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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:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Wysteria

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The Sexy Spacefaring Shogunate of The Zocalo is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by President Sheridan with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 25.628 billion The Zocaloans 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 Uranium Mining industries.

Murder rates are on the rise as the popularity of soylent products grows, inheritance tax has recently been abolished, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, and organ donation is compulsory. 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 9th in Wysteria and 133rd in the world for Most Godforsaken, with 589 Dawkins.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 4 hours ago

  • 18 hours ago: The Zocalo was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Godforsaken (last census: Top 5%).
  • 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Zocalo, organ donation is compulsory.
  • 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Zocalo, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
  • 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Zocalo, inheritance tax has recently been abolished.
  • 1 day 18 hours ago: The Zocalo was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Fastest-Growing Economies (last census: Top 5%).
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in The Zocalo, murder rates are on the rise as the popularity of soylent products grows.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in The Zocalo, morning coffees are no longer the same since the disappearance of newspapers.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in The Zocalo, the government is avowedly atheist.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in The Zocalo, a typical fast food menu item could serve a small army.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in The Zocalo, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry.

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