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International Freedom Index - Public Consultation Phase [NOW CLOSED]
Greetings to all nations of the world. The Drongonian Government, partnered with several NGOs and private research institutes, has compiled a questionnaire which seeks to establish the amount of development within any given country. We invite all heads of state (or their representatives) to take part in the survey and provide both us and the rest of the world with valuable feedback regarding who we should trade, ally and have diplomatic relations with. The International Freedom Index (IFI) is designed to be the ultimate freedom assessment tool, addressing shortcomings of other indices developed in the past, as well as being the most thorough to date. NOTE: Do NOT fill out this questionnaire - this thread exists as a preview and a chance to provide feedback on the index.


Outline
This thread is designed to give nations a chance to give feedback on areas of the index. Primarily about the questions asked, but also about the content of the description and any other features. If you like the index, please be sure to say so. This public consultation will last approximately one week. However, this may change at the sole discretion of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Index Scoring System
Nations are given a freedom score which ranges from 0 - 100, with zero being least free and 100 being a perfect score, indicating the highest possible levels of freedom accounted for. Please note that the scale below is wide and variable. For example, a nation which scores 69.9 is far more free than a nation with a score of 50, but they share a bracket and therefore a classification.

Free (85 - 100)
Real world examples: Norway, Finland, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, Japan
Nations scoring in this range are very highly developed and free nations in which their citizens enjoy the world's highest tier of freedom. This includes fundamental freedom of expression, association, identity and freedom of movement. The press is also totally free to conduct investigations and report on Government and civilian matters as they see fit. Economic freedom is also outstanding, and these are generally good places to do business.

Mostly Free (70 - 84.9)
Real world examples: United States, United Kingdom, Spain
Nations scoring in this range can be considered mostly free and overall good places to live, although they may not feature all of the freedoms found in the above category. Common examples of this may be restrictions on the freedom of press, or restrictions on certain areas of free speech and economic activity.

Somewhat Free (50 - 69.9)
Real world examples: Cuba, Seychelles, Egypt, Bolivia
Nations scoring in this range can be considered free to a point. The populace can generally get through their day without much trouble, but members of the press and businesses will likely have to watch their steps.

Not Free (20 - 49.9)
Real world examples: Pakistan, China
Nations scoring in this range are simply not free. Citizens are generally expected to follow a fairly strict set of rules, or risk the consequences. The Government is likely not democratic, and the press parrots the Government's talking points, as do businesses.

Oppressed (0 - 19.9)
Real world examples: North Korea
Nations scoring in this range are entirely oppressive. Individuals in these nations are likely not afforded freedoms of any sort and are expected to abide by a strict set of rules, lest they face prison time. Free companies and press are non-existant or merely exist to provide services the Government is unable to. The nation's leadership is dictatorial.

The Questionnaire
Please fill out the questions below and return them via a reply. Thank you in advance to all nations deciding to participate.

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[b]Your nation's full name (including pretitle)[/b]
[b]Your nation's current year[/b]
[b]Your nation's current IC tech level (This index is optimised for MT/PMT nations)[/b]
[b]Your nation's IC population[/b]
[b]Would you like to receive a TG updating you when your nation has been scored?[/b]

[u]Section One - Freedom of Speech:[/u]
[size=75][i]Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.[/i][/size]
1/ [b]Are your nation's citizens afforded the basic right to freedom of expression?[/b]
2/ [b]If yes, how is this right protected by law?[/b]
3/ [b]Are your nation's citizens bound by hate speech laws?[/b]
4/ [b]Does your nation allow social media companies to regulate their platforms without intervention?[/b]
5/ [b](If applicable) Do free speech rights in your nation extend to social media?[/b]
6/ [b](If applicable) Do free speech rights in your nation extend to physical speech (ie, standing on the street corner)?[/b]
7/ [b]Are your nation's citizens permitted to speak online via encrypted applications?[/b]
8/ [b]Are your nation's citizens permitted to swear or curse in public?[/b]
9/ [b]Are your nation's citizens permitted to wear attire or apparel displaying anti-Government messages?[/b]
10/ [b]Are your nation's citizens permitted to listen to or create music, films or other art containing anti-Government sentiments?[/b]

[u]Section Two - Economic Freedoms:[/u]
[size=75][i]Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.[/i][/size]
1/ [b]What is the average nominal tax rate in your nation? (%)[/b]
2/ [b]Are your nation's citizens free to set up a business?[/b]
3/ [b]Are your nation's businesses/citizens permitted to trade with and/or import products from firms in other nations?[/b]
4/ [b]Are your nation's citizens free to choose their own employment? If so, are they free to unionise?[/b]
5/ [b]Is private business permitted within your nation's economy? If so, are they beholden to antitrust regulations?[/b]
6/ [b]Does the Government limit the maximum amount of yearly income an individual is allowed to earn?[/b]
7/ [b]Are your nation's citizens permitted to buy and sell goods and services via the Internet?[/b]
8/ [b]Are your nation's citizens permitted to open a bank account without Government approval?[/b]
9/ [b]At what age are your nation's citizens entitled to open a personal bank account?[/b]
10/ [b]Are your nation's (adult) citizens restricted from owning land, property, businesses and commodities for any reason?[/b]

[u]Section Three - Personal Freedoms:[/u]
[size=75][i]Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.[/i][/size]
1/ [b]Are your nation's citizens permitted to wear whatever style of clothes they wish?[/b]
2/ [b]Are your nation's citizens permitted to alter their legal names?[/b]
3/ [b]Are your nation's citizens permitted to go out whenever they like?[/b]
4/ [b]Are your nation's citizens permitted to participate in miscegenation?[/b]
5/ [b]Are your nation's citizens prohibited from working on the basis of their gender?[/b]
6/ [b]Are your nation's female citizens permitted to obtain abortions? Please give details if required.[/b]
7/ [b]Are your nation's students able to travel overseas on foreign exchange programmes?[/b]
8/ [b]At what age are your nation's citizens permitted to work?[/b]
9/ [b]Are your nation's citizens permitted to communicate in and produce literature in foreign languages?[/b]
10/ [b]Are your nation's citizens permitted to possess soft drugs such as marijuana for personal use?[/b]

[u]Section Four - Freedom of Information:[/u]
[size=75][i]Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.[/i][/size]
1/ [b]Does your nation require ISPs to block websites? If so, which ones?[/b]
2/ [b]Does your Government directly (overriding ISPs) censor webpages or websites? If so, which ones?[/b]
3/ [b]Are your nation's citizens permitted to access international media?[/b]
4/ [b]Are your nation's citizens permitted to access dissenting opinions from other nations?[/b]
5/ [b]Does your Government allow for an unrestricted flow of information on social media?[/b]
6/ [b]Are your nation's citizens permitted to send photos and videos to people in other places?[/b]
7/ [b]Are your nation's citizens permitted to send international packages and letters?[/b]
8/ [b]Are your nation's citizens' packages, parcels or physical/electronic mail opened and checked?[/b]
9/ [b]Are your nation's citizens permitted to share information about Governmental shortcomings?[/b]
10/ [b]Is outbound mail (physical/electronic) scanned/intercepted for certain information?[/b]

[u]Section Five - Freedom of Movement:[/u]
[size=75][i]Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.[/i][/size]
[size=75][i]If your nation is currently under COVID lockdown, please answer using normal laws.[/i][/size]
1/ [b]Are your nation's citizens permitted to travel throughout the country?[/b]
2/ [b]Are your nation's citizens permitted to travel internationally?[/b]
3/ [b]Are your nation's students permitted to travel internationally for exchange/study initiatives?[/b]
4/ [b]Are your nation's citizens permitted to permanently migrate to another country?[/b]
5/ [b]If yes to the previous question, are they permitted to return at any time?[/b]
6/ [b]Are your nation's citizens permitted to move house at any time?[/b]
7/ [b]Are your nation's citizens permitted to change jobs at any time?[/b]
8/ [b]What restrictions are there on your citizens' ability to buy and drive a personal motor vehicle?[/b]
9/ [b]Are your nation's citizens required to log movements with a Government body of any kind?[/b]
10/ [b]Is your nation open to holidaymakers from abroad?[/b]

[u]Section Six - Freedom of Religion:[/u]
[size=75][i]Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.[/i][/size]
1/ [b]Are your nation's citizens permitted to practice their religion in private?[/b]
2/ [b]Are your nation's citizens permitted to practice their religion in their workplaces?[/b]
3/ [b]Are parents permitted to remove their child from school subjects running contrary to their religious (or non-religious) beliefs?[/b]
4/ [b]Are your nation's citizens permitted to practice their religion in worshiping facilities like churches and mosques?[/b]
5/ [b]Are your nation's citizens permitted to withhold goods or services due to religious objections?[/b]
6/ [b]Does your nation ban certain religions from being practiced or promoted?[/b]
7/ [b]Does your nation restrict travel by anyone belonging to any particular religion?[/b]
8/ [b]Does your nation permit the sale and/or distribution of religious materials such as holy books?[/b]
9/ [b]Does your nation treat members of all religions (and those who do not practice religion) equally before the law?[/b]
10/ [b]Are your nation's citizens permitted to wear symbols of their faith, or religious attire - at home and at work?[/b]

[u]Section Seven - Freedom of the Press:[/u]
[size=75][i]Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.[/i][/size]
1/ [b]Are your nation's citizens permitted to form their own media company to report on national news events?[/b]
2/ [b]Are your nation's media companies permitted to operate independently of the Government?[/b]
3/ [b]Are your nation's media companies expected to cut/edit stories which criticise the Government?[/b]
4/ [b]Is your nation's state-owned broadcaster permitted to operate freely and independently? (Leave blank if no state broadcaster exists)[/b]
5/ [b]Do your nation's citizens have multiple sources to choose from in regards to journalism?[/b]
6/ [b]Are elements of private or state-run media censored or cut during live airing?[/b]
7/ [b]Are international media companies permitted to open operating arms within your nation?[/b]
8/ [b]Are international media companies permitted to freely report on goings-on within your nation?[/b]
9/ [b]Are your nation's media companies and journalists generally considered honest and unbiased in their reporting?[/b]
10/ [b]Are members of the press permitted to directly interview and ask questions of Government officials?[/b]

[u]Section Eight - Governmental and Electoral Freedoms:[/u]
[size=75][i]Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.[/i][/size]
1/ [b]Is your nation's Government elected via a democratic election? (If not, please elaborate)[/b]
2/ [b]If yes to the previous question, are these elections observed and/or scrutinised by an independent body?[/b]
3/ [b]Are your nation's citizens permitted to petition the Government? If so, are they entitled to a response?[/b]
4/ [b]Does an equivalent to a FOIA or OIA system exist for citizens/media to request Governmental information?[/b]
5/ [b]What conditions must be met to qualify for running for office?[/b]
6/ [b]Are Members of Parliament (or your equivalent) free to criticise the ruling Government/party?[/b]
7/ [b]Are members of the public free to criticise the ruling Government/party?[/b]
8/ [b]Are laws debated in Parliament (or your equivalent) before being bought into force?[/b]
9/ [b]Are laws put through a public consultation process before being debated in Parliament (or your equivalent)?[/b]
10/ [b]Are members of the public permitted to directly contact Government officials such as local politicians?[/b]

[u]Section Nine - Criminal Rights and Due Process:[/u]
[size=75][i]Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.[/i][/size]
1/ [b]Does your nation follow the basic principle of "innocent until proven guilty" in relation to criminal suspects?[/b]
2/ [b]Are people suspected of committing a crime permitted access to legal assistance?[/b]
3/ [b]Are people suspected of committing a crime permitted to give no comment during an investigation?[/b]
4/ [b]Does your nation use jury trials (excluding in niche examples such as complex financial or cybercrime)?[/b]
5/ [b]If yes to the previous question, can trials in your nation be generally considered fair?[/b]
6/ [b]Do people found guilty of a crime have the right to appeal a court's ruling/sentence?[/b]
7/ [b]Are imprisoned people permitted to contact their family and friends?[/b]
8/ [b]Do your nation's prisons conform to basic human rights standards?[/b]
9/ [b]Is a rehabilitation programme available to imprisoned people prior to their release?[/b]
10/ [b]Does your nation take special care and consideration towards children suspected of committing crime?[/b]

[u]Section Ten - Minority Rights and Equality:[/u]
[size=75][i]Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.[/i][/size]
1/ [b]Are all citizens of your nation granted equal access to healthcare, education and police/emergency services?[/b]
2/ [b]Is same-sex marriage legal/performed in your nation? If not, does your nation recognise SSMs performed abroad?[/b]
3/ [b]Are your nation's citizens permitted to be in a same-sex relationship?[/b]
4/ [b]Are trans people in your nation permitted to self-identify with a different gender/sex?[/b]
5/ [b]If yes to the previous question, are trans people given access to mental and physical healthcare?[/b]
6/ [b]If yes to the previous question, are trans people permitted to legally alter their registered sex/gender?[/b]
7/ [b]Are racial and sexual minorities granted the same legal rights as the rest of the population?[/b]
8/ [b]When dealing with the Government, do non-native language speakers have the right to access an interpreter?[/b]
9/ [b]Are LGBT+ individuals permitted to broadcast their opinions via TV, radio, print and/or the Internet?[/b]
10/ [b]Does your nation practice segregation of any kind?[/b]

[u](OPTIONAL) - More information[/u]
[size=75]We would appreciate filling in as much of this information as possible. However, this is not required to receive a complete score, and filling this information out will not change your score in any way.[/size]
[b]What is the approximate ethnic makeup of your nation? (in percentages)[/b]
[b]How many official languages are there in your nation? What are these?[/b]
[b]What is the political position of your nation's ruling Government?[/b]
[b]What type of Government does your country have?[/b]
[b]How many members of your nation's national assembly/legislature are there?[/b]
[b](OOC) Which real life nation would you describe yours as being most similar to?[/b]

END
[b]Are you satisfied with this index?[/b]
[b]Any suggestions or comments on how to improve?[/b]
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Changelog
This post will be used to store changes made to the index, and to give credit to those who suggested the changes.


