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The Holy Empire of Byzant

“In hoc signo vinces”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: the Rejected Realms

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The Holy Empire of Byzant is a gargantuan, economically powerful nation, notable for its national health service. Its compassionate, intelligent population of 19.819 billion have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

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 11%, but much higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Uranium Mining industry.

Citizens living in underground cities have developed a healthy green glow, commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas, and Rupert Bear is considered to be the most risqué TV programme in Byzant. 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 widespread deforestation, and its currency is the bezant.

Byzant is ranked 17th in the Rejected Realms and 1,181st in the world for Highest Police Ratios, scoring 407 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 114 minutes ago

  • 6 hours ago: Byzant was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Police Ratios (last census: Top 5%).
  • 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, Rupert Bear is considered to be the most risqué TV programme in Byzant.
  • 1 day 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas.
  • 2 days 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies.
  • 3 days 1 hour ago: Byzant voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Rights and Duties of WA States"".
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, citizens living in underground cities have developed a healthy green glow.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, students who refuse to pray are expelled from school.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, the government seizes all major gold finds.
  • 8 days ago: Byzant voted for the World Assembly Resolution "On Planetary Annihilation".
  • 9 days ago: Byzant voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Code of Maritime Law".

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