Spotlight on:

National Flag

The Holy Empire of Byzant

“In hoc signo vinces”

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

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the Rejected Realms

OverviewPeopleGovernmentEconomyTrendAnalysis

The Holy Empire of Byzant is a gargantuan, cultured nation, notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, intelligent population of 20.958 billion 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 7%, but much higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Uranium Mining industry.

The government covers the basic health care of its citizens, organised sports are frowned upon as frivolous, the government is phasing in welfare programmes to tackle poverty, and all major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras. 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 34th in the Rejected Realms and 1,704th in the world for Largest Populations, with 20,958 Capita (millions).

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 12 hours ago

  • 18 hours ago: Byzant was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Populations (last census: Top 1%).
  • 2 days 17 hours ago: Byzant was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Subsidized Industry (last census: Top 1%).
  • 2 days 20 hours ago: Byzant was endorsed by The Confederacy of Keefenstein.
  • 4 days ago: Byzant voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Rules of Surrender".
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, all major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras.
  • 7 days ago: Byzant was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Best Weather.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, the government is phasing in welfare programmes to tackle poverty.
  • 12 days ago: Byzant voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "The General Patent Charter"".
  • 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, organised sports are frowned upon as frivolous.
  • 14 days ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, the government covers the basic health care of its citizens.

More...

View Forum posts

by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics