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Most Influential: 837th Most Devout: 1,286th Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,816th
The Byzantine Empire of
Father Knows Best State
Βασιλεὺς Βασιλέων Βασιλεύων Βασιλευόντων
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Constantinolia

Population4.408 billion

CapitalConstantinople
LeaderAndronikos VI
FaithCatholicism

Currencyhyperpyron
Animaleagle

The Byzantine Empire of Constantinolia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Andronikos VI with an iron fist, and renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, pith helmet sales, and digital currency. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 4.408 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 tiny, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Spirituality, although Defense, Education, and Industry are also considered important, while Social Policy and Environment are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Constantinople. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Byzantine economy, worth 581 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 131,810 hyperpyrons, with the richest citizens earning 6.8 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 well under control. 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 158,091st in the world and 5,740th in Osiris for Most Pacifist, with 5.44 Cheeks Turned Per Day.

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Most Influential: 837thMost Devout: 1,286thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,816thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,588thLargest Retail Industry: 4,525thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,708thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,673rdMost Corrupt Governments: 7,421stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8,252ndTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,501stFattest Citizens: 8,743rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9,628thMost Avoided: 10,462ndLargest Black Market: 10,604thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12,443rdMost Armed: 13,537thLargest Insurance Industry: 13,805thLargest Gambling Industry: 13,904th
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Most Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 54th in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 120th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 195th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 196th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 239th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 330th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 382nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 429th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 430th in the regionFattest Citizens: 459th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 490th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 524th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 537th in the regionMost Armed: 538th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 539th in the regionLargest Black Market: 595th in the regionMost Avoided: 599th in the region

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