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| '''World''' <section begin="0"/>has no law in practice. It is an [[Anarchy]]. On many worlds, this by itself justifies an [[Amber Zone]] advisory.
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| '''World''' <section begin="0"/>has no law in practice. It is an [[Anarchy]]. On many worlds, this by itself justifies an [[Amber Zone]] advisory.
 
* There may be formal legal codes, just not enforced.  Or there may be none.
 
* There may be formal legal codes, just not enforced.  Or there may be none.
 
* While there are likely informal understandings if there is no significant population, the lack of a written legal code leads to misunderstandings on the little (and sometimes large) details if there is significant population.
 
* While there are likely informal understandings if there is no significant population, the lack of a written legal code leads to misunderstandings on the little (and sometimes large) details if there is significant population.
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| '''World''' <section begin="1"/>has a very low law level.
 
| '''World''' <section begin="1"/>has a very low law level.
 
* There is a written and enforced legal code, if barely on both counts.
 
* There is a written and enforced legal code, if barely on both counts.
* Body pistols, explosives, and poison gas are typically regulated or prohibited.<section end="1"/>
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* [[Body pistol]]s, [[explosive]]s, and [[poison gas]] are typically regulated or prohibited.<section end="1"/>
 
| VLow Law
 
| VLow Law
 
|-
 
|-
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| '''World''' <section begin="2"/>has a very low law level.
 
| '''World''' <section begin="2"/>has a very low law level.
 
* There is a written and enforced legal code, if barely on both counts.
 
* There is a written and enforced legal code, if barely on both counts.
* Portable energy weapons, body pistols, explosives, and poison gas are typically regulated or prohibited.<section end="2"/>
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* Portable [[energy weapon]]s, [[body pistol]]s, [[explosive]]s, and [[poison gas]] are typically regulated or prohibited.<section end="2"/>
 
| VLow Law
 
| VLow Law
 
|-
 
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| '''World''' <section begin="3"/>has a very low law level.
 
| '''World''' <section begin="3"/>has a very low law level.
 
* There is a written and enforced legal code, if barely on both counts.
 
* There is a written and enforced legal code, if barely on both counts.
* Machine guns and other automatic weapons, portable energy weapons, body pistols, explosives, and poison gas are typically regulated or prohibited.<section end="3"/>
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* [[Machine gun]]s and other [[automatic weapon]]s, portable [[energy weapon]]s, [[body pistol]]s, [[explosive]]s, and [[poison gas]] are typically regulated or prohibited.<section end="3"/>
 
| VLow Law
 
| VLow Law
 
|-
 
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| '''World''' <section begin="4"/>has a low law level.
 
| '''World''' <section begin="4"/>has a low law level.
 
* There is a written legal code, somewhat simple on most matters. Enforcement is often lax.
 
* There is a written legal code, somewhat simple on most matters. Enforcement is often lax.
* Light assault weapons, and anything more destructive, are typically regulated or prohibited.<section end="4"/>
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* [[Light assault weapon]]s, and anything more destructive, are typically regulated or prohibited.<section end="4"/>
 
| Low Law
 
| Low Law
 
|-
 
|-
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| '''World''' <section begin="5"/>has a low law level.
 
| '''World''' <section begin="5"/>has a low law level.
 
* There is a written legal code, somewhat simple on most matters. Enforcement is often lax.
 
* There is a written legal code, somewhat simple on most matters. Enforcement is often lax.
* Personal concealable firearms, and anything more destructive, are typically regulated or prohibited.<section end="5"/>
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* [[Personal concealable firearm]]s, and anything more destructive, are typically regulated or prohibited.<section end="5"/>
 
| Low Law
 
| Low Law
 
|-
 
|-
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| '''World''' <section begin="6"/>has a low law level.
 
| '''World''' <section begin="6"/>has a low law level.
 
* There is a written legal code, somewhat simple on most matters. Enforcement is often lax.
 
* There is a written legal code, somewhat simple on most matters. Enforcement is often lax.
* All firearms except shotguns, and anything more destructive, are typically regulated or prohibited.<section end="6"/>
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* All [[firearm]]s except [[shotgun]]s, and anything more destructive, are typically regulated or prohibited.<section end="6"/>
 
| Low Law
 
| Low Law
 
|-
 
|-
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| '''World''' <section begin="7"/>has a moderate law level.
 
| '''World''' <section begin="7"/>has a moderate law level.
 
* There is a written legal code, sometimes complex enough to require a trained advocate to sort out. There is a dedicated police force to enforce it.
 
* There is a written legal code, sometimes complex enough to require a trained advocate to sort out. There is a dedicated police force to enforce it.
* All firearms, and anything more destructive, are typically regulated or prohibited.<section end="7"/>
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* All [[firearm]]s, and anything more destructive, are typically regulated or prohibited.<section end="7"/>
 
| Moderate Law
 
| Moderate Law
 
|-
 
|-
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| '''World''' <section begin="8"/>has a moderate law level.
 
| '''World''' <section begin="8"/>has a moderate law level.
 
* There is a written legal code, sometimes complex enough to require a trained advocate to sort out. There is a dedicated police force to enforce it.
 
