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The Holy Empire of Byzant

“In hoc signo vinces”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the Rejected Realms

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The Holy Empire of Byzant is a massive, genial nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape. The compassionate, intelligent population of 1.613 billion, 1.609 billion of whom are zombies, Byzantians 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Religion & Spirituality, and Education. The average income tax rate is 8%, but much higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Uranium Mining industry.

Discarded pennies litter the streets, police officers spend more time on calisthenics than actually catching criminals, the government is attempting to revitalize a gutted private sector, and the nation has an international reputation for compassion. 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 currency is the bezant.

Byzant is ranked 3,139th in the Rejected Realms and 114,818th in the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring -29 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

Byzant is currently considering its options.

People: 4,224,180

Zombies: 1,608,974,492

Dead: 19,407,080,481

Survival Rate: 0.02%

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 19 hours ago

  • 13 hours ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, the nation has an international reputation for compassion.
  • 13 hours ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, the government is attempting to revitalize a gutted private sector.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, police officers spend more time on calisthenics than actually catching criminals.
  • 5 days ago: Byzant was endorsed by The Military Junta of Brunerist Delegate.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, discarded pennies litter the streets.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, a flood of mandatory divorces burden the courts.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, biology and religious education classes have recently been merged.
  • 9 days ago: Byzant was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Lowest Overall Tax Burden (last census: Top 10%).
  • 10 days ago: Byzant was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Populations (last census: Top 1%).
  • 12 days ago: Byzant was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Subsidized Industry (last census: Top 1%).

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