The Empire of
Father Knows Best State
In hoc signo vinces.
Regional Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Empire of Imperium Byzantium is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor John XIII Rossinios with an iron fist, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, sprawling nuclear power plants, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 7.249 billion Byzantines are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order is also considered important, while Social Policy receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Konstantinoupolis. The average income tax rate is 84.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Byzantine economy, worth 878 trillion Soliduses a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 121,176 Soliduses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Bombs are permitted on planes for the 'security of the passengers', torture is commonly used to extract information from suspected criminals, the government is cracking down on subversive groups, and biology and religious education classes have recently been merged. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Imperium Byzantium's national animal is the Double-Headed Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Byzantine Orthodox Christianity.

Imperium Byzantium is ranked 3,257th in Osiris and 123,851st in the world for Most Primitive, scoring -145 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Imperium Byzantium, biology and religious education classes have recently been merged.
  • : Following new legislation in Imperium Byzantium, the government is cracking down on subversive groups.
  • : Following new legislation in Imperium Byzantium, torture is commonly used to extract information from suspected criminals.
  • : Following new legislation in Imperium Byzantium, bombs are permitted on planes for the 'security of the passengers'.
  • : Following new legislation in Imperium Byzantium, conspiracy theorists allege Konstantinoupolis's new subway map resembles Satanic symbols.
  • : Following new legislation in Imperium Byzantium, government police forces protect public schools from the threat of protest.
  • : Following new legislation in Imperium Byzantium, Imperium Byzantium has one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world.
  • : Following new legislation in Imperium Byzantium, Brasilistanis face layers of paperwork in a different language just to visit a doctor.
  • : Following new legislation in Imperium Byzantium, school children are forced to sing the national anthem every morning.
  • : Imperium Byzantium was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.

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