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Most Secular: 2,972ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,598thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,093rd
The Incorporated States of
Corporate Police State
Through Reasons or by Forces
Influence
Unproven
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Babylon Inc

Population72 million

CurrencyC-Credit
AnimalDove

The Incorporated States of Babylon Inc is a large, safe nation, notable for its compulsory military service, enslaved workforce, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 72 million HumanResources are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Law & Order. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 40.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Babylon Incian economy, worth 5.63 trillion C-Credits a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Woodchip Exports, Trout Farming, and Information Technology. Average income is 78,166 C-Credits, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 475,937 per year while the poor average 5,687, a ratio of 83.7 to 1.

The only way to escape lengthy prison terms is in a body bag, coffee cups have grown in size to accommodate the huge ingredients list, truancy officers have a hard time catching children trained in advanced camouflage skills, and road rage is rarer but more terminal now that many people drive fully-operational battle tanks to work. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Babylon Inc's national animal is the Dove.

Babylon Inc is ranked 172,759th in the world and 8,028th in The North Pacific for Most Average, scoring 24.36 on the Average Standardized Normality Scale.

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Most Secular: 2,972ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,598thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,093rdTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14,026thMost Corrupt Governments: 18,744thLargest Insurance Industry: 20,310th
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Most Secular: 152nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 219th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 294th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 315th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 788th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Babylon Inc, road rage is rarer but more terminal now that many people drive fully-operational battle tanks to work.
  • : Following new legislation in Babylon Inc, truancy officers have a hard time catching children trained in advanced camouflage skills.
  • : Following new legislation in Babylon Inc, coffee cups have grown in size to accommodate the huge ingredients list.
  • : Following new legislation in Babylon Inc, the only way to escape lengthy prison terms is in a body bag.
  • : Following new legislation in Babylon Inc, the government strictly regulates whale harvest quotas.
  • : Following new legislation in Babylon Inc, 13-year-old internet trolls are treated as a threat on par with terrorists.
  • : Following new legislation in Babylon Inc, prison officers are bribed not to take bribes.
  • : Following new legislation in Babylon Inc, a shipwreck is everyone's fault but the captain's.
  • : Following new legislation in Babylon Inc, it's best to say "yes" if the arbiter asks "what are you, a moron?".
  • : Babylon Inc was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.

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