by Max Barry

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August was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 228
Highest Crime Rates: 208thMost Armed: 230thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 318th
The Dichromatic Mechanism of
Quality over Quantity
Founder / Supreme Allied Commander
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population10.485 billion


The Dichromatic Mechanism of August is a gargantuan, efficient nation, renowned for its flagrant waste-dumping, ritual sacrifices, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 10.485 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 2,428 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 318th in the world and 1st in Cape of Good Hope for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 559.64 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

Highest Crime Rates: 208thMost Armed: 230thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 318thLargest Gambling Industry: 373rdMost Avoided: 409thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 417thRudest Citizens: 433rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 436thFattest Citizens: 466thLargest Retail Industry: 937thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 981stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,000thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,008thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,058thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,111thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,229thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,515thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,722ndLargest Mining Sector: 1,726thMost Politically Free: 1,727thTop
Most Pro-Market: 1,882ndHighest Drug Use: 1,907thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,585thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,679thHighest Average Incomes: 4,178thHighest Economic Output: 5,316thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,417thMost Cultured: 6,460thLargest Insurance Industry: 7,204thMost Extreme: 7,235thNudest: 7,338thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,945thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,113thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,547thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 8,624thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 10,484thMost Stationary: 11,868thMost Influential: 12,865thLargest Black Market: 15,000thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,891st
Most Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionTop
Fattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionNudest: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 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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