by Max Barry

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August was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 228
Highest Crime Rates: 214thMost Armed: 236thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 327th
The Dichromatic Mechanism of
Anarchy Post-Revolution Embryonic Society
Quality over Quantity
Influence
Vassal
Founder / Supreme Allied Commander
Civil Rights
Excessive
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Corrupted

Overview Factbook Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

August

Population11.31 billion

Currencysense
Animalleopard

The Dichromatic Mechanism of August is a gargantuan, cultured nation, remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, barren, inhospitable landscape, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 11.31 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 2,627 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 4,185th in the world and 5th in Cape of Good Hope for Highest Average Incomes, with 232,350.91 Standard Monetary Units.

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Highest Crime Rates: 214thMost Armed: 236thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 327thLargest Gambling Industry: 343rdMost Avoided: 412thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 433rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 439thRudest Citizens: 447thFattest Citizens: 490thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,000thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,003rdLargest Retail Industry: 1,032ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,070thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,114thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,151stHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,226thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,567thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,726thMost Politically Free: 1,732ndLargest Mining Sector: 1,843rdMost Pro-Market: 1,939thTop
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Highest Drug Use: 2,503rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,647thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,966thHighest Average Incomes: 4,185thHighest Economic Output: 5,087thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,395thMost Cultured: 6,721stLargest Insurance Industry: 7,623rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,866thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,982ndMost Corrupt Governments: 8,864thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 10,887thMost Extreme: 12,407thMost Influential: 14,639thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 14,901stLargest Black Market: 15,849thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,854th
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionMost Extreme: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 8th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 9th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 10th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 12th in the regionMost Influential: 15th in the regionNudest: 19th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : August's influence in Cape of Good Hope rose from "Nipper" to "Vassal".
  • : August relocated from Balder to Cape of Good Hope.
  • : August created a custom banner.
  • : August created a custom banner.
  • : August created a custom banner.
  • : August altered its national flag.
  • : August was refounded in Balder.
  • : August ceased to exist in Cape of Good Hope.
  • : Following new legislation in August, the first test of a good kindergartener is the quality of the sponge-baths they give.
  • : Following new legislation in August, history textbook pages are used as impromptu tissues by distraught students.

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