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

Overview Factbook People Government Economy Trend Analysis

The Sexy Spacefaring Shogunate of The Zocalo is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by President Sheridan with an even hand, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, sprawling nuclear power plants, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 27.448 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 19,567 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 712,878 credits, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,974,298 per year while the poor average 63,839, a ratio of 62.3 to 1.

People reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight, the Pakmara is reportedly extinct, farmers can be spotted driving gold-plated tractors, and Animal Liberationists are regularly jailed. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, 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 122nd in Wysteria and 119,740th in the world for Highest Average Tax Rates, scoring -42 on the Inverse Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, Animal Liberationists are regularly jailed.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, farmers can be spotted driving gold-plated tractors.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, the Pakmara is reportedly extinct.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, owning a tractor is widely regarded as an essential prerequisite to most government positions.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, foreign governments are looking into weaponizing the infamous The Zocaloan bee.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, agriculture is heavily subsidized by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, children are raised bilingual from an early age.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, citizens living in underground cities have developed a healthy green glow.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, homeless people are frequently charged with trespassing on public property.

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