by Max Barry

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August was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 228
Highest Crime Rates: 214thMost Armed: 242ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 318th
The Dichromatic Mechanism of
Anarchy
Quality over Quantity
Influence
Apprentice
Founder / Supreme Allied Commander
Civil Rights
Excessive
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Corrupted

Overview Factbook Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

August

Population11.694 billion

Currencysense
Animalleopard

The Dichromatic Mechanism of August is a gargantuan, efficient nation, notable for its frequent executions, smutty television, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 11.694 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 aren't funded at all. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Augustin economy, worth a remarkable 2,717 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 232,350 senses, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,602,502 per year while the poor average 11,945, a ratio of 134 to 1.

Enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity, passengers often cause a stink on public transport, history textbook pages are used as impromptu tissues by distraught students, and the first test of a good kindergartener is the quality of the sponge-baths they give. 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 469th in the world and 1st in Cape of Good Hope for Rudest Citizens, with 426.88 Insults Per Minute.

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Highest Crime Rates: 214thMost Armed: 242ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 318thLargest Gambling Industry: 330thMost Avoided: 397thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 421stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 440thRudest Citizens: 469thFattest Citizens: 490thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 826thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 992ndLargest Retail Industry: 1,039thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,110thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,125thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,177thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,221stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,367thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,701stMost Politically Free: 1,722ndMost Pro-Market: 1,889thLargest Mining Sector: 1,946thTop
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Highest Drug Use: 2,491stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,627thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,190thHighest Average Incomes: 4,170thHighest Economic Output: 4,973rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,294thMost Cultured: 6,675thLargest Insurance Industry: 7,613thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,971stLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,984thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,260thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 11,175thMost Influential: 14,299thMost Extreme: 15,812thLargest Black Market: 17,139thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,415thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 17,927th
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Most Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionMost Extreme: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 5th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionMost Cultured: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionNudest: 18th in the region

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