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The Macabees was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 237
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 153rdHighest Economic Output: 211thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 265th
The Empire of the Golden Throne of
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Non Plus Ultra
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Ambassador
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The Macabees

Population38.55 billion

CurrencyRíokmark
AnimalImperial Eagle

The Empire of the Golden Throne of The Macabees is a gargantuan, cultured nation, remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, enslaved workforce, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 38.55 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 14,050 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 364,480 Ríokmarks, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,364,760 per year while the poor average 68,100, a ratio of 20.0 to 1.

Internet trolls are considered valiant supporters of the right to free speech, the inside lane of every highway is for parked vehicles only, there's no such thing as bad publicity, and government reports are now used to teach toddlers to read. 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 21,919th in the world and 5th in Greater Dienstad for Most Politically Free, scoring 82.43 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 153rdHighest Economic Output: 211thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 265thLargest Insurance Industry: 281stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 318thLargest Populations: 337thLargest Mining Sector: 342ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 350thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 352ndMost Avoided: 430thMost Armed: 441stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 456thHighest Crime Rates: 505thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 546thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 614thMost Valuable International Artwork: 758thRudest Citizens: 791stLargest Gambling Industry: 811thFattest Citizens: 923rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,090thHighest Average Incomes: 1,100thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,130thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,171stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,223rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,238thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,748thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,796thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,150thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 2,903rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,671stSmartest Citizens: 4,586thMost Stationary: 4,604thMost Efficient Economies: 4,889thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,075thMost Influential: 6,427thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,024thMost Cultured: 7,429thNudest: 8,280thLargest Black Market: 11,378thTop
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Highest Drug Use: 16,063rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,498thMost Secular: 21,487thMost Pro-Market: 21,601stMost Politically Free: 21,919thHighest Poor Incomes: 23,706th
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionNudest: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionMost Extreme: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Politically Free: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 6th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the region

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