by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 176th Most Influential: 877th Most Devout: 1,251st
The Byzantine Empire of
Father Knows Best State
Βασιλεὺς Βασιλέων Βασιλεύων Βασιλευόντων
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population4.053 billion

LeaderAndronikos VI


The Byzantine Empire of Constantinolia is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Andronikos VI with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, smutty television, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 4.053 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 tiny, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Spirituality, although Defense, Education, and Industry are also considered important, while Social Policy and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Constantinople. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Byzantine economy, worth 541 trillion hyperpyrons a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 133,706 hyperpyrons, with the richest citizens earning 6.7 times as much as the poorest.

Money always talks but the taboo subject of death just brings silence, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway, only "purebloods" are allowed in the nicer parts of town, and the "right of sanctuary" stops police pursuit into temples and churches. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control. Constantinolia's national animal is the eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Constantinolia is ranked 115,392nd in the world and 5,896th in The North Pacific for Most Income Equality, scoring 14.94 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 176thMost Influential: 877thMost Devout: 1,251stTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,887thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,606thLargest Retail Industry: 4,501stHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,611thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,535thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,960thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,078thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7,136thTop
Most Avoided: 8,125thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,224thFattest Citizens: 8,572ndLargest Mining Sector: 9,559thLargest Black Market: 10,878thLargest Gambling Industry: 11,635thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12,050thMost Armed: 12,485thLargest Insurance Industry: 12,998th
Most Devout: 52nd in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 120th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 130th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 138th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 196th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 215th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 222nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 232nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 232nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 258th in the regionMost Avoided: 265th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 284th in the regionMost Influential: 322nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 333rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 340th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 346th in the regionTop
Most Armed: 415th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 453rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 500th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 636th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 653rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 660th in the region

World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 303 » The Syca, Siwale, Dodione, Californian Redwood, Shibutani, Corfad, Pallaith, Unsophisticate, Frances Francis the First of France, Alice Gardens, Great Bights Mum, Malta Comino Gozo, Yaorozu, Sunto, Kwaj, Bayern-Straubing, Notyoutopia, Territorio di Nessuno, Han Ful, Erwo Stal, Azurius, Elevation, Avornica, Guyomartand, Atheenos, Azura Palatina, Chukstik Illahi, Holy Oranz, David Davidson, Felpolandia, Govornia, Neo-Philadelphia, Westfacto, New Seaview Cove, Detrivania, The Austro Germanic Union, Potatolandium, Gameindustrial Empire, Walter Jackson, Super California, Ediola, East Supple Lund, Shadowrik, Misthas, Gladio II, Prydania, Azzarel, Outer Egorniand, Wunderstrafanstalt, New Echelon, and 253 others.Pizza Squared, Edwerlantin, Shin-Hachioji, Q w e r t y, Western Vapia, Bothia, Musselshell, Nikhilesh23, Edon-Ko, ZimRobwe, United States of Americanas, Phoronu, Ice and Tinian, Triekru, The Free Californian People, Alarys, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Paxiosolange, Panama Coalition, Kubrostavsria, Rouene, Tianqing, Cinnibar, Dicko, Pleroma Sans Romans, The Iron Lions, Dopeland420, New Lakemba, Jontopiary, PlanetPunk, Soviet Terran, Arrivederci, Revolutionary Sealand, Manticore utopia, Sireco, Wilkshire, Bonjoura, JAOECW536, Chamocha, Mecca-Switzerland, Ostrolia, Vexilia, Democratic Duch Vartahreors, Palisede, Karazan, Lemonbiscuits, Sylcar, SORT, THX1138, Omicron Persei V111, United States of Medford, The Windmilluminati, The Kyziban Islands, The Transhuman Union, Get Away From Me, Selfgradatude, North Armatas, Xinchao, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, Buckerino, The Lancerian Empire, Northern Glory, Amerian States, Srpski Novo Zelandjani, Consumer Goods, Diodone, Ribbleton, Suraria, Lordelles, Camarthen, Elvero, Ausrea, Marxist Luxembourg, Republic of Destiny, BrightFutures, McMasterdonia, Captain Coons Rodent Coalition, TerranulliuZ, Ostrekoj, Republic of Dixie, The Ered Engrin, Powerful Originality, Blackgear, Osburmergortionadocaopia, Sacrento, The Bureaucratic Territories, Cloydicia, Changjo, Aroa, Blackwood Coast, Cookiesia, Cadla, Ausnakulia, Dejure, Giganato, Nyvan, Neo Hungarica, Necromonia, Boggovia, Inner Wilia Sch, Snoodum, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Mzeusia, Choistan, Zokk, Deerfenland, Ciri Pole, Sil Dorsett, Caldysia, Zupla, Dellengard, Wineclaw, Calamazo, Deschteria, Universal State Formula, Yukti, Albacria, DeadHookerland, Colteraak, Kolorland, Dom Islana, East Wushen, Arimbia, Wooleystan, Beastos, Bellavia, ShortBusCrashed, Boadiccea, Dadastan Archipelago, Unimaginable Doom, Sevmenika, Diche Choklate, Eisenhand, Dramanian, Fishguardia, Kyrianian, CurryIndia, New Pleasant Hill, Imbizi, Beladev, Esplandia, Guslantis, Koda-Land, Kelvaros Prime, Moubarakistan, Western Alexandria, Wisconsota, Atain, Former English Colony, Sheppey, Ladesha, Agrauron, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Victoriaans Nederlands, Misuvelia, Kylesburgh, Maott, Delandor, Golden Ho, Gmt2001, Free Economic Zone of New Vegas, DeBailian, Broomlands, Free Culture, Etanur, Sea Ghost, Helix Labs, Ingensterra, Avalon, New Cataria, Ainsworth, Starknis, Highton Islands, Xagill, Hibsboro, The FNBs, Pradovnia, FxFusion, Apetopia, Tredano, Dooh Mayne, Eschenland, Chatheatinamopia, Itallitopia, Empy, Islandsria, New Trisone, Bronzesity, Lower Nubia, The Gamer Party, Amauri, United Draconia, Batdaviea, Racoda, Quranite, Eravonia, Veskaleine, Puczovska, Walist, Grimrholm, Babacar, Suicidistan, Sanjurika, The Mace Kingdom, Pauxia, Jest Xerces, Zeternia, Ethnon, Kulgatha, Sundred, Liberentis, RaRaRasputinn, Dovena, Hyperbanus, Sahriastan, Sile Maungistan, CedieRKing, Tyroshh, The United States of Romania, Wodan, Alsace and Lorraine United, Abject Ludicrosity, Waterma, I am the one who knocks, United Republic Greliser, Gooboistkoyt, Ameya, East Darlown Zamatraporia, Rochester Black, Ayylienz, Aenglaland, Vsyerossiya, Xentherida, El Fiji Grande, Arstungry, Bharathvarsh, American MapleStory, Daukas, Ozstan, Great Bird Society, Shaun, GeauxBeaux, Amestris-Britannia, Ladtanderan, Dar es Saalam, GreatMinds, Abrickhouse, Solcialist States, Bridger-Teton, Democritus, Kromi, Maj Tonia Godgueeber, and Yarecir.

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