by Max Barry

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August was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 228
Highest Crime Rates: 189th Most Armed: 192nd Highest Wealthy Incomes: 221st
The Dichromatic Mechanism of
Anarchy
Quality over Quantity
Influence
Apprentice
Founder / Supreme Allied Commander
Civil Rights
Excessive
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Corrupted

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August

Population8.828 billion

Currencysense
Animalleopard

The Dichromatic Mechanism of August is a colossal, socially progressive nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, pith helmet sales, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 8.828 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 2,035 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 230,521 senses, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,065,432 per year while the poor average 3,313, 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 472nd in the world and 3rd in Cape of Good Hope for Fattest Citizens, with 78.73 Obesity Rate.

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Highest Crime Rates: 189thMost Armed: 192ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 221stRudest Citizens: 351stLargest Gambling Industry: 353rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 399thMost Avoided: 402ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 468thFattest Citizens: 472ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 487thLargest Retail Industry: 741stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 967thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,064thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,094thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,130thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,218thLargest Mining Sector: 1,688thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 1,779thMost Politically Free: 1,783rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,821stHighest Drug Use: 1,901stMost Pro-Market: 1,906thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,468thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,643rdMost Efficient Economies: 2,858thHighest Average Incomes: 3,678thMost Extreme: 4,630thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,381stHighest Economic Output: 5,855thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 6,515thMost Cultured: 6,707thNudest: 6,961stLargest Insurance Industry: 6,999thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,646thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,833rdMost Corrupt Governments: 7,985thTop
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Most Stationary: 14,219thMost Influential: 14,337thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,584thLargest Black Market: 15,983rd
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionNudest: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the region

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