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Per-capita tax rates for the six countries are highest in the U.K. (at 39%), and the lowest in Iran and Nigeria (at 6%). This disparity is MOST likely due to
overwhelming opposition to the welfare state in Iran and Nigeria.
corruption and wasteful spending in British state institutions.
the ability of Iran and Nigeria to finance the state through the sale of oil.
the desire of the Iranian and Nigerian governments to reduce the tax burden on the poor.
British costs of maintaining what remains of the colonial empire.