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The Macabees was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 237
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 156thHighest Economic Output: 205thLargest Insurance Industry: 262nd
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The Macabees

Population37.12 billion

AnimalImperial Eagle

The Empire of the Golden Throne of The Macabees is a gargantuan, efficient nation, remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, keen interest in outer space, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 37.12 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 13,519 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 267th in the world and 3rd in Greater Dienstad for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 26,424.91 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 156thHighest Economic Output: 205thLargest Insurance Industry: 262ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 267thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 294thLargest Mining Sector: 324thLargest Populations: 341stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 354thHighest Disposable Incomes: 358thMost Avoided: 427thMost Armed: 441stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 450thHighest Crime Rates: 508thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 513thMost Valuable International Artwork: 624thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 648thRudest Citizens: 730thLargest Gambling Industry: 808thFattest Citizens: 886thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,048thHighest Average Incomes: 1,052ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,087thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,133rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,154thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,328thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,725thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,820thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,882ndTop
Largest Retail Industry: 2,655thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,261stMost Efficient Economies: 4,383rdSmartest Citizens: 4,505thMost Stationary: 4,801stMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,990thMost Influential: 6,245thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,520thNudest: 7,142ndMost Cultured: 7,316thLargest Black Market: 9,507thTop
Highest Drug Use: 11,897thMost Politically Free: 16,411thMost Pro-Market: 16,673rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,077thHighest Poor Incomes: 20,445th
Most Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionTop
Fattest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Extreme: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionNudest: 5th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 6th in the region

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