* There is a written legal code, sometimes complex enough to require a trained advocate to sort out. There is a dedicated police force to enforce it.
* All blade weapons and firearms, and anything more destructive, are typically regulated or prohibited.<section end="8"/>
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* All [[blade weapon]]s and [[firearm]]s, and anything more destructive, are typically regulated or prohibited.<section end="8"/>
 
| Moderate Law
 
| Moderate Law
 
|-
 
|-
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| '''World''' <section begin="9"/>has a moderate law level.
 
| '''World''' <section begin="9"/>has a moderate law level.
 
* There is a written legal code, sometimes complex enough to require a trained advocate to sort out. There is a dedicated police force to enforce it.
 
* There is a written legal code, sometimes complex enough to require a trained advocate to sort out. There is a dedicated police force to enforce it.
* All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are typically regulated or prohibited (outside private residences or visiting [[starship]]s).<section end="9"/>
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* All objects specifically manufactured as [[weapon]]s are typically regulated or prohibited (outside private residences or visiting [[starship]]s).<section end="9"/>
 
| Moderate Law
 
| Moderate Law
 
|-
 
|-
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| '''World''' <section begin="A"/>has a high law level. On many worlds, this by itself justifies an [[Amber Zone]] advisory.
 
| '''World''' <section begin="A"/>has a high law level. On many worlds, this by itself justifies an [[Amber Zone]] advisory.
 
* There is a written legal code, complex enough to require a trained advocate to sort out. There is a dedicated (and sometimes intrusive) police force to enforce it.
 
* There is a written legal code, complex enough to require a trained advocate to sort out. There is a dedicated (and sometimes intrusive) police force to enforce it.
* All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are typically regulated or prohibited (with no exception for private residences; visiting [[starship]]s are only protected so long as they stay within designated [[starport]]s and approach corridors).<section end="A"/>
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* All objects specifically manufactured as [[weapon]]s are typically regulated or prohibited (with no exception for private residences; visiting [[starship]]s are only protected so long as they stay within designated [[starport]]s and approach corridors).<section end="A"/>
 
| High Law
 
| High Law
 
|-
 
|-
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| '''World''' <section begin="B"/>has a high law level. On many worlds, this by itself justifies an [[Amber Zone]] advisory.
 
| '''World''' <section begin="B"/>has a high law level. On many worlds, this by itself justifies an [[Amber Zone]] advisory.
 
* There is a written legal code, complex enough to require a trained advocate to sort out. There is a dedicated (and sometimes intrusive) police force to enforce it.
 
* There is a written legal code, complex enough to require a trained advocate to sort out. There is a dedicated (and sometimes intrusive) police force to enforce it.
* All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are typically regulated or prohibited (with no exception for private residences; visiting [[starship]]s are only protected so long as they stay within designated [[starport]]s and approach corridors).
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* All objects specifically manufactured as [[weapon]]s are typically regulated or prohibited (with no exception for private residences; visiting [[starship]]s are only protected so long as they stay within designated [[starport]]s and approach corridors).
 
* Civilian movement is rigidly controlled. Travel documents are frequently checked, and destinations must often be declared when traveling substantial distances across the world.<section end="B"/>
 
* Civilian movement is rigidly controlled. Travel documents are frequently checked, and destinations must often be declared when traveling substantial distances across the world.<section end="B"/>
 
| High Law
 
| High Law
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| '''World''' <section begin="C"/>has a high law level. On many worlds, this by itself justifies an [[Amber Zone]] advisory.
 
| '''World''' <section begin="C"/>has a high law level. On many worlds, this by itself justifies an [[Amber Zone]] advisory.
 
* There is a written legal code, complex enough to require a trained advocate to sort out. There is a dedicated (and sometimes intrusive) police force to enforce it.
 
* There is a written legal code, complex enough to require a trained advocate to sort out. There is a dedicated (and sometimes intrusive) police force to enforce it.
* All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are typically regulated or prohibited (with no exception for private residences; visiting [[starship]]s are only protected so long as they stay within designated [[starport]]s and approach corridors).
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* All objects specifically manufactured as [[weapon]]s are typically regulated or prohibited (with no exception for private residences; visiting [[starship]]s are only protected so long as they stay within designated [[starport]]s and approach corridors).
 
* Civilian movement is rigidly controlled. Travel documents are frequently checked, and destinations must often be declared when traveling substantial distances across the world.
 
* Civilian movement is rigidly controlled. Travel documents are frequently checked, and destinations must often be declared when traveling substantial distances across the world.
 
* There is no legal concept of privacy (save for those who can claim necessity for official government business). The police are free to inspect anyone and anything at any time.<section end="C"/>
 
* There is no legal concept of privacy (save for those who can claim necessity for official government business). The police are free to inspect anyone and anything at any time.<section end="C"/>
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| D (13)
 
| D (13)
 
| '''World''' <section begin="D"/>has a very high law level. This by itself almost always justifies an [[Amber Zone]], possibly a [[Red Zone]], advisory.
 
| '''World''' <section begin="D"/>has a very high law level. This by itself almost always justifies an [[Amber Zone]], possibly a [[Red Zone]], advisory.
* There is a written legal code, byzantine enough that it reduces to citizens existing at the government's convenience. There is a dedicated police force to enforce the government's whims as excused by the law.
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* There is a written legal code, byzantine enough that it reduces to citizens existing at the [[government]]'s convenience. There is a dedicated police force to enforce the government's whims as excused by the law.
 
* On some worlds with this degree of law, it is difficult to distinguish the police from the military. On others, there is no difference.
 
