war and insurgencies?: yes
Do laws, policies, and practices guarantee equal treatment of various segments of the population?: yes
Do individuals enjoy freedom of movement, including the ability to change their place of residence, employment, or education?: yes
Are individuals able to exercise the right to own property and establish private businesses without undue interference from state or nonstate actors?: yes
Do individuals enjoy personal social freedoms, including choice of marriage partner and size of family, protection from domestic violence, and control over appearance?: yes
Do individuals enjoy equality of opportunity and freedom from economic exploitation?: yes

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Founded: Aug 20, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Knessniet » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:20 pm

POLITICAL RIGHTS:
Was the current head of government or other chief national authority elected through free and fair elections?: No.
Were the current national legislative representatives elected through free and fair elections?: No.
Are the electoral laws and framework fair, and are they implemented impartially by the relevant election management bodies? : No.
Do the people have the right to organize in different political parties or other competitive political groupings of their choice, and is the system free of undue obstacles to the rise and fall of these competing parties or groupings?: No.
Is there a realistic opportunity for the opposition to increase its support or gain power through elections?: No.
Are the people’s political choices free from domination by the military, foreign powers, religious hierarchies, economic oligarchies, or any other powerful group that is not democratically accountable?: No.
Do various segments of the population (including ethnic, religious, gender, LGBT, and other relevant groups) have full political rights and electoral opportunities?: No.
Do the freely elected head of government and national legislative representatives determine the policies of the government?: No.
Are safeguards against official corruption strong and effective?: Yes.
Does the government operate with openness and transparency?: Partially.
CIVIL LIBERTIES
Are there free and independent media?: NO!
Are individuals free to practice and express their religious faith or nonbelief in public and private?: NO!
Is there academic freedom, and is the educational system free from extensive political indoctrination?: No.
Are individuals free to express their personal views on political or other sensitive topics without fear of surveillance or retribution?: No.
Is there freedom of assembly?: Restricted, but yes.
Is there freedom for nongovernmental organizations, particularly those that are engaged in human rights– and governance-related work?: Very little.
Is there freedom for trade unions and similar professional or labor organizations?: No.
Is there an independent judiciary?: No.
Does due process prevail in civil and criminal matters?: Mostly.
Is there protection from the illegitimate use of physical force and freedom from war and insurgencies?: Yes.
Do laws, policies, and practices guarantee equal treatment of various segments of the population?: No.
Do individuals enjoy freedom of movement, including the ability to change their place of residence, employment, or education?: Yes.
Are individuals able to exercise the right to own property and establish private businesses without undue interference from state or nonstate actors?: Yes.
Do individuals enjoy personal social freedoms, including choice of marriage partner and size of family, protection from domestic violence, and control over appearance?: Partially.
Do individuals enjoy equality of opportunity and freedom from economic exploitation?: No.

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United States of Natan
Negotiator
 
Posts: 5790
Founded: Jul 21, 2012
Ex-Nation

Postby United States of Natan » Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:45 pm

POLITICAL RIGHTS:
Was the current head of government or other chief national authority elected through free and fair elections?: Yes
Were the current national legislative representatives elected through free and fair elections?: Yes
Are the electoral laws and framework fair, and are they implemented impartially by the relevant election management bodies? : Yes
Do the people have the right to organize in different political parties or other competitive political groupings of their choice, and is the system free of undue obstacles to the rise and fall of these competing parties or groupings?: Yes
Is there a realistic opportunity for the opposition to increase its support or gain power through elections?: Yes
Are the people’s political choices free from domination by the military, foreign powers, religious hierarchies, economic oligarchies, or any other powerful group that is not democratically accountable?: Yes
Do various segments of the population (including ethnic, religious, gender, LGBT, and other relevant groups) have full political rights and electoral opportunities?: Yes
Do the freely elected head of government and national legislative representatives determine the policies of the government?: Yes
Are safeguards against official corruption strong and effective?: Yes
Does the government operate with openness and transparency?: Generally; yes, though we do have classified information that can only be made classified if its publication would be a threat to national security.
CIVIL LIBERTIES
Are there free and independent media?: Yes
Are individuals free to practice and express their religious faith or nonbelief in public and private?: Yes
Is there academic freedom, and is the educational system free from extensive political indoctrination?: Yes
Are individuals free to express their personal views on political or other sensitive topics without fear of surveillance or retribution?: Yes
Is there freedom of assembly?: Yes
Is there freedom for nongovernmental organizations, particularly those that are engaged in human rights– and governance-related work?: Yes
Is there freedom for trade unions and similar professional or labor organizations?: Yes
Is there an independent judiciary?: Yes
Does due process prevail in civil and criminal matters?: Yes
Is there protection from the illegitimate use of physical force and freedom from war and insurgencies?: Yes
Do laws, policies, and practices guarantee equal treatment of various segments of the population?: Yes
Do individuals enjoy freedom of movement, including the ability to change their place of residence, employment, or education?: Yes
Are individuals able to exercise the right to own property and establish private businesses without undue interference from state or nonstate actors?: Yes
Do individuals enjoy personal social freedoms, including choice of marriage partner and size of family, protection from domestic violence, and control over appearance?: Yes
Do individuals enjoy equality of opportunity and freedom from economic exploitation?: Yes
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Reuku
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Posts: 20
Founded: Sep 28, 2018
Ex-Nation

