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Largest Mining Sector: 9th Most Primitive: 126th Nicest Citizens: 241st
The Holy Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
In hoc signo vinces
Regional Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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The Holy Empire of Byzant is a gargantuan, cultured nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 27.001 billion Byzantians 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.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt individuals juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Spirituality. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Byzantian economy, worth a remarkable 3,164 trillion bezants a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Uranium Mining industry, with significant contributions from Furniture Restoration and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 117,192 bezants, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been reported, nursing mothers are often arrested for indecent exposure, workers have their fruitcake and eat it too, and lending money has become a major liability. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Byzant's national animal is the eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Byzant is ranked 124,212th in the world and 2,379th in the Rejected Realms for Most Extreme, scoring 9.31 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Largest Mining Sector: 9thMost Primitive: 126thNicest Citizens: 241stMost Compassionate Citizens: 255thMost Devout: 261stFattest Citizens: 308thMost Cheerful Citizens: 400thMost Pacifist: 416thMost Ignorant Citizens: 522ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 886thMost Cultured: 949thLowest Crime Rates: 1,250thLargest Populations: 1,390thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,525thMost Stationary: 1,605thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,866thHighest Economic Output: 2,238thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,307thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,887thMost Influential: 3,238thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,905thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 11,629thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,706th
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Largest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Primitive: 6th in the regionMost Devout: 6th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 6th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Pacifist: 8th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Stationary: 13th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 17th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 18th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 20th in the regionMost Cultured: 20th in the regionLargest Populations: 25th in the regionMost Influential: 26th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 26th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 27th in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 40th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 42nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 60th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 98th in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 196th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 235th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 282nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Byzant, lending money has become a major liability.
  • : Following new legislation in Byzant, workers have their fruitcake and eat it too.
  • : Following new legislation in Byzant, nursing mothers are often arrested for indecent exposure.
  • : Following new legislation in Byzant, record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been reported.
  • : Following new legislation in Byzant, social media sites go into shutdown for days at a time to censor user content.
  • : Byzant endorsed The Red Garden of Old Hope.
  • : Following new legislation in Byzant, political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions.
  • : Following new legislation in Byzant, whales in captivity live in little more than glorified goldfish bowls.
  • : Following new legislation in Byzant, rare art has become a significant factor in negotiating all foreign trade agreements.
  • : Byzant was endorsed by The Red Garden of Old Hope.

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