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The Ur-Quan Masters of Hesperonis

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

Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
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Location: Lazarus

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Ur-Quan Masters of Hesperonis is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Lord 353 with an iron fist, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, smutty television, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, cheerful population of 37.659 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, 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 22,917 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 608,549 Sa-Matras, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,061,048 per year while the poor average 67,616, a ratio of 45.3 to 1.

Property subletting is going underground, the term "Native Ur-Quan" has been redefined as anyone with the same skin color as the majority, the Supreme Court vehemently protects civil rights and the right to privacy, and the Delta Crateris V Film Festival recently voted 'Ur-Quan Getting Hit By Football' as best film. 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 47,317th in the world and 2,523rd in Lazarus for Most Developed, scoring 66.41 on the Human Development Index.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 6thMost Armed: 13thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 16thHighest Crime Rates: 16thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 22ndFattest Citizens: 23rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 23rdMost Rebellious Youth: 30thLargest Gambling Industry: 47thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 48thHighest Disposable Incomes: 52ndMost Avoided: 57thHighest Economic Output: 58thLargest Retail Industry: 65thRudest Citizens: 114thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 131stHighest Average Incomes: 142ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 194thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 199thLargest Mining Sector: 239thLargest Publishing Industry: 244thMost Efficient Economies: 269thLargest Insurance Industry: 309thMost Scientifically Advanced: 318thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 341stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 368thLargest Agricultural Sector: 416thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 502ndSmartest Citizens: 642ndLargest Populations: 679thMost Cultured: 682ndMost Stationary: 913thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,149thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,347thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,087thTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,640thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,382ndMost Corrupt Governments: 4,539thLargest Black Market: 7,113thMost Secular: 9,066thTop
Most Influential: 12,049thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,442ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20,866th
Fattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 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 regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 8th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Populations: 13th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14th in the regionMost Stationary: 17th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 19th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 20th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22nd in the regionMost Cultured: 28th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 38th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 46th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 93rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 123rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 164th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 220th in the regionMost Influential: 266th in the regionLargest Black Market: 348th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 405th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 444th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 511th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 667th in the region

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