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Postby Reuku » Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:41 pm

POLITICAL RIGHTS:
Was the current head of government or other chief national authority elected through free and fair elections? Yes
Were the current national legislative representatives elected through free and fair elections? Yes
Are the electoral laws and framework fair, and are they implemented impartially by the relevant election management bodies? Yes
Do the people have the right to organize in different political parties or other competitive political groupings of their choice, and is the system free of undue obstacles to the rise and fall of these competing parties or groupings? Yes, but there are no political parties, just citizen interest groups which focus on specific issues to solve, elected by the citizens.
Is there a realistic opportunity for the opposition to increase its support or gain power through elections? Yes, if you win the approval of the people.
Are the people’s political choices free from domination by the military, foreign powers, religious hierarchies, economic oligarchies, or any other powerful group that is not democratically accountable? Yes, the military is relatively small, foreign powers like us and leave us alone, religion is not very popular, we are highly secular, and the economy is owned by the workers and the state in common.
Do various segments of the population (including ethnic, religious, gender, LGBT, and other relevant groups) have full political rights and electoral opportunities? Yes, anti-discrimination protections are strong.
Do the freely elected head of government and national legislative representatives determine the policies of the government? Yes.
Are safeguards against official corruption strong and effective? Yes.
Does the government operate with openness and transparency? Yes, all documents are released to the media and public; all judicial proceedings and legislative assemblies are recorded and freely released.
CIVIL LIBERTIES:
Are there free and independent media? Yes, but we have laws prohibiting monopolization of media companies and that encourage local news. Also, we have lots of state-sponsored media outlets, (like the UK's BBC).
Are individuals free to practice and express their religious faith or non-belief in public and private? Yes, according to our Constitution.
Is there academic freedom, and is the educational system free from extensive political indoctrination?Yes, Academic freedom is a constitutional guarantee, and the educational system is based on critical thinking.
Are individuals free to express their personal views on political or other sensitive topics without fear of surveillance or retribution? Absolutely yes, we love self-expression.
Is there freedom of assembly? Yes.
Is there freedom for nongovernmental organizations, particularly those that are engaged in human rights– and governance-related work? Yes.
Is there freedom for trade unions and similar professional or labor organizations? The unionization rate is 99%, and it is not mandatory.
Is there an independent judiciary? Yes, the judiciary is selected by the non-governmental organisation, the Sardinian Law Association selects and processes all judicial members, not the politically-motivated Prime Minister.
Does due process prevail in civil and criminal matters? Yes.
Is there protection from the illegitimate use of physical force and freedom from war and insurgencies? Yes.
Do laws, policies, and practices guarantee equal treatment of various segments of the population? Yes, de jure and de facto.
Do individuals enjoy freedom of movement, including the ability to change their place of residence, employment, or education? Yes, absolutely.
Are individuals able to exercise the right to own property and establish private businesses without undue interference from state or non-state actors? Individuals can own property on their own, but cannot establish private businesses, we are a socialist country, all businesses must be either worker-owned cooperatives or owned by the state.
Do individuals enjoy personal social freedoms, including choice of marriage partner and size of family, protection from domestic violence, and control over appearance? Yes.
Do individuals enjoy equality of opportunity and freedom from economic exploitation? Yes.

