Rudest Citizens: 1st Largest Soda Pop Sector: 8th Fattest Citizens: 14th
The Ur-Quan Masters of
Corporate Bordello
Hold what you do is wrong! Why do you do this thing?
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The Ur-Quan Masters of Hesperonis is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Lord 353 with a fair hand, and remarkable for its public floggings, pith helmet sales, and flagrant waste-dumping. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 28.245 billion Ur-Quans 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.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, pro-business, outspoken individuals prioritizes Defense, with Industry, Education, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Environment are ignored. 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 16,870 trillion Sa-Matras a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Soda Sales, and Retail. Average income is a breathtaking 597,276 Sa-Matras, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,891,996 per year while the poor average 36,318, a ratio of 107 to 1.

The government is well known for declaring war on other countries for suspected slights, travellers are often forcibly evicted by torch-bearing mobs, the "war on terror" doesn't seem to be making Hesperonisians any less frightened, and citizens are bombarded with advertising from their compulsory miniature radios. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, probably because of the absence of a police force. Hesperonis's national animal is the Dnyarri, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Hesperonis is ranked 85,684th in the world and 2,394th in Lazarus for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 663.94 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Rudest Citizens: 1stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8thFattest Citizens: 14thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14thMost Armed: 14thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 15thLargest Retail Industry: 17thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 20thHighest Crime Rates: 21stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 29thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 39thMost Rebellious Youth: 39thMost Avoided: 51stHighest Economic Output: 52ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 60thLargest Information Technology Sector: 62ndLargest Gambling Industry: 66thHighest Average Incomes: 76thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 161stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 214thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 217thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 226thSmartest Citizens: 329thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 356thLargest Mining Sector: 382ndLargest Publishing Industry: 392ndLargest Insurance Industry: 657thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 766thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 800thLargest Populations: 815thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 935thMost Cultured: 1,038thMost Stationary: 1,492ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,607thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 1,840thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,876thMost Secular: 1,980thLargest Black Market: 2,630thMost Politically Free: 2,705thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5,164thMost Pro-Market: 6,688thMost Influential: 6,970thTop
Most Extreme: 12,412th
Most Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 10th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Populations: 19th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 20th in the regionMost Stationary: 32nd in the regionMost Cultured: 36th in the regionMost Politically Free: 38th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 39th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 41st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 41st in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 52nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 59th in the regionMost Secular: 59th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 82nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 97th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 112th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 127th in the regionLargest Black Market: 144th in the regionMost Influential: 203rd in the regionTop
Most Extreme: 259th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, citizens are bombarded with advertising from their compulsory miniature radios.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, the "war on terror" doesn't seem to be making Hesperonisians any less frightened.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, travellers are often forcibly evicted by torch-bearing mobs.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, the government is well known for declaring war on other countries for suspected slights.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, homeless people can be found sleeping on streets in front of unoccupied second homes.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, the government has spent days debating the merits of a petition calling for a ban on sporks.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, barbed wire entanglements and guard towers surround the Delta Crateris V Natural History Museum.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, retail staff are trained to take both inside leg measurements and the lives of their enemies.
  • : Hesperonis was reclassified from "Anarchy" to "Corporate Bordello".
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping.


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