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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 massive, safe nation, ruled by Melanie Grasado with an even hand, and renowned for its hatred of cheese. The compassionate, hard-working population of 4.952 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, Commerce, and Social Equality. 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.

The government is giving peace a chance, the government is flooded with compensation requests, all telephone traffic is monitored for 'national security reasons', and the minority inevitably have their addenda vetoed. 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 13th in the West Pacific and 938th in the world for Happiest Citizens, scoring 13 on the Relative Cheerfulness Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 63 minutes ago

  • 1 minute ago: Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, the minority inevitably have their addenda vetoed.
  • 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, all telephone traffic is monitored for 'national security reasons'.
  • 1 day ago: Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, the government is flooded with compensation requests.
  • 1 day 8 hours ago: Benjamin Mark changed its national leader to "Melanie Grasado".
  • 1 day 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, the government is giving peace a chance.
  • 1 day 12 hours ago: Benjamin Mark voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Sciongrad".
  • 2 days ago: Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, the automotive industry soaks up huge government handouts.
  • 2 days ago: Benjamin Mark lodged a message on the The West Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • 2 days 4 hours ago: Benjamin Mark voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Sciongrad".
  • 2 days 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, citizens can be frequently spotted going about their business stark naked.

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