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The Imperial Tsardom of Sparkvernia

“For the undying union of man and machine”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Rare
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Superpower

Location: The Chewlands

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The Imperial Tsardom of Sparkvernia is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Tsar Kasimir Sparkos I with an iron fist, and remarkable for its zero percent divorce rate, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 8.19 billion Sparkvernians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The minute, corrupt, moralistic government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Czargorod. Income tax is unheard of.

The all-consuming Sparkvernian economy, worth a remarkable 1,813 trillion rubles 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, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is an amazing 221,404 rubles, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 624,975 per year while the poor average 62,786, a ratio of 10.0 to 1.

Vile black smog from coal power plants has enveloped several major urban centres, midnight raids drag couples from their homes in the name of decency, mobile phone masts are being erected all over the country, and school uniforms are compulsory. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Sparkvernia's national animal is the white hawk, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Tsarism.

Sparkvernia is ranked 3rd in The Chewlands and 78,873rd in the world for Largest Public Transport Department, scoring 8 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 18 days ago

  • 15 days ago: Sparkvernia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector (last census: Top 1%).
  • 18 days ago: Following new legislation in Sparkvernia, school uniforms are compulsory.
  • 18 days ago: Following new legislation in Sparkvernia, mobile phone masts are being erected all over the country.
  • 18 days ago: Following new legislation in Sparkvernia, midnight raids drag couples from their homes in the name of decency.
  • 18 days ago: Following new legislation in Sparkvernia, vile black smog from coal power plants has enveloped several major urban centres.
  • 19 days ago: Sparkvernia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • 23 days ago: Following new legislation in Sparkvernia, employers may fire workers without giving any reason.
  • 23 days ago: Following new legislation in Sparkvernia, record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been reported.
  • 23 days ago: Following new legislation in Sparkvernia, one-stop superstores divide and conquer family businesses.
  • 23 days ago: Following new legislation in Sparkvernia, shaken martini sales have soared in nations surrounding Sparkvernia.

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