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The Dichromatic Mechanism of August

August was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 228

“Quality over Quantity”

Category: Anarchy
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: Cape of Good Hope



Population9.751 billion


The Dichromatic Mechanism of August is a colossal, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, unlimited-speed roads, and ritual sacrifices. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 9.751 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 aren't funded at all. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Augustin economy, worth a remarkable 2,247 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 230,521 senses, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,065,432 per year while the poor average 3,313, a ratio of 623 to 1.

9 out of 10 consumers think that vitamins can cure cancer, open-casket funerals are avoided at all cost, citizens try to pass off bottlecaps they found in their backyards as historical artifacts, and Leader can often be found attempting to coax random citizens' cats down from trees. 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 925th in the world and 1st in Cape of Good Hope for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 12,690.37 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Highest Crime Rates: 199thMost Armed: 205thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 226thLargest Gambling Industry: 354thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 396thMost Avoided: 401stRudest Citizens: 406thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 431stFattest Citizens: 468thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 490thLargest Retail Industry: 823rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 925thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 996thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 998thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,058thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,204thLargest Mining Sector: 1,648thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,672ndTop
Most Politically Free: 1,771stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,818thMost Pro-Market: 1,905thHighest Drug Use: 1,917thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,498thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,632ndMost Efficient Economies: 2,728thHighest Average Incomes: 3,782ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,317thHighest Economic Output: 5,331stMost Extreme: 6,183rdMost Cultured: 6,455thNudest: 6,682ndLargest Insurance Industry: 6,753rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,502ndLargest Publishing Industry: 7,678thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,732ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 7,897thTop
Most Stationary: 12,653rdMost Influential: 12,918thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,200thLargest Black Market: 15,951st
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionNudest: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : August was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : August published "NS Leaders Staff Reference" (Meta: Reference).
  • : August was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : August was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : August published "AugustinAndroid v2 Public Release" (Meta: Reference).
  • : August was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : August was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : August was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : August's influence in Cape of Good Hope rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
  • : August was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector and the Top 10% for Largest Black Market.


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