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The Commonwealth of Benjamin Mark

“The Right Country to Live In.”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Average

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the West Pacific

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The Commonwealth of Benjamin Mark is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Meng Siuweng with an even hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, hard-working population of 5.648 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 99%. 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.

Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity, wildlife near farms is slowly becoming extinct, pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are sold freely by the government, and an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents. 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 8th in the West Pacific and 874th in the world for Nicest Citizens, with 167 Smiles Per Hour (net).

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 16 minutes ago

  • 76 minutes ago: Benjamin Mark lodged a message on the The West Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • 5 hours ago: Benjamin Mark lodged a message on the The West Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents.
  • 10 hours ago: Benjamin Mark voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Anti-Counterfeiting Pact".
  • 20 hours ago: Benjamin Mark was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Nicest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
  • 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are sold freely by the government.
  • 1 day 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, wildlife near farms is slowly becoming extinct.
  • 1 day 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity.
  • 2 days 6 hours ago: Benjamin Mark voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Commend Luna Amore"".
  • 2 days 6 hours ago: Benjamin Mark lodged a message on the The West Pacific Regional Message Board.

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