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Most Armed: 260thHighest Crime Rates: 292ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 299th
The Hinterlands of
Compulsory Consumerist State Consumerist Wage Drones
Laws are made to be broken
Domeric Asten
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Augustin Proxy

Population11.571 billion

CapitalProxima
LeaderDomeric Asten

Currencysense
Animalleopard

The Hinterlands of Augustin Proxy is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Domeric Asten with an iron fist, and renowned for its otherworldly petting zoo, complete lack of public education, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 11.571 billion Augustins 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, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Defense, although Industry is also considered important, while Welfare and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Proxima. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Augustin economy, worth a remarkable 3,096 trillion senses a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Gambling, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 267,565 senses, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,336,832 per year while the poor average 4,703, a ratio of 496 to 1.

Open-casket funerals are avoided at all cost, a suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League, aides are afraid to ask if Domeric Asten wants a cup of tea or coffee, and destitute AIs lurk around online bulletin boards begging for spare senses. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Augustin Proxy's national animal is the leopard, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Augustin Proxy is ranked 204,827th in the world and 237th in Cape of Good Hope for Most Politically Free, scoring 19.57 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Most Armed: 260thHighest Crime Rates: 292ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 299thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 344thLargest Gambling Industry: 351stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 372ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 378thFattest Citizens: 459thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 480thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 718thMost Avoided: 720thHighest Disposable Incomes: 877thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,029thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,455thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,631stMost Rebellious Youth: 1,631stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,872ndLargest Retail Industry: 2,225thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,705thLargest Mining Sector: 2,711thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,850thHighest Average Incomes: 2,926thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,236thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,328thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,162ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,472ndHighest Economic Output: 4,477thRudest Citizens: 5,585thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,797thMost Influential: 8,160thMost Cultured: 8,519thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,549thMost Efficient Economies: 9,912thMost Stationary: 10,668thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,196thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 15,540thMost Inclusive: 17,204thLargest Black Market: 17,448thMost Pro-Market: 19,880th
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionNudest: 11th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 12th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 18th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 22nd in the regionMost Influential: 26th in the region

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