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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 15thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 23rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 25th
The Grotesque Playground of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Success is knowing who to blame for your failures.
Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Mackintosh

Population40.657 billion

CapitalCapital Wasteland
LeaderMagnificent Bastard
FaithRoman Catholic

Currencymanagerial prerogative
Animalworker

The Grotesque Playground of Mackintosh is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Magnificent Bastard with an iron fist, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, parental licensing program, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 40.657 billion Mackintoshians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Defense, with Industry, Law & Order, and Education also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capital Wasteland. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Mackintoshian economy, worth an astonishing 31,047 trillion managerial prerogatives a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is a breathtaking 763,642 managerial prerogatives, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,493,301 per year while the poor average 34,192, a ratio of 160 to 1.

Drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web, popular cartoon characters frequently appear in government-sponsored PSAs reminding students to say no to drugs, prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries, and exploding toys that leak battery acid are back in the shops after the government declared child safety 'over-rated'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Mackintosh's national animal is the worker, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Roman Catholic.

Mackintosh is ranked 49th in the world and 1st in Wysteria for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 75,023.56 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 15thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 23rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 25thHighest Economic Output: 29thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 30thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 35thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 39thLargest Insurance Industry: 49thLargest Retail Industry: 49thFattest Citizens: 51stLargest Mining Sector: 53rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 58thHighest Average Incomes: 60thMost Scientifically Advanced: 63rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 68thMost Efficient Economies: 69thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 80thLargest Gambling Industry: 84thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 100thMost Avoided: 104thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 127thLargest Agricultural Sector: 131stMost Corrupt Governments: 147thLargest Populations: 176thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 261stMost Armed: 437thRudest Citizens: 438thLargest Information Technology Sector: 511thSmartest Citizens: 681stLargest Publishing Industry: 701stMost Patriotic: 1,174thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,330thMost Devout: 1,616thLargest Governments: 2,242ndMost Cultured: 2,397thLowest Crime Rates: 2,399thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,587thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,639thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,572ndLargest Black Market: 5,931stMost Influential: 6,216thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,267thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,073rdTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 15,479thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21,192ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 22,320th
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Largest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Mackintosh was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Following new legislation in Mackintosh, exploding toys that leak battery acid are back in the shops after the government declared child safety 'over-rated'.
  • : Mackintosh was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Compulsory Consumerist State".
  • : Following new legislation in Mackintosh, prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries.
  • : Following new legislation in Mackintosh, popular cartoon characters frequently appear in government-sponsored PSAs reminding students to say no to drugs.
  • : Following new legislation in Mackintosh, drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web.
  • : Following new legislation in Mackintosh, the government seizes all major gold finds.
  • : Following new legislation in Mackintosh, city sidewalks are crowded with overweight people.
  • : Following new legislation in Mackintosh, the nation's museums are real penny-pinchers.
  • : Following new legislation in Mackintosh, barges of dissidents are being "reeducated through water therapy" in the South Worker Sea.

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