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Rudest Citizens: 1st Largest Soda Pop Sector: 9th Most Armed: 14th
The Ur-Quan Masters of
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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 museums and concert halls, smutty television, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 28.814 billion Ur-Quans live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

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 receive no funds. 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 17,258 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 598,978 Sa-Matras, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,967,490 per year while the poor average 34,766, a ratio of 114 to 1.

Lord 353's peyote-induced "let's all just be friends" speech is trending world-wide, airship use has soared while property values beneath their routes have plummeted, citizens are regularly found digging for treasure in their gardens, and scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway. 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 12,103rd in the world and 441st in Lazarus for Highest Drug Use, scoring 114 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Rudest Citizens: 1stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 9thMost Armed: 14thFattest Citizens: 14thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 15thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 19thLargest Retail Industry: 19thHighest Crime Rates: 20thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 31stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 33rdMost Rebellious Youth: 38thHighest Economic Output: 52ndMost Avoided: 53rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 66thHighest Average Incomes: 77thLargest Information Technology Sector: 81stLargest Gambling Industry: 81stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 164thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 194thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 221stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 225thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 342ndSmartest Citizens: 373rdLargest Mining Sector: 379thLargest Publishing Industry: 395thLargest Insurance Industry: 658thLargest Populations: 799thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 832ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 835thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 927thMost Cultured: 1,097thMost Stationary: 1,322ndMost Secular: 1,362ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,563rdTop
Most Efficient Economies: 1,842ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,032ndLargest Black Market: 2,761stMost Politically Free: 4,565thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5,728thMost Pro-Market: 7,203rdMost Influential: 7,295thTop
Highest Drug Use: 12,103rdMost Extreme: 13,243rdNudest: 13,866th
Rudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 14th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Populations: 16th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 21st in the regionMost Stationary: 31st in the regionMost Cultured: 34th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 34th in the regionMost Secular: 36th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 37th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 40th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 46th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 64th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 80th in the regionMost Politically Free: 95th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 116th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 117th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 153rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 159th in the regionMost Influential: 219th in the regionTop
Most Extreme: 379th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 441st in the regionNudest: 521st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Hesperonis was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pro-Market.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, citizens are regularly found digging for treasure in their gardens.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, airship use has soared while property values beneath their routes have plummeted.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, Lord 353's peyote-induced "let's all just be friends" speech is trending world-wide.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, scenic tours are unheard of after most environmental laws were abolished.
  • : Hesperonis was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extreme and Nudest.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, Dnyarris are becoming popular in pet stores nationwide.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, the "daily grind" consists of levelling up in tedious video games.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, the national water supply has entered detox.


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