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Special Note: Please note that this scenario is meant to be read as entertainment, not as an accurate prediction of the future. Also note that the viewpoints and opinions that may come across in this scenario are not necessarily the viewpoints and opinions of the author.
Neo-puritanism will be a system of government that will restrict people's civil rights for their own good. Oppressively high sales taxes and gas prices may also be used to enforce a neo-puritanical regime. Women are often ask to cover their skin instead of flaunting it, as shown in the Republic of Gilead.
Meat that comes from slaughtered animals (in vitro meat will have fewer fat and calories than today's salmon), noneducational toys, foul language, alcohol, pornography, and all other things that are not considered healthy, nutritious, or morally sound will be outlawed by the mayor of each municipality. It will most likely start around the year 2020 after the Christian Coalition credits the death of a productive Western civilization to the massive amount of children and adolescents playing video games and doing social networking. Due to public protests, all bans except the bans on pornography, tobacco and alcohol will be lifted. However, there will be strict limits on what things have been unbanned.
Objects of a sexually suggested nature like whipped cream, bubble baths, hot wax, and tag-team professional wrestling may be banned under a neo-puritanical regime. Magazines and newspapers will not be allowed to publish stories related to same-sex couples. Same-sex couples will be rounded up and sent to separate work camps indefinitely.
A fictional example is in the movie Demolition Man, where a previously quasi-hedonistic Los Angeles is transformed into ultraconservative San Angeles after a dreadful earthquake almost destroys it completely.
Countries with a neo-puritan ideology
- Nazi Empire (1933-1945)
- Red Bhutan (not RyansWorld)
- Afghanistan (under Taliban rule)
- Caribbean Empire (not RyansWorld)
- Eurasian Union
- Republic of Gilead (A Handmaid's Tale)