CURRENT VERSION: 1.4

Version 1.0
- Index created

Version 1.1
- Changed a formatting error in Section 6, Question 5. A bold tag was left out. Thank you to Nacrad for this.
- Removed a duplicate question in Section 6 and replaced it with "Are parents permitted to remove their child from school subjects running contrary to their religious (or non-religious) beliefs?". Thanks to Syndic Australia for this.
- Removed the question regarding whether elections are open/transparent, as answering the previous question already answers this. This question has been replaced with "Are your nation's citizens permitted to petition the Government? If so, are they entitled to a response?". Thank you to Syndic Australia and Thermodolia for the petitioning idea.


Version 1.2 (All changes in this version were suggested by Khoronzon via TG. Thank you!)
- Fixed a typo within the index scoring outline.
- Fixed a typo in Section 1, Question 2.
- Expanded Section 1, Question 10 to encompass creating anti-Government music, film or other art. The original question only covered listening to anti-Government music.
- Replaced the question regarding raising grievances with law enforcement in Question 3, Section 10. It has been replaced with "Are your nation's citizens permitted to possess soft drugs such as marijuana for personal use?"
- Replaced the question regarding Governmental secularism in Section 6, Question 10. It has been replaced with "Are your nation's citizens permitted to wear symbols of their faith, or religious attire - at home and at work?"


Version 1.21
- Edited the question regarding the acceptance of transgender identity. Thank you to Auzkhia and Kakistopia for this.

Version 1.3 (Thank you to Kakistopia for suggesting these changes.)
- Added a question/disclaimer regarding technology levels to the beginning of the index.
- Changed all instances of "overseas" and "other parts of the world" to "other nations"
- Changed Section 2, Question 10 regarding female economic inequalities. Edited to be more wide-ranging regarding restrictions on landholding etc.
- Changed Section 3, Question 5 regarding female ability to work. Edited to be more wide-ranging regarding restrictions on working for any reason.


Version 1.31
- Added an option to leave the question regarding state broadcasters blank, as not all nations will have a Government-funded broadcasting service.

Version 1.4
- Merged the questions regarding importing and trading with foreign nations/companies, to make room for one regarding freedom of economic choice, and unionisation. Thanks to Syndic Australia for this one.
- Added in a sub-question about antitrust legislation in Section 2, Question 5. Thanks again to Syndic Australia here.
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Postby Airceltria » Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:10 am

Looking good so far

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Postby Syndic Australia » Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:32 am

Looks very well structured, incredibly thorough, and I am looking forward to filling it out soon enough :) I can't see any issues with what's already present (excepting the repeat of the question "Are your nation's citizens permitted to practice their religion in their workplaces?" in section 6), but I can think of a few other questions that may be good to have;


In the area of economic freedoms (and maybe personal freedoms);

Something along the lines of "are your nation's workers to unionise/strike/collectively bargain?" and in the same vein, "are your nation's citizens allowed to chose their occupation/to retire/to be unemployed?" Some nations may employ corvée labor, outright slavery or indentured servitude, or wage-slavery. In fact, it might be worth outright asking if a nation's citizens are divided by caste or class - you never know, a slaver-state may try to sneak under the radar and earn good-state points they don't really deserve only talking about their 'first-class' citizens :p.

Also perhaps something akin to "are there economic/antitrust regulations in your nation to prevent monopolies" as an option if one possesses an economy allowing private enterprise.

In the area of religious (or educational) freedom;

"Are parents in your nation permitted to exempt their children from certain school subjects on religious grounds?" or conversely, for those nations that are non-secular, "Are parents in your nation permitted to exempt their children from school-based religious services or education?"

In the area of political/governmental freedoms;

"Do Members of Parliament and the Judiciary (or your equivalent) possess qualified immunity?" I could also see a whole sub-section on Judicial freedom/independence. Additionally, a question along the lines of "are citizens guaranteed an official response to a public petition?" or even "are citizens allowed to petition the government?"

In the criminal rights section;

"What type of justice system does your nations use?" and perhaps a broader "What type of legal system does your nation use?" For the former, the big split IRL is inquisitorial versus adversarial, with the latter question being more about where the laws come from (primarily judicial precedent as in common law, legislation as in civil law, scripture as in religious law, or other forms and hybrids).

It could be worth asking "does your nation have a constitution?" and in such a case "is the constitution the supreme document of law in your nation?"

I have an inkling that perhaps a question involving intellectual property and/or copyright could be stashed somewhere...



Thanks for putting in the time and effort to develop these indexes, they make for good nation-building exercises :)
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Your nation's full name (including pretitle)
Your nation's current year
Your nation's IC population
Would you like to receive a TG updating you when your nation has been scored?

Section One - Freedom of Speech:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are your nation's citizens afforded the basic right to freedom of expression?
2/ If yes, how is this right protected by law?
3/ Are your nation citizens bound by hate speech laws?
4/ Does your nation allow social media companies to regulate their platforms without intervention?
5/ (If applicable) Do free speech rights in your nation extend to social media?
6/ (If applicable) Do free speech rights in your nation extend to physical speech (ie, standing on the street corner)?
7/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to speak online via encrypted applications?
8/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to swear or curse in public?
9/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to wear attire or apparel displaying anti-Government messages?
10/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to listen to music containing anti-Government sentiments?

Section Two - Economic Freedoms:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ What is the average nominal tax rate in your nation? (%)
2/ Are your nation's citizens free to set up a business?
3/ Are your nation's businesses permitted to trade with overseas firms?
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to import products from overseas?
5/ Is private business permitted within your nation's economy?
6/ Does the Government limit the maximum amount of yearly income an individual is allowed to earn?
7/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to buy and sell goods and services via the Internet?
8/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to open a bank account without Government approval?
9/ At what age are your nation's citizens entitled to open a personal bank account?
10/ Are your nation's female citizens permitted to own land, property, businesses and commodities?

Section Three - Personal Freedoms:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to wear whatever style of clothes they wish?
2/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to alter their legal names?
3/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to go out whenever they like?
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to participate in miscegenation?
5/ Are your nation's female citizens permitted to work?
6/ Are your nation's female citizens permitted to obtain abortions? Please give details if required.
7/ Are your nation's students able to travel overseas on foreign exchange programmes?
8/ At what age are your nation's citizens permitted to work?
9/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to communicate in and produce literature in foreign languages?
10/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to raise grievances against law enforcement?

Section Four - Freedom of Information:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Does your nation require ISPs to block websites? If so, which ones?
2/ Does your Government directly (overriding ISPs) censor webpages or websites? If so, which ones?
3/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to access international media?
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to access dissenting opinions from other areas of the world?
5/ Does your Government allow for an unrestricted flow of information on social media?
6/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to send photos and videos to people in other places?
7/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to send international packages and letters?
8/ Are your nation's citizens' packages, parcels or physical/electronic mail opened and checked?
9/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to share information about Governmental shortcomings?
10/ Is outbound mail (physical/electronic) scanned/intercepted for certain information?

Section Five - Freedom of Movement:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
If your nation is currently under COVID lockdown, please answer using normal laws.
1/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to travel throughout the country?
2/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to travel internationally?
3/ Are your nation's students permitted to travel internationally for exchange/study initiatives?
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to permanently migrate to another country?
5/ If yes to the previous question, are they permitted to return at any time?
6/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to move house at any time?
7/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to change jobs at any time?
8/ What restrictions are there on your citizens' ability to buy and drive a personal motor vehicle?
9/ Are your nation's citizens required to log movements with a Government body of any kind?
10/ Is your nation open to holidaymakers from abroad?

Section Six - Freedom of Religion:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to practice their religion in private?
2/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to practice their religion in their workplaces?
3/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to practice their religion in their workplaces?
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to practice their religion in worshiping facilities like churches and mosques?
5/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to withhold goods or services due to religious objections?
6/ [b]Does your nation ban certain religions from being practiced or promoted?

7/ Does your nation restrict travel by anyone belonging to any particular religion?
8/ Does your nation permit the sale and/or distribution of religious materials such as holy books?
9/ Does your nation treat members of all religions (and those who do not practice religion) equally before the law?
10/ Is your nation's Government secular?

Section Seven - Freedom of the Press:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to form their own media company to report on national news events?
2/ Are your nation's media companies permitted to operate independently of the Government?
3/ Are your nation's media companies expected to cut/edit stories which criticise the Government?
4/ Is your nation's state-owned broadcaster permitted to operate freely and independently?
5/ Do your nation's citizens have multiple sources to choose from in regards to journalism?
6/ Are elements of private or state-run media censored or cut during live airing?
7/ Are international media companies permitted to open operating arms within your nation?
8/ Are international media companies permitted to freely report on goings-on within your nation?
9/ Are your nation's media companies and journalists generally considered honest and unbiased in their reporting?
10/ Are members of the press permitted to directly interview and ask questions of Government officials?

Section Eight - Governmental and Electoral Freedoms:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Is your nation's Government elected via a democratic election? (If not, please elaborate)
2/ If yes to the previous question, are these elections observed and/or scrutinised by an independent body?
3/ If yes to the previous question, are these elections open, fair and transparent?
4/ Does an equivalent to a FOIA or OIA system exist for citizens/media to request Governmental information?
5/ What conditions must be met to qualify for running for office?
6/ Are Members of Parliament (or your equivalent) free to criticise the ruling Government/party?
7/ Are members of the public free to criticise the ruling Government/party?
8/ Are laws debated in Parliament (or your equivalent) before being bought into force?
9/ Are laws put through a public consultation process before being debated in Parliament (or your equivalent)?
10/ Are members of the public permitted to directly contact Government officials such as local politicians?

Section Nine - Criminal Rights and Due Process:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Does your nation follow the basic principle of "innocent until proven guilty" in relation to criminal suspects?
2/ Are people suspected of committing a crime permitted access to legal assistance?
3/ Are people suspected of committing a crime permitted to give no comment during an investigation?
4/ Does your nation use jury trials (excluding in niche examples such as complex financial or cybercrime)?
5/ If yes to the previous question, can trials in your nation be generally considered fair?
6/ Do people found guilty of a crime have the right to appeal a court's ruling/sentence?
7/ Are imprisoned people permitted to contact their family and friends?
8/ Do your nation's prisons conform to basic human rights standards?
9/ Is a rehabilitation programme available to imprisoned people prior to their release?
10/ Does your nation take special care and consideration towards children suspected of committing crime?

Section Ten - Minority Rights and Equality:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are all citizens of your nation granted equal access to healthcare, education and police/emergency services?
2/ Is same-sex marriage legal/performed in your nation? If not, does your nation recognise SSMs performed abroad?
3/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to be in a same-sex relationship?
4/ Is transgenderism recognised in your nation?
5/ If yes to the previous question, are trans people given access to mental and physical healthcare?
6/ If yes to the previous question, are trans people permitted to legally alter their registered sex/gender?
7/ Are racial and sexual minorities granted the same legal rights as the rest of the population?
8/ When dealing with the Government, do non-native language speakers have the right to access an interpreter?
9/ Are LGBT+ individuals permitted to broadcast their opinions via TV, radio, print and/or the Internet?
10/ Does your nation practice segregation of any kind?

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What is the approximate ethnic makeup of your nation? (in percentages)
How many official languages are there in your nation? What are these?
What is the political position of your nation's ruling Government?
What type of Government does your country have?
How many members of your nation's national assembly/legislature are there?
(OOC) Which real life nation would you describe yours as being most similar to?

