by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 116thMost Devout: 777thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,384th
The Byzantine Empire of
Father Knows Best State
Βασιλεὺς Βασιλέων Βασιλεύων Βασιλευόντων
Civil Rights
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Population6.999 billion

LeaderAndronikos VI


The Byzantine Empire of Constantinolia is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Andronikos VI with an iron fist, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, museums and concert halls, and deadly medical pandemics. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 6.999 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 relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Spirituality, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Constantinople. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 16.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Byzantine economy, worth a remarkable 1,277 trillion hyperpyrons a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 182,531 hyperpyrons, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 808,698 per year while the poor average 25,729, a ratio of 31.4 to 1.

Business leaders are mailing Andronikos VI forged birth certificates in a bid to win their rivals as serfs, several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation, the government has begun breaking all large businesses into thousands of mom-and-pop general stores, and preschoolers practice disarming active shooters before naptime. 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 72,801st in the world and 458th in 10000 Islands for Most Stationary, with 140.62141694668 Days.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 116thMost Devout: 777thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,384thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,590thLargest Retail Industry: 2,783rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,926thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,153rdFattest Citizens: 3,232ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,177thMost Influential: 4,257thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,506thMost Avoided: 5,587thLargest Insurance Industry: 5,674thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,745thMost Efficient Economies: 6,464thRudest Citizens: 6,952ndLargest Black Market: 7,350thHighest Average Incomes: 8,096thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8,692ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 9,295thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,872ndTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 10,675thMost Cultured: 12,027thHighest Economic Output: 12,779thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,448thLargest Gambling Industry: 13,605thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,782ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,588thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,763rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 18,938thMost Armed: 20,419th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 9th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 29th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 33rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 35th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 36th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 39th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 40th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 42nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 45th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 48th in the regionMost Avoided: 55th in the regionLargest Black Market: 60th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 70th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 75th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 94th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 94th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 95th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 103rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 103rd in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 112th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 122nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 138th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 151st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 159th in the regionMost Influential: 164th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 171st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 180th in the regionMost Armed: 188th in the regionMost Cultured: 199th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 201st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 205th in the region

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