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An ideal country

Just about all of you have dreamed of having their own country. But, if you had one, could you actually run it effectively? What kind of government and policies would you put in place?
What political system would you use?
Representative democracy
True democracy
Meritocracy
Dictatorship
Corporatism
Theocracy
Anarchy
What economic system would you use?
Capitalism
Socialism
Communism
Feudalism
What would you tax?
Poll tax (everyone is taxed a certain basic rate)
Income
Wealth (money)
Assets aside from wealth
Monetary transactions (sales)
Land (by area)
Economic rent
Imports
Exports
Votes (all ballots are bought from the government)
Education level
Labor
Body value
Happiness
Nothing
What would you like your primary industries to be?
Farming (crops/livestock)
Fishing
Mining (besides oil)
Oil
Lumber
Fresh water
Manufacturing
Energy
Intellectual property
Tourism
Military service (you hire out your military to other countries)
What kind of foreign policy would you use?
Keep out of international affairs as much as possible
Adopt a peacekeeping role, taking no military action unless it's necessary
Go out and defend any countries that are being attacked by other countries
Go out and forcibly depose any oppressive or dangerous regimes
Go out and conquer the entire rest of the world
In general, where would your government be in terms of civil liberty?
Libertarian
Neutral
Authoritarian
How big would your military force be?
Tiny, you have to rely on neighboring countries for defense
Small, mostly for defense and peacekeeping purposes
Average, generally able to fight an invasion war against a weak opponent
Large, quite effective for military operations in other countries
Enormous, able to crush most other countries with ease
What kind of justice system would you use?
I would use courts with a standard judge/jury/lawyers setup
I would use courts with a judge and lawyers only
I would use courts with a jury and lawyers only
I would use courts with a judge and jury only
I would use courts with a judge only
I would use courts with a jury only
Legal issues would be resolved by priests and according to religious law
Legal issues would be resolved by unbiased computer programs
The result of a legal issue would be auctioned off by the government
Legal issues would be resolved in a contest of intelligence
Legal issues would be resolved in a contest of physical strength
What would be your primary energy sources?
Coal
Oil
Gasoline
Natural gas (mined)
Natural gas (fermented from waste)
Alcohol (fermented from crops)
Wood
Hydroelectric (rivers)
Hydroelectric (tides/waves)
Hydroelectric (ocean currents)
Wind
Solar (ground collector)
Solar (satellite)
Geothermal
Ocean thermal energy conversion
Nuclear (fission)
My country wouldn't use electricity
What kind of education system would you use?
There would be public education, but private education would be allowed
There would be public education and no private education
There would be no public education, but private education would be allowed
There would be no public or private education
What kind of health care system would you use?
There would be public health care, but private health care would be allowed
There would be public health care and no private health care
There would be no public health care, but private healthcare would be allowed
There would be no public or private health care
What would your official language or languages be?
None, all languages would be treated equally
English
Chinese
Arabic
Spanish
Hindi
French
Bengali
German
Russian
Portuguese
Japanese
Korean
Esperanto
Sign language
l33t
Some new language that doesn't currently exist
Other (you can post suggested additions to the list)
What would you use for currency?
Coins and bills
Coins
Bills
Gold coins only
Silver coins only
Gems
Cowrie shells
Electronic currency (credit cards)
None (barter economy)
What kinds of people would NOT be able to become legal citizens in your country?
None, everyone would be allowed citizenship
Convicted criminals
Mentally ill people
Drug users
People with under a certain IQ
People with over a certain IQ
People with under a certain amount of money
People with over a certain amount of money
People with under a certain level of education
People with under a certain physical strength
People under a certain age
People over a certain age
People unable to speak any of my official languages
Males
Females
Homosexuals
Heterosexuals
Bisexuals
Whites
Blacks
Orientals
East indians
Arabs
Latinos
Native americans
Native australians
Atheists
Agnostics
Christians
Jews
Muslims
Hindus
Buddhists
Wiccans
Satanists
Scientologists
Creationists
Evolutionists
Holocaust deniers
9/11 conspiracy buffs
People who think artificial intelligence is possible
Psychics
What other policies would you put in place?
Utilities would be run by the government
The country's primary news service would be run by the government
The country's primary computer network would be run by the government
Religious organizations would be exempt from taxation
Other non-profit organizations would be exempt from taxation
Information that is against the government would be censored
There would be a government-funded space program
The government would recognize civil unions (marriages)
Homosexuals would not be allowed to marry
Heterosexuals would not be allowed to marry
Homosexual couples would not be allowed to adopt children
Heterosexual couples would not be allowed to adopt children
There would be capital punishment for certain crimes
There would be a form of mandatory military service
Abortions would be allowed
Couples with more than one child would lose certain privileges
The military would have nuclear weapons
There would be a missile defense system in place
Nuclear power plants would not be allowed
Corporations would be legally required to minimize pollution
Artificial intelligence research would not be allowed
There would be a maximum height for buildings
All large buildings would be legally required to be able to resist earthquakes
All large buildings would be legally required to have rooftop gardens
Trading real money for virtual money or items would not be allowed
Stem cell research would not be allowed
This poll was created on 2006-09-05 01:00:40 by green_meklar