* On some worlds with this degree of law, it is difficult to distinguish the police from the military. On others, there is no difference.
* All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are typically prohibited for private ownership. Visiting [[starship]]s with weapons are at the mercy of the local interstellar political situation for safety, and even if they are protected, must stay within designated [[starport]]s and approach corridors. Without such protections, they are often attacked upon identification.
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* All objects specifically manufactured as [[weapon]]s are typically prohibited for private ownership. Visiting [[starship]]s with weapons are at the mercy of the local interstellar political situation for safety, and even if they are protected, must stay within designated [[starport]]s and approach corridors. Without such protections, they are often attacked upon identification.
 
* Civilian movement is rigidly controlled. Travel documents are frequently checked, and destinations must often be declared when traveling substantial distances across the world.
 
* Civilian movement is rigidly controlled. Travel documents are frequently checked, and destinations must often be declared when traveling substantial distances across the world.
 
* There is no legal concept of privacy (save for those who can claim necessity for official government business). The police are free to inspect anyone and anything at any time.<section end="D"/>
 
* There is no legal concept of privacy (save for those who can claim necessity for official government business). The police are free to inspect anyone and anything at any time.<section end="D"/>
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| E (14)
 
| E (14)
 
| '''World''' <section begin="E"/>has a very high law level. This by itself almost always justifies an [[Amber Zone]], possibly a [[Red Zone]], advisory.
 
| '''World''' <section begin="E"/>has a very high law level. This by itself almost always justifies an [[Amber Zone]], possibly a [[Red Zone]], advisory.
* There is a written legal code, byzantine enough that it reduces to citizens existing at the government's convenience. There is a dedicated police force to enforce the government's whims as excused by the law.
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* There is a written legal code, byzantine enough that it reduces to citizens existing at the [[government]]'s convenience. There is a dedicated police force to enforce the government's whims as excused by the law.
* There is no difference between the police and the military. This world is a full-fledged police state.
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* There is no difference between the police and the military. This world is a full-fledged [[police state]].
* All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are typically prohibited for private ownership. Visiting [[starship]]s with weapons are at the mercy of the local interstellar political situation for safety, and even if they are protected, must stay within designated [[starport]]s and approach corridors. Without such protections, they are often attacked upon identification.
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* All objects specifically manufactured as [[weapon]]s are typically prohibited for private ownership. Visiting [[starship]]s with weapons are at the mercy of the local interstellar political situation for safety, and even if they are protected, must stay within designated [[starport]]s and approach corridors. Without such protections, they are often attacked upon identification.
 
* Civilian movement is rigidly controlled. Travel documents are frequently checked, and destinations must often be declared when traveling substantial distances across the world.
 
* Civilian movement is rigidly controlled. Travel documents are frequently checked, and destinations must often be declared when traveling substantial distances across the world.
 
* There is no legal concept of privacy (save for those who can claim necessity for official government business). The police are free to inspect anyone and anything at any time.<section end="E"/>
 
* There is no legal concept of privacy (save for those who can claim necessity for official government business). The police are free to inspect anyone and anything at any time.<section end="E"/>
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| F (15)
 
| F (15)
 
| '''World''' <section begin="F"/>has a very high law level. This by itself almost always justifies an [[Amber Zone]], possibly a [[Red Zone]], advisory.
 
| '''World''' <section begin="F"/>has a very high law level. This by itself almost always justifies an [[Amber Zone]], possibly a [[Red Zone]], advisory.
* There is a written legal code, byzantine enough that it reduces to citizens existing at the government's convenience. There is a dedicated police force to enforce the government's whims as excused by the law.
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* There is a written legal code, byzantine enough that it reduces to citizens existing at the [[government]]'s convenience. There is a dedicated police force to enforce the government's whims as excused by the law.
* There is no difference between the police and the military. This world is a full-fledged police state.
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* There is no difference between the police and the military. This world is a full-fledged [[police state]].
* All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are typically prohibited for private ownership. Visiting [[starship]]s with weapons are at the mercy of the local interstellar political situation for safety, and even if they are protected, must stay within designated [[starport]]s and approach corridors. Without such protections, they are often attacked upon identification.
+
* All objects specifically manufactured as [[weapon]]s are typically prohibited for private ownership. Visiting [[starship]]s with weapons are at the mercy of the local interstellar political situation for safety, and even if they are protected, must stay within designated [[starport]]s and approach corridors. Without such protections, they are often attacked upon identification.
 
* All facets of daily life rigidly controlled. Travel documents are frequently checked, and destinations must often be declared when traveling substantial distances across the world. Daily schedules may be assigned to civilians by central administration, with punishments for not keeping to the schedule. What one may buy, and who one may consort with, are usually determined by the government.
 
* All facets of daily life rigidly controlled. Travel documents are frequently checked, and destinations must often be declared when traveling substantial distances across the world. Daily schedules may be assigned to civilians by central administration, with punishments for not keeping to the schedule. What one may buy, and who one may consort with, are usually determined by the government.
 
