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Most Valuable International Artwork: 138thMost Devout: 866thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,725th
The Byzantine Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Βασιλεὺς Βασιλέων Βασιλεύων Βασιλευόντων
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population14.856 billion

LeaderAndronikos VI


The Byzantine Empire of Constantinolia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Andronikos VI with an even hand, and renowned for its avowedly heterosexual populace, zero percent divorce rate, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 14.856 billion Byzantines 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.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Constantinople. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 20.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Byzantine economy, worth a remarkable 3,400 trillion hyperpyrons a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 228,905 hyperpyrons, with the richest citizens earning 8.0 times as much as the poorest.

Late night adverts for breast milk co-ops regularly win pornography industry awards, the government says that Possession is nine-tenths of the Lore, forest fires have dropped dramatically as there are hardly any forests left, and the government is funneling billions into Cape Constantinolia following the shuttle crash. 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 180,609th in the world and 6,399th in Lazarus for Most Pro-Market, scoring 40.22 on the Rand Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 138thMost Devout: 866thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,725thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,037thTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 3,654thLargest Black Market: 3,980thLargest Retail Industry: 4,354thLargest Mining Sector: 5,155thRudest Citizens: 5,335thLargest Insurance Industry: 5,621stMost Corrupt Governments: 5,870thHighest Economic Output: 5,980thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,045thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,169thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,542ndHighest Average Incomes: 6,828thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,921stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,060thMost Avoided: 7,306thMost Efficient Economies: 7,679thMost Patriotic: 8,868thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,092ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,393rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,287thMost Cultured: 12,134thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 15,515thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,440thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,622ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 20,120thSmartest Citizens: 20,944thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 20,965thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22,713thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 24,638thMost Advanced Public Education: 26,364thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 26,608thLargest Populations: 26,662ndLargest Governments: 28,939thHighest Poor Incomes: 29,775th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 45th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 112th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 133rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 156th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 186th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 197th in the regionRudest Citizens: 262nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 278th in the regionLargest Black Market: 324th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 342nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 365th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 373rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 376th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 377th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 445th in the regionMost Avoided: 463rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 475th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 493rd in the regionMost Influential: 541st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 555th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 611th in the regionMost Cultured: 662nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 690th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 742nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 750th in the regionLargest Populations: 872nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 910th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 924th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 948th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 951st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,147th in the region

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