The Sexy Spacefaring Shogunate of
Corporate Bordello
The Babylon Project was a Dream given Form.
Regional Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

Overview Factbook People Government Economy Trend Analysis

The Sexy Spacefaring Shogunate of The Zocalo is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by President Sheridan with a fair hand, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, frequent executions, and digital currency. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 27.087 billion Babylonians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

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 19,232 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 710,028 credits, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,948,011 per year while the poor average 35,324, a ratio of 140 to 1.

The government is making attempts at curtailing the flood of spam emails with little progress, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings, the tenet of free speech is held dear, and one-stop superstores divide and conquer family businesses. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. 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 10th in Wysteria and 27th in the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 42 on the Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 7 hours ago

  • 21 hours ago: The Zocalo was reclassified from "Capitalist Paradise" to "Corporate Bordello".
  • 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Zocalo, one-stop superstores divide and conquer family businesses.
  • 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Zocalo, the tenet of free speech is held dear.
  • 3 days 8 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Zocalo, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings.
  • 3 days 8 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Zocalo, the government is making attempts at curtailing the flood of spam emails with little progress.
  • 3 days 8 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Zocalo, convicted felons are forced into slavery for their crimes.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in The Zocalo, psychological disorders are a taboo subject.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in The Zocalo, corporations donate huge sums of money to favored politicians.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in The Zocalo, the government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in The Zocalo, agricultural science is the most competitive subject at The Zocalo's universities.

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