by Max Barry

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August was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 228
Highest Crime Rates: 224thMost Armed: 244thLargest Gambling Industry: 312th
The Dichromatic Mechanism of
Anarchy Post-Revolution Embryonic Society
Quality over Quantity
Founder / Supreme Allied Commander
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population13.063 billion


The Dichromatic Mechanism of August is a gargantuan, cultured nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, deadly medical pandemics, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 13.063 billion Augustins 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 is effectively ruled by the Department of Industry, although Education and Public Transport are also considered important, while Law & Order and Environment receive no funds. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Augustin economy, worth a remarkable 3,035 trillion senses a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Information Technology, and Soda Sales. Average income is an amazing 232,350 senses, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,602,502 per year while the poor average 11,945, a ratio of 134 to 1.

Enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity, passengers often cause a stink on public transport, history textbook pages are used as impromptu tissues by distraught students, and the first test of a good kindergartener is the quality of the sponge-baths they give. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. August's national animal is the leopard, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

August is ranked 107,112th in the world and 105th in Cape of Good Hope for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 1,502.02 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Highest Crime Rates: 224thMost Armed: 244thLargest Gambling Industry: 312thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 327thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 391stMost Avoided: 393rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 431stFattest Citizens: 495thRudest Citizens: 537thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 828thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 943rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,141stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,159thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,172ndLargest Retail Industry: 1,190thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,216thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,519thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,694thMost Politically Free: 1,730thMost Pro-Market: 1,893rdLargest Mining Sector: 2,156thTop
Highest Drug Use: 2,626thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,725thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,412thHighest Average Incomes: 4,316thHighest Economic Output: 4,750thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,525thMost Cultured: 6,909thLargest Insurance Industry: 7,824thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,081stLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,531stMost Corrupt Governments: 10,158thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 12,129thMost Influential: 13,567thMost Extreme: 15,806thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 18,640thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,793rdLargest Black Market: 19,664thLargest Populations: 21,286thSmartest Citizens: 24,077th
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionMost Extreme: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 5th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 9th in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 14th in the regionMost Cultured: 14th in the regionLargest Black Market: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 16th in the region

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