by Max Barry

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August was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 228
Highest Crime Rates: 209thMost Armed: 231stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 320th
The Dichromatic Mechanism of
Quality over Quantity
Founder / Supreme Allied Commander
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population10.532 billion


The Dichromatic Mechanism of August is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, smutty television, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 10.532 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, with Education and Public Transport also on the agenda, while Law & Order and Environment receive no funds. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Augustin economy, worth a remarkable 2,439 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 179,013th in the world and 35th in Cape of Good Hope for Best Weather, with -1029 Meters Of Sunlight.

Highest Crime Rates: 209thMost Armed: 231stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 320thLargest Gambling Industry: 371stMost Avoided: 411thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 421stRudest Citizens: 434thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 441stFattest Citizens: 468thLargest Retail Industry: 946thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 984thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,010thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,015thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,066thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,123rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,239thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,526thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,724thMost Politically Free: 1,746thLargest Mining Sector: 1,750thTop
Most Pro-Market: 1,889thHighest Drug Use: 1,908thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,604thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,692ndHighest Average Incomes: 4,182ndHighest Economic Output: 5,318thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,434thMost Cultured: 6,465thLargest Insurance Industry: 7,182ndNudest: 7,405thMost Extreme: 7,444thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,966thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,129thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,636thTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 9,050thMost Efficient Economies: 10,485thMost Stationary: 11,842ndMost Influential: 12,872ndLargest Black Market: 15,190thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,920th
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionNudest: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : August published "Creative Uses for AugustinAndroid v2" (Meta: Reference).
  • : August was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Mining Sector, Most Rebellious Youth, and Most Politically Free.
  • : August lodged a message on the Cape of Good Hope Regional Message Board.
  • : August was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : August published "NSNexus Documentation" (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 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.


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