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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 16thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 22ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 25th
The Grotesque Playground of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Success is knowing who to blame for your failures.
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Mackintosh

Population38.995 billion

CapitalCapital Wasteland
LeaderMagnificent Bastard
FaithRoman Catholic

Currencymanagerial prerogative
Animalworker

The Grotesque Playground of Mackintosh is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Magnificent Bastard with an iron fist, and notable for its closed borders, otherworldly petting zoo, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 38.995 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, 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 are ignored. 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 30,054 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 770,732 managerial prerogatives, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,892,031 per year while the poor average 50,359, a ratio of 97.1 to 1.

People seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy, military minds worry that 'the blue screen of death' on brand new operating systems may be a literal description, preschools put children down for naps with milk, cookies, and a gruesome story of vengeance, and the nation is wading into dangerous waters. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Mackintosh's national animal is the worker, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Roman Catholic.

Mackintosh is ranked 220,455th in the world and 70th in Wysteria for Most Politically Free, scoring 10.86 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 16thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 22ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 25thHighest Economic Output: 26thLargest Retail Industry: 33rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 34thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 37thMost Avoided: 47thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 47thLargest Mining Sector: 48thHighest Average Incomes: 51stLargest Insurance Industry: 51stMost Scientifically Advanced: 54thFattest Citizens: 59thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 59thMost Efficient Economies: 60thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 67thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 79thLargest Gambling Industry: 81stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 101stLargest Agricultural Sector: 110thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 123rdMost Corrupt Governments: 125thLargest Populations: 185thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 226thLargest Information Technology Sector: 441stRudest Citizens: 667thSmartest Citizens: 672ndLargest Publishing Industry: 678thMost Stationary: 810thMost Devout: 1,438thLargest Governments: 2,192ndMost Cultured: 2,324thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 2,511thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,561stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,570thLargest Black Market: 2,649thMost Armed: 3,723rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,673rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,901stMost Influential: 6,255thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,880thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 15,648thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 17,098thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,725thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 22,008th
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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 Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Mackintosh, the nation is wading into dangerous waters.
  • : Following new legislation in Mackintosh, preschools put children down for naps with milk, cookies, and a gruesome story of vengeance.
  • : Following new legislation in Mackintosh, military minds worry that 'the blue screen of death' on brand new operating systems may be a literal description.
  • : Following new legislation in Mackintosh, people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy.
  • : Following new legislation in Mackintosh, more and more people are signing up for the government party.
  • : Mackintosh was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Following new legislation in Mackintosh, the new Liquor Legitimacy Office is besieged with job applications from people who have experience in "statistical sampling methods".
  • : Following new legislation in Mackintosh, political speeches always take place at sunset to a background of patriotic power ballads.
  • : Following new legislation in Mackintosh, atheists on vacation find Roman Catholic's scriptures make useful doorstops.
  • : Following new legislation in Mackintosh, suppression of pro-democracy protests is a daily occurrence.

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