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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 19th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 23rd Highest Economic Output: 25th
The Sexy Spacefaring Shogunate of
Capitalist Paradise
The Babylon Project was a Dream given Form.
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Powerbroker
Zocalo Bartender
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The Zocalo

Population32.884 billion

CapitalBlue Sector
LeaderPresident Sheridan
FaithFoundationism

Currencycredit
AnimalPakmara

The Sexy Spacefaring Shogunate of The Zocalo is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by President Sheridan with an even hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, digital currency, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 32.884 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 24,208 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 736,184 credits, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,517,908 per year while the poor average 90,344, a ratio of 38.9 to 1.

People say that smog must be good for you because of its healthy green colour, East Lebatuck tests its moon rovers in the barren wasteland of rural The Zocalo, the local custom of Biking With The Cars sends tourists home bemused or in body-bags, and there's never enough space in space. 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 49th in the world and 1st in Babylon 5 for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 56,000.06 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 19thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 23rdHighest Economic Output: 25thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 28thLargest Populations: 29thMost Armed: 34thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 34thHighest Average Incomes: 36thMost Scientifically Advanced: 41stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 49thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 49thMost Avoided: 61stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 67thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 81stLargest Gambling Industry: 82ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 87thHighest Crime Rates: 104thLargest Mining Sector: 106thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 108thMost Cultured: 111thFattest Citizens: 111thRudest Citizens: 114thSmartest Citizens: 120thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 129thLargest Insurance Industry: 133rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 138thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 155thLargest Agricultural Sector: 185thLargest Retail Industry: 200thLargest Publishing Industry: 208thLargest Information Technology Sector: 319thMost Secular: 637thMost Corrupt Governments: 650thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,053rdMost Rebellious Youth: 1,129thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 2,215thLargest Black Market: 2,612thLargest Governments: 4,269thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,155thTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,831stHighest Poor Incomes: 10,693rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,695thMost Pro-Market: 11,496th
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Most Developed: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Zocalo's influence in Babylon 5 rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, there's never enough space in space.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, the local custom of Biking With The Cars sends tourists home bemused or in body-bags.
  • : The Zocalo was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombies.
  • : The Zocalo was ravaged by a Zombie Thing Horde from The Empire of Bolysus, infecting 330 million survivors.
  • : The Zocalo was ravaged by a Zombie Thing Horde from The Empire of Bolysus, infecting 522 million survivors and converting to a zombie exporter! Oh no!
  • : The Zocalo was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Survivors and Most Dead.
  • : The Zocalo lodged a message on the Babylon 5 Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, East Lebatuck tests its moon rovers in the barren wasteland of rural The Zocalo.
  • : Following new legislation in The Zocalo, people say that smog must be good for you because of its healthy green colour.

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