by Max Barry

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August was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 228
Rudest Citizens: 127th Most Armed: 159th Highest Crime Rates: 169th
The Check Back Later of
Anarchy
Currently on a very long hiatus - do not telegram
Influence
Vassal
Founder / Supreme Allied Commander
Civil Rights
Excessive
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Corrupted

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The Check Back Later of August is a colossal, socially progressive nation, renowned for its smutty television, otherworldly petting zoo, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 5.376 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 1,239 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 230,499 senses, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,065,232 per year while the poor average 3,312, a ratio of 623 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 166,650th in the world and 163rd in Cape of Good Hope for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring -30.82 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Rudest Citizens: 127thMost Armed: 159thHighest Crime Rates: 169thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 279thLargest Retail Industry: 283rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 382ndMost Avoided: 398thLargest Gambling Industry: 421stFattest Citizens: 425thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 478thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 579thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 983rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,180thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,309thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,358thTop
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Most Politically Free: 1,753rdLargest Mining Sector: 1,805thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,922ndMost Rebellious Youth: 2,014thMost Pro-Market: 2,016thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,486thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,616thHighest Average Incomes: 3,007thMost Efficient Economies: 3,093rdMost Extreme: 4,341stMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,618thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 4,838thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,214thNudest: 6,406thMost Cultured: 6,504thHighest Drug Use: 7,249thLargest Insurance Industry: 7,613thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,249thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 8,404thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,610thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,488th
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 2nd in the regionMost Extreme: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionNudest: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 10th in the regionMost Stationary: 11th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : August lodged a message on the Cape of Good Hope Regional Message Board.
  • : August changed its national motto to "Currently on a very long hiatus - do not telegram " and its nation type to "Check Back Later".
  • : August lodged a message on the Conch Kingdom Regional Message Board.
  • : August lodged a message on the Cape of Good Hope Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in August, Leader can often be found attempting to coax random citizens' cats down from trees.
  • : Following new legislation in August, citizens try to pass off bottlecaps they found in their backyards as historical artifacts.
  • : Following new legislation in August, open-casket funerals are avoided at all cost.
  • : Following new legislation in August, 9 out of 10 consumers think that vitamins can cure cancer.
  • : Following new legislation in August, safe drinking water is considered a luxury.
  • : August lodged a message on the Conch Kingdom Regional Message Board.

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