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Largest Populations: 2,809th Highest Economic Output: 5,954th Most Stationary: 6,348th
The Byzantine Empire of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Run for your life !!
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Few

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Messeg

Population22.993 billion

Currencysolidus
Animalbicephalus eagle

The Byzantine Empire of Messeg is a gargantuan, orderly nation, remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, enslaved workforce, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 22.993 billion Messegians 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 relatively small, pro-business government prioritizes Law & Order, with Defense, Industry, and Public Transport also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Environment are ignored. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.9%.

The powerhouse Messegian economy, worth a remarkable 1,719 trillion soliduses a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Gambling, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 74,766 soliduses, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 422,099 per year while the poor average 6,509, a ratio of 64.8 to 1.

The workforce is almost entirely made up of slave labour, a niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up, the government's new 'Crime Can Fight Itself' policy appears to be backfiring rather badly, and the government is avowedly atheist. Crime, especially youth-related, is a problem. Messeg's national animal is the bicephalus eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Messeg is ranked 6,888th in the world and 1st in Eastern Roman Empire for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 64.84 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Largest Populations: 2,809thHighest Economic Output: 5,954thMost Stationary: 6,348thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6,888thMost Pro-Market: 7,989thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 9,699thMost Armed: 11,040thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,194thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,490thLargest Black Market: 15,965thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 16,438th
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Most Pro-Market: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Messeg was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pro-Market.
  • : Messeg was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Crime Rates.
  • : Messeg was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pro-Market.
  • : Messeg was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pro-Market.
  • : Messeg was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Dead and the Top 5% for Most Zombified.
  • : Messeg was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Survivors, Most Zombies, and Most Pro-Market.
  • : Messeg was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
  • : Messeg was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pro-Market.
  • : Messeg's influence in Eastern Roman Empire rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Messeg was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pro-Market.

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