by Max Barry

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The Macabees was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 237
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 123rdLargest Insurance Industry: 232ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 239th
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The Macabees

Population44.14 billion

AnimalImperial Eagle

The Empire of the Golden Throne of The Macabees is a gargantuan, cultured nation, renowned for its smutty television, unlimited-speed roads, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 44.14 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 16,129 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 365,412 Ríokmarks, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,386,356 per year while the poor average 66,860, a ratio of 20.7 to 1.

College-level writing classes are taught by undergraduate editors of the school newspaper, social media sites prompt users to send birthday greetings to unresponsive nonagenarians, blackface performers claim they are being deliberately ironic, and politicians that report exaggerated crowd sizes for their speeches are dismissed for being delusional. 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 285,570th in the world and 126th in Greater Dienstad for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring -29.15 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 123rdLargest Insurance Industry: 232ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 239thHighest Economic Output: 239thLargest Populations: 241stHighest Disposable Incomes: 376thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 407thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 432ndLargest Mining Sector: 436thMost Armed: 536thMost Avoided: 539thHighest Crime Rates: 616thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 627thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 631stMost Valuable International Artwork: 721stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 781stLargest Gambling Industry: 801stFattest Citizens: 967thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,155thRudest Citizens: 1,267thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,287thHighest Average Incomes: 1,370thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,399thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,549thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,699thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,817thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,350thTop
Largest Retail Industry: 3,708thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,724thMost Stationary: 3,726thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,183rdSmartest Citizens: 5,221stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,598thMost Influential: 6,103rdMost Efficient Economies: 6,787thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,039thMost Cultured: 8,324thNudest: 11,912thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 15,130thLargest Black Market: 20,426thMost Secular: 21,739th
Largest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionMost Politically Free: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 5th in the regionNudest: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 6th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 6th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 11th in the regionMost Extreme: 11th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 12th in the region

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