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The Macabees was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 237
Most Efficient Economies: 65th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 150th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 201st
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The Macabees

Population32.087 billion

AnimalImperial Eagle

The Empire of the Golden Throne of The Macabees is a gargantuan, cultured nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 32.087 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 11,405 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 355,470 Ríokmarks, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,468,615 per year while the poor average 17,881, a ratio of 138 to 1.

Online weather reports are predicting five years of glorious sunshine for The Macabees, only 'organics' are permitted to be citizens, former customs officers are adjusting to their new lives as market stall traders, and The Macabees City's iconic yellow taxis are nowhere to be seen. 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 7,570th in the world and 13th in Greater Dienstad for Most Cultured, scoring 127 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Most Efficient Economies: 65thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 150thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 201stHighest Economic Output: 208thLargest Insurance Industry: 290thRudest Citizens: 324thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 330thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 335thLargest Mining Sector: 344thHighest Disposable Incomes: 358thMost Armed: 363rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 374thLargest Populations: 375thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 402ndMost Avoided: 433rdHighest Crime Rates: 509thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 535thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 648thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 661stHighest Average Incomes: 734thLargest Gambling Industry: 965thFattest Citizens: 981stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,033rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,220thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,736thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,758thTop
Largest Retail Industry: 2,095thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,192ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,418thSmartest Citizens: 3,943rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,447thHighest Drug Use: 4,537thMost Influential: 4,893rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,452ndNudest: 5,481stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5,663rdLargest Black Market: 5,895thMost Politically Free: 6,241stMost Stationary: 6,424thMost Pro-Market: 6,652ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,169thMost Cultured: 7,570thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,270thMost Extreme: 11,815thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 12,465th
Highest Drug Use: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Extreme: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionMost Influential: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the region

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