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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, economically powerful nation, renowned for its keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, intelligent population of 21.324 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. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Uranium Mining industry.

Houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries, the government is phasing in welfare programmes to tackle poverty, protesters are up in arms over new nuclear power stations, and scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes. 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 2,471st in the Rejected Realms and 110,205th in the world for Least Corrupt Governments, scoring -143 on the Inverse Mugabe Relativity Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 9 hours ago

  • 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes.
  • 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, protesters are up in arms over new nuclear power stations.
  • 3 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, the government is phasing in welfare programmes to tackle poverty.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, reporters often lose their jobs over fact-checking errors.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, the people are furious with the government for allowing citizens to be executed for petty crimes in foreign countries.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, artists are pillars of society.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, school uniforms are compulsory.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, the government has enacted freedom of information.

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