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I just copied it out and looked at the format. I would prefer the other style seen in the IDI, and also I think you forgot a [/b] for section 6 question 5. Otherwise, I would gladly do this survey. I also agree that the right to petition (like the IRL petition.whitehouse.gov, which was apparently gone now) should be an item of inquiry.
Also, I copied the template above to let you see what it's like!
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Thermodolia
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Founded: Oct 07, 2011
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Thermodolia » Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:31 pm

I love it. But I do agree that the right to petition should be added in
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Zarnicovia nova
Negotiator
 
Posts: 6528
Founded: Jun 03, 2020
Democratic Socialists

Postby Zarnicovia nova » Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:07 pm

Your nation's full name (including pretitle) the novian democratic republic of zarnicovia nova
Your nation's current year 2021
Your nation's IC population 1.09 billion
Would you like to receive a TG updating you when your nation has been scored? ye

Section One - Freedom of Speech:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are your nation's citizens afforded the basic right to freedom of expression? yes
2/ If yes, how is this right protected by law? There is an appeal office plus the court system is suppose to call out suppression of speech and determine if it's justified (In certain cases like protests avocating genocide and anti-science on social media).
3/ Are your nation citizens bound by hate speech laws? no
4/ Does your nation allow social media companies to regulate their platforms without intervention? no
5/ (If applicable) Do free speech rights in your nation extend to social media? no
6/ (If applicable) Do free speech rights in your nation extend to physical speech (ie, standing on the street corner)? yes
7/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to speak online via encrypted applications? yes, unless a court states otherwise. (With justification like if tehre a suspect in a level 3+ crime (robbery of 200k NSD or higher)
8/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to swear or curse in public? yes
9/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to wear attire or apparel displaying anti-Government messages? yes
10/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to listen to music containing anti-Government sentiments? yes

Section Two - Economic Freedoms:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ What is the average nominal tax rate in your nation? 54% (%)
2/ Are your nation's citizens free to set up a business? yes
3/ Are your nation's businesses permitted to trade with overseas firms? yes
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to import products from overseas? yes
5/ Is private business permitted within your nation's economy? yes
6/ Does the Government limit the maximum amount of yearly income an individual is allowed to earn? no
7/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to buy and sell goods and services via the Internet? yes
8/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to open a bank account without Government approval? yes
9/ At what age are your nation's citizens entitled to open a personal bank account? 13
10/ Are your nation's female citizens permitted to own land, property, businesses and commodities? yes

Section Three - Personal Freedoms:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to wear whatever style of clothes they wish? yes
2/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to alter their legal names? yes
3/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to go out whenever they like? yes
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to participate in miscegenation? yes
5/ Are your nation's female citizens permitted to work? yes
6/ Are your nation's female citizens permitted to obtain abortions? yes kind of Please give details if required. states can regulate the situation which a abortion can happen and around half of them do.
7/ Are your nation's students able to travel overseas on foreign exchange programmes? yes
8/ At what age are your nation's citizens permitted to work? 17
9/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to communicate in and produce literature in foreign languages? yes
10/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to raise grievances against law enforcement? yes

Section Four - Freedom of Information:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Does your nation require ISPs to block websites? no If so, which ones?
2/ Does your Government directly (overriding ISPs) censor webpages or websites? yes If so, which ones? anything containin anti-science
3/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to access international media? yes
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to access dissenting opinions from other areas of the world? yes
5/ Does your Government allow for an unrestricted flow of information on social media? no, anti-science is blocked. posting or reposting it can leading to bans
6/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to send photos and videos to people in other places? yes
7/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to send international packages and letters? yes
8/ Are your nation's citizens' packages, parcels or physical/electronic mail opened and checked? no unless they are a suspect in a crime (level 3 or higher)
9/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to share information about Governmental shortcomings? yes
10/ Is outbound mail (physical/electronic) scanned/intercepted for certain information? no unless they are a suspect in a crime (level 3 or higher)

Section Five - Freedom of Movement:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
If your nation is currently under COVID lockdown, please answer using normal laws.
1/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to travel throughout the country? yes
2/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to travel internationally? yes
3/ Are your nation's students permitted to travel internationally for exchange/study initiatives? yes
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to permanently migrate to another country? yes
5/ If yes to the previous question, are they permitted to return at any time? yes
6/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to move house at any time? yes
7/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to change jobs at any time? yes
8/ What restrictions are there on your citizens' ability to buy and drive a personal motor vehicle? just a lisence, which only people who have taken a test and are of age (16) may ahve.
9/ Are your nation's citizens required to log movements with a Government body of any kind? no
10/ Is your nation open to holidaymakers from abroad? yes

Section Six - Freedom of Religion:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to practice their religion in private? yes
2/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to practice their religion in their workplaces? yes
3/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to practice their religion in their workplaces? ya copied this.
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to practice their religion in worshiping facilities like churches and mosques? yes
5/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to withhold goods or services due to religious objections? yes
6/ [b]Does your nation ban certain religions from being practiced or promoted? no

7/ Does your nation restrict travel by anyone belonging to any particular religion? no
8/ Does your nation permit the sale and/or distribution of religious materials such as holy books? yes
9/ Does your nation treat members of all religions (and those who do not practice religion) equally before the law? yes
10/ Is your nation's Government secular? no, and yes. constitutionally no, in pratic, yes kind of (express of religon is banned in public but only enforced in a few states (5% of the country))

Section Seven - Freedom of the Press:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to form their own media company to report on national news events? yes
2/ Are your nation's media companies permitted to operate independently of the Government? yes
3/ Are your nation's media companies expected to cut/edit stories which criticise the Government? yes
4/ Is your nation's state-owned broadcaster permitted to operate freely and independently? yes
5/ Do your nation's citizens have multiple sources to choose from in regards to journalism? yes
6/ Are elements of private or state-run media censored or cut during live airing? yes
7/ Are international media companies permitted to open operating arms within your nation? yes
8/ Are international media companies permitted to freely report on goings-on within your nation? yes and no. They may not distort, or make up information to get an idealogical or monitary gain. (The way it is enforced is that someone can reprot something for being distorted or made up and the goverement recruits 100 people from all walks of life to determen if it is. if 75% say it then the goverement warns the media. If they ignore it 3 times they can get banned or fined.)
9/ Are your nation's media companies and journalists generally considered honest and unbiased in their reporting? very much yes because of this: hey may not distort, or make up information to get an idealogical or monitary gain. (The way it is enforced is that someone can reprot something for being distorted or made up and the goverement recruits 100 people from all walks of life to determen if it is. if 75% say it then the goverement warns the media. If they ignore it 3 times they can get banned or fined.)
10/ Are members of the press permitted to directly interview and ask questions of Government officials? yes

Section Eight - Governmental and Electoral Freedoms:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Is your nation's Government elected via a democratic election? yes (If not, please elaborate)
2/ If yes to the previous question, are these elections observed and/or scrutinised by an independent body? yes
3/ If yes to the previous question, are these elections open, fair and transparent? yes
4/ Does an equivalent to a FOIA or OIA system exist for citizens/media to request Governmental information? yes
5/ What conditions must be met to qualify for running for office? must be 28, and must be a born citizen. (As in you we're born here and tahts how you got your citizenshi[)
6/ Are Members of Parliament (or your equivalent) free to criticise the ruling Government/party? yes
7/ Are members of the public free to criticise the ruling Government/party? yes
8/ Are laws debated in Parliament (or your equivalent) before being bought into force? yes
9/ Are laws put through a public consultation process before being debated in Parliament (or your equivalent)? yes
10/ Are members of the public permitted to directly contact Government officials such as local politicians? yes

Section Nine - Criminal Rights and Due Process:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Does your nation follow the basic principle of "innocent until proven guilty" in relation to criminal suspects? yes
2/ Are people suspected of committing a crime permitted access to legal assistance? yes
3/ Are people suspected of committing a crime permitted to give no comment during an investigation? no
4/ Does your nation use jury trials (excluding in niche examples such as complex financial or cybercrime)? yes
5/ If yes to the previous question, can trials in your nation be generally considered fair? yes
6/ Do people found guilty of a crime have the right to appeal a court's ruling/sentence? yes
7/ Are imprisoned people permitted to contact their family and friends? yes
8/ Do your nation's prisons conform to basic human rights standards? yes
9/ Is a rehabilitation programme available to imprisoned people prior to their release? yes
10/ Does your nation take special care and consideration towards children suspected of committing crime? yes

Section Ten - Minority Rights and Equality:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are all citizens of your nation granted equal access to healthcare, education and police/emergency services? yes
2/ Is same-sex marriage legal/performed in your nation? yes If not, does your nation recognise SSMs performed abroad?
3/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to be in a same-sex relationship? yes
4/ Is transgenderism recognised in your nation? yes
5/ If yes to the previous question, are trans people given access to mental and physical healthcare? yes
6/ If yes to the previous question, are trans people permitted to legally alter their registered sex/gender? yes
7/ Are racial and sexual minorities granted the same legal rights as the rest of the population? yes
8/ When dealing with the Government, do non-native language speakers have the right to access an interpreter? yes
9/ Are LGBT+ individuals permitted to broadcast their opinions via TV, radio, print and/or the Internet? yes
10/ Does your nation practice segregation of any kind? no

(OPTIONAL) - More information
We would appreciate filling in as much of this information as possible. However, this is not required to receive a complete score, and filling this information out will not change your score in any way.
What is the approximate ethnic makeup of your nation? (in percentages): zarnicovian novan 32.87%, phasta novan 21.8%, brazzilla 16.67%, Hallin 9.56%, xiang 8.43% afro-novan 2.3%, native novan 1.4% other 6,97%
How many official languages are there in your nation? 4 What are these? English, Xiang Chinese, Hallinian Russian, and Portuguese
What is the political position of your nation's ruling Government? novian republism (ideologically that only exists in ZN. very leftist)
What type of Government does your country have democratic republic?
How many members of your nation's national assembly/legislature are there? 2,598
(OOC) Which real life nation would you describe yours as being most similar to? a combination of russia (size and resources) the US (power) and norway (freedom and civilian life)

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country founded by a religion based off of my and the views of Utah/the Mormons. far-left democracy very powerful.

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OOC: flag is ZN history summarized

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Laka Strolistandiler
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Posts: 100
Founded: Jul 14, 2018
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Laka Strolistandiler » Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:07 pm

Your nation's full name (including pretitle)
The Queensdom of Laka Strolistandiler
Your nation's current year
2047
Your nation's IC population
28 millions
Would you like to receive a TG updating you when your nation has been scored?
Yes

Section One - Freedom of Speech:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are your nation's citizens afforded the basic right to freedom of expression? yes
2/ If yes, how is this right protected by law? yes
3/ Are your nation citizens bound by hate speech laws? yes, but these laws only regulate religious hate speech against state and traditional religions.
4/ Does your nation allow social media companies to regulate their platforms without intervention? No, we don’t have privately owned social media. We have a socialism after all.
5/ (If applicable) Do free speech rights in your nation extend to social media? Yes
6/ (If applicable) Do free speech rights in your nation extend to physical speech (ie, standing on the street corner)? Yes, in case it doesn’t create problems for other people. If it does you will be force removed and fined.
7/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to speak online via encrypted applications? Yes, excluding matters of National Security
8/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to swear or curse in public? Yes, although not in religious organizations or holy places/places of worship, kindergarten, schools and colleges, etc.
9/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to wear attire or apparel displaying anti-Government messages? Yes
10/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to listen to music containing anti-Government sentiments? Yes, but if it does not contain any physical threats.

Section Two - Economic Freedoms:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ What is the average nominal tax rate in your nation? (%) 72%
2/ Are your nation's citizens free to set up a business? No
3/ Are your nation's businesses permitted to trade with overseas firms? We have socialism, but yes, people-owned collectives can setup partnerships with overseas firms
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to import products from overseas? Yes
5/ Is private business permitted within your nation's economy? No, but small businesses can be collectively-owned (syndicalism-ish system)
6/ Does the Government limit the maximum amount of yearly income an individual is allowed to earn? Yes
7/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to buy and sell goods and services via the Internet? Yes
8/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to open a bank account without Government approval? Yes, excluding government officials, state officials, convicts, ex-convicts, etc,.
9/ At what age are your nation's citizens entitled to open a personal bank account? 18
10/ Are your nation's female citizens permitted to own land, property, businesses and commodities? Yes

Section Three - Personal Freedoms:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to wear whatever style of clothes they wish? To some extent yes, but too revealing cloves for both sexes will result in fines.
2/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to alter their legal names? Yes
3/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to go out whenever they like? Yes
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to participate in miscegenation? Yes
5/ Are your nation's female citizens permitted to work? Yes
6/ Are your nation's female citizens permitted to obtain abortions? Please give details if required. Abortion is allowed when the fetus is developing in a damaged state, when there is a danger to mother’s health, when the fetus is genetically unfit (has some genetic illnesses like down syndrome, anencephaly) with some exceptions, notably autism, when a fetus is a result of a rape, etc.
7/ Are your nation's students able to travel overseas on foreign exchange programmes? Yes
8/ At what age are your nation's citizens permitted to work? 14, although it is heavily regulated and supervised by state, also work week is limited to 10 hours for teenagers, they cannot be hired to perform any work that carries dangers to one’s health and body.
9/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to communicate in and produce literature in foreign languages? Yes
10/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to raise grievances against law enforcement? Yes

Section Four - Freedom of Information:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Does your nation require ISPs to block websites? If so, which ones? Yes, terrorist websites that include manuals on how to make IED’s and other terrorist information, sites that are generally used strictly for criminal activity (pedophilia, human trafficking, how to get away with murder, etc).
2/ Does your Government directly (overriding ISPs) censor webpages or websites? If so, which ones? Yes, stated above, also information, critical to National security.
3/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to access international media? Yes, excluding terrorist media (we don’t need no Hamas television here).
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to access dissenting opinions from other areas of the world? Yes
5/ Does your Government allow for an unrestricted flow of information on social media? No, terrorist information and ESPECIALLY recruitment groups will be banned.
6/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to send photos and videos to people in other places? Yes
7/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to send international packages and letters? Yes, if these packages and letters don’t contain anything illegal (IEDs, poisons, spying devices, etc.)
8/ Are your nation's citizens' packages, parcels or physical/electronic mail opened and checked? Not opened but checked with multiple heavy sensors
9/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to share information about Governmental shortcomings? Yes, if it’s not critical to National security.
10/ Is outbound mail (physical/electronic) scanned/intercepted for certain information? Yes, the the sender (or receiver) is under trial or in custody, ex-convict, or has a relative who is classified as a terrorist.

