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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 6thMost Armed: 14thHighest Crime Rates: 14th
The Ur-Quan Masters of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Hold what you do is wrong! Why do you do this thing?
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Hesperonis

Population36.262 billion

CapitalDelta Crateris V
LeaderLord 353
FaithPath of Now and Forever

CurrencySa-Matra
AnimalDnyarri

The Ur-Quan Masters of Hesperonis is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Lord 353 with an iron fist, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, aversion to nipples, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, cheerful population of 36.262 billion Ur-Quans are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Defense. 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 21,640 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 Information Technology, Retail, and Gambling. Average income is a breathtaking 596,789 Sa-Matras, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,747,148 per year while the poor average 78,516, a ratio of 35.0 to 1.

Saying "don't do anything that Lord 353 wouldn't do" doesn't exclude a great deal, in government offices a hidden killer takes the lives of ministers and civil servants, military geniuses responsible for brilliant campaigns are drummed out because they have close same-sex friends and an interest in interior design, and wounded veterans can only get prosthetics if they agree to become walking billboards for the arms industry. 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, and its national religion is Path of Now and Forever.

Hesperonis is ranked 8,724th in the world and 476th in Lazarus for Most Secular, with 95.44 Atheism Rate.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 6thMost Armed: 14thHighest Crime Rates: 14thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 17thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 22ndFattest Citizens: 23rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 25thMost Rebellious Youth: 30thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 43rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 56thLargest Gambling Industry: 56thHighest Economic Output: 60thLargest Retail Industry: 62ndMost Avoided: 63rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 138thHighest Average Incomes: 141stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 194thRudest Citizens: 222ndLargest Mining Sector: 238thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 239thLargest Publishing Industry: 258thMost Efficient Economies: 301stLargest Insurance Industry: 317thMost Scientifically Advanced: 345thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 397thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 412thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 418thLargest Agricultural Sector: 439thSmartest Citizens: 690thLargest Populations: 691stMost Valuable International Artwork: 827thMost Cultured: 845thMost Stationary: 956thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,137thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,948thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 3,103rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,060thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,898thLargest Black Market: 6,221stMost Secular: 8,724thTop
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Most Influential: 11,707thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,660thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20,710thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21,496th
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Most Armed: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 10th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionLargest Populations: 12th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 16th in the regionMost Stationary: 17th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 18th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 20th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 28th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 30th in the regionMost Cultured: 40th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 43rd in the regionTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 95th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 158th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 215th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 264th in the regionMost Influential: 265th in the regionLargest Black Market: 352nd in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 396th in the regionMost Secular: 476th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 583rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 685th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 700th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, wounded veterans can only get prosthetics if they agree to become walking billboards for the arms industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, military geniuses responsible for brilliant campaigns are drummed out because they have close same-sex friends and an interest in interior design.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, in government offices a hidden killer takes the lives of ministers and civil servants.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, saying "don't do anything that Lord 353 wouldn't do" doesn't exclude a great deal.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, matryoshka dolls resembling nested Death Stars are commonly sold.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, many believe that Lord 353's head is big enough for the sun to orbit around it.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, one year's corporation tax from three international megacorporations has funded one dozen shiny black pencils for Lord 353's office.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, death row is annually emptied to feed the nation's hunger for televised murder-games.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, it is often said that only Lord 353 could bring down Dàguó.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, eminent domain has been abolished.

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