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The Macabees was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 237
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 138thHighest Economic Output: 230thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 243rd
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The Macabees

Population41.484 billion

AnimalImperial Eagle

The Empire of the Golden Throne of The Macabees is a gargantuan, cultured nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, barren, inhospitable landscape, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 41.484 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, corrupt, 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 15,156 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 365,367 Ríokmarks, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,338,123 per year while the poor average 70,690, a ratio of 18.9 to 1.

Travelers often bring empty plastic bottles on Air The Macabees flights to avoid the pay lavatories, people believe that if you teach a man to fish he won't buy fish from you any more, would-be emigrants are told "abandon all hope all ye who would exit here", and solid-gold toilets are Macabean prisons' least expensive furnishings. 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 5,795th in the world and 13th in Greater Dienstad for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 100.23 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 138thHighest Economic Output: 230thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 243rdLargest Insurance Industry: 257thLargest Populations: 323rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 341stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 342ndLargest Mining Sector: 371stHighest Disposable Incomes: 374thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 481stMost Avoided: 514thMost Armed: 521stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 561stHighest Crime Rates: 566thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 603rdLargest Gambling Industry: 805thFattest Citizens: 934thRudest Citizens: 977thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,109thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,129thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,288thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,291stHighest Average Incomes: 1,294thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,349thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,524thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,809thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,963rdTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,739thLargest Retail Industry: 3,259thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,904thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,955thMost Stationary: 4,115thSmartest Citizens: 4,899thMost Efficient Economies: 5,795thMost Influential: 6,421stLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,320thMost Cultured: 7,567thNudest: 8,385thTop
Largest Black Market: 13,135thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,908thMost Secular: 20,786thHighest Drug Use: 21,659thHighest Poor Incomes: 23,758th
Highest Drug Use: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionNudest: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionMost Politically Free: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Extreme: 5th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 5th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the region

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