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The Grotesque Playground of Mackintosh

“Success is knowing who to blame for your failures.”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: Wysteria

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Mackintosh

Population40.379 billion

CapitalCapital Wasteland
LeaderMagnificent Bastard
FaithRoman Catholic

Currencymanagerial prerogative
Animalworker

The Grotesque Playground of Mackintosh is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Magnificent Bastard with an iron fist, and renowned for its closed borders, frequent executions, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 40.379 billion Mackintoshians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The minute, corrupt, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Defense, with Industry, Law & Order, and Education also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capital Wasteland. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Mackintoshian economy, worth an astonishing 31,567 trillion managerial prerogatives a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is a breathtaking 781,783 managerial prerogatives, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,563,812 per year while the poor average 63,009, a ratio of 72.4 to 1.

Truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail, quiet professionalism has returned to the nation's armed forces, anyone who so much as frowns risks being referred to a mental health unit, and home renovation shows are increasingly popular. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Mackintosh's national animal is the worker, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Roman Catholic.

Mackintosh is ranked 245,993rd in the world and 69th in Wysteria for Most Inclusive, scoring 3.3 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

Top
1%
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 15thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 21stHighest Disposable Incomes: 23rdHighest Economic Output: 27thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 34thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 37thLargest Retail Industry: 38thLargest Insurance Industry: 48thLargest Mining Sector: 49thHighest Average Incomes: 50thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 56thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 57thMost Scientifically Advanced: 62ndFattest Citizens: 62ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 65thMost Efficient Economies: 68thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 73rdLargest Gambling Industry: 80thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 93rdMost Avoided: 105thLargest Agricultural Sector: 119thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 128thMost Corrupt Governments: 142ndLargest Populations: 177thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 240thMost Armed: 426thLargest Information Technology Sector: 464thLargest Publishing Industry: 666thSmartest Citizens: 690thRudest Citizens: 705thMost Patriotic: 1,156thMost Devout: 1,631stLargest Black Market: 1,900thLargest Governments: 2,211thMost Cultured: 2,412thLowest Crime Rates: 2,430thTop
5%
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,473rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,527thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,364thMost Influential: 6,152ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,805thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,987thTop
10%
Most Subsidized Industry: 14,697thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,259thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20,271stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21,153rd
Top
5%
Largest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
10%
Most Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionMost Devout: 7th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionMost Patriotic: 7th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Mackintosh, home renovation shows are increasingly popular.
  • : Following new legislation in Mackintosh, anyone who so much as frowns risks being referred to a mental health unit.
  • : Following new legislation in Mackintosh, quiet professionalism has returned to the nation's armed forces.
  • : Following new legislation in Mackintosh, truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail.
  • : Following new legislation in Mackintosh, every workday begins with group therapy.
  • : Following new legislation in Mackintosh, banning party poppers has been a real party pooper.
  • : Following new legislation in Mackintosh, air purifiers fight smoke machines on Mackintoshian stage setups.
  • : Mackintosh was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector and Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Mackintosh was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Mackintosh's influence in Wysteria rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".

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