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The Sexy Spacefaring Shogunate of The Zocalo

“The Babylon Project was a Dream given Form.”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Good

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Wysteria

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The Sexy Spacefaring Shogunate of The Zocalo is a gargantuan, economically powerful nation, ruled by President Sheridan with an even hand, and remarkable for its punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 25.814 billion Babylonians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, pro-business government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defence, Commerce, and Education. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Blue Sector. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 53%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Automobile Manufacturing industries.

Manual labourers must be willing to have cybernetic limbs to get a job, young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables, tourists outnumber citizens two to one, and only the rich can afford the latest medical innovations. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling. The Zocalo's national animal is the Pakmara, which is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is Foundationism, and its currency is the credit.

The Zocalo is ranked 149th in Wysteria and 113,632nd in the world for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare, scoring -207 on the Theresa-Nightingale Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 16 hours ago

  • 1 day 9 hours ago: The Zocalo was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Information Technology Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • 1 day 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Zocalo, only the rich can afford the latest medical innovations.
  • 1 day 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Zocalo, tourists outnumber citizens two to one.
  • 2 days 9 hours ago: The Zocalo was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Fastest-Growing Economies (last census: Top 10%).
  • 3 days 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Zocalo, young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables.
  • 3 days 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Zocalo, manual labourers must be willing to have cybernetic limbs to get a job.
  • 3 days 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Zocalo, it is mandatory to learn evolution in schools.
  • 3 days 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Zocalo, there are no minimum wage laws.
  • 3 days 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Zocalo, CDs are regularly copy-protected.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in The Zocalo, the rich are forced to sell their cars to pay for more police to prevent their cars from being stolen.

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