* There is no legal concept of privacy (save for those who can claim necessity for official government business). The police are free to inspect anyone and anything at any time.<section end="F"/>
 
* There is no legal concept of privacy (save for those who can claim necessity for official government business). The police are free to inspect anyone and anything at any time.<section end="F"/>
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| G (16)
 
| G (16)
 
| '''World''' <section begin="G"/>has an extremely high law level. This by itself usually justifies a [[Red Zone]] advisory.
 
| '''World''' <section begin="G"/>has an extremely high law level. This by itself usually justifies a [[Red Zone]] advisory.
* There is a written legal code, but it is almost a sham. People exist to serve the government, at the government's whim. There is a dedicated police force, mostly concerned with doling out severe punishments for petty or made up infractions to keep the population in line.
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* There is a written legal code, but it is almost a sham. People exist to serve the [[government]], at the government's whim. There is a dedicated police force, mostly concerned with doling out severe punishments for petty or made up infractions to keep the population in line.
* There is no difference between the police and the military. This world is a full-fledged police state.
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* There is no difference between the police and the military. This world is a full-fledged [[police state]].
 
* If there are any neighbors within a single [[jump drive|jump]], with enough military power to project and either sympathy for the local population or businesses (with significant government influence) desiring a stable, predictable business environment, they may be backing a local resistance movement or preparing an invasion, depending on the local interstellar situation.
 
* If there are any neighbors within a single [[jump drive|jump]], with enough military power to project and either sympathy for the local population or businesses (with significant government influence) desiring a stable, predictable business environment, they may be backing a local resistance movement or preparing an invasion, depending on the local interstellar situation.
 
* All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are prohibited for private ownership. Visiting [[starship]]s with weapons are at the mercy of the local interstellar political situation for safety, and even if they are protected, must stay within designated [[starport]]s and approach corridors. Without such protections, they are attacked upon identification and refused docking service.
 
* All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are prohibited for private ownership. Visiting [[starship]]s with weapons are at the mercy of the local interstellar political situation for safety, and even if they are protected, must stay within designated [[starport]]s and approach corridors. Without such protections, they are attacked upon identification and refused docking service.
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| H (17)
 
| H (17)
 
| '''World''' <section begin="H"/>has an extremely high law level. This by itself usually justifies a [[Red Zone]] advisory.
 
| '''World''' <section begin="H"/>has an extremely high law level. This by itself usually justifies a [[Red Zone]] advisory.
* There is a written legal code, but it is almost a sham. People exist to serve the government, at the government's whim. There is a dedicated police force, mostly concerned with doling out severe punishments for petty or made up infractions to keep the population in line.
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* There is a written legal code, but it is almost a sham. People exist to serve the [[government]], at the government's whim. There is a dedicated police force, mostly concerned with doling out severe punishments for petty or made up infractions to keep the population in line.
* There is no difference between the police and the military. This world is a full-fledged police state. Oppression is legalized, though not routine.
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* There is no difference between the police and the military. This world is a full-fledged [[police state]]. Oppression is legalized, though not routine.
 
* If there are any neighbors within a single [[jump drive|jump]], with enough military power to project and either sympathy for the local population or businesses (with significant government influence) desiring a stable, predictable business environment, they may be backing a local resistance movement or preparing an invasion, depending on the local interstellar situation.
 
* If there are any neighbors within a single [[jump drive|jump]], with enough military power to project and either sympathy for the local population or businesses (with significant government influence) desiring a stable, predictable business environment, they may be backing a local resistance movement or preparing an invasion, depending on the local interstellar situation.
* All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are prohibited for private ownership. Visiting [[starship]]s with weapons are at the mercy of the local interstellar political situation for safety, and even if they are protected, must stay within designated [[starport]]s and approach corridors. Without such protections, they are attacked upon identification and refused docking service.
+
* All objects specifically manufactured as [[weapon]]s are prohibited for private ownership. Visiting [[starship]]s with [[naval weapon]]s are at the mercy of the local interstellar political situation for safety, and even if they are protected, must stay within designated [[starport]]s and approach corridors. Without such protections, they are attacked upon identification and refused docking service.
 
* All facets of daily life rigidly controlled. Travel documents are frequently checked, and destinations must often be declared when traveling substantial distances across the world. Daily schedules may be assigned to civilians by central administration, with punishments for not keeping to the schedule. What one may buy, and who one may consort with, are usually determined by the government.
 
* All facets of daily life rigidly controlled. Travel documents are frequently checked, and destinations must often be declared when traveling substantial distances across the world. Daily schedules may be assigned to civilians by central administration, with punishments for not keeping to the schedule. What one may buy, and who one may consort with, are usually determined by the government.
 
* There is no legal concept of privacy (save for those who can claim necessity for official government business). The police are free to inspect anyone and anything at any time.<section end="H"/>
 
* There is no legal concept of privacy (save for those who can claim necessity for official government business). The police are free to inspect anyone and anything at any time.<section end="H"/>
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| J (18)
 
| J (18)
 
| '''World''' <section begin="J"/>has an extremely high law level. This by itself usually justifies a [[Red Zone]] advisory.
 
| '''World''' <section begin="J"/>has an extremely high law level. This by itself usually justifies a [[Red Zone]] advisory.
* There is a written legal code, but it is almost a sham. People exist to serve the government, at the government's whim. There is a dedicated police force, mostly concerned with doling out severe punishments for petty or made up infractions to keep the population in line.
+
* There is a written legal code, but it is almost a sham. People exist to serve the [[government]], at the government's whim. There is a dedicated police force, mostly concerned with doling out severe punishments for petty or made up infractions to keep the population in line.
* There is no difference between the police and the military. This world is a full-fledged police state. Oppression is legalized and routine, though not institutionalized.
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* There is no difference between the police and the military. This world is a full-fledged [[police state]]. Oppression is legalized and routine, though not institutionalized.
 
