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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

Population11.777 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 renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and national health service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 11.777 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 792 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Elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume, people eagerly queue days at A&E to wait for their free healthcare, surrealist houses shaped like mushrooms and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 25,068th in the world and 7th in Babylon 5 for Fattest Citizens, with 14.7 Obesity Rate.

Top
1%
Most Pro-Market: 1,962ndTop
5%
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 7,971stTop
10%
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,516thMost Secular: 14,153rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 14,734thLeast Corrupt Governments: 16,629thMost Stationary: 19,812th
Top
10%
Least Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Proxima 3 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Proxima 3 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Proxima 3 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : Proxima 3 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output and Largest Populations.
  • : Proxima 3 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
  • : 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 Most Stationary.
  • : Proxima 3 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes and the Top 10% for Highest Crime Rates.
  • : Proxima 3 was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Pro-Market.
  • : Proxima 3 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.

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