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Highest Crime Rates: 6,918th Largest Gambling Industry: 7,153rd Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 7,390th
The Holy Empire of
Libertarian Police State
Βασιλεὺς Βασιλέων Βασιλεύων Βασιλευόντων
Influence
Unproven
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Rare

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Konstantinopolis

Population538 million

Currencyhyperpyron
Animaleagle

The Holy Empire of Konstantinopolis is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its complete lack of prisons and ritual sacrifices. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 538 million Konstantinopolitans are proud of their wide-ranging civil freedoms, and those who aren't tend to be dragged off the streets by men in dark suits and hustled into cars with tinted windows.

The tiny, liberal, well-organized government prioritizes Spirituality, with Education, Defense, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Law & Order and Industry receive no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.5%.

The Konstantinopolitan economy, worth 37.7 trillion hyperpyrons a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Tourism. Average income is 70,128 hyperpyrons, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 242,930 per year while the poor average 14,784, a ratio of 16.4 to 1.

A firework a day does not in fact keep the doctor away, travelers often bring empty plastic bottles on Air Konstantinopolis flights to avoid the pay lavatories, recognised healthcare professionals treat diabetes with a grain of sugar in a barrel of water, and tourists are denied entry because of a distant relative married to a Lilliputian. Crime is a major problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Konstantinopolis's national animal is the eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Konstantinopolis is ranked 153,016th in the world and 7,707th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring -8.37 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Highest Crime Rates: 6,918thLargest Gambling Industry: 7,153rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7,390thTop
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Most Armed: 8,637thMost Devout: 12,943rd
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Highest Crime Rates: 229th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 269th in the regionMost Armed: 293rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 355th in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 572nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 752nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Konstantinopolis was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden and the Top 10% for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Konstantinopolis, tourists are denied entry because of a distant relative married to a Lilliputian.
  • : Following new legislation in Konstantinopolis, recognised healthcare professionals treat diabetes with a grain of sugar in a barrel of water.
  • : Following new legislation in Konstantinopolis, travelers often bring empty plastic bottles on Air Konstantinopolis flights to avoid the pay lavatories.
  • : Following new legislation in Konstantinopolis, a firework a day does not in fact keep the doctor away.
  • : Following new legislation in Konstantinopolis, government reports are now used to teach toddlers to read.
  • : Konstantinopolis was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry and Highest Crime Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Konstantinopolis, burnt-out forty-foot-tall wicker men dot the countryside.
  • : Following new legislation in Konstantinopolis, young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables.
  • : Following new legislation in Konstantinopolis, eagles are frequently shot for looking at people 'in a funny way'.

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