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GovernmentThe Chatopian government is made up of a main leader who is elected each year by the citizens and a group of advisors who assist the leader. The leader is elected for one year, the advisors are in power for four. Every four years during the Summer Solstice new advisors are elected. A leader can run up to five times, but even if they lose the election they lose one of their tries. Government manages order within a culture, and without it the culture would struggle and eventually fall. Without a strong government a culture will never succeed and organization would be lost.

LanguageCitizens speak a unique language in Chatopia. This unique language can be most closely related to the Quebec dialect of French. This can be explained by the location of the city, north of Canada in the frozen tundra. History claims that people of Quebec left their hometown and travelled to the northern area, driven to find a new purpose for life. They mixed with Inuits, and created an inpenetrable ice city where a rare species of leopard was found. With them, the people of Quebec brought French, mixed with the Inuit's native language, and created a new language altogether. This new language brought them together so that they could communicate and become more united. Without language, values cannot be passed on.

Social OrganizationRegadless of wealth, all citizens live in the same ring apart from the factories, docks, and other large buildings purposed for business or government. Citizens lived mixed but don't discriminate based off of wealth. They live harmoniously together. The only people who live separate from the general population are certain workers who choose to live by the factories to reduce commute and the leader who lives in the Head Building . This mingling of all people creates a sense of equality and destroys predjudice against others based on features and wealth. It also creates social order and civilization.

ReligionIn Chatopia, people have the choice on what religion they want to follow, if they follow a religion at all. Most citizens are atheists; they choose to not believe in a religion. However, there are groups of people who believe in religions from all over the world. Each group has a church, or church-like structure, that is free of discrimination based on beliefs. Religion, or lack of religion, gives people something to believe in. Even if they are atheist, they believe in not having an unseen "higher power" just a strongly as others believe in their respective religion. Also, by having freedom to pursue whatever religion they want, citizens are happier and give more loyalty towards their city.

Economic SystemThe Chatopian economic system is mixed. The government requires that certain products must be produced for the benefit of the city. However, once those items are created, leisurely items are allowed as well. The city rules are loose about what can be imported just as long as the right goods are being exported. Economic systems help people understand what resources are limited and what is needed for the city to run smoothly.

Art and LiteratureOne of the most important values passed along by the art and literature of Chatopia is unity. The more strongly united the people feel, the better off the community is. Children, from birth, are taught to abolish all predjudice against others based on things they can't help such as physical features, gender, and sexuality. Children learn to treat everyone equally and to strive for a more united culture by reading and watching the behavior around them. This mindset is superior to others and leads to less hate among people. Without art and literature, important morals and values wouldn't be passed on. Art and literature remain long after generations die and continue to teach for centuries in the future.

Customs and TraditionsAlthough there isn't a set religion that most people follow, there a celebrations and holidays that take place all year round. For example, the Winter Solstice draws a parallel to Christmas in other parts of the world. Children are given fun gifts by the "Light Spirit", and adults celebrate by exchanging more practical items with their friends and family. Children are also expected to write letters to the current leader on the day of the Winter Solstice, thanking him or her for his or her service to the community. This letter is a farewell of sorts; the day after the Winter Solstice is the New Election, when a new leader is elected for another year until the next Winter Solstice. Other norms include holding your palms out as a way of saying both 'thank you' and 'sorry', and bowing in respect to elders and factory workers for all their hard effort (similar to how Americans give respect to those in the military).

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