* If there are any neighbors within a single [[jump drive|jump]], with enough military power to project and either sympathy for the local population or businesses (with significant government influence) desiring a stable, predictable business environment, they may be backing a local resistance movement or preparing an invasion, depending on the local interstellar situation.
 
* If there are any neighbors within a single [[jump drive|jump]], with enough military power to project and either sympathy for the local population or businesses (with significant government influence) desiring a stable, predictable business environment, they may be backing a local resistance movement or preparing an invasion, depending on the local interstellar situation.
* All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are prohibited for private ownership. Visiting [[starship]]s with weapons are at the mercy of the local interstellar political situation for safety, and even if they are protected, must stay within designated [[starport]]s and approach corridors. Without such protections, they are attacked upon identification and refused docking service.
+
* All objects specifically manufactured as [[weapon]]s are prohibited for private ownership. Visiting [[starship]]s with weapons are at the mercy of the local interstellar political situation for safety, and even if they are protected, must stay within designated [[starport]]s and approach corridors. Without such protections, they are attacked upon identification and refused docking service.
 
* All facets of daily life rigidly controlled. Travel documents are frequently checked, and destinations must often be declared when traveling substantial distances across the world. Daily schedules may be assigned to civilians by central administration, with punishments for not keeping to the schedule. What one may buy, and who one may consort with, are usually determined by the government.
 
* All facets of daily life rigidly controlled. Travel documents are frequently checked, and destinations must often be declared when traveling substantial distances across the world. Daily schedules may be assigned to civilians by central administration, with punishments for not keeping to the schedule. What one may buy, and who one may consort with, are usually determined by the government.
 
* There is no legal concept of privacy (save for those who can claim necessity for official government business). The police are free to inspect anyone and anything at any time.<section end="J"/>
 
* There is no legal concept of privacy (save for those who can claim necessity for official government business). The police are free to inspect anyone and anything at any time.<section end="J"/>
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| K (19)
 
| K (19)
 
| '''World''' <section begin="K"/>has an ultra high law level. This by itself almost always justifies a [[Red Zone]] advisory.
 
| '''World''' <section begin="K"/>has an ultra high law level. This by itself almost always justifies a [[Red Zone]] advisory.
* There may or may not be a written legal code. If there is, it is routinely retroactively edited. People exist to serve the government, at the government's whim.
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* There may or may not be a written legal code. If there is, it is routinely retroactively edited. People exist to serve the [[government]], at the government's whim.
 
* There are no police in the traditional sense serving the government, just enforcers. Anyone attempting to enforce a stable and fair legal system must do so in active rebellion against the government. Oppression is legalized, routine, and institutionalized, though not thorough.
 
* There are no police in the traditional sense serving the government, just enforcers. Anyone attempting to enforce a stable and fair legal system must do so in active rebellion against the government. Oppression is legalized, routine, and institutionalized, though not thorough.
 
* If there are any neighbors within a single [[jump drive|jump]], with enough military power to project and either sympathy for the local population or businesses (with significant government influence) desiring a stable, predictable business environment, they are probably backing a local resistance movement or preparing an invasion, depending on the local interstellar situation.
 
* If there are any neighbors within a single [[jump drive|jump]], with enough military power to project and either sympathy for the local population or businesses (with significant government influence) desiring a stable, predictable business environment, they are probably backing a local resistance movement or preparing an invasion, depending on the local interstellar situation.
* All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are prohibited for private ownership. Visiting [[starship]]s with weapons are at the mercy of the local interstellar political situation for safety, and even if they are protected, must stay within designated [[starport]]s and approach corridors. Without such protections, they are attacked upon identification and refused docking service.<section end="K"/>
+
* All objects specifically manufactured as [[weapon]]s are prohibited for private ownership. Visiting [[starship]]s with [[naval weapon]]s are at the mercy of the local interstellar political situation for safety, and even if they are protected, must stay within designated [[starport]]s and approach corridors. Without such protections, they are attacked upon identification and refused docking service.<section end="K"/>
 
| UHigh-1 Law
 
| UHigh-1 Law
 
|-
 
|-
 
| L (20)
 
| L (20)
 
| '''World''' <section begin="L"/>has an ultra high law level. This by itself almost always justifies a [[Red Zone]] advisory.
 
| '''World''' <section begin="L"/>has an ultra high law level. This by itself almost always justifies a [[Red Zone]] advisory.
* There may or may not be a written legal code. If there is, it is routinely retroactively edited. People exist to serve the government, at the government's whim.
+
* There may or may not be a written legal code. If there is, it is routinely retroactively edited. People exist to serve the [[government]], at the government's whim.
 
* There are no police in the traditional sense serving the government, just enforcers. Anyone attempting to enforce a stable and fair legal system must do so in active rebellion against the government. Oppression is legalized, routine, institutionalized, and thorough.
 
* There are no police in the traditional sense serving the government, just enforcers. Anyone attempting to enforce a stable and fair legal system must do so in active rebellion against the government. Oppression is legalized, routine, institutionalized, and thorough.
 
