Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 15th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 17th Most Scientifically Advanced: 22nd
The Sexy Spacefaring Shogunate of
Capitalist Paradise
The Babylon Project was a Dream given Form.
Regional Influence
Dealmaker
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, efficient nation, ruled by President Sheridan with an even hand, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, flagrant waste-dumping, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 29.659 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 21,711 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 732,035 credits, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,555,121 per year while the poor average 152,557, a ratio of 16.7 to 1.

The nation is currently revamping its entire education system, whales in captivity live in little more than glorified goldfish bowls, spoiler warnings are now given out before political speeches, and artificial intelligence seeking exciting work are overcome with ennui. 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 40,248th in the world and 5th in Babylon 5 for Nudest, with 180.25 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 15thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 17thMost Scientifically Advanced: 22ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 25thHighest Economic Output: 25thLargest Populations: 29thHighest Average Incomes: 31stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 34thMost Armed: 34thMost Avoided: 41stRudest Citizens: 46thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 51stLargest Gambling Industry: 57thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 58thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 58thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 64thLargest Retail Industry: 74thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 78thMost Cultured: 81stFattest Citizens: 82ndSmartest Citizens: 87thLargest Mining Sector: 88thHighest Crime Rates: 94thLargest Information Technology Sector: 102ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 114thLargest Insurance Industry: 126thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 130thLargest Agricultural Sector: 143rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 152ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 173rdLargest Publishing Industry: 225thMost Corrupt Governments: 496thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,255thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,444thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,505thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 2,620thLargest Black Market: 2,838thMost Devout: 3,762ndLargest Governments: 4,667thMost Pro-Market: 7,480thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 8,627thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,771stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 16,407th
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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 rose from "Instigator" to "Dealmaker".
  • : The Zocalo was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, artificial intelligence seeking exciting work are overcome with ennui.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, spoiler warnings are now given out before political speeches.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, whales in captivity live in little more than glorified goldfish bowls.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, the nation is currently revamping its entire education system.
  • : The Zocalo was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pro-Market.
  • : The Zocalo was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : The Zocalo was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : The Zocalo lodged a message on the Babylon 5 Regional Message Board.

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