Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 13th Most Scientifically Advanced: 17th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 17th
The Sexy Spacefaring Shogunate of
Capitalist Paradise
The Babylon Project was a Dream given Form.
Regional Influence
Duckspeaker
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 frequent executions, sprawling nuclear power plants, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 29.128 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 21,232 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 728,946 credits, with the richest citizens earning 5.7 times as much as the poorest.

Billions are being spent on a new island airport, citizens are regularly found digging for treasure in their gardens, almost all of The Zocalo's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices, and the tenet of free speech is held dear. 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 24th in the world and 1st in Babylon 5 for Highest Economic Output, with 21,232 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 13thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 17thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 22ndHighest Economic Output: 24thLargest Populations: 27thHighest Average Incomes: 30thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 33rdMost Armed: 37thMost Avoided: 39thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 47thLargest Gambling Industry: 52ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 57thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 58thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 58thMost Cultured: 74thLargest Retail Industry: 74thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 74thRudest Citizens: 75thHighest Poor Incomes: 75thFattest Citizens: 82ndLargest Mining Sector: 84thLargest Information Technology Sector: 86thSmartest Citizens: 89thHighest Crime Rates: 92ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 96thLargest Insurance Industry: 124thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 124thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 130thLargest Agricultural Sector: 151stLargest Publishing Industry: 206thMost Corrupt Governments: 449thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 732ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,302ndMost Rebellious Youth: 1,454thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 2,675thLargest Black Market: 2,747thMost Devout: 3,404thLargest Governments: 4,357thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,057thMost Influential: 8,439thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 13,504thMost Pro-Market: 13,948thNudest: 15,452ndMost Developed: 15,841st
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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 regionMost Influential: 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 regionNudest: 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 Galactic Diplomatic Hub of Grid Epsilon appointed The Zocalo as Zocalo Bartender with authority over Appearance, Border Control, Communications, Embassies, and Polls in Babylon 5.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, the tenet of free speech is held dear.
  • : The Zocalo was reclassified from "Compulsory Consumerist State" to "Capitalist Paradise".
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, almost all of The Zocalo's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, citizens are regularly found digging for treasure in their gardens.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, billions are being spent on a new island airport.
  • : The Zocalo's influence in Babylon 5 rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, a new generation of aquariumless hotels are being built under government supervision.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, inter-species marriages are ignored by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, the nation's leading climatologists are investigating animal flatulence in efforts to reduce methane emissions.

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