by Max Barry

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August was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 228
Highest Crime Rates: 228thMost Armed: 248thLargest Gambling Industry: 323rd
The Dichromatic Mechanism of
Anarchy Lawless Wasteland
Quality over Quantity
Founder / Supreme Allied Commander
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population12.65 billion


The Dichromatic Mechanism of August is a gargantuan, efficient nation, notable for its ritual sacrifices, free-roaming dinosaurs, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 12.65 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 2,939 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 19,229th in the world and 11th in Cape of Good Hope for Largest Black Market, with 23.6 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Highest Crime Rates: 228thMost Armed: 248thLargest Gambling Industry: 323rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 335thMost Avoided: 409thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 411thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 446thFattest Citizens: 514thRudest Citizens: 525thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 846thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 963rdLargest Retail Industry: 1,146thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,155thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,156thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,195thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,212thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,473rdMost Rebellious Youth: 1,728thMost Politically Free: 1,752ndMost Pro-Market: 1,968thLargest Mining Sector: 2,134thTop
Highest Drug Use: 2,620thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,713thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,476thHighest Average Incomes: 4,251stHighest Economic Output: 4,863rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,475thMost Cultured: 6,796thLargest Insurance Industry: 7,938thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,970thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,374thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,067thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 12,098thMost Influential: 13,618thMost Extreme: 16,290thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,127thLargest Black Market: 19,229thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 19,355thLargest Populations: 21,489th
Most Politically Free: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Extreme: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 11th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 12th in the regionMost Cultured: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 14th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 14th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 14th in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 24th in the regionNudest: 27th in the region

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