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August was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 228
Most Armed: 176th Highest Crime Rates: 181st Rudest Citizens: 210th
The Thirteenth 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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August

Population6.45 billion

Currencysense
Animalleopard

The Thirteenth of August is a colossal, socially progressive nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 6.45 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 1,486 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 178,500th in the world and 136th in Cape of Good Hope for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 40.53 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Most Armed: 176thHighest Crime Rates: 181stRudest Citizens: 210thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 260thLargest Gambling Industry: 392ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 396thMost Avoided: 413thLargest Retail Industry: 446thFattest Citizens: 458thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 503rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 580thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,024thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,226thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,258thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,276thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,327thMost Politically Free: 1,763rdLargest Mining Sector: 1,839thTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,899thHighest Drug Use: 1,907thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,991stMost Pro-Market: 1,996thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,465thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,694thMost Efficient Economies: 3,103rdHighest Average Incomes: 3,353rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,936thMost Extreme: 5,076thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 6,178thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,040thMost Cultured: 7,046thHighest Economic Output: 7,397thNudest: 7,424thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,811thLargest Insurance Industry: 8,008thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,609thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 14,488thMost Influential: 16,120thLargest Black Market: 17,227th
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Most Pro-Market: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Extreme: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionNudest: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 7th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionMost Stationary: 8th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the region

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