by Max Barry

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August was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 228
Highest Crime Rates: 220thMost Armed: 242ndLargest Gambling Industry: 312th
The Dichromatic Mechanism of
Quality over Quantity
Founder / Supreme Allied Commander
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population12.122 billion


The Dichromatic Mechanism of August is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, notable for its infamous sell-swords, complete lack of prisons, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 12.122 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 are ignored. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Augustin economy, worth a remarkable 2,816 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 1,738th in the world and 1st in Cape of Good Hope for Most Politically Free, scoring 98.14 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Highest Crime Rates: 220thMost Armed: 242ndLargest Gambling Industry: 312thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 325thMost Avoided: 404thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 405thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 440thRudest Citizens: 488thFattest Citizens: 491stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 852ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 974thLargest Retail Industry: 1,069thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,139thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,152ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,170thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,184thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,386thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,726thMost Politically Free: 1,738thMost Pro-Market: 1,879thLargest Mining Sector: 2,021stTop
Highest Drug Use: 2,567thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,671stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,308thHighest Average Incomes: 4,211thHighest Economic Output: 4,915thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,400thMost Cultured: 6,762ndLargest Insurance Industry: 7,904thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,147thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,237thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,693rdTop
Most Efficient Economies: 11,781stMost Influential: 14,057thMost Extreme: 16,216thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 18,192ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,284thLargest Black Market: 18,374thLargest Populations: 21,370th
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 11th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionMost Cultured: 12th in the regionNudest: 15th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the region

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