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The Watchfires of Aug-1

“Skin on skin, let the love begin”

Category: Moralistic Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Hermit

Location: Augusta

OverviewPoliciesPeopleGovernmentEconomyRankTrendCards

Aug-1

Population8.123 billion

Currency$$
AnimalDeath's-head Hawkmoth

The Watchfires of Aug-1 is a colossal, genial nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, pith helmet sales, and suspicion of poets. The compassionate population of 8.123 billion Aug-1ians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Healthcare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 31.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Aug-1ian economy, worth 435 trillion $$s a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Woodchip Exports, and Soda Sales. Average income is 53,569 $$s, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Ambitious "businessmen" use their children to sell and advertise their products, male med students learning female anatomy do so with their eyes tightly closed, Aug-1's free colleges struggle to maintain standards in the face of overwhelming demand, and the inside lane of every highway is for parked vehicles only. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Aug-1's national animal is the Death's-head Hawkmoth, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Aug-1 is ranked 96,906th in the world and 1st in Augusta for Highest Average Incomes, with 53,569.34 Standard Monetary Units.

Top
10%
Safest: 14,213thMost Pacifist: 18,342ndLargest Retail Industry: 20,031st

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Aug-1, the inside lane of every highway is for parked vehicles only.
  • : Following new legislation in Aug-1, Aug-1's free colleges struggle to maintain standards in the face of overwhelming demand.
  • : Following new legislation in Aug-1, male med students learning female anatomy do so with their eyes tightly closed.
  • : Aug-1 was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Moralistic Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Aug-1, ambitious "businessmen" use their children to sell and advertise their products.
  • : Following new legislation in Aug-1, one does not simply walk into the tundra.
  • : Following new legislation in Aug-1, rare art has become a significant factor in negotiating all foreign trade agreements.
  • : Following new legislation in Aug-1, tax assessment offices double as polling stations.
  • : Following new legislation in Aug-1, a good deed is rewarded with a thank you note attached to a deportation order.
  • : Following new legislation in Aug-1, childish pranks are no laughing matter.

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