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Diarcesia
Minister
 
Posts: 3358
Founded: Aug 21, 2016
Democratic Socialists

Postby Diarcesia » Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:43 pm

POLITICAL RIGHTS:
Was the current head of government or other chief national authority elected through free and fair elections?: Indirectly yes
Were the current national legislative representatives elected through free and fair elections?: Yes
Are the electoral laws and framework fair, and are they implemented impartially by the relevant election management bodies? : Yes
Do the people have the right to organize in different political parties or other competitive political groupings of their choice, and is the system free of undue obstacles to the rise and fall of these competing parties or groupings?: Yes
Is there a realistic opportunity for the opposition to increase its support or gain power through elections?: Yes
Are the people’s political choices free from domination by the military, foreign powers, religious hierarchies, economic oligarchies, or any other powerful group that is not democratically accountable?: Yes
Do various segments of the population (including ethnic, religious, gender, LGBT, and other relevant groups) have full political rights and electoral opportunities?: Yes
Do the freely elected head of government and national legislative representatives determine the policies of the government?: Yes
Are safeguards against official corruption strong and effective?: Yes
Does the government operate with openness and transparency?: Yes
CIVIL LIBERTIES
Are there free and independent media?: Yes
Are individuals free to practice and express their religious faith or nonbelief in public and private?: Yes
Is there academic freedom, and is the educational system free from extensive political indoctrination?: Yes
Are individuals free to express their personal views on political or other sensitive topics without fear of surveillance or retribution?: Yes
Is there freedom of assembly?: Yes
Is there freedom for nongovernmental organizations, particularly those that are engaged in human rights– and governance-related work?:Yes
Is there freedom for trade unions and similar professional or labor organizations?: Yes
Is there an independent judiciary?: Yes
Does due process prevail in civil and criminal matters?: Yes
Is there protection from the illegitimate use of physical force and freedom from war and insurgencies?: Yes
Do laws, policies, and practices guarantee equal treatment of various segments of the population?: Yes
Do individuals enjoy freedom of movement, including the ability to change their place of residence, employment, or education?: Yes
Are individuals able to exercise the right to own property and establish private businesses without undue interference from state or nonstate actors?: Yes
Do individuals enjoy personal social freedoms, including choice of marriage partner and size of family, protection from domestic violence, and control over appearance?: Yes
Do individuals enjoy equality of opportunity and freedom from economic exploitation?: Yes
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Autarkheia
Diplomat
 
Posts: 776
Founded: Jun 22, 2018
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Autarkheia » Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:34 pm

POLITICAL RIGHTS:
Was the current head of government or other chief national authority elected through free and fair elections?: No
Were the current national legislative representatives elected through free and fair elections?: No
Are the electoral laws and framework fair, and are they implemented impartially by the relevant election management bodies? : No
Do the people have the right to organize in different political parties or other competitive political groupings of their choice, and is the system free of undue obstacles to the rise and fall of these competing parties or groupings?: No
Is there a realistic opportunity for the opposition to increase its support or gain power through elections?: No
Are the people’s political choices free from domination by the military, foreign powers, religious hierarchies, economic oligarchies, or any other powerful group that is not democratically accountable?: No
Do various segments of the population (including ethnic, religious, gender, LGBT, and other relevant groups) have full political rights and electoral opportunities?: No
Do the freely elected head of government and national legislative representatives determine the policies of the government?: No
Are safeguards against official corruption strong and effective?: No
Does the government operate with openness and transparency?: No
CIVIL LIBERTIES
Are there free and independent media?: No
Are individuals free to practice and express their religious faith or nonbelief in public and private?: No
Is there academic freedom, and is the educational system free from extensive political indoctrination?: No
Are individuals free to express their personal views on political or other sensitive topics without fear of surveillance or retribution?: No
Is there freedom of assembly?: No
Is there freedom for nongovernmental organizations, particularly those that are engaged in human rights– and governance-related work?: No
Is there freedom for trade unions and similar professional or labor organizations?: No
Is there an independent judiciary?: No
Does due process prevail in civil and criminal matters?: No
Is there protection from the illegitimate use of physical force and freedom from war and insurgencies?: No
Do laws, policies, and practices guarantee equal treatment of various segments of the population?: No
Do individuals enjoy freedom of movement, including the ability to change their place of residence, employment, or education?: No
Are individuals able to exercise the right to own property and establish private businesses without undue interference from state or nonstate actors?: Yes
Do individuals enjoy personal social freedoms, including choice of marriage partner and size of family, protection from domestic violence, and control over appearance?: No
Do individuals enjoy equality of opportunity and freedom from economic exploitation?: No
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Vallermoore
Senator
 
