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The Kingdom of Outer Sparta

“Promote and Preserve”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Truckler

Location: Europe


Outer Sparta

Population12.535 billion

CapitalSparta City
LeaderAlexi Palas


The Kingdom of Outer Sparta is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Alexi Palas with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 12.535 billion Spartans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sparta City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Spartan economy, worth a remarkable 4,781 trillion Sparts a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 381,475 Sparts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Nouveau riche farmers diligently take care of their golden calf herds, buses are widely regarded as the safest way to travel, park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets, and intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Outer Sparta's national animal is the Dolphin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Atheism.

Outer Sparta is ranked 226,417th in the world and 1,167th in Europe for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -57.62 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 15thBest Weather: 16thMost Beautiful Environments: 17thMost Influential: 18thMost Developed: 23rdMost Pacifist: 27thMost Compassionate Citizens: 28thNicest Citizens: 31stLongest Average Lifespans: 31stHealthiest Citizens: 39thMost Inclusive: 42ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 61stSafest: 70thLeast Corrupt Governments: 86thHighest Average Tax Rates: 90thLargest Governments: 94thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 112thLowest Crime Rates: 112thMost Efficient Economies: 113thMost Secular: 125thMost Subsidized Industry: 135thSmartest Citizens: 140thMost Cheerful Citizens: 142ndMost Advanced Public Education: 155thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 169thMost Cultured: 181stLargest Welfare Programs: 196thMost Advanced Public Transport: 289thHighest Poor Incomes: 412thMost Valuable International Artwork: 413thMost Scientifically Advanced: 481stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 533rdHighest Average Incomes: 887thLargest Information Technology Sector: 915thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,682ndHighest Economic Output: 2,011thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,990thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,458thMost Stationary: 10,075thTop
Largest Populations: 19,816th
Safest: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Influential: 10th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 13th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 25th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 27th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 31st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 48th in the regionMost Stationary: 49th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 68th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Outer Sparta voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ending School Segregation".
  • : Following new legislation in Outer Sparta, intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works.
  • : Following new legislation in Outer Sparta, park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets.
  • : Following new legislation in Outer Sparta, buses are widely regarded as the safest way to travel.
  • : Following new legislation in Outer Sparta, nouveau riche farmers diligently take care of their golden calf herds.
  • : Following new legislation in Outer Sparta, human sacrifice to the metaphorical altar of Mammon ensures national prosperity.
  • : Following new legislation in Outer Sparta, the government is spending millions on renovating the public transportation system.
  • : Following new legislation in Outer Sparta, power stations shutting down at night has made bedtime reading tricky.
  • : Following new legislation in Outer Sparta, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings.
  • : Following new legislation in Outer Sparta, the 'Museum Of Stuff We Stole' is a tourist favourite.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 252 » Durlia, Troltovia, Imperium Anglorum, Puerto Thelosia, Lovisa, Slavorussia, The New Nordic Union, Wombelland, Dauershire, Ansington, An Clar, Nuweland, New Decius, Weltbeherrschung, Northern German Federation, Falvaard, Lieges, Lexembourg, Bohomo, Dark Matter, Ahma, The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, Hirota, Super Happy Land, Western Berlin, Chioganah, TF1 TASK FORCE 1, Evka, Maritzal, Popaholick, Alsted, Regnum Italiae, Northeast Vatican, Einswenn, Quentenia, Garya, Sinclairtown, Galway-Dublin, Yahlia, Saint Domingo, Slavonia and Srijem, Daneforth, Pilipinas and Malaya, Thracia Republic, Germany Third Reich, Irminsulia, Carphelia, Feria-Alkaline, St Scarlett, Brakanistan, and 202 others.Rouvenor, North of Americas, The Sect Meces, The Mongol Plain, South St Maarten, Purgatio, Pazano, Monkistan, GanymedEuropa, The Ivory Tower of Academia, Saiwania, Kardjali, Nardin, Alympian Kingdom, Ostermarch, Imperium Malignis, Aragonja, Milfgaerd, Eritei, Wessex and Cornwall, Corthaen, Boldia, Soviet Krussia, New Touraine, Leszno, Aristeme, New Ylicia, Dorpz, Death Bat, Germany222, Amicities, Greate San Marino, Estonesia, Soviet Taoistan, Cytadela, Jim the Baptist, Thracia and Crimea, Arorska, Volara, German Bismarck Republic, Egyptian Mamluk Sultanate, Cre Alworkez, The Empire of Occitania, Migurson, Lord Sapre, Litalia Vala, The Greater Eastern Republic, British Alban, Nedeslavia, Baycanistan, Stukilo, Toaddia, Nevelja, Yoannes, Republic of Satherland, Leranditale, Beauprix, Kenmoria WA Mission, Socialist Balkans, Lumitauka, Naifon, Carignanum, Seristria, Elitestland, British Norklon, Parliamentary Laramidia, Pollend, Swillinia, Tryienne, Monte Naranja, Supcotia, Laggos, Belgique et France, The Scandinavian Realm, Ukraba, Aslicuria, Elisabethshagen, Domton, Scravovia, Svarte Tarnet, Neuchateau, Arsenial, Blechingia, Kanokla, Treehound, Sagral, Permorania, Stumphosse Res, The Wretched of this Earth, Thils, The Pagan Moon, Alba-Nord, Free Workers Macedon, The Peoples Republic of Suffolk, Navence, Eurasies, Stromia, Mallesia, Enway, Cherised Lands of Galicia, Novo Portugal, Nation of Warfare, ENOTRIA, Anskerdank, Invernessia, Greater Tomland, Sicilian Imperial-Capitalist Empire, The-British-Isles, Eesenland, Betasia, Gultravia, Velosia, Shagolaa, Kalifer and Baska, Generalitat Catalunya, IllyrianAlbania, Phillicans, Walfo, Slovenian Styria, Lyallpur, The Fair Republic, Neudeutsches Imperium, Rijland, Nieuw Gent, Slovanov, Valskraa, Puhja, Rotenstein, Evergreen Keys, Sloburg, Prussian-Union, Godefargen, Legique, Kurman, Poland-Kaliningrad, Birdopiane, Rhinowolf, Old World Order, Solteur, New Petra, Diets, Great Winminster, Appathian, North Batica, Continental Social Democrats, Riverpost, Union of Sovereign States and Republics, Novabritannia, Bialopolska, Norbarch, Volonism, Riega, Pontus and Trebizond, Drew Durrnil, Bareu, Cydfuddiannaeth, Ausvelt, The Champions League, Chronus, Escavilla, Burgene, Iggly Iggle, Someseni, Transmontagne, Delphinia, The Kingdom of Denmark, Socialist Democratic Hryvina, Dogemark, Pamia, Savinecross, Jambon, Miechow 2, Weeddialvon, The New Greater Swissland, Destyntine, Socialist Soviet Armenia, Shaor, Free Karabakh, Moravian-Silesian Kingdom, Engales and Southern Ireland, HYDRA-Russian Empire, Othenhiem, Rivierenland, Zeronica, Desibia, Reignment, Visaland, Bombastion, Kingdom of Ben at The Norrisland, Zaporizhzhia, State Of Kian, Northwest Isles, Greater Albaina, Grodisze, The Seven Provinces, United Engiresco, Abject Ludicrosity, Uldar Union, Toussainti, Wunly Andencria, Canovium, and Great Robertia.

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