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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Constantinolia was endorsed by The Democratic States of Bortheria.
- : Constantinolia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Armed.
- : Constantinolia was endorsed by The Community of Pianaville.
- : Constantinolia was endorsed by The Pristine Blue Waters of Namakan.
- : Constantinolia was endorsed by The Galactic Superpower of QuazaFire.
- : Constantinolia was endorsed by The Republic of Eames.
- : Constantinolia was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Novegia.
- : Constantinolia was endorsed by The Republic of Liberdon.
- : Constantinolia was endorsed by The Kingdom of Ali Faridi.
- : Constantinolia was endorsed by The Rogue Nation of Point Comfort Colony.
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