Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 16th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 17th Most Scientifically Advanced: 21st
The Sexy Spacefaring Shogunate of
Capitalist Paradise
The Babylon Project was a Dream given Form.
Regional Influence
Contender
Zocalo Bartender
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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The Sexy Spacefaring Shogunate of The Zocalo is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Sheridan with an even hand, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, daily referendums, and flagrant waste-dumping. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 29.498 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 21,577 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 731,501 credits, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,562,169 per year while the poor average 151,637, a ratio of 16.9 to 1.

Belligerent citizens shoot at passing clouds for 'violating their airspace', morning coffees are no longer the same since the disappearance of newspapers, Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity, and the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry. 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 150,342nd in the world and 11th in Babylon 5 for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring -57.27 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 16thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 17thMost Scientifically Advanced: 21stHighest Economic Output: 25thLargest Populations: 26thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 26thHighest Average Incomes: 31stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 34thMost Armed: 36thMost Avoided: 40thRudest Citizens: 48thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 50thLargest Gambling Industry: 53rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 57thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 59thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 62ndLargest Retail Industry: 74thMost Cultured: 75thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 79thFattest Citizens: 81stLargest Mining Sector: 86thHighest Crime Rates: 89thSmartest Citizens: 90thLargest Information Technology Sector: 93rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 111thLargest Insurance Industry: 120thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 130thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 144thLargest Agricultural Sector: 147thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 172ndLargest Publishing Industry: 225thMost Corrupt Governments: 481stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,239thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,420thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,486thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 2,649thLargest Black Market: 2,836thMost Devout: 3,605thLargest Governments: 4,662ndMost Pro-Market: 6,596thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 8,770thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,191stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14,808th
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Most Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Zocalo's influence in Babylon 5 fell from "Enforcer" to "Contender".
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, morning coffees are no longer the same since the disappearance of newspapers.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, belligerent citizens shoot at passing clouds for 'violating their airspace'.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, heart attacks are regarded as a coming of age ritual.
  • : The Zocalo's influence in Babylon 5 rose from "Contender" to "Enforcer".
  • : The Zocalo's influence in Babylon 5 rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
  • : The Zocalo lodged a message on the Babylon 5 Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, only the rich can afford the latest medical innovations.

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