but after Sparta declared all greek colonies liberated (like Bush has similiarly declared), and after the resulting 10 or years of war with Athens, there were only 3,000 Spartans left. It is VERY ironic that the first communist state that declared all to be equal had to rely on slavery to do it.
I had known that the Spartans outnumbered there slaves 10 to 1, but I did not know that they outnumbered them 20 to 1 at there height of power. It was only with their mastery of the phalnix (mispelled I think) formation that they were able to keep so many slaves in check.
For more information please read Thucycidides's Pelopensian War
I want slaves... the good kind, though. The kind that do easy things i can't find time for, or am too lazy to do.... And then they can be my cuddle-slaves! And i'd cuddle them and cuddle them and they'd become like a big stuffed-animal that breathes and stuff..... but they'd have fun! And i'd be nice... ;) And i'd feed them and give them a nice place to stay... they'd be like my friends, only they'd have to listen to me.