by Max Barry

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August was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 228
Highest Crime Rates: 201st Most Armed: 223rd Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 299th
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

Population9.942 billion

Currencysense
Animalleopard

The Dichromatic Mechanism of August is a colossal, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, smutty television, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 9.942 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 2,302 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 231,597 senses, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,607,247 per year while the poor average 11,675, a ratio of 137 to 1.

9 out of 10 consumers think that vitamins can cure cancer, open-casket funerals are avoided at all cost, citizens try to pass off bottlecaps they found in their backyards as historical artifacts, and Leader can often be found attempting to coax random citizens' cats down from trees. 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 167,210th in the world and 36th in Cape of Good Hope for Most Pacifist, with 3.05 Cheeks Turned Per Day.

Top
1%
Highest Crime Rates: 201stMost Armed: 223rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 299thLargest Gambling Industry: 356thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 392ndRudest Citizens: 407thMost Avoided: 408thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 441stFattest Citizens: 459thLargest Retail Industry: 856thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 984thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 993rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,033rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,057thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,082ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,232ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,540thLargest Mining Sector: 1,687thTop
5%
Most Rebellious Youth: 1,721stMost Politically Free: 1,751stMost Pro-Market: 1,896thHighest Drug Use: 1,934thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,581stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,613thHighest Average Incomes: 3,960thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,416thHighest Economic Output: 5,462ndMost Extreme: 6,365thMost Cultured: 6,475thNudest: 6,773rdLargest Insurance Industry: 6,974thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,913thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,924thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 8,018thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,100thTop
10%
Most Efficient Economies: 10,142ndMost Stationary: 12,476thMost Influential: 12,835thLargest Black Market: 14,142ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,692nd
Top
5%
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionTop
10%
Nudest: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : August was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : August was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Zombified.
  • : August was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : August published "NS Leaders Staff Reference" (Meta: Reference).
  • : August was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : August was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : August published "AugustinAndroid v2 Public Release" (Meta: Reference).
  • : August was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : August was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : August was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.

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