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Most Inclusive: 22nd Most Cultured: 72nd Most Cheerful Citizens: 120th
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The Commonwealth of Benjamin Mark is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Landeglas Tanglasdir with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, sprawling nuclear power plants, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 11.515 billion Markians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large, corrupt, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Industry, Social Policy, and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Law & Order aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Carson Village. The average income tax rate is 96.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Markian economy, worth a remarkable 2,744 trillion Dollars a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 238,367 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

The carbon tax fund gladly supplies warm blankets when the poor can't pay their heating bills, legislation sometimes has to battle through weeks of filibustering to pass, the government is promoting multicultural values with the new 'Just Be Nice, OK?' initiative, and nude art is becoming wildly popular. 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 128,151st in the world and 4,840th in The East Pacific for Most Authoritarian, with 0.02 Stalins.

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Most Inclusive: 22ndMost Cultured: 72ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 120thNicest Citizens: 164thMost Developed: 194thMost Efficient Economies: 216thMost Compassionate Citizens: 257thHealthiest Citizens: 281stLongest Average Lifespans: 294thMost Subsidized Industry: 314thMost Advanced Public Education: 397thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 427thMost Pacifist: 544thMost Devout: 833rdSmartest Citizens: 845thMost Beautiful Environments: 957thLargest Publishing Industry: 975thBest Weather: 1,019thTop
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Largest Governments: 1,657thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,889thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,909thLowest Crime Rates: 2,212thHighest Average Incomes: 2,566thHighest Economic Output: 2,773rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,216thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,584thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,675thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,188thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,276thMost Influential: 5,709thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,334thMost Politically Free: 8,740thLargest Populations: 10,507thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,942nd
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Most Developed: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10th in the regionMost Pacifist: 14th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Devout: 21st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 23rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 23rd in the regionBest Weather: 27th in the regionLargest Governments: 34th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 37th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 39th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 50th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 50th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 58th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 66th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 70th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 71st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 83rd in the regionLargest Populations: 91st in the regionMost Politically Free: 180th in the regionMost Influential: 182nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 191st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 223rd in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 351st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 392nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, nude art is becoming wildly popular.
  • : Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, the government is promoting multicultural values with the new 'Just Be Nice, OK?' initiative.
  • : Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, legislation sometimes has to battle through weeks of filibustering to pass.
  • : Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, the carbon tax fund gladly supplies warm blankets when the poor can't pay their heating bills.
  • : Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms.
  • : Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, half the Markian Army consists of Brasilistani contractors.
  • : Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, the new 'Who Wants To Be A Politician' election debate auditions are more popular than the debates themselves.
  • : Following new legislation in Benjamin Mark, fashion magazine covers finally display realistic body images following photo-manipulation becoming illegal.
  • : Benjamin Mark changed its national leader to "Landeglas Tanglasdir".
  • : Benjamin Mark voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Enabling The Disabled In Academia".

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