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The Holy Empire of Byzant

“In hoc signo vinces”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the Rejected Realms

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Byzant

Population33.476 billion

CapitalConstantinople
LeaderJustinian and Theodora
FaithOrthodoxy

Currencybezant
Animaleagle

The Holy Empire of Byzant is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Justinian and Theodora with an iron fist, and notable for its public floggings, fear of technology, and ban on automobiles. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 33.476 billion Byzantians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Constantinople. The average income tax rate is 1.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Byzantian economy, worth a remarkable 5,127 trillion bezants a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Uranium Mining industry, with significant contributions from Furniture Restoration and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 153,161 bezants, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Engineers ask liberal arts majors "Do you want fries with that?", the government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life, the nationalised Arms Manufacturing Industry is not interested in making weapons, and the fate of the world literally rests on Justinian and Theodora's fingers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Byzant's national animal is the eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Orthodoxy.

Byzant is ranked 131,528th in the world and 3,258th in the Rejected Realms for Most Extreme, scoring 14.53 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Largest Mining Sector: 13thMost Devout: 189thMost Primitive: 201stLowest Crime Rates: 336thNicest Citizens: 415thMost Compassionate Citizens: 425thMost Pacifist: 435thMost Cheerful Citizens: 568thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 665thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 947thMost Cultured: 992ndFattest Citizens: 994thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,039thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,109thLargest Populations: 1,195thMost Stationary: 1,212thMost Efficient Economies: 1,488thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,571stHighest Economic Output: 1,700thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,704thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,332ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,989thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,031stMost Influential: 4,327thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,402ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,153rdTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 11,570thHighest Average Incomes: 12,776thLargest Agricultural Sector: 18,768th
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Largest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionMost Stationary: 10th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Primitive: 14th in the regionMost Pacifist: 15th in the regionNicest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 24th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 27th in the regionLargest Populations: 28th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 30th in the regionMost Cultured: 31st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 32nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 40th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 42nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 45th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 51st in the regionTop
5%
Most Influential: 53rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 56th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 56th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 61st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 74th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 87th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 107th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 110th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 298th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 336th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 389th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Byzant was endorsed by The Watch how I Soar Nation of A Leaf on the Wind.
  • : Byzant voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Military Identification Tag Act"".
  • : Following new legislation in Byzant, the fate of the world literally rests on Justinian and Theodora's fingers.
  • : Following new legislation in Byzant, the nationalised Arms Manufacturing Industry is not interested in making weapons.
  • : Following new legislation in Byzant, the government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life.
  • : Following new legislation in Byzant, engineers ask liberal arts majors "Do you want fries with that?".
  • : Following new legislation in Byzant, people think garlic bread counts as one of their "five a day".
  • : Following new legislation in Byzant, the constant playing of Merry Birthday on Byzantian radio has led to calls for the song to be classified as a crime against humanity.
  • : Following new legislation in Byzant, agricultural science is the most competitive subject at universities.
  • : Byzant endorsed The Confederation of Thuringia Reich.

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