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Most Inclusive: 21st Most Cultured: 39th Most Cheerful Citizens: 53rd
The Commonwealth of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
The Right Country To Live In
Influence
Instigator
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

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Benjamin Mark

Population16.438 billion

CapitalCarson Village
LeaderStephanie Arrelanos
Faitha major religion

CurrencyDollar
AnimalGolden Eagle

The Commonwealth of Benjamin Mark is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Stephanie Arrelanos with an even hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, ubiquitous missile silos, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, hard-working, cheerful, devout population of 16.438 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.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Carson Village. The average income tax rate is 99.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Markian economy, worth a remarkable 5,032 trillion Dollars a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 306,152 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.7 times as much as the poorest.

Wounded veterans can only get prosthetics if they agree to become walking billboards for the arms industry, the public health bureaucracy is wrapped in miles of red tape, throwing garbage out of your house's front window makes it legally someone else's problem, and government-run screening operations remove embryos with severe genetic disorders. Crime is totally unknown. Benjamin Mark's national animal is the Golden Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is a major religion.

Benjamin Mark is ranked 82,656th in the world and 8th in The Clover Confederation for Most Pro-Market, scoring 47.67 on the Rand Index.

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Most Inclusive: 21stMost Cultured: 39thMost Cheerful Citizens: 53rdNicest Citizens: 90thMost Compassionate Citizens: 133rdMost Developed: 164thHealthiest Citizens: 179thMost Efficient Economies: 195thLongest Average Lifespans: 204thMost Subsidized Industry: 232ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 270thMost Pacifist: 391stBest Weather: 569thMost Advanced Public Education: 586thMost Beautiful Environments: 599thLargest Governments: 687thSmartest Citizens: 691stMost Devout: 691stHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,132ndLowest Crime Rates: 1,163rdLargest Publishing Industry: 1,309thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,403rdHighest Economic Output: 1,492ndHighest Average Incomes: 1,528thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,612thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,724thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,884thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,252ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,041stLargest Welfare Programs: 4,164thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,376thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,295thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,962ndLargest Populations: 8,339thTop
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Rudest Citizens: 8,795thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,474thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,085th
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Average: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Benjamin Mark's influence in The Clover Confederation rose from "Contender" to "Instigator".
  • : Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, government-run screening operations remove embryos with severe genetic disorders.
  • : Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, throwing garbage out of your house's front window makes it legally someone else's problem.
  • : Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, the public health bureaucracy is wrapped in miles of red tape.
  • : Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, wounded veterans can only get prosthetics if they agree to become walking billboards for the arms industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, the nation leads The Clover Confederation in per capita stalking.
  • : Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, the industries of Benjamin Mark are coughing all the way to the bank.
  • : Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, a bureaucratic fight over MIA cafeteria food expenditures has caused the temporary suspension of all agency counterintelligence operations.
  • : Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, most barbers are also surgeons.
  • : Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, third world countries are rich in "I Love Carson Village" t-shirts.

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