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The Ur-Quan Masters of Hesperonis

“Hold what you do is wrong! Why do you do this thing?”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
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Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Location: Lazarus

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Ur-Quan Masters of Hesperonis is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Lord 353 with an even hand, and notable for its infamous sell-swords, sprawling nuclear power plants, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cheerful population of 35.805 billion Ur-Quans are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business 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 21,293 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 594,702 Sa-Matras, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,137,667 per year while the poor average 59,963, a ratio of 52.3 to 1.

Apprentice builders get teased for wearing hard hats, the government's suicide hotline now redirects callers to local tax lawyers, Hesperonis is notorious for its citizens' infidelity, and urban high-volume mailers now receive their mail via chauffeur-driven limousines. 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 208,620th in the world and 7,667th in Lazarus for Lowest Crime Rates, with 1.17 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 5thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 14thMost Armed: 15thHighest Crime Rates: 15thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 19thFattest Citizens: 24thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 25thMost Rebellious Youth: 30thRudest Citizens: 33rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 44thLargest Gambling Industry: 50thHighest Disposable Incomes: 57thLargest Retail Industry: 57thHighest Economic Output: 58thMost Avoided: 64thHighest Average Incomes: 139thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 140thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 193rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 196thLargest Mining Sector: 238thLargest Publishing Industry: 249thMost Efficient Economies: 307thLargest Insurance Industry: 318thMost Scientifically Advanced: 355thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 369thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 395thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 419thLargest Agricultural Sector: 425thLargest Populations: 690thSmartest Citizens: 693rdMost Cultured: 894thMost Valuable International Artwork: 915thMost Stationary: 965thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,224thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,087thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,283rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,207thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,644thLargest Black Market: 5,803rdMost Secular: 9,243rdTop
Most Influential: 11,550thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 16,003rdMost Pro-Market: 16,851stHighest Drug Use: 18,408thNudest: 20,110th
Highest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 10th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Populations: 12th in the regionMost Stationary: 17th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 18th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 20th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 23rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 23rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 24th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 27th in the regionMost Cultured: 44th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 47th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 107th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 171st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 220th in the regionMost Influential: 285th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 315th in the regionLargest Black Market: 329th in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 412th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 423rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 465th in the regionMost Secular: 487th in the regionNudest: 558th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 716th in the region

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