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The Macabees was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 237
Most Efficient Economies: 63rd Highest Wealthy Incomes: 154th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 159th
The Empire of the Golden Throne of
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The Macabees

Population34.442 billion

CurrencyRíokmark
AnimalImperial Eagle

The Empire of the Golden Throne of The Macabees is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its daily referendums, smutty television, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 34.442 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 12,378 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 4,316th in the world and 6th in Greater Dienstad for Smartest Citizens, with 126.6 Quips Per Hour.

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Most Efficient Economies: 63rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 154thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 159thHighest Economic Output: 196thLargest Insurance Industry: 271stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 276thLargest Mining Sector: 305thHighest Disposable Incomes: 325thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 329thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 346thLargest Populations: 352ndMost Armed: 361stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 414thMost Avoided: 434thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 452ndRudest Citizens: 465thHighest Crime Rates: 485thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 623rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 755thHighest Average Incomes: 803rdLargest Gambling Industry: 818thFattest Citizens: 862ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,040thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,077thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,715thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 1,816thLargest Retail Industry: 2,274thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,398thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,403rdSmartest Citizens: 4,316thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,919thNudest: 5,215thHighest Drug Use: 5,253rdMost Influential: 5,511thMost Stationary: 5,529thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5,929thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,059thLargest Black Market: 6,566thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,160thMost Cultured: 7,304thMost Pro-Market: 7,389thTop
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Most Politically Free: 9,319thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,164thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 17,515th
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Extreme: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
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Nudest: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionMost Politically Free: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the region

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