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Most Pro-Market: 1,553rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,267thMost Stationary: 14,364th
The Earth Force Outpost of
Anarchy
No More!
Influence
Eminence Grise
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Superb

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Proxima 3

Population15.61 billion

Capitalthe Vesta's breakroom
LeaderCaptain MacDougan

CurrencyEarth Credit
AnimalTelepath

The Earth Force Outpost of Proxima 3 is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Captain MacDougan with a fair hand, and notable for its national health service, compulsory military service, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 15.61 billion Colonists live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The tiny, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of the Vesta's breakroom. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.0%.

The strong Proxima 3ian economy, worth a remarkable 1,051 trillion Earth Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Arms Manufacturing, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 67,333 Earth Credits, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 431,474 per year while the poor average 4,287, a ratio of 100 to 1.

Elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume, people eagerly queue days at A&E to wait for their free healthcare, surrealist houses shaped like mushrooms and volcanoes dominate the wealthiest neighborhoods, and commuter vessels have trouble staying afloat due to increased passengers. Crime is a problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Proxima 3's national animal is the Telepath, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Proxima 3 is ranked 19,527th in the world and 5th in Babylon 5 for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 117.51 on the Hayek Index.

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Most Pro-Market: 1,553rdTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 9,267thTop
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Most Stationary: 14,364thMost Secular: 14,888thLeast Corrupt Governments: 18,190thLargest Populations: 18,608thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 19,527thHighest Economic Output: 19,945thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 22,493rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 26,103rd
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Most Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the region

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