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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 gargantuan, devout nation, remarkable for its restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, intelligent population of 20.983 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.

All major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras, biology and religious education classes have recently been merged, a flood of mandatory divorces burden the courts, and discarded pennies litter the streets. 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 3,043rd in the Rejected Realms and 111,568th in the world for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -13 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 19 hours ago

  • 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, discarded pennies litter the streets.
  • 1 day 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, a flood of mandatory divorces burden the courts.
  • 2 days 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, biology and religious education classes have recently been merged.
  • 3 days 1 hour ago: Byzant was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Lowest Overall Tax Burden (last census: Top 10%).
  • 4 days ago: Byzant was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Populations (last census: Top 1%).
  • 6 days ago: Byzant was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Subsidized Industry (last census: Top 1%).
  • 6 days ago: Byzant was endorsed by The Confederacy of Keefenstein.
  • 7 days ago: Byzant voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Rules of Surrender".
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, all major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras.
  • 11 days ago: Byzant was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Best Weather.

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