Section Five - Freedom of Movement:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
If your nation is currently under COVID lockdown, please answer using normal laws.
1/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to travel throughout the country? Yes, but strictly evading military installations
2/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to travel internationally? Yes, excluding above-mentioned types of citizens.
3/ Are your nation's students permitted to travel internationally for exchange/study initiatives? Yes, it is encouraged
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to permanently migrate to another country? Yes
5/ If yes to the previous question, are they permitted to return at any time? Yes if they are not classified as a member of a terrorist organization or under sanctions it’s a go
6/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to move house at any time? Yes
7/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to change jobs at any time? Yes, but staying unemployed for a very long time with no valid reason (valid reasons may be illness, raising a child, being a caretaker for someone, not being able to work due to physical trauma, etc) will result in some fines and being stripped of some social security.
8/ What restrictions are there on your citizens' ability to buy and drive a personal motor vehicle? Heavily armored vehicles are allowed strictly under license. A vehicle must follow environmental requirements or its owner will have to pay additional taxes. Some motor vehicles with exceptionally poor service records (Ford Pinto for example) are banned from being sold in the country to public safety concerns.
9/ Are your nation's citizens required to log movements with a Government body of any kind? Never, if they have no problems with the law and are not in the above-mentioned categories.
10/ Is your nation open to holidaymakers from abroad? Yes

Section Six - Freedom of Religion:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to practice their religion in private? Yes
2/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to practice their religion in their workplaces? Yes
3/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to practice their religion in their workplaces? Yes
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to practice their religion in worshiping facilities like churches and mosques? Yes
5/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to withhold goods or services due to religious objections? Yes
6/ Does your nation ban certain religions from being practiced or promoted? Yes, religions that actively promote AND practice human sacrifice, both voluntary and involuntary manslaughter, ideas and values that are destructive to society (anti-vaxxers, technophobes, etc.)
7/ Does your nation restrict travel by anyone belonging to any particular religion? Yes, if they have a visa.
8/ Does your nation permit the sale and/or distribution of religious materials such as holy books? Yes, if these books do not promote above mentioned ideas and values.
9/ Does your nation treat members of all religions (and those who do not practice religion) equally before the law? Yes
10/ Is your nation's Government secular? No, we have a state religion but it only gets its percentage of state budget and that’s it.

Section Seven - Freedom of the Press:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to form their own media company to report on national news events? Small businesses- yes, but not companies but worker-owned collectives. Large businesses are mostly state-owned (but not state-regulated).
2/ Are your nation's media companies permitted to operate independently of the Government? They are free to report anything that isn’t a threat to National security or promotes above mentioned banned things.
3/ Are your nation's media companies expected to cut/edit stories which criticise the Government? No, quite the contrary
4/ Is your nation's state-owned broadcaster permitted to operate freely and independently? Yes
5/ Do your nation's citizens have multiple sources to choose from in regards to journalism? Yes
6/ Are elements of private or state-run media censored or cut during live airing? Only if it’s a threat to National security.
7/ Are international media companies permitted to open operating arms within your nation? Yes, but these arms have to be owned and governed by the workers.
8/ Are international media companies permitted to freely report on goings-on within your nation? Yes
9/ Are your nation's media companies and journalists generally considered honest and unbiased in their reporting? Yes, excluding religious themes and food.
10/ Are members of the press permitted to directly interview and ask questions of Government officials? Yes, it’s encouraged, rejecting an interview is a VERY bad taste.

Section Eight - Governmental and Electoral Freedoms:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Is your nation's Government elected via a democratic election? (If not, please elaborate) Partially, yes
2/ If yes to the previous question, are these elections observed and/or scrutinised by an independent body? Yes
3/ If yes to the previous question, are these elections open, fair and transparent? Ues
4/ Does an equivalent to a FOIA or OIA system exist for citizens/media to request Governmental information? Yes
5/ What conditions must be met to qualify for running for office? Military service (or community service we have alternative conscription), work experience of at least 5 years with positive reputation, also passing special exams and teststhat determine one’s ability to effectively become an office member.
6/ Are Members of Parliament (or your equivalent) free to criticise the ruling Government/party? Yes
7/ Are members of the public free to criticise the ruling Government/party? Yes
8/ Are laws debated in Parliament (or your equivalent) before being bought into force? Yes, but Parliament has a mostly secondary role to public referendum and Royal Observer’s decision.
9/ Are laws put through a public consultation process before being debated in Parliament (or your equivalent)? Yes
10/ Are members of the public permitted to directly contact Government officials such as local politicians? Yes

Section Nine - Criminal Rights and Due Process:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Does your nation follow the basic principle of "innocent until proven guilty" in relation to criminal suspects? Yes
2/ Are people suspected of committing a crime permitted access to legal assistance? Yes, and it is considered essential
3/ Are people suspected of committing a crime permitted to give no comment during an investigation? Yes
4/ Does your nation use jury trials (excluding in niche examples such as complex financial or cybercrime)? Yes
5/ If yes to the previous question, can trials in your nation be generally considered fair? Yes, excluding personal offense crimes because everyone loves dueling.
6/ Do people found guilty of a crime have the right to appeal a court's ruling/sentence? Yes
7/ Are imprisoned people permitted to contact their family and friends? Yes, excluding terrorists and people convicted based on threats to National security.
8/ Do your nation's prisons conform to basic human rights standards? Yes, excluding “narco-rehabilitation facilities” due to forced medical care.
9/ Is a rehabilitation programme available to imprisoned people prior to their release? Ysz
10/ Does your nation take special care and consideration towards children suspected of committing crime? Yes

Section Ten - Minority Rights and Equality:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are all citizens of your nation granted equal access to healthcare, education and police/emergency services? Yes
2/ Is same-sex marriage legal/performed in your nation? If not, does your nation recognise SSMs performed abroad? Performed in nation
3/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to be in a same-sex relationship? Yes, although it’s heavily regulated
4/ Is transgenderism recognised in your nation? Yes, although it’s heavily regulated
5/ If yes to the previous question, are trans people given access to mental and physical healthcare? Yes, but they have to pay for it.
6/ If yes to the previous question, are trans people permitted to legally alter their registered sex/gender? Only after full modifications process (including installing fully functional primary and secondary sexual characteristics.
7/ Are racial and sexual minorities granted the same legal rights as the rest of the population? Yes
8/ When dealing with the Government, do non-native language speakers have the right to access an interpreter? Yes
9/ Are LGBT+ individuals permitted to broadcast their opinions via TV, radio, print and/or the Internet? Yes
10/ Does your nation practice segregation of any kind? Yes, genetically inferior (genetic medical illnesses) people have quite a hard time obtaining a child license, although it is possible.

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Stolistandilerians: 85%
Nipponese: 10%
Other asians: 3.5%
Blacks: 1.5%
Others: 1%
How many official languages are there in your nation? What are these? Strolistandilerian: National language, hence the namesake. The only one official language due to Lakan Nipponese assimilating it into their culture long ago
What is the political position of your nation's ruling Government? Authoritarian-Centrist, too democratic to be a nazbol yet too authoritarian to be a centrist.
What type of Government does your country have? Socialist Absolute Monarchy. The parliament proposes laws based on its own’s proposals, Royal Observer’s proposals and people’s proposals (they have to get enough signatures for this). After that the parliament has to analyze the proposal and attach a specialized review to it, after that it undergoes through public referendum and if it gets enough support (the amount is declined either by parliament or Royal Observer but cannot go over 60%) it has to be passed by the parliament. The worker’s unions have a special say in multiple matters, especially, economy.
How many members of your nation's national assembly/legislature are there? 1200.
(OOC) Which real life nation would you describe yours as being most similar to? A wierd-ass mix of Switzerland, Alyende’s Chile and late Showa-era Japan.

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planning to baptize as an orthodox Christian

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Zarnicovia nova wrote:
Your nation's full name (including pretitle) the novian democratic republic of zarnicovia nova
Your nation's current year 2021
Your nation's IC population 1.09 billion
Would you like to receive a TG updating you when your nation has been scored? ye

Section One - Freedom of Speech:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are your nation's citizens afforded the basic right to freedom of expression? yes
2/ If yes, how is this right protected by law? There is an appeal office plus the court system is suppose to call out suppression of speech and determine if it's justified (In certain cases like protests avocating genocide and anti-science on social media).
3/ Are your nation citizens bound by hate speech laws? no
4/ Does your nation allow social media companies to regulate their platforms without intervention? no
5/ (If applicable) Do free speech rights in your nation extend to social media? no
6/ (If applicable) Do free speech rights in your nation extend to physical speech (ie, standing on the street corner)? yes
7/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to speak online via encrypted applications? yes, unless a court states otherwise. (With justification like if tehre a suspect in a level 3+ crime (robbery of 200k NSD or higher)
8/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to swear or curse in public? yes
9/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to wear attire or apparel displaying anti-Government messages? yes
10/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to listen to music containing anti-Government sentiments? yes

Section Two - Economic Freedoms:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ What is the average nominal tax rate in your nation? 54% (%)
2/ Are your nation's citizens free to set up a business? yes
3/ Are your nation's businesses permitted to trade with overseas firms? yes
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to import products from overseas? yes
5/ Is private business permitted within your nation's economy? yes
6/ Does the Government limit the maximum amount of yearly income an individual is allowed to earn? no
7/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to buy and sell goods and services via the Internet? yes
8/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to open a bank account without Government approval? yes
9/ At what age are your nation's citizens entitled to open a personal bank account? 13
10/ Are your nation's female citizens permitted to own land, property, businesses and commodities? yes

Section Three - Personal Freedoms:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to wear whatever style of clothes they wish? yes
2/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to alter their legal names? yes
3/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to go out whenever they like? yes
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to participate in miscegenation? yes
5/ Are your nation's female citizens permitted to work? yes
6/ Are your nation's female citizens permitted to obtain abortions? yes kind of Please give details if required. states can regulate the situation which a abortion can happen and around half of them do.
7/ Are your nation's students able to travel overseas on foreign exchange programmes? yes
8/ At what age are your nation's citizens permitted to work? 17
9/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to communicate in and produce literature in foreign languages? yes
10/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to raise grievances against law enforcement? yes

Section Four - Freedom of Information:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Does your nation require ISPs to block websites? no If so, which ones?
2/ Does your Government directly (overriding ISPs) censor webpages or websites? yes If so, which ones? anything containin anti-science
3/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to access international media? yes
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to access dissenting opinions from other areas of the world? yes
5/ Does your Government allow for an unrestricted flow of information on social media? no, anti-science is blocked. posting or reposting it can leading to bans
6/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to send photos and videos to people in other places? yes
7/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to send international packages and letters? yes
8/ Are your nation's citizens' packages, parcels or physical/electronic mail opened and checked? no unless they are a suspect in a crime (level 3 or higher)
9/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to share information about Governmental shortcomings? yes
10/ Is outbound mail (physical/electronic) scanned/intercepted for certain information? no unless they are a suspect in a crime (level 3 or higher)

Section Five - Freedom of Movement:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
If your nation is currently under COVID lockdown, please answer using normal laws.
1/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to travel throughout the country? yes
2/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to travel internationally? yes
3/ Are your nation's students permitted to travel internationally for exchange/study initiatives? yes
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to permanently migrate to another country? yes
5/ If yes to the previous question, are they permitted to return at any time? yes
6/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to move house at any time? yes
7/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to change jobs at any time? yes
8/ What restrictions are there on your citizens' ability to buy and drive a personal motor vehicle? just a lisence, which only people who have taken a test and are of age (16) may ahve.
9/ Are your nation's citizens required to log movements with a Government body of any kind? no
10/ Is your nation open to holidaymakers from abroad? yes

