Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 16th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 17th Most Scientifically Advanced: 21st
The Sexy Spacefaring Shogunate of
Capitalist Paradise
The Babylon Project was a Dream given Form.
Regional Influence
Eminence Grise
Zocalo Bartender
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

Overview Factbook People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Sexy Spacefaring Shogunate of The Zocalo is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by President Sheridan with an even hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, smutty television, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 30.053 billion Babylonians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Blue Sector. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient The Zocaloan economy, worth an astonishing 22,032 trillion credits a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Automobile Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is a breathtaking 733,116 credits, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,171,046 per year while the poor average 107,799, a ratio of 29.4 to 1.

The government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments, psychological disorders are a taboo subject, international war-crimes are good for business and business is booming, and the government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, probably because of the absence of a police force. The Zocalo's national animal is the Pakmara, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Foundationism.

The Zocalo is ranked 2,947th in the world and 1st in Babylon 5 for Largest Black Market, with 220 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 16thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 17thMost Scientifically Advanced: 21stHighest Economic Output: 25thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 27thLargest Populations: 27thHighest Average Incomes: 32ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 33rdMost Armed: 34thRudest Citizens: 39thMost Avoided: 43rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 52ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 61stLargest Gambling Industry: 62ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 64thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 72ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 81stFattest Citizens: 82ndLargest Retail Industry: 83rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 83rdMost Cultured: 83rdSmartest Citizens: 87thLargest Mining Sector: 93rdHighest Crime Rates: 98thLargest Information Technology Sector: 113thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 125thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 134thLargest Insurance Industry: 136thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 140thLargest Agricultural Sector: 155thLargest Publishing Industry: 229thMost Corrupt Governments: 526thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,299thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,477thTop
5%
Most Efficient Economies: 2,610thLargest Black Market: 2,947thMost Devout: 3,850thLargest Governments: 4,908thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,712thMost Pro-Market: 7,689thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,867thTop
10%
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10,928thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,258thMost Developed: 17,797th
Top
10%
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Zocalo's influence in Babylon 5 rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : The Zocalo was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry and the Top 10% for Most Developed.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, the government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, international war-crimes are good for business and business is booming.
  • : The Zocalo was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pro-Market and the Top 10% for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, psychological disorders are a taboo subject.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, the government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, Coco the Clown has been elected to the nation's parliament.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, one year's corporation tax from three international megacorporations has funded one dozen shiny black pencils for President Sheridan's office.
  • : The Zocalo was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pro-Market.

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