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Hesperonis

Population30.397 billion

CapitalDelta Crateris V
LeaderLord 353

CurrencySa-Matra
AnimalDnyarri

The Ur-Quan Masters of Hesperonis is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Lord 353 with an even hand, and remarkable for its avant-garde cinema, absence of drug laws, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cheerful population of 30.397 billion Ur-Quans enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, liberal, pro-business individuals juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Delta Crateris V. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Hesperonisian economy, worth an astonishing 17,095 trillion Sa-Matras 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 Retail, Information Technology, and Gambling. Average income is a breathtaking 562,397 Sa-Matras, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,491,683 per year while the poor average 79,276, a ratio of 31.4 to 1.

Government officials are held to the highest standard of morality, a burger chain recently changed its name to Mack Donaldz for legal reasons, anti-vaxxers claim that injected children are prone to psychotic breaks when they see the 'Queen of Diamonds' playing card, and tourists often cite 'hiding money in an off-shore banking account' as their main reason to visit the nation. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Hesperonis's national animal is the Dnyarri, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Hesperonis is ranked 252nd in the world and 12th in Lazarus for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 29,736.35 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 5thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10thLargest Retail Industry: 15thFattest Citizens: 19thHighest Crime Rates: 20thMost Armed: 22ndRudest Citizens: 28thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 31stMost Rebellious Youth: 37thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 46thMost Avoided: 59thHighest Economic Output: 65thLargest Gambling Industry: 69thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 72ndHighest Average Incomes: 112thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 160thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 194thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 230thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 252ndLargest Publishing Industry: 268thLargest Mining Sector: 283rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 384thLargest Insurance Industry: 469thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 491stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 501stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 653rdSmartest Citizens: 697thLargest Populations: 762ndMost Cultured: 985thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,080thMost Stationary: 1,198thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,212thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,495thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,644thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 1,815thLargest Black Market: 3,269thHighest Drug Use: 5,417thMost Influential: 7,670thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,044thTop
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Most Secular: 9,553rdMost Pro-Market: 9,712thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,399thMost Corrupt Governments: 13,332ndHighest Poor Incomes: 14,314thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15,524th
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 12th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Populations: 17th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 18th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 23rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 25th in the regionMost Stationary: 27th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 31st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 32nd in the regionMost Cultured: 33rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 36th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 44th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 48th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 56th in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 75th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 104th in the regionLargest Black Market: 172nd in the regionMost Influential: 208th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 254th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 368th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 412th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 433rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 483rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 492nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, tourists often cite 'hiding money in an off-shore banking account' as their main reason to visit the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, anti-vaxxers claim that injected children are prone to psychotic breaks when they see the 'Queen of Diamonds' playing card.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, a burger chain recently changed its name to Mack Donaldz for legal reasons.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, government officials are held to the highest standard of morality.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, cooking with water and baking soda is considered patent infringement.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, criminals always seem to be forewarned of police raids.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, thieves are flogged in public for their crimes.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, airship use has soared while property values beneath their routes have plummeted.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, clergy never mention brand names for fear of losing their government subsidies.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, Lord 353's family members carry literal get-out-of-jail-free cards.

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