by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 90thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 351stMost Devout: 729th
The Byzantine Empire of
Father Knows Best State
Βασιλεὺς Βασιλέων Βασιλεύων Βασιλευόντων
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population10.297 billion

LeaderAndronikos VI


The Byzantine Empire of Constantinolia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Andronikos VI with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, national health service, and flagrant waste-dumping. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 10.297 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 juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Constantinople. The average income tax rate is 7.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Byzantine economy, worth a remarkable 1,958 trillion hyperpyrons a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Gambling. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 190,233 hyperpyrons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Playing an online nation simulation game legally obliges you to buy the creator's latest novel, the reams of paperwork accompanying any electronic item are a recognised contributor to national deforestation, where your food came from is an unknowable mystery, and glamping Byzantines won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. 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 7,671st in the world and 226th in The North Pacific for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 119.02 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 90thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 351stMost Devout: 729thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,893rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,057thTop
Largest Retail Industry: 3,380thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,997thLargest Gambling Industry: 4,165thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,017thMost Avoided: 5,226thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,249thLargest Black Market: 5,645thLargest Mining Sector: 6,764thMost Patriotic: 7,027thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,624thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,671stHighest Average Incomes: 8,030thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,602ndHighest Economic Output: 9,329thMost Efficient Economies: 9,645thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,757thMost Cultured: 10,385thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 12,142ndMost Armed: 12,197thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 15,267thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 15,468thLargest Insurance Industry: 15,826thMost Influential: 19,306thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,341stMost Subsidized Industry: 22,309th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 19th in the regionMost Devout: 36th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 61st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 83rd in the regionTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 127th in the regionLargest Black Market: 140th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 144th in the regionMost Avoided: 153rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 159th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 161st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 172nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 176th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 178th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 226th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 249th in the regionMost Patriotic: 279th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 308th in the regionMost Armed: 312th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 356th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 403rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 471st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 506th in the regionMost Cultured: 517th in the regionLargest Populations: 554th in the regionTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 665th in the regionRudest Citizens: 779th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 783rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 830th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 833rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 840th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 863rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 867th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 895th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 932nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 1,052nd in the region

World Assembly

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