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The Commonwealth of Benjamin Mark

“The Right Country to Live In.”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Good

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the West Pacific

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The Commonwealth of Benjamin Mark is a colossal, economically powerful nation, ruled by Ashley Brightman with an even hand, and notable for its punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 5.346 billion Markians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Social Equality, and Commerce. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Carson Village. The average income tax rate is 98%. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

Roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews, the government has declared its commitment to multilateralism, elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume, and orphanages are closing their doors as the government forces parents to actually raise their children. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Benjamin Mark's national animal is the Golden Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, its national religion is a major religion, and its currency is the Dollar.

Benjamin Mark is ranked 12th in the West Pacific and 778th in the world for Best Weather, with 509 Metres of Sunlight Above Expected.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 17 minutes ago

  • 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, orphanages are closing their doors as the government forces parents to actually raise their children.
  • 18 hours ago: Benjamin Mark voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "The Landmine Convention"".
  • 22 hours ago: Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume.
  • 1 day 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, the government has declared its commitment to multilateralism.
  • 1 day 22 hours ago: Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews.
  • 2 days 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries.
  • 2 days 20 hours ago: Benjamin Mark lodged a message on the The West Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • 2 days 22 hours ago: Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, prosecutors routinely call transplant doctors as 'expert witnesses' in burglary cases.
  • 3 days ago: Benjamin Mark lodged a message on the The West Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • 3 days 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, unstable couples are known to break up over which one gets parental leave.

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