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The Sexy Spacefaring Shogunate of The Zocalo

“The Babylon Project was a Dream given Form.”

Category: Capitalizt
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Average

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 remarkable for its enslaved workforce, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 26.365 billion Babylonians enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

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 18,694 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 709,066 credits, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,108,289 per year while the poor average 186,967, a ratio of 11.3 to 1.

Voting is compulsory, immigrant herding has become a national pastime, corporate 'hostile takeovers' now involve ICBMs and main battle tanks, and the police force is on a recruitment drive. 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 162nd in Wysteria and 115,068th in the world for Most Devout, scoring -941 on the Paradise-Perdition Likelihood Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 3 hours ago

  • 2 days ago: Following new legislation in The Zocalo, the police force is on a recruitment drive.
  • 2 days ago: Following new legislation in The Zocalo, corporate 'hostile takeovers' now involve ICBMs and main battle tanks.
  • 2 days ago: Following new legislation in The Zocalo, immigrant herding has become a national pastime.
  • 2 days ago: Following new legislation in The Zocalo, voting is compulsory.
  • 2 days ago: Following new legislation in The Zocalo, inheritance tax has recently been abolished.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in The Zocalo, parents live in fear of governmental 'child protection' squads.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in The Zocalo, the children of The Zocalo are often remarked upon for their cheery attitude to extreme violence.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in The Zocalo, Coco the Clown has been elected to the nation's parliament.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in The Zocalo, nervous homeowners have been blamed for rising death rates amongst carol singers and locksmiths.
  • 5 days ago: The Zocalo was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Public Sector.

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