* If there are any neighbors within a single [[jump drive|jump]], with enough military power to project and either sympathy for the local population or businesses (with significant government influence) desiring a stable, predictable business environment, they are almost certainly backing a local resistance movement or preparing an invasion, depending on the local interstellar situation.
 
* If there are any neighbors within a single [[jump drive|jump]], with enough military power to project and either sympathy for the local population or businesses (with significant government influence) desiring a stable, predictable business environment, they are almost certainly backing a local resistance movement or preparing an invasion, depending on the local interstellar situation.
* All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are prohibited for private ownership. Visiting [[starship]]s with weapons are at the mercy of the local interstellar political situation for safety, and even if they are protected, must stay within designated [[starport]]s and approach corridors. Without such protections, they are attacked upon identification and refused docking service.<section end="L"/>
+
* All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are prohibited for private ownership. Visiting [[starship]]s with [[naval weapon]]s are at the mercy of the local interstellar political situation for safety, and even if they are protected, must stay within designated [[starport]]s and approach corridors. Without such protections, they are attacked upon identification and refused docking service.<section end="L"/>
 
| UHigh-1 Law
 
| UHigh-1 Law
 
|-
 
|-
 
| M (21)
 
| M (21)
 
| '''World''' <section begin="M"/>has an ultra high law level. This by itself almost always justifies a [[Red Zone]] advisory.
 
| '''World''' <section begin="M"/>has an ultra high law level. This by itself almost always justifies a [[Red Zone]] advisory.
* There may or may not be a written legal code. If there is, it is routinely retroactively edited. People exist to serve the government, at the government's whim.
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* There may or may not be a written legal code. If there is, it is routinely retroactively edited. People exist to serve the [[government]], at the government's whim.
 
* There are no police in the traditional sense serving the government, just enforcers. Anyone attempting to enforce a stable and fair legal system must do so in active rebellion against the government. Oppression is legalized, routine, institutionalized, and thorough.
 
* There are no police in the traditional sense serving the government, just enforcers. Anyone attempting to enforce a stable and fair legal system must do so in active rebellion against the government. Oppression is legalized, routine, institutionalized, and thorough.
* The government is not afraid to use mind control technologies and/or slavery. Anyone in their grasp is their property, by one means or another.
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* The government is not afraid to use [[mind control technologies]] and/or [[slavery]]. Anyone in their grasp is their property, by one means or another.
 
* If this government is within the power projection reach of any [[polity]] that forbids such measures (such as the [[Third Imperium]] with its ban on slavery), said polity is most likely planning to topple this government.
 
* If this government is within the power projection reach of any [[polity]] that forbids such measures (such as the [[Third Imperium]] with its ban on slavery), said polity is most likely planning to topple this government.
* All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are prohibited for private ownership. Visiting [[starship]]s with weapons are at the mercy of the local interstellar political situation for safety, and even if they are protected, must stay within designated [[starport]]s and approach corridors. Without such protections, they are attacked upon identification and refused docking service.<section end="M"/>
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* All objects specifically manufactured as [[weapon]]s are prohibited for private ownership. Visiting [[starship]]s with [[naval weapon]]s are at the mercy of the local interstellar political situation for safety, and even if they are protected, must stay within designated [[starport]]s and approach corridors. Without such protections, they are attacked upon identification and refused docking service.<section end="M"/>
 
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Law Level

Law Level Classifications -> Summary Synopsis Paragraphs[edit]

