by Max Barry

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The Macabees was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 237
Most Efficient Economies: 62nd Highest Wealthy Incomes: 154th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 159th
The Empire of the Golden Throne of
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The Macabees

Population34.086 billion

CurrencyRíokmark
AnimalImperial Eagle

The Empire of the Golden Throne of The Macabees is a gargantuan, cultured nation, remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, smutty television, and flagrant waste-dumping. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 34.086 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 12,257 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 359,592 Ríokmarks, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,381,856 per year while the poor average 20,871, a ratio of 114 to 1.

A popular Macabean saying is 'wishing upon a fallen jet engine', public incontinence is a growing problem amongst the nation's women, condos feature wall-mounted cages containing endangered animals, and primetime re-runs of The Black and White Minstrel Show are a critical hit. 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 4,814th in the world and 10th in Greater Dienstad for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 528.55 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Most Efficient Economies: 62ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 154thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 159thHighest Economic Output: 192ndLargest Insurance Industry: 268thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 275thLargest Mining Sector: 316thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 327thHighest Disposable Incomes: 327thMost Armed: 340thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 345thLargest Populations: 356thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 413thMost Avoided: 433rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 444thRudest Citizens: 463rdHighest Crime Rates: 472ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 627thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 709thHighest Average Incomes: 792ndLargest Gambling Industry: 794thFattest Citizens: 858thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 980thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,059thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,693rdTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 1,861stLargest Retail Industry: 2,233rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,259thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,382ndSmartest Citizens: 4,232ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,814thNudest: 4,835thHighest Drug Use: 5,394thMost Influential: 5,521stMost Stationary: 5,635thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5,765thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,943rdLargest Black Market: 6,357thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,684thMost Pro-Market: 7,012thMost Cultured: 7,391stTop
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Most Politically Free: 8,784thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,047th
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Most Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionNudest: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Influential: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Macabees, primetime re-runs of The Black and White Minstrel Show are a critical hit.
  • : Following new legislation in The Macabees, condos feature wall-mounted cages containing endangered animals.
  • : Following new legislation in The Macabees, public incontinence is a growing problem amongst the nation's women.
  • : Following new legislation in The Macabees, a popular Macabean saying is 'wishing upon a fallen jet engine'.
  • : Following new legislation in The Macabees, farm turkeys are given high doses of antidepressants to take their minds off the holiday season.
  • : The Macabees lodged a message on the Greater Dienstad Regional Message Board.
  • : The Macabees lodged a message on the Greater Dienstad Regional Message Board.
  • : The Macabees was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • : The Macabees was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in The Macabees, books are considered luxuries only available to the incredibly wealthy.

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