Section Six - Freedom of Religion:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to practice their religion in private? yes
2/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to practice their religion in their workplaces? yes
3/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to practice their religion in their workplaces? ya copied this.
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to practice their religion in worshiping facilities like churches and mosques? yes
5/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to withhold goods or services due to religious objections? yes
6/ [b]Does your nation ban certain religions from being practiced or promoted? no

7/ Does your nation restrict travel by anyone belonging to any particular religion? no
8/ Does your nation permit the sale and/or distribution of religious materials such as holy books? yes
9/ Does your nation treat members of all religions (and those who do not practice religion) equally before the law? yes
10/ Is your nation's Government secular? no, and yes. constitutionally no, in pratic, yes kind of (express of religon is banned in public but only enforced in a few states (5% of the country))

Section Seven - Freedom of the Press:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to form their own media company to report on national news events? yes
2/ Are your nation's media companies permitted to operate independently of the Government? yes
3/ Are your nation's media companies expected to cut/edit stories which criticise the Government? yes
4/ Is your nation's state-owned broadcaster permitted to operate freely and independently? yes
5/ Do your nation's citizens have multiple sources to choose from in regards to journalism? yes
6/ Are elements of private or state-run media censored or cut during live airing? yes
7/ Are international media companies permitted to open operating arms within your nation? yes
8/ Are international media companies permitted to freely report on goings-on within your nation? yes and no. They may not distort, or make up information to get an idealogical or monitary gain. (The way it is enforced is that someone can reprot something for being distorted or made up and the goverement recruits 100 people from all walks of life to determen if it is. if 75% say it then the goverement warns the media. If they ignore it 3 times they can get banned or fined.)
9/ Are your nation's media companies and journalists generally considered honest and unbiased in their reporting? very much yes because of this: hey may not distort, or make up information to get an idealogical or monitary gain. (The way it is enforced is that someone can reprot something for being distorted or made up and the goverement recruits 100 people from all walks of life to determen if it is. if 75% say it then the goverement warns the media. If they ignore it 3 times they can get banned or fined.)
10/ Are members of the press permitted to directly interview and ask questions of Government officials? yes

Section Eight - Governmental and Electoral Freedoms:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Is your nation's Government elected via a democratic election? yes (If not, please elaborate)
2/ If yes to the previous question, are these elections observed and/or scrutinised by an independent body? yes
3/ If yes to the previous question, are these elections open, fair and transparent? yes
4/ Does an equivalent to a FOIA or OIA system exist for citizens/media to request Governmental information? yes
5/ What conditions must be met to qualify for running for office? must be 28, and must be a born citizen. (As in you we're born here and tahts how you got your citizenshi[)
6/ Are Members of Parliament (or your equivalent) free to criticise the ruling Government/party? yes
7/ Are members of the public free to criticise the ruling Government/party? yes
8/ Are laws debated in Parliament (or your equivalent) before being bought into force? yes
9/ Are laws put through a public consultation process before being debated in Parliament (or your equivalent)? yes
10/ Are members of the public permitted to directly contact Government officials such as local politicians? yes

Section Nine - Criminal Rights and Due Process:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Does your nation follow the basic principle of "innocent until proven guilty" in relation to criminal suspects? yes
2/ Are people suspected of committing a crime permitted access to legal assistance? yes
3/ Are people suspected of committing a crime permitted to give no comment during an investigation? no
4/ Does your nation use jury trials (excluding in niche examples such as complex financial or cybercrime)? yes
5/ If yes to the previous question, can trials in your nation be generally considered fair? yes
6/ Do people found guilty of a crime have the right to appeal a court's ruling/sentence? yes
7/ Are imprisoned people permitted to contact their family and friends? yes
8/ Do your nation's prisons conform to basic human rights standards? yes
9/ Is a rehabilitation programme available to imprisoned people prior to their release? yes
10/ Does your nation take special care and consideration towards children suspected of committing crime? yes

Section Ten - Minority Rights and Equality:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are all citizens of your nation granted equal access to healthcare, education and police/emergency services? yes
2/ Is same-sex marriage legal/performed in your nation? yes If not, does your nation recognise SSMs performed abroad?
3/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to be in a same-sex relationship? yes
4/ Is transgenderism recognised in your nation? yes
5/ If yes to the previous question, are trans people given access to mental and physical healthcare? yes
6/ If yes to the previous question, are trans people permitted to legally alter their registered sex/gender? yes
7/ Are racial and sexual minorities granted the same legal rights as the rest of the population? yes
8/ When dealing with the Government, do non-native language speakers have the right to access an interpreter? yes
9/ Are LGBT+ individuals permitted to broadcast their opinions via TV, radio, print and/or the Internet? yes
10/ Does your nation practice segregation of any kind? no

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We would appreciate filling in as much of this information as possible. However, this is not required to receive a complete score, and filling this information out will not change your score in any way.
What is the approximate ethnic makeup of your nation? (in percentages): zarnicovian novan 32.87%, phasta novan 21.8%, brazzilla 16.67%, Hallin 9.56%, xiang 8.43% afro-novan 2.3%, native novan 1.4% other 6,97%
How many official languages are there in your nation? 4 What are these? English, Xiang Chinese, Hallinian Russian, and Portuguese
What is the political position of your nation's ruling Government? novian republism (ideologically that only exists in ZN. very leftist)
What type of Government does your country have democratic republic?
How many members of your nation's national assembly/legislature are there? 2,598
(OOC) Which real life nation would you describe yours as being most similar to? a combination of russia (size and resources) the US (power) and norway (freedom and civilian life)

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Laka Strolistandiler wrote:
Your nation's full name (including pretitle)
The Queensdom of Laka Strolistandiler
Your nation's current year
2047
Your nation's IC population
28 millions
Would you like to receive a TG updating you when your nation has been scored?
Yes

Section One - Freedom of Speech:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are your nation's citizens afforded the basic right to freedom of expression? yes
2/ If yes, how is this right protected by law? yes
3/ Are your nation citizens bound by hate speech laws? yes, but these laws only regulate religious hate speech against state and traditional religions.
4/ Does your nation allow social media companies to regulate their platforms without intervention? No, we don’t have privately owned social media. We have a socialism after all.
5/ (If applicable) Do free speech rights in your nation extend to social media? Yes
6/ (If applicable) Do free speech rights in your nation extend to physical speech (ie, standing on the street corner)? Yes, in case it doesn’t create problems for other people. If it does you will be force removed and fined.
7/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to speak online via encrypted applications? Yes, excluding matters of National Security
8/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to swear or curse in public? Yes, although not in religious organizations or holy places/places of worship, kindergarten, schools and colleges, etc.
9/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to wear attire or apparel displaying anti-Government messages? Yes
10/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to listen to music containing anti-Government sentiments? Yes, but if it does not contain any physical threats.

Section Two - Economic Freedoms:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ What is the average nominal tax rate in your nation? (%) 72%
2/ Are your nation's citizens free to set up a business? No
3/ Are your nation's businesses permitted to trade with overseas firms? We have socialism, but yes, people-owned collectives can setup partnerships with overseas firms
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to import products from overseas? Yes
5/ Is private business permitted within your nation's economy? No, but small businesses can be collectively-owned (syndicalism-ish system)
6/ Does the Government limit the maximum amount of yearly income an individual is allowed to earn? Yes
7/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to buy and sell goods and services via the Internet? Yes
8/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to open a bank account without Government approval? Yes, excluding government officials, state officials, convicts, ex-convicts, etc,.
9/ At what age are your nation's citizens entitled to open a personal bank account? 18
10/ Are your nation's female citizens permitted to own land, property, businesses and commodities? Yes

Section Three - Personal Freedoms:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to wear whatever style of clothes they wish? To some extent yes, but too revealing cloves for both sexes will result in fines.
2/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to alter their legal names? Yes
3/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to go out whenever they like? Yes
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to participate in miscegenation? Yes
5/ Are your nation's female citizens permitted to work? Yes
6/ Are your nation's female citizens permitted to obtain abortions? Please give details if required. Abortion is allowed when the fetus is developing in a damaged state, when there is a danger to mother’s health, when the fetus is genetically unfit (has some genetic illnesses like down syndrome, anencephaly) with some exceptions, notably autism, when a fetus is a result of a rape, etc.
7/ Are your nation's students able to travel overseas on foreign exchange programmes? Yes
8/ At what age are your nation's citizens permitted to work? 14, although it is heavily regulated and supervised by state, also work week is limited to 10 hours for teenagers, they cannot be hired to perform any work that carries dangers to one’s health and body.
9/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to communicate in and produce literature in foreign languages? Yes
10/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to raise grievances against law enforcement? Yes

Section Four - Freedom of Information:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Does your nation require ISPs to block websites? If so, which ones? Yes, terrorist websites that include manuals on how to make IED’s and other terrorist information, sites that are generally used strictly for criminal activity (pedophilia, human trafficking, how to get away with murder, etc).
2/ Does your Government directly (overriding ISPs) censor webpages or websites? If so, which ones? Yes, stated above, also information, critical to National security.
3/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to access international media? Yes, excluding terrorist media (we don’t need no Hamas television here).
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to access dissenting opinions from other areas of the world? Yes
5/ Does your Government allow for an unrestricted flow of information on social media? No, terrorist information and ESPECIALLY recruitment groups will be banned.
6/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to send photos and videos to people in other places? Yes
7/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to send international packages and letters? Yes, if these packages and letters don’t contain anything illegal (IEDs, poisons, spying devices, etc.)
8/ Are your nation's citizens' packages, parcels or physical/electronic mail opened and checked? Not opened but checked with multiple heavy sensors
9/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to share information about Governmental shortcomings? Yes, if it’s not critical to National security.
10/ Is outbound mail (physical/electronic) scanned/intercepted for certain information? Yes, the the sender (or receiver) is under trial or in custody, ex-convict, or has a relative who is classified as a terrorist.

Section Five - Freedom of Movement:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
If your nation is currently under COVID lockdown, please answer using normal laws.
1/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to travel throughout the country? Yes, but strictly evading military installations
2/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to travel internationally? Yes, excluding above-mentioned types of citizens.
3/ Are your nation's students permitted to travel internationally for exchange/study initiatives? Yes, it is encouraged
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to permanently migrate to another country? Yes
5/ If yes to the previous question, are they permitted to return at any time? Yes if they are not classified as a member of a terrorist organization or under sanctions it’s a go
6/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to move house at any time? Yes
7/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to change jobs at any time? Yes, but staying unemployed for a very long time with no valid reason (valid reasons may be illness, raising a child, being a caretaker for someone, not being able to work due to physical trauma, etc) will result in some fines and being stripped of some social security.
8/ What restrictions are there on your citizens' ability to buy and drive a personal motor vehicle? Heavily armored vehicles are allowed strictly under license. A vehicle must follow environmental requirements or its owner will have to pay additional taxes. Some motor vehicles with exceptionally poor service records (Ford Pinto for example) are banned from being sold in the country to public safety concerns.
9/ Are your nation's citizens required to log movements with a Government body of any kind? Never, if they have no problems with the law and are not in the above-mentioned categories.
10/ Is your nation open to holidaymakers from abroad? Yes

Section Six - Freedom of Religion:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to practice their religion in private? Yes
2/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to practice their religion in their workplaces? Yes
3/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to practice their religion in their workplaces? Yes
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to practice their religion in worshiping facilities like churches and mosques? Yes
5/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to withhold goods or services due to religious objections? Yes
6/ Does your nation ban certain religions from being practiced or promoted? Yes, religions that actively promote AND practice human sacrifice, both voluntary and involuntary manslaughter, ideas and values that are destructive to society (anti-vaxxers, technophobes, etc.)
7/ Does your nation restrict travel by anyone belonging to any particular religion? Yes, if they have a visa.
8/ Does your nation permit the sale and/or distribution of religious materials such as holy books? Yes, if these books do not promote above mentioned ideas and values.
9/ Does your nation treat members of all religions (and those who do not practice religion) equally before the law? Yes
10/ Is your nation's Government secular? No, we have a state religion but it only gets its percentage of state budget and that’s it.

Section Seven - Freedom of the Press:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to form their own media company to report on national news events? Small businesses- yes, but not companies but worker-owned collectives. Large businesses are mostly state-owned (but not state-regulated).
2/ Are your nation's media companies permitted to operate independently of the Government? They are free to report anything that isn’t a threat to National security or promotes above mentioned banned things.
3/ Are your nation's media companies expected to cut/edit stories which criticise the Government? No, quite the contrary
4/ Is your nation's state-owned broadcaster permitted to operate freely and independently? Yes
5/ Do your nation's citizens have multiple sources to choose from in regards to journalism? Yes
6/ Are elements of private or state-run media censored or cut during live airing? Only if it’s a threat to National security.
7/ Are international media companies permitted to open operating arms within your nation? Yes, but these arms have to be owned and governed by the workers.
8/ Are international media companies permitted to freely report on goings-on within your nation? Yes
9/ Are your nation's media companies and journalists generally considered honest and unbiased in their reporting? Yes, excluding religious themes and food.
10/ Are members of the press permitted to directly interview and ask questions of Government officials? Yes, it’s encouraged, rejecting an interview is a VERY bad taste.

