Panem is a shining Capitol surrounded by 13 Districts. The United States of America fell, out of its ashes, Panem quickly rose. Hawaii seceded and became independent, and Alaska also became independent. The government is a semi-democratic semi-autocratic one. The president makes all the decisions, with only the advice of his advisers if he asks for it. But, the president is put into office by completely free elections, and there are certain rights that he/she must give to the people.