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Most Armed: 1,719thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,185thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,348th
The Oligarchic Autocracy of
Father Knows Best State
Leave the Past; Fight for the Future
Patriarch Devlin Saros
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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New Sparta Ascendancy

Population6.211 billion

CapitalParliamentary Dominion
LeaderPatriarch Devlin Saros
FaithHellenism

CurrencySpartan Credit
AnimalPhoenix

The Oligarchic Autocracy of New Sparta Ascendancy is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Patriarch Devlin Saros with an iron fist, and renowned for its smutty television, complete lack of prisons, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 6.211 billion Spartans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Parliamentary Dominion. The average income tax rate is 61.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Spartan economy, worth a remarkable 1,523 trillion Spartan Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 245,363 Spartan Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Many friends and relatives of Patriarch Devlin Saros have been given ambassador jobs in tropical island nations, sociologists can charge whatever fee they like as the nation tries to find itself, pulling weeds is seen as a threat to national security, and a favorite "life hack" for gap year backpackers is to pretend to be homeless for government handouts. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. New Sparta Ascendancy's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Hellenism.

New Sparta Ascendancy is ranked 11,643rd in the world and 37th in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators for Highest Economic Output, with 1,523 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Armed: 1,719thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,185thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,348thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,389thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,550thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,002ndHighest Average Incomes: 3,684thMost Influential: 4,204thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,334thLargest Black Market: 5,015thLargest Retail Industry: 5,416thMost Cultured: 5,496thMost Efficient Economies: 5,981stMost Developed: 6,215thSmartest Citizens: 6,221stRudest Citizens: 6,266thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,657thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,991stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,418thMost Inclusive: 9,864thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,042ndLowest Crime Rates: 10,096thLargest Governments: 10,584thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,593rdMost Secular: 11,539thHighest Economic Output: 11,643rdTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,711thHealthiest Citizens: 14,090thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,399thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,110thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,615thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 18,430thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,540thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 20,622ndMost Stationary: 20,893rdLargest Mining Sector: 21,945th
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Highest Drug Use: 7th in the regionMost Inclusive: 9th in the regionMost Armed: 10th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12th in the regionMost Stationary: 14th in the regionMost Cultured: 14th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 15th in the regionNudest: 22nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 23rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 25th in the regionMost Developed: 26th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 26th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 27th in the region

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