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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 17thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 26thHighest Disposable Incomes: 27th
The Sexy Spacefaring Shogunate of
Capitalist Paradise
The Babylon Project was a Dream given Form.
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Zocalo Bartender
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The Zocalo

Population41.109 billion

CapitalBlue Sector
LeaderPresident Sheridan
FaithFoundationism

Currencycredit
AnimalPakmara

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, unlimited-speed roads, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 41.109 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 30,672 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 746,136 credits, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,608,423 per year while the poor average 89,503, a ratio of 40.3 to 1.

There's never enough space in space, owners of man-portable particle accelerator backpacks are advised not to cross the streams, cooking with water and baking soda is considered patent infringement, and children must make a homemade spinach and ricotta rotolo by high school or be held back. 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 72nd in the world and 2nd in Babylon 5 for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring 33,512.27 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 17thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 26thHighest Disposable Incomes: 27thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 27thLargest Populations: 29thHighest Economic Output: 30thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 35thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 42ndMost Armed: 52ndHighest Average Incomes: 62ndLargest Gambling Industry: 65thLargest Agricultural Sector: 72ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 86thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 87thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 88thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 103rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 106thLargest Insurance Industry: 109thLargest Mining Sector: 111thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 118thMost Efficient Economies: 124thMost Avoided: 128thHighest Crime Rates: 147thMost Scientifically Advanced: 151stFattest Citizens: 166thLargest Publishing Industry: 231stMost Cultured: 248thSmartest Citizens: 301stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 309thRudest Citizens: 451stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 748thLargest Retail Industry: 883rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 892ndMost Rebellious Youth: 980thMost Secular: 1,017thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,078thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,255thTop
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Largest Governments: 5,258thLargest Black Market: 5,795thHighest Food Quality: 5,942ndMost Stationary: 7,919thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,496thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,910thTop
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Most Patriotic: 14,475thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,636thMost Pro-Market: 22,420thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 22,814thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 23,680th
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Highest Food Quality: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Patriotic: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Zocalo was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : The Zocalo was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : The Zocalo was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : The Zocalo was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Food Quality and the Top 10% for Most Patriotic.
  • : The Zocalo was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : The Zocalo agreed to construct embassies between Babylon 5 and The Embassy.
  • : The Zocalo was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : The Zocalo was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : The Zocalo was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : The Zocalo was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.

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