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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 145th Most Devout: 1,272nd Most Influential: 1,603rd
The Byzantine Empire of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Βασιλεὺς Βασιλέων Βασιλεύων Βασιλευόντων
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population3.53 billion

LeaderAndronikos VI


The Byzantine Empire of Constantinolia is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Andronikos VI with an iron fist, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, digital currency, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 3.53 billion Byzantines are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The tiny, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Spirituality, although Defense, Education, and Industry are also considered important, while Social Policy and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Constantinople. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Byzantine economy, worth 465 trillion hyperpyrons a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 131,728 hyperpyrons, with the richest citizens earning 7.8 times as much as the poorest.

Money always talks but the taboo subject of death just brings silence, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway, only "purebloods" are allowed in the nicer parts of town, and the "right of sanctuary" stops police pursuit into temples and churches. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low. 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 183,524th in the world and 10,235th in The North Pacific for Most Eco-Friendly Governments, scoring -18.17 on the Dolphin Recycling Awareness Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 145thMost Devout: 1,272ndMost Influential: 1,603rdTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,205thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,048thLargest Retail Industry: 4,708thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,133rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,094thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,127thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,468thMost Avoided: 7,859thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 8,637thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,716thFattest Citizens: 9,081stTop
Largest Mining Sector: 11,542ndLargest Gambling Industry: 13,873rdMost Armed: 14,052ndLargest Black Market: 14,258thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15,623rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,187thLargest Insurance Industry: 17,866thHighest Average Incomes: 17,871st
Most Devout: 53rd in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 120th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 124th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 145th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 209th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 230th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 231st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 250th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 251st in the regionMost Avoided: 267th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 303rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 343rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 343rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 434th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 463rd in the regionTop
Most Armed: 537th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 610th in the regionMost Influential: 654th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 712th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 732nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 761st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 856th in the regionLargest Populations: 925th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 969th in the region

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