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The Grotesque Playground of Mackintosh

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

Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: Wysteria

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Mackintosh

Population38.056 billion

CapitalCapital Wasteland
LeaderMagnificent Bastard
FaithRoman Catholic

Currencymanagerial prerogative
Animalworker

The Grotesque Playground of Mackintosh is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Magnificent Bastard with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, enslaved workforce, and national health service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 38.056 billion Mackintoshians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

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 aren't funded at all. 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 29,163 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 766,319 managerial prerogatives, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,996,758 per year while the poor average 46,512, a ratio of 107 to 1.

Several inches are being added to first class seating, grocery stores can be audibly identified by the giggling emerging from them, the nation was recently voted as the most stylish in Wysteria, and celebrity foodies are biting a huge chunk out of the government budget. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Mackintosh's national animal is the worker, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Roman Catholic.

Mackintosh is ranked 109th in the world and 6th in Wysteria for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring 28,851.14 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

Top
1%
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 16thHighest Disposable Incomes: 24thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 25thHighest Economic Output: 28thLargest Retail Industry: 29thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 30thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 38thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 46thMost Avoided: 47thLargest Mining Sector: 48thMost Scientifically Advanced: 48thHighest Average Incomes: 49thLargest Insurance Industry: 51stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 57thMost Efficient Economies: 57thFattest Citizens: 59thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 70thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 78thLargest Gambling Industry: 84thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 102ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 109thMost Corrupt Governments: 118thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 123rdLargest Populations: 191stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 213thLargest Information Technology Sector: 445thRudest Citizens: 620thSmartest Citizens: 654thLargest Publishing Industry: 674thMost Stationary: 843rdMost Devout: 1,405thMost Cultured: 2,117thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,168thLargest Governments: 2,187thTop
5%
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,438thLowest Crime Rates: 2,566thLargest Black Market: 2,826thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,533rdMost Armed: 3,544thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,549thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,007thMost Influential: 6,116thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,526thTop
10%
Most Subsidized Industry: 15,572ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21,126thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21,837th
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5%
Largest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionTop
10%
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionMost Devout: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionRudest Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 8th in the regionFattest Citizens: 8th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Mackintosh, celebrity foodies are biting a huge chunk out of the government budget.
  • : Mackintosh was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Mackintosh, the nation was recently voted as the most stylish in Wysteria.
  • : Following new legislation in Mackintosh, grocery stores can be audibly identified by the giggling emerging from them.
  • : Following new legislation in Mackintosh, several inches are being added to first class seating.
  • : Following new legislation in Mackintosh, Thomas the Spank Engine is the most popular and controversial children's show in the nation.
  • : Mackintosh was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Cultured and the Top 10% for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Following new legislation in Mackintosh, hedge fund managers are diversifying into herbaceous borders.
  • : Following new legislation in Mackintosh, every week is blindness awareness week.
  • : Following new legislation in Mackintosh, the standardised national curriculum requires that all-male classes be taught why they have periods.

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