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The Macabees was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 237
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 157thHighest Economic Output: 208thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 270th
The Empire of the Golden Throne of
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The Macabees

Population37.546 billion

CurrencyRíokmark
AnimalImperial Eagle

The Empire of the Golden Throne of The Macabees is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, notable for its deadly medical pandemics, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 37.546 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, 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 13,674 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 364,216 Ríokmarks, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,363,772 per year while the poor average 68,051, a ratio of 20.0 to 1.

Victims of crime are viewed as less trustworthy than politicians, there is a disproportionate number of poor people in prison, every new toxic waste dump comes with a seal of approval from the government's science advisor, and workers have their fruitcake and eat it too. 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 759th in the world and 3rd in Greater Dienstad for Rudest Citizens, with 348.83 Insults Per Minute.

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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 157thHighest Economic Output: 208thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 270thLargest Insurance Industry: 272ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 303rdLargest Mining Sector: 334thLargest Populations: 341stHighest Disposable Incomes: 351stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 360thMost Avoided: 417thMost Armed: 441stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 443rdHighest Crime Rates: 505thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 513thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 627thMost Valuable International Artwork: 637thRudest Citizens: 759thLargest Gambling Industry: 800thFattest Citizens: 875thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,060thHighest Average Incomes: 1,063rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,109thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,112thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,120thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,151stMost Rebellious Youth: 1,718thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,816thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,975thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 2,725thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,388thSmartest Citizens: 4,472ndMost Efficient Economies: 4,501stMost Stationary: 4,755thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,924thMost Influential: 6,370thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,617thMost Cultured: 7,275thNudest: 7,623rdLargest Black Market: 10,094thTop
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Highest Drug Use: 15,118thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,103rdMost Politically Free: 19,494thMost Pro-Market: 19,526thMost Secular: 21,576th
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionMost Extreme: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionNudest: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Politically Free: 5th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 7th in the region

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