Section Eight - Governmental and Electoral Freedoms:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Is your nation's Government elected via a democratic election? (If not, please elaborate) Partially, yes
2/ If yes to the previous question, are these elections observed and/or scrutinised by an independent body? Yes
3/ If yes to the previous question, are these elections open, fair and transparent? Ues
4/ Does an equivalent to a FOIA or OIA system exist for citizens/media to request Governmental information? Yes
5/ What conditions must be met to qualify for running for office? Military service (or community service we have alternative conscription), work experience of at least 5 years with positive reputation, also passing special exams and teststhat determine one’s ability to effectively become an office member.
6/ Are Members of Parliament (or your equivalent) free to criticise the ruling Government/party? Yes
7/ Are members of the public free to criticise the ruling Government/party? Yes
8/ Are laws debated in Parliament (or your equivalent) before being bought into force? Yes, but Parliament has a mostly secondary role to public referendum and Royal Observer’s decision.
9/ Are laws put through a public consultation process before being debated in Parliament (or your equivalent)? Yes
10/ Are members of the public permitted to directly contact Government officials such as local politicians? Yes

Section Nine - Criminal Rights and Due Process:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Does your nation follow the basic principle of "innocent until proven guilty" in relation to criminal suspects? Yes
2/ Are people suspected of committing a crime permitted access to legal assistance? Yes, and it is considered essential
3/ Are people suspected of committing a crime permitted to give no comment during an investigation? Yes
4/ Does your nation use jury trials (excluding in niche examples such as complex financial or cybercrime)? Yes
5/ If yes to the previous question, can trials in your nation be generally considered fair? Yes, excluding personal offense crimes because everyone loves dueling.
6/ Do people found guilty of a crime have the right to appeal a court's ruling/sentence? Yes
7/ Are imprisoned people permitted to contact their family and friends? Yes, excluding terrorists and people convicted based on threats to National security.
8/ Do your nation's prisons conform to basic human rights standards? Yes, excluding “narco-rehabilitation facilities” due to forced medical care.
9/ Is a rehabilitation programme available to imprisoned people prior to their release? Ysz
10/ Does your nation take special care and consideration towards children suspected of committing crime? Yes

Section Ten - Minority Rights and Equality:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are all citizens of your nation granted equal access to healthcare, education and police/emergency services? Yes
2/ Is same-sex marriage legal/performed in your nation? If not, does your nation recognise SSMs performed abroad? Performed in nation
3/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to be in a same-sex relationship? Yes, although it’s heavily regulated
4/ Is transgenderism recognised in your nation? Yes, although it’s heavily regulated
5/ If yes to the previous question, are trans people given access to mental and physical healthcare? Yes, but they have to pay for it.
6/ If yes to the previous question, are trans people permitted to legally alter their registered sex/gender? Only after full modifications process (including installing fully functional primary and secondary sexual characteristics.
7/ Are racial and sexual minorities granted the same legal rights as the rest of the population? Yes
8/ When dealing with the Government, do non-native language speakers have the right to access an interpreter? Yes
9/ Are LGBT+ individuals permitted to broadcast their opinions via TV, radio, print and/or the Internet? Yes
10/ Does your nation practice segregation of any kind? Yes, genetically inferior (genetic medical illnesses) people have quite a hard time obtaining a child license, although it is possible.

(OPTIONAL) - More information
We would appreciate filling in as much of this information as possible. However, this is not required to receive a complete score, and filling this information out will not change your score in any way.
What is the approximate ethnic makeup of your nation? (in percentages)
Stolistandilerians: 85%
Nipponese: 10%
Other asians: 3.5%
Blacks: 1.5%
Others: 1%
How many official languages are there in your nation? What are these? Strolistandilerian: National language, hence the namesake. The only one official language due to Lakan Nipponese assimilating it into their culture long ago
What is the political position of your nation's ruling Government? Authoritarian-Centrist, too democratic to be a nazbol yet too authoritarian to be a centrist.
What type of Government does your country have? Socialist Absolute Monarchy. The parliament proposes laws based on its own’s proposals, Royal Observer’s proposals and people’s proposals (they have to get enough signatures for this). After that the parliament has to analyze the proposal and attach a specialized review to it, after that it undergoes through public referendum and if it gets enough support (the amount is declined either by parliament or Royal Observer but cannot go over 60%) it has to be passed by the parliament. The worker’s unions have a special say in multiple matters, especially, economy.
How many members of your nation's national assembly/legislature are there? 1200.
(OOC) Which real life nation would you describe yours as being most similar to? A wierd-ass mix of Switzerland, Alyende’s Chile and late Showa-era Japan.

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Postby Drongonia » Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:24 pm

First of all, thank you very much for this long and thorough set of suggestions.

Syndic Australia wrote:Looks very well structured, incredibly thorough, and I am looking forward to filling it out soon enough :) I can't see any issues with what's already present (excepting the repeat of the question "Are your nation's citizens permitted to practice their religion in their workplaces?" in section 6), but I can think of a few other questions that may be good to have;

Fixed this, a genuine oversight there.

Syndic Australia wrote:In the area of economic freedoms (and maybe personal freedoms);
Something along the lines of "are your nation's workers to unionise/strike/collectively bargain?" and in the same vein, "are your nation's citizens allowed to chose their occupation/to retire/to be unemployed?" Some nations may employ corvée labor, outright slavery or indentured servitude, or wage-slavery. In fact, it might be worth outright asking if a nation's citizens are divided by caste or class - you never know, a slaver-state may try to sneak under the radar and earn good-state points they don't really deserve only talking about their 'first-class' citizens :p. Also perhaps something akin to "are there economic/antitrust regulations in your nation to prevent monopolies" as an option if one possesses an economy allowing private enterprise.

These are all very good suggestions. The only thing I'm coming up against is that I've kinda set a hard limit of 100 questions for the index, so adding anything required editing or replacing a question. I am looking at which questions in the economic section could be added/edited though.

Syndic Australia wrote:In the area of religious (or educational) freedom;
"Are parents in your nation permitted to exempt their children from certain school subjects on religious grounds?" or conversely, for those nations that are non-secular, "Are parents in your nation permitted to exempt their children from school-based religious services or education?"

Replaced the Section 6 duplicate question with a broad "goes-both-ways" version of this question.

Syndic Australia wrote:In the area of political/governmental freedoms;
"Do Members of Parliament and the Judiciary (or your equivalent) possess qualified immunity?" I could also see a whole sub-section on Judicial freedom/independence. Additionally, a question along the lines of "are citizens guaranteed an official response to a public petition?" or even "are citizens allowed to petition the government?"

Petitioning has been added in place of asking whether elections are open and transparent, because the question before this asks if elections are scruitinised by international bodies. Basically the same question twice.

Syndic Australia wrote:In the criminal rights section;
"What type of justice system does your nations use?" and perhaps a broader "What type of legal system does your nation use?" For the former, the big split IRL is inquisitorial versus adversarial, with the latter question being more about where the laws come from (primarily judicial precedent as in common law, legislation as in civil law, scripture as in religious law, or other forms and hybrids).

Will look into this. I'm thinking that the rehabilitation question might be removed in favour of at least one of these questions.

Syndic Australia wrote:It could be worth asking "does your nation have a constitution?" and in such a case "is the constitution the supreme document of law in your nation?"
I have an inkling that perhaps a question involving intellectual property and/or copyright could be stashed somewhere...

See above!

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Postby Ru- » Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:55 pm

I like this Index alot! I consider it a good rule of thumb to avoid "number and percentage" questions, since these are things that people tend not to have set down in stone, and may find it difficult to come up with a figure that is realistic and accurate for their nation. Or maybe that is just me, but I tend to actively avoid questionnaires that are full of these "hard figure" type questions.

Your questionaire only has one of these, and it's total population, which tends to be a fairly easy one to answer, so that's great. Your questions are not only interesting topics to think about, but should be easy for most people to answer confidently. I look forward to the chance to submit one of my own!

(one more thing I will add for the future: I also avoid questionnaires where the OP has not updated the master list in a very long time. So I hope you stick with this!)
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Postby Vivolkha » Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:10 am

So far, this looks very good and exhaustive. However, there are a few potential blindspots. Here are some suggestions:
  • Include a question on corruption, as well as the capability of special interest groups (military, security forces, economic oligarchies, religious groups) to influence the normal operation of the government through irregular means.
  • Include a question on whether citizens can freely form or join political parties without interference, with a potential exception for the smallest nations which might not have political parties because of their small population.
  • "Transgenderism" could be considered offensive in some circles, but we recommend consulting with other nations that are more familiar with the topic.
  • A question could be included measuring freedom from slavery, labor exploitation and human trafficking.

We might come up with more later. But as stated, this looks really good.

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Postby Kakistopia » Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:03 pm

My comments are in red.

Your nation's full name (including pretitle)
Your nation's current year
I would place this a question asking about the nation's technology level here. Not all nations in the future are PMT/FT, for example.
Your nation's IC population
Would you like to receive a TG updating you when your nation has been scored?

Section One - Freedom of Speech:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
7/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to speak online via encrypted applications? How does this affect nations that haven't invented the internet?

Section Two - Economic Freedoms:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
3/ Are your nation's businesses permitted to trade with overseas firms? I'd change "Overseas" to "Foreign" here, for clarity.
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to import products from overseas? See above.
7/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to buy and sell goods and services via the Internet? How does this affect nations that haven't invented the internet?
10/ Are your nation's female citizens permitted to own land, property, businesses and commodities? What about matriarchial nations? Maybe replace with "Are your nation's citizens restricted from owning land, property, businesses and commodities on the basis of gender?"

Section Three - Personal Freedoms:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to participate in miscegenation? What does "miscegenation" mean? Use something a little more understandable.
5/ Are your nation's female citizens permitted to work? What about matriarchial nations? Replace with "Are your nation's citizens prohibited from working on the basis of gender?"
6/ Are your nation's female citizens permitted to obtain abortions? Please give details if required. I'd drop the word "female" from the name because a few nations have alien species with multiple sexes that can get pregnant. (And also pre-op trans men too, I guess.)

Section Four - Freedom of Information:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Does your nation require ISPs to block websites? If so, which ones? How does this affect nations that haven't invented the internet?
2/ Does your Government directly (overriding ISPs) censor webpages or websites? If so, which ones? How does this affect nations that haven't invented the internet?
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to access dissenting opinions from other areas of the world? Replace "other areas of the world" with "other nations". Many FT nations have control of their entire world.
5/ Does your Government allow for an unrestricted flow of information on social media? How does this affect nations that haven't invented the internet?
6/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to send photos and videos to people in other places? How does this affect nations that haven't invented photography?

Section Seven - Freedom of the Press:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
4/ Is your nation's state-owned broadcaster permitted to operate freely and independently? How does this affect nations without a state-owned broadcaster?
6/ Are elements of private or state-run media censored or cut during live airing? How does this affect nations that haven't invented radio, television, or other forms of live airing?

Section Ten - Minority Rights and Equality:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
4/ Is transgenderism recognised in your nation? "Transgenderism" is outdated terminology and a little offensive. Replace with "Are transgender people recognized in your nation?"

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Postby Auzkhia » Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:09 pm

Vivolkha wrote:So far, this looks very good and exhaustive. However, there are a few potential blindspots. Here are some suggestions:
  • Include a question on corruption, as well as the capability of special interest groups (military, security forces, economic oligarchies, religious groups) to influence the normal operation of the government through irregular means.
  • Include a question on whether citizens can freely form or join political parties without interference, with a potential exception for the smallest nations which might not have political parties because of their small population.
  • "Transgenderism" could be considered offensive in some circles, but we recommend consulting with other nations that are more familiar with the topic.
  • A question could be included measuring freedom from slavery, labor exploitation and human trafficking.

We might come up with more later. But as stated, this looks really good.

OOC EDIT: For the record, I tried to post this through an IC puppet, but apparently something got messed up along the way.

This!

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Postby Drongonia » Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:38 pm

Auzkhia wrote:
Vivolkha wrote:So far, this looks very good and exhaustive. However, there are a few potential blindspots. Here are some suggestions:
  • Include a question on corruption, as well as the capability of special interest groups (military, security forces, economic oligarchies, religious groups) to influence the normal operation of the government through irregular means.
  • Include a question on whether citizens can freely form or join political parties without interference, with a potential exception for the smallest nations which might not have political parties because of their small population.
  • "Transgenderism" could be considered offensive in some circles, but we recommend consulting with other nations that are more familiar with the topic.
  • A question could be included measuring freedom from slavery, labor exploitation and human trafficking.

We might come up with more later. But as stated, this looks really good.

OOC EDIT: For the record, I tried to post this through an IC puppet, but apparently something got messed up along the way.

This!

"We recommend for English language international documents that 'transgenderism' not be used especially outside of psychiatric contexts, though even then the use in that field is a bit controversial. We recommend one writes 'being transgender' as it is an identity and grammatically an adjective."
-Dr Theodora Freiin von Gorsche, Director of the International LGBTQIA+ Health College in the Medical University of Vienna.

