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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:
Good

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the West Pacific

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The Commonwealth of Benjamin Mark is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Amy Carlsen with an even hand, and remarkable for its punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working population of 4.936 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 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.

Public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers, national parks have long lines of different gender-specific 'Porta-Pottys', retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites, and the government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting. 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 1,391st in the West Pacific and 42,691st in the world for Least Corrupt Governments, scoring -14 on the Inverse Mugabe Relativity Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 3 hours ago

  • 76 minutes ago: Benjamin Mark fell out of the world Top 5% for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • 100 minutes ago: Benjamin Mark fell out of the regional Top 5% for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, the government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting.
  • 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites.
  • 17 hours ago: Benjamin Mark voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Convention on Fracking".
  • 1 day 2 hours ago: Benjamin Mark was reclassified from "Left-Leaning College State" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • 1 day 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, national parks have long lines of different gender-specific 'Porta-Pottys'.
  • 1 day 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers.
  • 2 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, expensive lawyers are hired to defend citizens in court for public urination charges against their pets.
  • 2 days 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, criminals are put to death while cuddling their favourite teddy bear.

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