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The Ur-Quan Masters of Hesperonis

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

Category: Capitalizt
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Location: Lazarus

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

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The Ur-Quan Masters of Hesperonis is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Lord 353 with an even hand, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, aversion to nipples, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 33.67 billion Ur-Quans enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, pro-business individuals juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. 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 19,721 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 585,722 Sa-Matras, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,867,182 per year while the poor average 68,641, a ratio of 41.8 to 1.

In a desperate bid for cheap airfare Ur-Quans can be seen jogging in a rubber suit just before flying, stuttering trypanophobes are doomed never to marry, citizens are bombarded with advertising from their compulsory miniature radios, and street gangs rule most of the nation's major cities. 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 44th in the world and 3rd in Lazarus for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 99.02 Workforce Participation Rate.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 5thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 15thMost Armed: 17thHighest Crime Rates: 17thFattest Citizens: 22ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 24thRudest Citizens: 29thMost Rebellious Youth: 32ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 44thLargest Retail Industry: 46thHighest Disposable Incomes: 57thLargest Gambling Industry: 59thHighest Economic Output: 60thMost Avoided: 62ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 81stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 81stHighest Average Incomes: 123rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 204thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 214thLargest Mining Sector: 251stLargest Publishing Industry: 261stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 268thLargest Insurance Industry: 354thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 417thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 450thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 468thMost Scientifically Advanced: 597thSmartest Citizens: 715thLargest Populations: 715thMost Cultured: 966thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,023rdMost Stationary: 1,045thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,274thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 1,673rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,682ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,759thLargest Black Market: 3,668thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,682ndMost Corrupt Governments: 6,704thTop
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Most Secular: 7,755thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,758thMost Influential: 9,501stHighest Drug Use: 10,435thMost Pro-Market: 13,582nd
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Most Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Populations: 15th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 18th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 20th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 20th in the regionMost Stationary: 21st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 23rd in the regionMost Cultured: 37th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 38th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 43rd in the regionTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 78th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 79th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 97th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 158th in the regionLargest Black Market: 196th in the regionMost Influential: 247th in the regionTop
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Most Pro-Market: 258th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 269th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 280th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 369th in the regionMost Secular: 376th in the region

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