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The Blue Cycladian Lagoon of The Oriental Empire


Category: Father Knows Best State
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Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Roman Byzantine Union


The Oriental Empire

Population1.655 billion

LeaderAlessandro Palaiologos Azarian III
FaithAntiochian Orthodox


The Blue Cycladian Lagoon of The Oriental Empire is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Alessandro Palaiologos Azarian III with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, zero percent divorce rate, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.655 billion Hellenics 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 Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Byzantion. The average income tax rate is 57.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Hellenic economy, worth 250 trillion Histamenons a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 151,514 Histamenons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens who don't recite the Pledge of The Oriental Empire at least three times a day are placed on a terrorist watch-list, the new 'Things We Stole From Other Countries' exhibition at the National Museum of Antiquities is a hit, no cul-de-sac or trailer park is complete without a gambling parlor, and new pilots are regularly reminded that they are more expendable than their planes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Oriental Empire's national animal is the kri-kri, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Antiochian Orthodox.

The Oriental Empire is ranked 11,698th in the world and 12th in Roman Byzantine Union for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with 2 Valid Endorsements.

Most Devout: 2,870thMost Influential: 4,800thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 7,617thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,583rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,313thLowest Crime Rates: 9,688thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,204thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,461stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,085thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,698thMost Efficient Economies: 11,814thHighest Average Incomes: 12,001stLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,072ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,636th
Most Influential: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2nd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 2 » Palsada and North Johen Ezermard.

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