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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 5thMost Armed: 14thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 16th
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

Population38.113 billion

CapitalDelta Crateris V
LeaderLord 353
FaithPath of Now and Forever

CurrencySa-Matra
AnimalDnyarri

The Ur-Quan Masters of Hesperonis is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Lord 353 with an iron fist, and notable for its infamous sell-swords, ubiquitous missile silos, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, cheerful population of 38.113 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, 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 23,335 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 612,272 Sa-Matras, with the richest citizens earning 8.2 times as much as the poorest.

Five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars, many former slaves are finding out there is such a thing as a free lunch, military equipment stores have a tendency to go up in flames, and immigrants who don't like the taste of Hesperonisian Turnip Chips are immediately deported. 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 216,776th in the world and 7,271st in Lazarus for Longest Average Lifespans, with 17.94 years.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 5thMost Armed: 14thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 16thHighest Crime Rates: 19thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 23rdFattest Citizens: 23rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 25thMost Rebellious Youth: 33rdLargest Gambling Industry: 47thHighest Disposable Incomes: 51stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 52ndMost Avoided: 54thHighest Economic Output: 54thLargest Retail Industry: 68thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 136thHighest Average Incomes: 140thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 197thRudest Citizens: 221stLargest Mining Sector: 234thLargest Publishing Industry: 250thMost Efficient Economies: 274thLargest Insurance Industry: 296thMost Scientifically Advanced: 324thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 335thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 359thLargest Agricultural Sector: 421stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 511thSmartest Citizens: 642ndMost Cultured: 670thLargest Populations: 678thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 824thMost Stationary: 902ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,170thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,271stHighest Poor Incomes: 1,949thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,525thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,706thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,238thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,974thLargest Black Market: 6,074thMost Secular: 7,203rdTop
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Most Influential: 11,840thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,820th
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Largest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 9th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionLargest Populations: 15th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16th in the regionMost Stationary: 17th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 20th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Cultured: 31st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 44th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 45th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 53rd in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 86th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 123rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 130th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 163rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 214th in the regionMost Influential: 274th in the regionLargest Black Market: 315th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 387th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 637th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Hesperonis was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, immigrants who don't like the taste of Hesperonisian Turnip Chips are immediately deported.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, military equipment stores have a tendency to go up in flames.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, many former slaves are finding out there is such a thing as a free lunch.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, ambitious "businessmen" use their children to sell and advertise their products.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, twelfth-generation Ur-Quans are deported for not knowing Lord 353's childhood nickname.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, many Ur-Quans are their brothers' keepers.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, engaged partners detail their fiancés' private lives in detail to prurient bureaucrats.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, immigrants are told to pull themselves up by their worn-out budget bootstraps.

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