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The Earth Force Outpost of Proxima 3

“No More!”

Category: Anarchy
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: Babylon 5

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Proxima 3

Population10.154 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 compulsory military service, national health service, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 10.154 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 7.5%.

The strong Proxima 3ian economy, worth 662 trillion Earth Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Arms Manufacturing, and Gambling. Average income is 65,282 Earth Credits, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 496,297 per year while the poor average 2,381, a ratio of 208 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Elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume, people eagerly queue days at A&E to wait for their free healthcare, surrealist houses shaped like mushrooms and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 serious 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 57,333rd in the world and 7th in Babylon 5 for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring 2,262.54 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

Top
5%
Most Pro-Market: 1,991stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,749thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6,168thTop
10%
Most Secular: 12,341stHighest Crime Rates: 14,473rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 15,073rdRudest Citizens: 15,169thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 15,655thFattest Citizens: 16,499th
Top
10%
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Proxima 3 was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Dead and the Top 5% for Most Survivors.
  • : Proxima 3 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Proxima 3 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Proxima 3 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Fattest Citizens.
  • : Proxima 3 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Fattest Citizens.
  • : Proxima 3 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Fattest Citizens.
  • : Proxima 3 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • : Proxima 3 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • : Proxima 3 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • : Proxima 3 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.

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