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The Hotly Disputed Territories of Enphili Jumpgate

“The jump gate to the Enphili Homeworld”

Category: Corporate Bordello
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: Babylon 5

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Enphili Jumpgate

Population16.339 billion

CapitalEnphili Homeworld
Leaderguy hiding in a bunker

Currencycare packge
Animalspace pirate

The Hotly Disputed Territories of Enphili Jumpgate is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by guy hiding in a bunker with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, compulsory gun ownership, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 16.339 billion Enphilis are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The tiny, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Welfare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Enphili Homeworld. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.0%.

The all-consuming Enphili Jumpgatean economy, worth a remarkable 1,479 trillion care packges a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Soda Sales industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 90,526 care packges, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 301,303 per year while the poor average 20,267, a ratio of 14.9 to 1.

Door-to-door salesmen are frequently beaten up by 'vigilantes', gun ownership is compulsory, billions are being spent on a new island airport, and elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Enphili Jumpgate's national animal is the space pirate, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Enphili Jumpgate is ranked 21,500th in the world and 6th in Babylon 5 for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 14.87 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Top
1%
Most Armed: 1,556thTop
5%
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 3,164thHighest Crime Rates: 3,699thMost Avoided: 5,844thFattest Citizens: 6,027thMost Stationary: 7,026thTop
10%
Largest Gambling Industry: 8,471stLargest Populations: 8,776thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,934thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9,356thHighest Economic Output: 9,555thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,898thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,419thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13,480thMost Politically Free: 13,855thRudest Citizens: 14,397thLargest Retail Industry: 16,193rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,521stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,554thMost Pro-Market: 16,730th
Top
10%
Most Politically Free: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Enphili Jumpgate was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Dead and the Top 5% for Largest Gambling Industry and Most Survivors.
  • : Enphili Jumpgate was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : Enphili Jumpgate was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : Enphili Jumpgate was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : Enphili Jumpgate was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Enphili Jumpgate was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Enphili Jumpgate was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Enphili Jumpgate was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Enphili Jumpgate was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Enphili Jumpgate was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.

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