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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:
Few

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the West Pacific

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The Commonwealth of Benjamin Mark is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Isabella Rintzmann with an iron fist, and remarkable for its hatred of cheese. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical population of 5.148 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.

Graffiti artists spend lengthy periods of time in jail, the government has ordered a moratorium on referenda, referenda can be called for any law at the request of at least one third of the voting population, and the poor are often seen pale and dizzy after selling their blood to make ends meet. 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 2,161st in the West Pacific and 66,855th in the world for Least Corrupt Governments, scoring -30 on the Inverse Mugabe Relativity Rating.

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