by Max Barry

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August was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 228
Highest Crime Rates: 225thMost Armed: 244thLargest Gambling Industry: 324th
The Dichromatic Mechanism of
Anarchy Post-Revolution Embryonic Society
Quality over Quantity
Founder / Supreme Allied Commander
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population12.691 billion


The Dichromatic Mechanism of August is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, notable for its flagrant waste-dumping, daily referendums, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 12.691 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 aren't funded at all. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Augustin economy, worth a remarkable 2,948 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 241,152nd in the world and 282nd in Cape of Good Hope for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring -30.5 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

Highest Crime Rates: 225thMost Armed: 244thLargest Gambling Industry: 324thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 334thMost Avoided: 409thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 411thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 446thFattest Citizens: 511thRudest Citizens: 527thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 873rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 968thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,145thLargest Retail Industry: 1,153rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,159thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,203rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,203rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,535thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,733rdMost Politically Free: 1,743rdMost Pro-Market: 1,974thLargest Mining Sector: 2,126thTop
Highest Drug Use: 2,622ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,722ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,441stHighest Average Incomes: 4,305thHighest Economic Output: 4,858thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,480thMost Cultured: 6,811thLargest Insurance Industry: 8,005thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,028thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,396thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,961stMost Efficient Economies: 12,065thTop
Most Influential: 13,578thMost Extreme: 16,368thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,261stLargest Black Market: 19,108thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 19,299thLargest Populations: 21,444th
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Extreme: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 9th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Black Market: 11th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 13th in the regionMost Cultured: 13th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 14th in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 24th in the regionNudest: 27th in the region

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