Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 13th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 16th Most Scientifically Advanced: 21st
The Sexy Spacefaring Shogunate of
Capitalist Paradise
The Babylon Project was a Dream given Form.
Regional Influence
Dealmaker
Zocalo Bartender
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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The Sexy Spacefaring Shogunate of The Zocalo is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Sheridan with an even hand, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, otherworldly petting zoo, and digital currency. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 29.846 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 21,868 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 732,706 credits, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,570,876 per year while the poor average 151,482, a ratio of 17.0 to 1.

Directors of low-budget sci-fi films are flocking to use Blue Sector as a backdrop, major cities are suffering under water rationing, young girls and senior citizens alike can be spotted wearing colourful short shorts, and marijuana is legal in the privacy of your own home. 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 121,894th in the world and 4th in Babylon 5 for Most Authoritarian, with 0.05 Stalins.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 13thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 16thMost Scientifically Advanced: 21stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 25thHighest Economic Output: 25thLargest Populations: 28thHighest Average Incomes: 31stMost Armed: 34thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 35thMost Avoided: 40thRudest Citizens: 46thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 51stLargest Gambling Industry: 57thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 59thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 59thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 65thLargest Retail Industry: 75thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 79thFattest Citizens: 81stMost Cultured: 83rdSmartest Citizens: 85thLargest Mining Sector: 89thHighest Crime Rates: 96thLargest Information Technology Sector: 103rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 118thLargest Insurance Industry: 128thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 128thLargest Agricultural Sector: 147thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 150thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 178thLargest Publishing Industry: 224thMost Corrupt Governments: 511thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,282ndMost Rebellious Youth: 1,469thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 1,640thMost Efficient Economies: 2,625thLargest Black Market: 2,901stMost Devout: 3,818thLargest Governments: 4,865thTop
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Most Pro-Market: 7,821stMost Subsidized Industry: 8,740thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,369th
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Most Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, marijuana is legal in the privacy of your own home.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, young girls and senior citizens alike can be spotted wearing colourful short shorts.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, major cities are suffering under water rationing.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, directors of low-budget sci-fi films are flocking to use Blue Sector as a backdrop.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, every new toxic waste dump comes with a seal of approval from the government's science advisor.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, urban high-volume mailers now receive their mail via chauffeur-driven limousines.
  • : The Zocalo was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : The Zocalo's influence in Babylon 5 rose from "Instigator" to "Dealmaker".
  • : The Zocalo was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, artificial intelligence seeking exciting work are overcome with ennui.

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