Law Level Codes (AC) Classifications -> Summary Synopsis Paragraphs
Law Code Statement (Summary Synopsis Paragraph) Remarks
0 World has no law in practice. It is an Anarchy. On many worlds, this by itself justifies an Amber Zone advisory.
  • There may be formal legal codes, just not enforced. Or there may be none.
  • While there are likely informal understandings if there is no significant population, the lack of a written legal code leads to misunderstandings on the little (and sometimes large) details if there is significant population.
  • Even on worlds like this, open use of Nuclear Weapons and similarly destructive implements invites retaliation from those harmed by collateral damage.
No Law
1 World has a very low law level. VLow Law
2 World has a very low law level. VLow Law
3 World has a very low law level. VLow Law
4 World has a low law level.
  • There is a written legal code, somewhat simple on most matters. Enforcement is often lax.
  • Light assault weapons, and anything more destructive, are typically regulated or prohibited.
Low Law
5 World has a low law level.
  • There is a written legal code, somewhat simple on most matters. Enforcement is often lax.
  • Personal concealable firearms, and anything more destructive, are typically regulated or prohibited.
Low Law
6 World has a low law level.
  • There is a written legal code, somewhat simple on most matters. Enforcement is often lax.
  • All firearms except shotguns, and anything more destructive, are typically regulated or prohibited.
Low Law
7 World has a moderate law level.
  • There is a written legal code, sometimes complex enough to require a trained advocate to sort out. There is a dedicated police force to enforce it.
  • All firearms, and anything more destructive, are typically regulated or prohibited.
Moderate Law
8 World has a moderate law level.
  • There is a written legal code, sometimes complex enough to require a trained advocate to sort out. There is a dedicated police force to enforce it.
  • All blade weapons and firearms, and anything more destructive, are typically regulated or prohibited.
Moderate Law
9 World has a moderate law level.
  • There is a written legal code, sometimes complex enough to require a trained advocate to sort out. There is a dedicated police force to enforce it.
  • All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are typically regulated or prohibited (outside private residences or visiting starships).
Moderate Law
A (10) World has a high law level. On many worlds, this by itself justifies an Amber Zone advisory.
  • There is a written legal code, complex enough to require a trained advocate to sort out. There is a dedicated (and sometimes intrusive) police force to enforce it.
  • All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are typically regulated or prohibited (with no exception for private residences; visiting starships are only protected so long as they stay within designated starports and approach corridors).
High Law
B (11) World has a high law level. On many worlds, this by itself justifies an Amber Zone advisory.
  • There is a written legal code, complex enough to require a trained advocate to sort out. There is a dedicated (and sometimes intrusive) police force to enforce it.
  • All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are typically regulated or prohibited (with no exception for private residences; visiting starships are only protected so long as they stay within designated starports and approach corridors).
  • Civilian movement is rigidly controlled. Travel documents are frequently checked, and destinations must often be declared when traveling substantial distances across the world.
High Law
C (12) World has a high law level. On many worlds, this by itself justifies an Amber Zone advisory.
  • There is a written legal code, complex enough to require a trained advocate to sort out. There is a dedicated (and sometimes intrusive) police force to enforce it.
  • All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are typically regulated or prohibited (with no exception for private residences; visiting starships are only protected so long as they stay within designated starports and approach corridors).
  • Civilian movement is rigidly controlled. Travel documents are frequently checked, and destinations must often be declared when traveling substantial distances across the world.
  • There is no legal concept of privacy (save for those who can claim necessity for official government business). The police are free to inspect anyone and anything at any time.
High Law
D (13) World has a very high law level. This by itself almost always justifies an Amber Zone, possibly a Red Zone, advisory.
  • There is a written legal code, byzantine enough that it reduces to citizens existing at the government's convenience. There is a dedicated police force to enforce the government's whims as excused by the law.
  • On some worlds with this degree of law, it is difficult to distinguish the police from the military. On others, there is no difference.
  • All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are typically prohibited for private ownership. Visiting starships with weapons are at the mercy of the local interstellar political situation for safety, and even if they are protected, must stay within designated starports and approach corridors. Without such protections, they are often attacked upon identification.
  • Civilian movement is rigidly controlled. Travel documents are frequently checked, and destinations must often be declared when traveling substantial distances across the world.
  • There is no legal concept of privacy (save for those who can claim necessity for official government business). The police are free to inspect anyone and anything at any time.
VHigh Law
E (14) World has a very high law level. This by itself almost always justifies an Amber Zone, possibly a Red Zone, advisory.
  • There is a written legal code, byzantine enough that it reduces to citizens existing at the government's convenience. There is a dedicated police force to enforce the government's whims as excused by the law.
  • There is no difference between the police and the military. This world is a full-fledged police state.
  • All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are typically prohibited for private ownership. Visiting starships with weapons are at the mercy of the local interstellar political situation for safety, and even if they are protected, must stay within designated starports and approach corridors. Without such protections, they are often attacked upon identification.
  • Civilian movement is rigidly controlled. Travel documents are frequently checked, and destinations must often be declared when traveling substantial distances across the world.
  • There is no legal concept of privacy (save for those who can claim necessity for official government business). The police are free to inspect anyone and anything at any time.
VHigh Law
F (15) World has a very high law level. This by itself almost always justifies an Amber Zone, possibly a Red Zone, advisory.
  • There is a written legal code, byzantine enough that it reduces to citizens existing at the government's convenience. There is a dedicated police force to enforce the government's whims as excused by the law.
  • There is no difference between the police and the military. This world is a full-fledged police state.
  • All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are typically prohibited for private ownership. Visiting starships with weapons are at the mercy of the local interstellar political situation for safety, and even if they are protected, must stay within designated starports and approach corridors. Without such protections, they are often attacked upon identification.
  • All facets of daily life rigidly controlled. Travel documents are frequently checked, and destinations must often be declared when traveling substantial distances across the world. Daily schedules may be assigned to civilians by central administration, with punishments for not keeping to the schedule. What one may buy, and who one may consort with, are usually determined by the government.
  • There is no legal concept of privacy (save for those who can claim necessity for official government business). The police are free to inspect anyone and anything at any time.
VHigh Law
G (16) World has an extremely high law level. This by itself usually justifies a Red Zone advisory.
  • There is a written legal code, but it is almost a sham. People exist to serve the government, at the government's whim. There is a dedicated police force, mostly concerned with doling out severe punishments for petty or made up infractions to keep the population in line.
  • There is no difference between the police and the military. This world is a full-fledged police state.