Posts: 4323
Founded: Mar 27, 2011
Mother Knows Best State

Postby Vallermoore » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:27 pm

POLITICAL RIGHTS:
Was the current head of government or other chief national authority elected through free and fair elections?: Yes
Were the current national legislative representatives elected through free and fair elections?: Yes
Are the electoral laws and framework fair, and are they implemented impartially by the relevant election management bodies? : Yes at the time of writing
Do the people have the right to organize in different political parties or other competitive political groupings of their choice, and is the system free of undue obstacles to the rise and fall of these competing parties or groupings?: Yes, and partly yes
Is there a realistic opportunity for the opposition to increase its support or gain power through elections?: At this moment in time, yes
Are the people’s political choices free from domination by the military, foreign powers, religious hierarchies, economic oligarchies, or any other powerful group that is not democratically accountable?:Partly. The press owners and Megatronists have strong influence.
Do various segments of the population (including ethnic, religious, gender, LGBT, and other relevant groups) have full political rights and electoral opportunities?:Yes
Do the freely elected head of government and national legislative representatives determine the policies of the government?:Yes
Are safeguards against official corruption strong and effective?:Yes for now
Does the government operate with openness and transparency?:Partly. Some things need to be kept secret for safety (spies, military plans, people in witness protection) and some are kept secret due to embarrassment.
CIVIL LIBERTIES
Are there free and independent media?:Yes
Are individuals free to practice and express their religious faith or nonbelief in public and private?:Yes
Is there academic freedom, and is the educational system free from extensive political indoctrination?:Yes
Are individuals free to express their personal views on political or other sensitive topics without fear of surveillance or retribution?:Yes at least for now
Is there freedom of assembly?:Yes if they behave. If they kick off and smash things up, arrests will be made.
Is there freedom for nongovernmental organizations, particularly those that are engaged in human rights– and governance-related work?: Yes
Is there freedom for trade unions and similar professional or labor organizations?:Partial freedom. If they go on strike without a very good reason, they will be in trouble for dragging innocents into their conflict..
Is there an independent judiciary?:Yes
Does due process prevail in civil and criminal matters?:Yes
Is there protection from the illegitimate use of physical force and freedom from war and insurgencies?:Yes
Do laws, policies, and practices guarantee equal treatment of various segments of the population?:Yes
Do individuals enjoy freedom of movement, including the ability to change their place of residence, employment, or education?:Yes
Are individuals able to exercise the right to own property and establish private businesses without undue interference from state or nonstate actors?:Yes
Do individuals enjoy personal social freedoms, including choice of marriage partner and size of family, protection from domestic violence, and control over appearance?:Yes
Do individuals enjoy equality of opportunity and freedom from economic exploitation?:Mostly yes

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Kihdis
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Posts: 1425
Founded: Jul 18, 2016
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Kihdis » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:34 pm

