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The Macabees was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 237
Most Efficient Economies: 64th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 157th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 161st
The Empire of the Golden Throne of
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The Macabees

Population34.801 billion

CurrencyRíokmark
AnimalImperial Eagle

The Empire of the Golden Throne of The Macabees is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, anti-smoking policies, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 34.801 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 12,507 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 359,412 Ríokmarks, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,334,435 per year while the poor average 22,053, a ratio of 105 to 1.

Economists have been named Invertebrates of the Year, politicians spend more time in courtrooms than in Parliament, drivers regularly pull over for nonexistent police cars, and the military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks". 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 200th in the world and 3rd in Greater Dienstad for Highest Economic Output, with 12,507 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Efficient Economies: 64thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 157thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 161stHighest Economic Output: 200thLargest Insurance Industry: 268thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 276thLargest Mining Sector: 299thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 314thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 320thHighest Disposable Incomes: 327thMost Armed: 346thLargest Populations: 348thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 422ndHighest Crime Rates: 429thMost Avoided: 432ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 456thRudest Citizens: 503rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 603rdLargest Gambling Industry: 779thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 784thHighest Average Incomes: 821stFattest Citizens: 827thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 982ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 990thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 1,691stMost Rebellious Youth: 1,710thLargest Retail Industry: 2,330thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,346thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,489thSmartest Citizens: 4,284thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,901stNudest: 4,954thMost Stationary: 5,360thMost Influential: 5,520thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,060thHighest Drug Use: 6,067thLargest Black Market: 6,536thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6,612thMost Cultured: 7,184thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,193rdMost Pro-Market: 7,904thTop
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Most Politically Free: 10,195th
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Highest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Extreme: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
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Nudest: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionMost Politically Free: 6th in the region

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