  • If there are any neighbors within a single jump, with enough military power to project and either sympathy for the local population or businesses (with significant government influence) desiring a stable, predictable business environment, they may be backing a local resistance movement or preparing an invasion, depending on the local interstellar situation.
  • All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are prohibited for private ownership. Visiting starships with weapons are at the mercy of the local interstellar political situation for safety, and even if they are protected, must stay within designated starports and approach corridors. Without such protections, they are attacked upon identification and refused docking service.
  • All facets of daily life rigidly controlled. Travel documents are frequently checked, and destinations must often be declared when traveling substantial distances across the world. Daily schedules may be assigned to civilians by central administration, with punishments for not keeping to the schedule. What one may buy, and who one may consort with, are usually determined by the government.
  • There is no legal concept of privacy (save for those who can claim necessity for official government business). The police are free to inspect anyone and anything at any time.
XHigh Law
H (17) World has an extremely high law level. This by itself usually justifies a Red Zone advisory.
  • There is a written legal code, but it is almost a sham. People exist to serve the government, at the government's whim. There is a dedicated police force, mostly concerned with doling out severe punishments for petty or made up infractions to keep the population in line.
  • There is no difference between the police and the military. This world is a full-fledged police state. Oppression is legalized, though not routine.
  • If there are any neighbors within a single jump, with enough military power to project and either sympathy for the local population or businesses (with significant government influence) desiring a stable, predictable business environment, they may be backing a local resistance movement or preparing an invasion, depending on the local interstellar situation.
  • All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are prohibited for private ownership. Visiting starships with naval weapons are at the mercy of the local interstellar political situation for safety, and even if they are protected, must stay within designated starports and approach corridors. Without such protections, they are attacked upon identification and refused docking service.
  • All facets of daily life rigidly controlled. Travel documents are frequently checked, and destinations must often be declared when traveling substantial distances across the world. Daily schedules may be assigned to civilians by central administration, with punishments for not keeping to the schedule. What one may buy, and who one may consort with, are usually determined by the government.
  • There is no legal concept of privacy (save for those who can claim necessity for official government business). The police are free to inspect anyone and anything at any time.
XHigh Law
J (18) World has an extremely high law level. This by itself usually justifies a Red Zone advisory.
  • There is a written legal code, but it is almost a sham. People exist to serve the government, at the government's whim. There is a dedicated police force, mostly concerned with doling out severe punishments for petty or made up infractions to keep the population in line.
  • There is no difference between the police and the military. This world is a full-fledged police state. Oppression is legalized and routine, though not institutionalized.
  • If there are any neighbors within a single jump, with enough military power to project and either sympathy for the local population or businesses (with significant government influence) desiring a stable, predictable business environment, they may be backing a local resistance movement or preparing an invasion, depending on the local interstellar situation.
  • All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are prohibited for private ownership. Visiting starships with weapons are at the mercy of the local interstellar political situation for safety, and even if they are protected, must stay within designated starports and approach corridors. Without such protections, they are attacked upon identification and refused docking service.
  • All facets of daily life rigidly controlled. Travel documents are frequently checked, and destinations must often be declared when traveling substantial distances across the world. Daily schedules may be assigned to civilians by central administration, with punishments for not keeping to the schedule. What one may buy, and who one may consort with, are usually determined by the government.
  • There is no legal concept of privacy (save for those who can claim necessity for official government business). The police are free to inspect anyone and anything at any time.
XHigh Law
K (19) World has an ultra high law level. This by itself almost always justifies a Red Zone advisory.
  • There may or may not be a written legal code. If there is, it is routinely retroactively edited. People exist to serve the government, at the government's whim.
  • There are no police in the traditional sense serving the government, just enforcers. Anyone attempting to enforce a stable and fair legal system must do so in active rebellion against the government. Oppression is legalized, routine, and institutionalized, though not thorough.
  • If there are any neighbors within a single jump, with enough military power to project and either sympathy for the local population or businesses (with significant government influence) desiring a stable, predictable business environment, they are probably backing a local resistance movement or preparing an invasion, depending on the local interstellar situation.
  • All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are prohibited for private ownership. Visiting starships with naval weapons are at the mercy of the local interstellar political situation for safety, and even if they are protected, must stay within designated starports and approach corridors. Without such protections, they are attacked upon identification and refused docking service.
UHigh-1 Law
L (20) World has an ultra high law level. This by itself almost always justifies a Red Zone advisory.
  • There may or may not be a written legal code. If there is, it is routinely retroactively edited. People exist to serve the government, at the government's whim.
  • There are no police in the traditional sense serving the government, just enforcers. Anyone attempting to enforce a stable and fair legal system must do so in active rebellion against the government. Oppression is legalized, routine, institutionalized, and thorough.
  • If there are any neighbors within a single jump, with enough military power to project and either sympathy for the local population or businesses (with significant government influence) desiring a stable, predictable business environment, they are almost certainly backing a local resistance movement or preparing an invasion, depending on the local interstellar situation.
  • All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are prohibited for private ownership. Visiting starships with naval weapons are at the mercy of the local interstellar political situation for safety, and even if they are protected, must stay within designated starports and approach corridors. Without such protections, they are attacked upon identification and refused docking service.
UHigh-1 Law
M (21) World has an ultra high law level. This by itself almost always justifies a Red Zone advisory.
  • There may or may not be a written legal code. If there is, it is routinely retroactively edited. People exist to serve the government, at the government's whim.
  • There are no police in the traditional sense serving the government, just enforcers. Anyone attempting to enforce a stable and fair legal system must do so in active rebellion against the government. Oppression is legalized, routine, institutionalized, and thorough.
  • The government is not afraid to use mind control technologies and/or slavery. Anyone in their grasp is their property, by one means or another.
  • If this government is within the power projection reach of any polity that forbids such measures (such as the Third Imperium with its ban on slavery), said polity is most likely planning to topple this government.
  • All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are prohibited for private ownership. Visiting starships with naval weapons are at the mercy of the local interstellar political situation for safety, and even if they are protected, must stay within designated starports and approach corridors. Without such protections, they are attacked upon identification and refused docking service.
UHigh-1 Law