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The Holy Empire of Byzant

“In hoc signo vinces”

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

Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: the Rejected Realms

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The Holy Empire of Byzant is a gargantuan, cultured nation, notable for its ban on automobiles. The compassionate, intelligent population of 21.151 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 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 12%, but much higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Uranium Mining industry.

Organ donation rates are among the lowest in the region, commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas, and government officials frequently cut taxes as a distraction from antics with their secretaries. 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 3,037th in the Rejected Realms and 121,008th in the world for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring -274 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 22 hours ago

  • 112 minutes ago: Byzant was endorsed by The Free Land of The tiny dot.
  • 16 hours ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, government officials frequently cut taxes as a distraction from antics with their secretaries.
  • 1 day 16 hours ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas.
  • 1 day 22 hours ago: Byzant voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Anti-Counterfeiting Pact".
  • 3 days 16 hours ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies.
  • 3 days 16 hours ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, organ donation rates are among the lowest in the region.
  • 3 days 20 hours ago: Byzant endorsed The Making a Fresh Start of Loftegen.
  • 7 days ago: Byzant was endorsed by The Making a Fresh Start of Loftegen.
  • 7 days ago: Byzant was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Primitive (last census: #1).
  • 11 days ago: Byzant endorsed The Dire Fatness of Eight Hippopotamuses.

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