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Most Valuable International Artwork: 72ndMost Devout: 697thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,767th
The Byzantine Empire of
Father Knows Best State
Βασιλεὺς Βασιλέων Βασιλεύων Βασιλευόντων
Influence
Squire
Founder
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Constantinolia

Population8.413 billion

CapitalConstantinople
LeaderAndronikos VI
FaithCatholicism

Currencyhyperpyron
Animaleagle

The Byzantine Empire of Constantinolia is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Andronikos VI with an iron fist, and notable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, infamous sell-swords, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 8.413 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, 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. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 20.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Byzantine economy, worth a remarkable 1,722 trillion hyperpyrons a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 204,731 hyperpyrons, with the richest citizens earning 6.7 times as much as the poorest.

Women across the country are tying the knot, for just a few extra hyperpyrons Byzantines can get new driving records with their new cars, red rinses are frequently applied to grey hair, and government ministers are regularly seen in the streets confessing their sins and hammering missiles into plow-shares. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. 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 5,777th in the world and 6th in The Euhemeristic Order for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 6,538.33 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 72ndMost Devout: 697thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,767thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,484thFattest Citizens: 2,735thLargest Retail Industry: 3,074thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,893rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,534thMost Efficient Economies: 4,597thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,953rdMost Avoided: 5,133rdLargest Black Market: 5,707thLargest Insurance Industry: 5,777thHighest Average Incomes: 6,213thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,497thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,820thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,991stLargest Mining Sector: 7,246thMost Cultured: 8,688thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,657thHighest Economic Output: 9,844thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,038thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,222ndRudest Citizens: 10,355thTop
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 14,224thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,476thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 14,761stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,767thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16,727thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 20,057thLargest Governments: 20,704thHighest Poor Incomes: 21,329thSmartest Citizens: 22,614thMost Advanced Public Education: 23,894th
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 17th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 18th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 20th in the regionMost Developed: 20th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 25th in the regionNudest: 30th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Constantinolia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate.
  • : Constantinolia altered its national flag.
  • : Following new legislation in Constantinolia, government ministers are regularly seen in the streets confessing their sins and hammering missiles into plow-shares.
  • : Following new legislation in Constantinolia, red rinses are frequently applied to grey hair.
  • : Following new legislation in Constantinolia, for just a few extra hyperpyrons Byzantines can get new driving records with their new cars.
  • : Following new legislation in Constantinolia, women across the country are tying the knot.
  • : Following new legislation in Constantinolia, sermons are regularly interrupted by businessmen taking phone calls.
  • : Following new legislation in Constantinolia, grannies with arthritic hands work miserably on factory production lines.
  • : Following new legislation in Constantinolia, napalm is the tool of choice for disabling eco-unfriendly forestry operations.
  • : Following new legislation in Constantinolia, God took rock and roll from you, took rock and roll from everyone.

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