by Max Barry

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August was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 228
Highest Crime Rates: 220thMost Armed: 242ndLargest Gambling Industry: 315th
The Dichromatic Mechanism of
Anarchy Lawless Wasteland
Quality over Quantity
Influence
Squire
Founder / Supreme Allied Commander
Civil Rights
Excessive
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Corrupted

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August

Population13.129 billion

Currencysense
Animalleopard

The Dichromatic Mechanism of August is a gargantuan, efficient nation, notable for its smutty television, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 13.129 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 3,050 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 105,906th in the world and 99th in Cape of Good Hope for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 1,874.8 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Highest Crime Rates: 220thMost Armed: 242ndLargest Gambling Industry: 315thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 325thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 390thMost Avoided: 394thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 431stFattest Citizens: 492ndRudest Citizens: 535thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 835thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 943rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,134thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,159thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,170thLargest Retail Industry: 1,207thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,223rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,530thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,702ndMost Politically Free: 1,729thMost Pro-Market: 1,896thLargest Mining Sector: 2,167thTop
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Highest Drug Use: 2,608thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,716thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,403rdHighest Average Incomes: 4,327thHighest Economic Output: 4,756thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,543rdMost Cultured: 6,896thLargest Insurance Industry: 7,658thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,009thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,550thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,163rdTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 12,152ndMost Influential: 13,529thMost Extreme: 15,680thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 18,591stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,820thLargest Black Market: 19,714thLargest Populations: 21,223rd
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Most Pro-Market: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionMost Extreme: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 11th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 12th in the regionMost Cultured: 16th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Black Market: 17th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 18th in the region

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