Thanks for this reply. I asked in TDT but nobody said anything, so thank you again for taking the time to correct the wording here.
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Postby Naval Monte » Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:41 pm

Hey what about states that have fantasy elements in them? Does the index address that?
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Postby Drongonia » Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:00 pm

First of all, thank you very much for making these suggestions and taking the time to be specific and detailed about what you think should be changed. I will add my responses to each comment in blue.

Kakistopia wrote:My comments are in red.

Your nation's full name (including pretitle)
Your nation's current year
I would place this a question asking about the nation's technology level here. Not all nations in the future are PMT/FT, for example.
This change will be implemented. This will also bring it into line with the previous International Development Index.
Your nation's IC population
Would you like to receive a TG updating you when your nation has been scored?

Section One - Freedom of Speech:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
7/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to speak online via encrypted applications? How does this affect nations that haven't invented the internet?
I understand the rationale behind this (and the other similar/identical) comment/s, however, there is only so far the index can stretch to fit different classifications of nations in while staying consistent. In this case, I don't see how these questions can be edited without significantly altering the outcomes for the vast majority of nations which do have the Internet, radio, TV, photography etc etc.
Section Two - Economic Freedoms:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
3/ Are your nation's businesses permitted to trade with overseas firms? I'd change "Overseas" to "Foreign" here, for clarity. This change will be implemented.
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to import products from overseas? See above. This change will be implemented.
7/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to buy and sell goods and services via the Internet? How does this affect nations that haven't invented the internet? See above.
10/ Are your nation's female citizens permitted to own land, property, businesses and commodities? What about matriarchial nations? Maybe replace with "Are your nation's citizens restricted from owning land, property, businesses and commodities on the basis of gender?" This will be changed in a future revision of the index.

Section Three - Personal Freedoms:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to participate in miscegenation? What does "miscegenation" mean? Use something a little more understandable. It takes a few seconds to Google the word. Using a simpler term such as "racemixing" may also not be appreciated by some.
5/ Are your nation's female citizens permitted to work? What about matriarchial nations? Replace with "Are your nation's citizens prohibited from working on the basis of gender?" This change will be implemented.
6/ Are your nation's female citizens permitted to obtain abortions? Please give details if required. I'd drop the word "female" from the name because a few nations have alien species with multiple sexes that can get pregnant. (And also pre-op trans men too, I guess.) This question will be evaluated for change in a future revision of the index.

Section Four - Freedom of Information:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Does your nation require ISPs to block websites? If so, which ones? How does this affect nations that haven't invented the internet? See section 1 answer.
2/ Does your Government directly (overriding ISPs) censor webpages or websites? If so, which ones? How does this affect nations that haven't invented the internet? See section 1 answer.
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to access dissenting opinions from other areas of the world? Replace "other areas of the world" with "other nations". Many FT nations have control of their entire world. This change will be implemented.
5/ Does your Government allow for an unrestricted flow of information on social media? How does this affect nations that haven't invented the internet? See section 1 answer.
6/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to send photos and videos to people in other places? How does this affect nations that haven't invented photography? See section 1 answer.

Section Seven - Freedom of the Press:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
4/ Is your nation's state-owned broadcaster permitted to operate freely and independently? How does this affect nations without a state-owned broadcaster? This question will be evaluated for change in a future revision of the index.
6/ Are elements of private or state-run media censored or cut during live airing? How does this affect nations that haven't invented radio, television, or other forms of live airing? See section 1 answer.

Section Ten - Minority Rights and Equality:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
4/ Is transgenderism recognised in your nation? "Transgenderism" is outdated terminology and a little offensive. Replace with "Are transgender people recognized in your nation?" This question was edited in revision v1.2


Thanks again for all your feedback.
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Postby Drongonia » Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:18 pm

Naval Monte wrote:Hey what about states that have fantasy elements in them? Does the index address that?

Currently no. If you do have any specific changes, please do let me know.
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Postby Ezmwalia » Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:52 pm

Yep, I didn't read the OP in full. It looks good so far, but is a lot of work to put into before realising that it's not accepting responses... I'll save the responses for when you finalise it.

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Postby Airceltria » Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:09 pm

Drongonia wrote:
Naval Monte wrote:Hey what about states that have fantasy elements in them? Does the index address that?

Currently no. If you do have any specific changes, please do let me know.


Since this question also affects my state I should join in.

My suggestions would be asking if magic is publicly used and taught. Whether there are regulations or bans on certain types or if magic in it's entirely is bad. Maybe religious views on magic and if it affects secular law? Whether magic is used against the people in a oppressive manner or use to uphold law and order fairly. Maybe also whether people are regularly mind control, have their mind read, or used as as necromantic puppets or ingredients for golems or sacrificed to summon things from beyond the veil.

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Postby Syndic Australia » Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:26 am

Naval Monte wrote:Hey what about states that have fantasy elements in them? Does the index address that?


When I come across questions that presume a certain level/type of technology (for instance, whilst we do have an intranet, it is primitive and differs compared to OTL internet), I do my best to make sure my answer highlights these facts, whilst still providing information that is relevant to what the question is asking. No survey or index can be 100% accommodating to the smorgasbord of nation tech and realities that are present here, and (from a utilitarian perspective) it would be better that most nations are able to complete this survey without needing to skim through a lot of situational and Non-applicable questions - for the sake of efficiency, brevity, and the workload on Drongonia. If anything, the questions that don't fit quite right, I feel, are an opportunity to showcase these differences in your nation, and how these affect the metrics being measured here, as I'm sure that most people who fill these out do so to showcase their nations and hope for accurate scoring.
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Postby Vivolkha » Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:24 am

Vivolkha wrote:So far, this looks very good and exhaustive. However, there are a few potential blindspots. Here are some suggestions:
  • Include a question on corruption, as well as the capability of special interest groups (military, security forces, economic oligarchies, religious groups) to influence the normal operation of the government through irregular means.
  • Include a question on whether citizens can freely form or join political parties without interference, with a potential exception for the smallest nations which might not have political parties because of their small population.
  • A question could be included measuring freedom from slavery, labor exploitation and human trafficking.

We might come up with more later. But as stated, this looks really good.

OOC EDIT: For the record, I tried to post this through an IC puppet, but apparently something got messed up along the way.

These remain uncommented. In addition, we suggest evaluating the physical security of citizens (is their right to life threatened by war, insurgencies, state or non-state armed groups?) and how common police brutality is (presumably under due process).
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Postby Polish PR » Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:46 am

Your nation's full name (including pretitle) Polish People's Republic
Your nation's current year 2021
Your nation's IC population 46 418 940
Would you like to receive a TG updating you when your nation has been scored? Yes

Section One - Freedom of Speech:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are your nation's citizens afforded the basic right to freedom of expression? Yes.
2/ If yes, how is this right protected by law? By our constitution.
3/ Are your nation's citizens bound by hate speech laws? Yes.
4/ Does your nation allow social media companies to regulate their platforms without intervention? No.
5/ (If applicable) Do free speech rights in your nation extend to social media? Yes.
6/ (If applicable) Do free speech rights in your nation extend to physical speech (ie, standing on the street corner)? Yes.
7/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to speak online via encrypted applications? No.
8/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to swear or curse in public? No.
9/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to wear attire or apparel displaying anti-Government messages? Yes, but only some former kulaks would do that.
10/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to listen to or create music, films or other art containing anti-Government sentiments? Like above.

Section Two - Economic Freedoms:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ What is the average nominal tax rate in your nation? (%) 35%
2/ Are your nation's citizens free to set up a business? Yes.
3/ Are your nation's businesses permitted to trade with firms from other nations? No.
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to import products from other nations? It's restricted.
5/ Is private business permitted within your nation's economy? Yes.
6/ Does the Government limit the maximum amount of yearly income an individual is allowed to earn? The "limits" usually rely on progressive taxation.
7/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to buy and sell goods and services via the Internet? Yes (via intranet)
8/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to open a bank account without Government approval? Yes
9/ At what age are your nation's citizens entitled to open a personal bank account? 13
10/ Are your nation's (adult) citizens restricted from owning land, property, businesses and commodities for any reason? Yes.

Section Three - Personal Freedoms:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to wear whatever style of clothes they wish? Yes, but it shouldn't look oddly, or provocative etc.
2/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to alter their legal names? Yes.
3/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to go out whenever they like? Yes.
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to participate in miscegenation? Yes.
5/ Are your nation's citizens prohibited from working on the basis of their gender? No.
6/ Are your nation's female citizens permitted to obtain abortions? Please give details if required. Yes, but only in cases of rape, serious fetal impairment, or risk to woman's life or health.
7/ Are your nation's students able to travel overseas on foreign exchange programmes? Yes but not always they get the permission. Also, the groups of travelling abroad students are supervised by the secret police agents.
8/ At what age are your nation's citizens permitted to work? 16
9/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to communicate in and produce literature in foreign languages? Yes
10/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to possess soft drugs such as marijuana for personal use? Yes but only marijuana

Section Four - Freedom of Information:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Does your nation require ISPs to block websites? If so, which ones? Yes, like the extremist, terrorist and illegal porn websites.
2/ Does your Government directly (overriding ISPs) censor webpages or websites? If so, which ones? Like above.
3/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to access international media? No.
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to access dissenting opinions from other nations? No.
5/ Does your Government allow for an unrestricted flow of information on social media? No.
6/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to send photos and videos to people in other places? Yes, but there are some things you can't photograph or film.
7/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to send international packages and letters? Yes.
8/ Are your nation's citizens' packages, parcels or physical/electronic mail opened and checked? Yes, but the physical/electronic mails are opened and checked only in case of suspects.
9/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to share information about Governmental shortcomings? Yes.
10/ Is outbound mail (physical/electronic) scanned/intercepted for certain information? Yes, but only in case of suspects.

Section Five - Freedom of Movement:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
If your nation is currently under COVID lockdown, please answer using normal laws.
1/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to travel throughout the country? Yes.
2/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to travel internationally? Only sometimes.
3/ Are your nation's students permitted to travel internationally for exchange/study initiatives? Only sometimes.
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to permanently migrate to another country? No.
5/ If yes to the previous question, are they permitted to return at any time?
6/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to move house at any time? Yes.
7/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to change jobs at any time? Yes.
8/ What restrictions are there on your citizens' ability to buy and drive a personal motor vehicle? Only people who have the license and are of legal age (18) are allowed to that.
9/ Are your nation's citizens required to log movements with a Government body of any kind? No.
10/ Is your nation open to holidaymakers from abroad? Yes, but not fully. For example. citizens of some countries aren't allowed to use our resorts.

Section Six - Freedom of Religion:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to practice their religion in private? Yes
2/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to practice their religion in their workplaces? Yes
3/ Are parents permitted to remove their child from school subjects running contrary to their religious (or non-religious) beliefs? Yes
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to practice their religion in worshiping facilities like churches and mosques? Yes
5/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to withhold goods or services due to religious objections? Yes
6/ Does your nation ban certain religions from being practiced or promoted? No
7/ Does your nation restrict travel by anyone belonging to any particular religion? No
8/ Does your nation permit the sale and/or distribution of religious materials such as holy books? Yes
9/ Does your nation treat members of all religions (and those who do not practice religion) equally before the law? Yes
10/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to wear symbols of their faith, or religious attire - at home and at work? Yes

Section Seven - Freedom of the Press:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to form their own media company to report on national news events? Yes, but you can only comment non-political topics.
2/ Are your nation's media companies permitted to operate independently of the Government? No.
3/ Are your nation's media companies expected to cut/edit stories which criticise the Government? Yes, but not always.
4/ Is your nation's state-owned broadcaster permitted to operate freely and independently? No.
5/ Do your nation's citizens have multiple sources to choose from in regards to journalism? No.
6/ Are elements of private or state-run media censored or cut during live airing? Yes.
7/ Are international media companies permitted to open operating arms within your nation? No.
8/ Are international media companies permitted to freely report on goings-on within your nation? No.
9/ Are your nation's media companies and journalists generally considered honest and unbiased in their reporting? No.
10/ Are members of the press permitted to directly interview and ask questions of Government officials? Yes.

