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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, devout nation, remarkable for its hatred of cheese. Its compassionate, intelligent population of 19.864 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.

Commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas, Rupert Bear is considered to be the most risqué TV programme in Byzant, and school uniforms are compulsory. 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 32nd in the Rejected Realms and 2,530th in the world for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 11 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 11 hours ago

  • 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, school uniforms are compulsory.
  • 11 hours ago: Byzant voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Reproductive Freedoms"".
  • 3 days 17 hours ago: Byzant was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Mining Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • 7 days ago: Byzant was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Police Ratios (last census: Top 5%).
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, Rupert Bear is considered to be the most risqué TV programme in Byzant.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies.
  • 10 days ago: Byzant voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Rights and Duties of WA States"".
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, citizens living in underground cities have developed a healthy green glow.
  • 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Byzant, students who refuse to pray are expelled from school.

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