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The Macabees was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 237
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 138thHighest Economic Output: 204thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 250th
The Empire of the Golden Throne of
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The Macabees

Population38.99 billion

CurrencyRíokmark
AnimalImperial Eagle

The Empire of the Golden Throne of The Macabees is a gargantuan, efficient nation, notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, unlimited-speed roads, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 38.99 billion Macabeans live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken individuals juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Education. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Macabean economy, worth an astonishing 14,245 trillion Ríokmarks a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 365,365 Ríokmarks, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,338,118 per year while the poor average 70,689, a ratio of 18.9 to 1.

Travelers often bring empty plastic bottles on Air The Macabees flights to avoid the pay lavatories, people believe that if you teach a man to fish he won't buy fish from you any more, would-be emigrants are told "abandon all hope all ye who would exit here", and solid-gold toilets are Macabean prisons' least expensive furnishings. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. The Macabees's national animal is the Imperial Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

The Macabees is ranked 237,698th in the world and 65th in Greater Dienstad for Largest Governments, scoring zero on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 138thHighest Economic Output: 204thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 250thLargest Insurance Industry: 274thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 306thLargest Populations: 336thLargest Mining Sector: 337thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 338thHighest Disposable Incomes: 341stMost Avoided: 416thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 437thMost Armed: 441stHighest Crime Rates: 509thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 536thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 575thLargest Gambling Industry: 786thMost Valuable International Artwork: 806thRudest Citizens: 858thFattest Citizens: 870thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,043rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,119thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,141stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,174thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,228thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,284thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,718thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,764thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,252ndTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 2,804thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,723rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,792ndSmartest Citizens: 4,526thMost Stationary: 4,534thMost Efficient Economies: 5,077thMost Influential: 6,495thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,064thMost Cultured: 7,501stNudest: 8,222ndTop
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Largest Black Market: 11,907thHighest Drug Use: 15,076thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,939thMost Politically Free: 20,119thMost Secular: 21,174thMost Pro-Market: 21,787thHighest Poor Incomes: 22,409th
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Most Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Extreme: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionNudest: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Macabees, solid-gold toilets are Macabean prisons' least expensive furnishings.
  • : Following new legislation in The Macabees, would-be emigrants are told "abandon all hope all ye who would exit here".
  • : Following new legislation in The Macabees, people believe that if you teach a man to fish he won't buy fish from you any more.
  • : The Macabees was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pro-Market.
  • : The Macabees was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Following new legislation in The Macabees, travelers often bring empty plastic bottles on Air The Macabees flights to avoid the pay lavatories.
  • : Following new legislation in The Macabees, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order.
  • : Following new legislation in The Macabees, children must be board certified to append "Jr" to their name.
  • : Following new legislation in The Macabees, there's a lot of smoke from the nation's "green economy".
  • : Following new legislation in The Macabees, a traveller who once stubbed a toe on an Air Brancaland flight has been offered asylum.

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