Section Eight - Governmental and Electoral Freedoms:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Is your nation's Government elected via a democratic election? (If not, please elaborate) No. It was estabilished through the civil war, in 1993.
2/ If yes to the previous question, are these elections observed and/or scrutinised by an independent body? No elections.
3/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to petition the Government? If so, are they entitled to a response? Yes
4/ Does an equivalent to a FOIA or OIA system exist for citizens/media to request Governmental information? Yes, but not all Governmental informations are publicly shared.
5/ What conditions must be met to qualify for running for office? Must be at least 30, be a born citizen and unpunished in past.
6/ Are Members of Parliament (or your equivalent) free to criticise the ruling Government/party? Yes.
7/ Are members of the public free to criticise the ruling Government/party? Yes, but hardly anyone does it.
8/ Are laws debated in Parliament (or your equivalent) before being bought into force? Sometimes.
9/ Are laws put through a public consultation process before being debated in Parliament (or your equivalent)? Sometimes.
10/ Are members of the public permitted to directly contact Government officials such as local politicians? Yes

Section Nine - Criminal Rights and Due Process:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Does your nation follow the basic principle of "innocent until proven guilty" in relation to criminal suspects? Yes.
2/ Are people suspected of committing a crime permitted access to legal assistance? Yes.
3/ Are people suspected of committing a crime permitted to give no comment during an investigation? No.
4/ Does your nation use jury trials (excluding in niche examples such as complex financial or cybercrime)? No.
5/ If yes to the previous question, can trials in your nation be generally considered fair? -
6/ Do people found guilty of a crime have the right to appeal a court's ruling/sentence? Yes.
7/ Are imprisoned people permitted to contact their family and friends? Mostly yes.
8/ Do your nation's prisons conform to basic human rights standards? Mostly yes.
9/ Is a rehabilitation programme available to imprisoned people prior to their release? Yes.
10/ Does your nation take special care and consideration towards children suspected of committing crime? Yes.

Section Ten - Minority Rights and Equality:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are all citizens of your nation granted equal access to healthcare, education and police/emergency services? Yes.
2/ Is same-sex marriage legal/performed in your nation? If not, does your nation recognise SSMs performed abroad? Illegal in Poland, but regocnized performed abroad.
3/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to be in a same-sex relationship? Yes.
4/ Are trans people in your nation permitted to self-identify with a different gender/sex? No. We treat transsexualism/transgenderism as a mental illness.
5/ If yes to the previous question, are trans people given access to mental and physical healthcare? Yes, by psychiatric therapy.
6/ If yes to the previous question, are trans people permitted to legally alter their registered sex/gender? No.
7/ Are racial and sexual minorities granted the same legal rights as the rest of the population? Yes.
8/ When dealing with the Government, do non-native language speakers have the right to access an interpreter? Yes.
9/ Are LGBT+ individuals permitted to broadcast their opinions via TV, radio, print and/or the Internet? No.
10/ Does your nation practice segregation of any kind? No.

(OPTIONAL) - More information
We would appreciate filling in as much of this information as possible. However, this is not required to receive a complete score, and filling this information out will not change your score in any way.
What is the approximate ethnic makeup of your nation? (in percentages) 93% Polish, 3% Ukrainian, 2.5% Byelorussian, 1.5% other.
How many official languages are there in your nation? What are these? One, Polish.
What is the political position of your nation's ruling Government? Marxism-Leninism, left-wing nationalism/national bolshevism, anti-colonialism, anti-imperialism
What type of Government does your country have? One-party socialist republic
How many members of your nation's national assembly/legislature are there? 200, but the parliament is only occasionally convened.
(OOC) Which real life nation would you describe yours as being most similar to? Polish People's Republic, but independent, more developed and has some elements of North Korea.

END
Are you satisfied with this index? Yes
Any suggestions or comments on how to improve? I think no
Last edited by Polish PR on Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:52 am, edited 2 times in total.
Our nation is Poland, but there was a great Nazbol revolution, which overthrew the PZPR and freed Poland from USSR, in 1993. The Iron Curtain still exists, but it has changed its borders.
Civilization's class: 1.4 (according to this index)
My nation doesn't represent my RL views. It has been created for artistic purposes and is not intended to promote anything.
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Postby Thermodolia » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:04 am

Polish PR wrote:
Your nation's full name (including pretitle) Polish People's Republic
Your nation's current year 2021
Your nation's IC population 46 418 940
Would you like to receive a TG updating you when your nation has been scored? Yes

Section One - Freedom of Speech:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are your nation's citizens afforded the basic right to freedom of expression? Yes.
2/ If yes, how is this right protected by law? By our constitution.
3/ Are your nation's citizens bound by hate speech laws? Yes.
4/ Does your nation allow social media companies to regulate their platforms without intervention? No.
5/ (If applicable) Do free speech rights in your nation extend to social media? Yes.
6/ (If applicable) Do free speech rights in your nation extend to physical speech (ie, standing on the street corner)? Yes.
7/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to speak online via encrypted applications? No.
8/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to swear or curse in public? No.
9/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to wear attire or apparel displaying anti-Government messages? Yes, but only some former kulaks would do that.
10/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to listen to or create music, films or other art containing anti-Government sentiments? Like above.

Section Two - Economic Freedoms:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ What is the average nominal tax rate in your nation? (%) 35%
2/ Are your nation's citizens free to set up a business? Yes.
3/ Are your nation's businesses permitted to trade with firms from other nations? No.
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to import products from other nations? It's restricted.
5/ Is private business permitted within your nation's economy? Yes.
6/ Does the Government limit the maximum amount of yearly income an individual is allowed to earn? The "limits" usually rely on progressive taxation.
7/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to buy and sell goods and services via the Internet? Yes (via intranet)
8/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to open a bank account without Government approval? Yes
9/ At what age are your nation's citizens entitled to open a personal bank account? 13
10/ Are your nation's (adult) citizens restricted from owning land, property, businesses and commodities for any reason? Yes.

Section Three - Personal Freedoms:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to wear whatever style of clothes they wish? Yes, but it shouldn't look oddly, or provocative etc.
2/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to alter their legal names? Yes.
3/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to go out whenever they like? Yes.
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to participate in miscegenation? Yes.
5/ Are your nation's citizens prohibited from working on the basis of their gender? No.
6/ Are your nation's female citizens permitted to obtain abortions? Please give details if required. Yes, but only in cases of rape, serious fetal impairment, or risk to woman's life or health.
7/ Are your nation's students able to travel overseas on foreign exchange programmes? Yes but not always they get the permission. Also, the groups of travelling abroad students are supervised by the secret police agents.
8/ At what age are your nation's citizens permitted to work? 16
9/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to communicate in and produce literature in foreign languages? Yes
10/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to possess soft drugs such as marijuana for personal use? Yes but only marijuana

Section Four - Freedom of Information:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Does your nation require ISPs to block websites? If so, which ones? Yes, like the extremist, terrorist and illegal porn websites.
2/ Does your Government directly (overriding ISPs) censor webpages or websites? If so, which ones? Like above.
3/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to access international media? No.
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to access dissenting opinions from other nations? No.
5/ Does your Government allow for an unrestricted flow of information on social media? No.
6/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to send photos and videos to people in other places? Yes, but there are some things you can't photograph or film.
7/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to send international packages and letters? Yes.
8/ Are your nation's citizens' packages, parcels or physical/electronic mail opened and checked? Yes, but the physical/electronic mails are opened and checked only in case of suspects.
9/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to share information about Governmental shortcomings? Yes.
10/ Is outbound mail (physical/electronic) scanned/intercepted for certain information? Yes, but only in case of suspects.

Section Five - Freedom of Movement:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
If your nation is currently under COVID lockdown, please answer using normal laws.
1/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to travel throughout the country? Yes.
2/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to travel internationally? Only sometimes.
3/ Are your nation's students permitted to travel internationally for exchange/study initiatives? Only sometimes.
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to permanently migrate to another country? No.
5/ If yes to the previous question, are they permitted to return at any time?
6/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to move house at any time? Yes.
7/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to change jobs at any time? Yes.
8/ What restrictions are there on your citizens' ability to buy and drive a personal motor vehicle? Only people who have the license and are of legal age (18) are allowed to that.
9/ Are your nation's citizens required to log movements with a Government body of any kind? No.
10/ Is your nation open to holidaymakers from abroad? Yes, but not fully. For example. citizens of some countries aren't allowed to use our resorts.

Section Six - Freedom of Religion:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to practice their religion in private? Yes
2/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to practice their religion in their workplaces? Yes
3/ Are parents permitted to remove their child from school subjects running contrary to their religious (or non-religious) beliefs? Yes
4/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to practice their religion in worshiping facilities like churches and mosques? Yes
5/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to withhold goods or services due to religious objections? Yes
6/ Does your nation ban certain religions from being practiced or promoted? No
7/ Does your nation restrict travel by anyone belonging to any particular religion? No
8/ Does your nation permit the sale and/or distribution of religious materials such as holy books? Yes
9/ Does your nation treat members of all religions (and those who do not practice religion) equally before the law? Yes
10/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to wear symbols of their faith, or religious attire - at home and at work? Yes

Section Seven - Freedom of the Press:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to form their own media company to report on national news events? Yes, but you can only comment non-political topics.
2/ Are your nation's media companies permitted to operate independently of the Government? No.
3/ Are your nation's media companies expected to cut/edit stories which criticise the Government? Yes, but not always.
4/ Is your nation's state-owned broadcaster permitted to operate freely and independently? No.
5/ Do your nation's citizens have multiple sources to choose from in regards to journalism? No.
6/ Are elements of private or state-run media censored or cut during live airing? Yes.
7/ Are international media companies permitted to open operating arms within your nation? No.
8/ Are international media companies permitted to freely report on goings-on within your nation? No.
9/ Are your nation's media companies and journalists generally considered honest and unbiased in their reporting? No.
10/ Are members of the press permitted to directly interview and ask questions of Government officials? Yes.

Section Eight - Governmental and Electoral Freedoms:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Is your nation's Government elected via a democratic election? (If not, please elaborate) No. It was estabilished through the civil war, in 1993.
2/ If yes to the previous question, are these elections observed and/or scrutinised by an independent body? No elections.
3/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to petition the Government? If so, are they entitled to a response? Yes
4/ Does an equivalent to a FOIA or OIA system exist for citizens/media to request Governmental information? Yes, but not all Governmental informations are publicly shared.
5/ What conditions must be met to qualify for running for office? Must be at least 30, be a born citizen and unpunished in past.
6/ Are Members of Parliament (or your equivalent) free to criticise the ruling Government/party? Yes.
7/ Are members of the public free to criticise the ruling Government/party? Yes, but hardly anyone does it.
8/ Are laws debated in Parliament (or your equivalent) before being bought into force? Sometimes.
9/ Are laws put through a public consultation process before being debated in Parliament (or your equivalent)? Sometimes.
10/ Are members of the public permitted to directly contact Government officials such as local politicians? Yes

Section Nine - Criminal Rights and Due Process:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Does your nation follow the basic principle of "innocent until proven guilty" in relation to criminal suspects? Yes.
2/ Are people suspected of committing a crime permitted access to legal assistance? Yes.
3/ Are people suspected of committing a crime permitted to give no comment during an investigation? No.
4/ Does your nation use jury trials (excluding in niche examples such as complex financial or cybercrime)? No.
5/ If yes to the previous question, can trials in your nation be generally considered fair? -
6/ Do people found guilty of a crime have the right to appeal a court's ruling/sentence? Yes.
7/ Are imprisoned people permitted to contact their family and friends? Mostly yes.
8/ Do your nation's prisons conform to basic human rights standards? Mostly yes.
9/ Is a rehabilitation programme available to imprisoned people prior to their release? Yes.
10/ Does your nation take special care and consideration towards children suspected of committing crime? Yes.

Section Ten - Minority Rights and Equality:
Expanding on answers past "yes/no" is appreciated where possible/applicable.
1/ Are all citizens of your nation granted equal access to healthcare, education and police/emergency services? Yes.
2/ Is same-sex marriage legal/performed in your nation? If not, does your nation recognise SSMs performed abroad? Illegal in Poland, but regocnized performed abroad.
3/ Are your nation's citizens permitted to be in a same-sex relationship? Yes.
4/ Are trans people in your nation permitted to self-identify with a different gender/sex? No. We treat transsexualism/transgenderism as a mental illness.
5/ If yes to the previous question, are trans people given access to mental and physical healthcare? Yes, by psychiatric therapy.
6/ If yes to the previous question, are trans people permitted to legally alter their registered sex/gender? No.
7/ Are racial and sexual minorities granted the same legal rights as the rest of the population? Yes.
8/ When dealing with the Government, do non-native language speakers have the right to access an interpreter? Yes.
9/ Are LGBT+ individuals permitted to broadcast their opinions via TV, radio, print and/or the Internet? No.
10/ Does your nation practice segregation of any kind? No.

(OPTIONAL) - More information
We would appreciate filling in as much of this information as possible. However, this is not required to receive a complete score, and filling this information out will not change your score in any way.
What is the approximate ethnic makeup of your nation? (in percentages) 93% Polish, 3% Ukrainian, 2.5% Byelorussian, 1.5% other.
How many official languages are there in your nation? What are these? One, Polish.
What is the political position of your nation's ruling Government? Marxism-Leninism, left-wing nationalism/national bolshevism, anti-colonialism, anti-imperialism
What type of Government does your country have? One-party socialist republic
How many members of your nation's national assembly/legislature are there? 200, but the parliament is only occasionally convened.
(OOC) Which real life nation would you describe yours as being most similar to? Polish People's Republic, but independent, more developed and has some elements of North Korea.

END
Are you satisfied with this index? Yes
Any suggestions or comments on how to improve? I think no

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