Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 17th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 17th Most Scientifically Advanced: 23rd
The Sexy Spacefaring Shogunate of
Capitalist Paradise
The Babylon Project was a Dream given Form.
Regional Influence
Eminence Grise
Zocalo Bartender
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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The Sexy Spacefaring Shogunate of The Zocalo is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by President Sheridan with an even hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, frequent executions, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 30.45 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 Zocaloan economy, worth an astonishing 22,351 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 734,024 credits, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,147,837 per year while the poor average 109,555, a ratio of 28.7 to 1.

A light facial coating of soot is seen as the mark of an honest and hardworking man, taking hostages is a great way to influence government policy, they say that President Sheridan's personal computer is full of naked pictures of the Emperor of Maxtopia, and politicians stage photo ops featuring barely functional fighter jets. 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 29th in the world and 1st in Babylon 5 for Most Armed, with 164.12 Weapons Per Person.

Top
1%
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 17thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 17thMost Scientifically Advanced: 23rdHighest Economic Output: 25thLargest Populations: 28thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 28thMost Armed: 29thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 32ndHighest Average Incomes: 35thRudest Citizens: 40thMost Avoided: 50thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 52ndLargest Gambling Industry: 58thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 64thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 67thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 80thFattest Citizens: 85thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 87thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 88thSmartest Citizens: 88thLargest Mining Sector: 89thHighest Crime Rates: 91stMost Cultured: 91stLargest Retail Industry: 94thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 123rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 130thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 135thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 136thLargest Insurance Industry: 136thLargest Agricultural Sector: 154thLargest Publishing Industry: 207thMost Secular: 523rdMost Corrupt Governments: 527thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,347thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,488thTop
5%
Most Efficient Economies: 2,598thLargest Black Market: 2,985thLargest Governments: 4,826thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,515thMost Pro-Market: 8,366thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,745thTop
10%
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,875thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,104th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Zocalo was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, politicians stage photo ops featuring barely functional fighter jets.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, they say that President Sheridan's personal computer is full of naked pictures of the Emperor of Maxtopia.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, taking hostages is a great way to influence government policy.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, a light facial coating of soot is seen as the mark of an honest and hardworking man.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, religious people are committed to mental institutions for treatment.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, candidates celebrate "free speech" by spraying champagne all over anyone who shows up to a rally.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, advertisers scramble to sponsor the broadcast of President Sheridan's most personal functions.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, charity no longer begins at home.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, the nation has recently been attributed to the funding of terrorist organisations.

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