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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,086thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,347thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,831st
The Galactic Diplomatic Hub of
Capitalist Paradise
Life's full of mysteries. Consider this one of them.
Influence
Power
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Grid Epsilon

Population15.089 billion

CapitalBabylon 5
LeaderJohn Sheridan

CurrencyEarth Alliance Credit
AnimalPakmara

The Galactic Diplomatic Hub of Grid Epsilon is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by John Sheridan with an even hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, pith helmet sales, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 15.089 billion Grid Epsilonians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small, pro-business government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Babylon 5. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Grid Epsilonian economy, worth a remarkable 2,493 trillion Earth Alliance Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Gambling. Average income is an impressive 165,243 Earth Alliance Credits, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,267,748 per year while the poor average 5,809, a ratio of 218 to 1.

The nation's once beautiful countryside have turned brown as farmers spray potent pesticides, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits, owning a tractor is widely regarded as an essential prerequisite to most government positions, and airport security is provided by private companies. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Grid Epsilon's national animal is the Pakmara, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Grid Epsilon is ranked 86,598th in the world and 2nd in Babylon 5 for Most Average, scoring 40.82 on the Average Standardized Normality Scale.

Top
1%
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,086thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,347thTop
5%
Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,831stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,078thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,293rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,557thFattest Citizens: 3,694thMost Armed: 3,856thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,015thMost Avoided: 5,599thHighest Crime Rates: 6,085thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,415thHighest Economic Output: 6,933rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,648thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,290thMost Stationary: 8,396thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,537thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,097thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,193rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9,799thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,982ndMost Cultured: 11,017thHighest Average Incomes: 11,462ndTop
10%
Most Efficient Economies: 14,135thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,087thLargest Retail Industry: 16,259thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,994thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,845thSmartest Citizens: 18,400thLargest Populations: 18,876thLargest Black Market: 19,221stLargest Information Technology Sector: 19,966thMost Devout: 20,100thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 21,238thMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,147thLargest Mining Sector: 25,245th
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Most Influential: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Grid Epsilon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : Grid Epsilon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Food Quality.
  • : Grid Epsilon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential and Largest Mining Sector.
  • : Grid Epsilon set the regional banner of Babylon 5.
  • : Grid Epsilon was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Dead and Most Survivors.
  • : Grid Epsilon lodged a message on the Babylon 5 Regional Message Board.
  • : Grid Epsilon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Food Quality.
  • : Grid Epsilon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : Grid Epsilon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Grid Epsilon was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cultured.

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