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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 6thMost Armed: 13thHighest Crime Rates: 16th
The Ur-Quan Masters of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Hold what you do is wrong! Why do you do this thing?
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population37.646 billion

CapitalDelta Crateris V
LeaderLord 353
FaithPath of Now and Forever


The Ur-Quan Masters of Hesperonis is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Lord 353 with an iron fist, and notable for its frequent executions, otherworldly petting zoo, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, cheerful population of 37.646 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 22,903 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 608,390 Sa-Matras, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,245,719 per year while the poor average 59,931, a ratio of 54.2 to 1.

The tenet of free speech is held dear, Lord 353 has declared a weed sticking through a crack in the sidewalk to be the nation's newest green space, Hesperonisian-made cars tend to catch fire in people's driveways, and Hesperonis isn't what it used to be. 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 309th in the world and 19th in Lazarus for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 17,950.74 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 6thMost Armed: 13thHighest Crime Rates: 16thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 16thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 22ndFattest Citizens: 23rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 23rdMost Rebellious Youth: 30thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 48thLargest Gambling Industry: 48thHighest Disposable Incomes: 52ndMost Avoided: 57thHighest Economic Output: 58thLargest Retail Industry: 65thRudest Citizens: 106thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 132ndHighest Average Incomes: 141stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 158thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 201stLargest Mining Sector: 241stLargest Publishing Industry: 243rdMost Efficient Economies: 269thLargest Insurance Industry: 309thMost Scientifically Advanced: 319thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 338thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 377thLargest Agricultural Sector: 418thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 504thSmartest Citizens: 639thMost Cultured: 679thLargest Populations: 679thMost Stationary: 913thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,146thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,310thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,077thTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,645thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,381stMost Corrupt Governments: 4,603rdLargest Black Market: 7,120thMost Secular: 9,065thTop
Most Influential: 12,052ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 19,845thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,400thMost Pro-Market: 20,608th
Fattest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 8th 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: 17th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 19th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 19th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22nd in the regionMost Cultured: 29th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 37th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 43rd in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 94th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 124th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 165th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 225th in the regionMost Influential: 262nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 347th in the regionLargest Black Market: 351st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 370th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 440th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 665th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, Hesperonis isn't what it used to be.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, Hesperonisian-made cars tend to catch fire in people's driveways.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, Lord 353 has declared a weed sticking through a crack in the sidewalk to be the nation's newest green space.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, the tenet of free speech is held dear.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, family isn't who you're born with but who you abandon in foreign countries.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, there's a lot of hot air coming from the Capitol Building.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, confused-looking pigeons slide gently off frictionless window ledges.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, ghost regiments exist only on paper.
  • : Hesperonis was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Following new legislation in Hesperonis, Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity.


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