POLITICAL RIGHTS:
Was the current head of government or other chief national authority elected through free and fair elections?: Yes
Were the current national legislative representatives elected through free and fair elections?: Yes, but many ran unopposed
Are the electoral laws and framework fair, and are they implemented impartially by the relevant election management bodies?: Yes
Do the people have the right to organize in different political parties or other competitive political groupings of their choice, and is the system free of undue obstacles to the rise and fall of these competing parties or groupings?: Yes, however political parties with religious motives are barred from office.
Is there a realistic opportunity for the opposition to increase its support or gain power through elections?: Yes
Are the people’s political choices free from domination by the military, foreign powers, religious hierarchies, economic oligarchies, or any other powerful group that is not democratically accountable?: Yes
Do various segments of the population (including ethnic, religious, gender, LGBT, and other relevant groups) have full political rights and electoral opportunities?: Yes
Do the freely elected head of government and national legislative representatives determine the policies of the government?: Yes
Are safeguards against official corruption strong and effective?: Yes, though the willingness to prosecute often depends on who is in charge and who is being charged
Does the government operate with openness and transparency?: Yes
CIVIL LIBERTIES
Are there free and independent media?: Yes
Are individuals free to practice and express their religious faith or nonbelief in public and private?: Yes
Is there academic freedom, and is the educational system free from extensive political indoctrination?: Yes
Are individuals free to express their personal views on political or other sensitive topics without fear of surveillance or retribution?: Yes
Is there freedom of assembly?: Yes
Is there freedom for nongovernmental organizations, particularly those that are engaged in human rights– and governance-related work?: Yes
Is there freedom for trade unions and similar professional or labor organizations?: Yes
Is there an independent judiciary?: Yes, but the supreme court is rarely used in matters of law. Usually the president's cabinet and the legislative body work a deal out. The supreme court has managed only six cases since its creation in 1957.
Does due process prevail in civil and criminal matters?: Yes
Is there protection from the illegitimate use of physical force and freedom from war and insurgencies?: Yes
Do laws, policies, and practices guarantee equal treatment of various segments of the population?: Yes
Do individuals enjoy freedom of movement, including the ability to change their place of residence, employment, or education?: Yes
Are individuals able to exercise the right to own property and establish private businesses without undue interference from state or nonstate actors?: Yes
Do individuals enjoy personal social freedoms, including choice of marriage partner and size of family, protection from domestic violence, and control over appearance?: Yes
Do individuals enjoy equality of opportunity and freedom from economic exploitation?: Yes
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Neo Azati
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Posts: 79
Founded: Sep 03, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Neo Azati » Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:09 pm

POLITICAL RIGHTS:
Was the current head of government or other chief national authority elected through free and fair elections?: Yes.
Were the current national legislative representatives elected through free and fair elections?: Yes.
Are the electoral laws and framework fair, and are they implemented impartially by the relevant election management bodies?: Yes, and actions of elected bodies are overseen by an auditory branch of government.
Do the people have the right to organize in different political parties or other competitive political groupings of their choice, and is the system free of undue obstacles to the rise and fall of these competing parties or groupings?: Yes, though there is a cultural disfavor towards capitalist movements. No governmental or legal obstruction, however.
Is there a realistic opportunity for the opposition to increase its support or gain power through elections?: Yes.
Are the people’s political choices free from domination by the military, foreign powers, religious hierarchies, economic oligarchies, or any other powerful group that is not democratically accountable?: Yes.
Do various segments of the population (including ethnic, religious, gender, LGBT, and other relevant groups) have full political rights and electoral opportunities?: Yes.
Do the freely elected head of government and national legislative representatives determine the policies of the government?: Yes, though some policies are decided by referenda.
Are safeguards against official corruption strong and effective?: Yes, especially through the auditory branch.
Does the government operate with openness and transparency?: For the most part, though some scientific and medical research is kept private.
CIVIL LIBERTIES
Are there free and independent media?: Yes.
Are individuals free to practice and express their religious faith or nonbelief in public and private?: Yes, though there are public festivals and national holidays favoring the most common religion's sabhainna.
Is there academic freedom, and is the educational system free from extensive political indoctrination?: Yes.
Are individuals free to express their personal views on political or other sensitive topics without fear of surveillance or retribution?: Yes, though legitimate instigation of violence is considered criminal.
Is there freedom of assembly?: Yes.
Is there freedom for nongovernmental organizations, particularly those that are engaged in human rights– and governance-related work?: Yes.
Is there freedom for trade unions and similar professional or labor organizations?: Yes, though trade unions are largely replaced by workers' guilds.
Is there an independent judiciary?: Yes.
Does due process prevail in civil and criminal matters?: Yes, though high-risk perpetrator-victim cases, such as domestic abuse and rape, do often end up with the accused in government custody.
Is there protection from the illegitimate use of physical force and freedom from war and insurgencies?: Yes.
Do laws, policies, and practices guarantee equal treatment of various segments of the population?: Yes.
Do individuals enjoy freedom of movement, including the ability to change their place of residence, employment, or education?: Yes.
Are individuals able to exercise the right to own property and establish private businesses without undue interference from state or nonstate actors?: Privately owned businesses are heavily regulated, labor regulations are strict, and the wealthy are heavily taxed.
Do individuals enjoy personal social freedoms, including choice of marriage partner and size of family, protection from domestic violence, and control over appearance?: Yes, and plural marriage is legal.
Do individuals enjoy equality of opportunity and freedom from economic exploitation?: Yes.
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