AP English Language: THIS IS SPARTA-N

In line 21, "spartan" most likely means

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All right interesting Well in this sense a spartan existence

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is contrasted to american prosperity and consumerism If americans are

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buying lots of things well then the soviets presumably aren't

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The soviet economy did not allow citizens all glittery seductive

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fancy options at least not the way the american economy

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offered that to consumers And especially when they have big

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fat credit cards Well mostly all consumers received the same

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thing The same apartment food clothing and someone like that's

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what you get in the soviet union in that era

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The whole idea was to have the garbage man live

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in the same manner as thie Neurosurgeon It went over

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really well with lots of people Yeah just check the

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history books So culturally of course the soviet union was

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ideologically repressed So get rid of a is a choice

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here because it's not spartan and their society was communist

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He get rid of that and never fascist get rid

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of sea and rather military like so get rid of

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deep Their fashion itself though was spartan disciplined frugal no

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frills no much like kanye west fall two thousand fifteen

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Easy line Actually fashion goes in weird directions We know

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we know But here the answer is spartan means basically 00:01:32.412 --> [endTime] be no frills