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Largest Populations: 2,942nd Highest Economic Output: 5,751st Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6,300th
The Byzantine Empire of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Run for your life !!
Regional Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Few

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The Byzantine Empire of Messeg is a gargantuan, cultured nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 21.884 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 aren't funded at all. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.9%.

The powerhouse Messegian economy, worth a remarkable 1,636 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 67,849th in the world and 16th in Eastern Roman Empire for Most Extreme, scoring 18.86 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Largest Populations: 2,942ndHighest Economic Output: 5,751stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6,300thMost Stationary: 6,864thTop
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Most Pro-Market: 7,720thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,079thMost Armed: 10,163rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12,553rdMost Rebellious Youth: 14,137thLargest Black Market: 14,792nd
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 6th in the region

National Happenings

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  • : 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.
  • : 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 5% of the world for Most Pro-Market.
  • : Messeg was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pro-Market.
  • : Messeg's influence in Eastern Roman Empire rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Messeg was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
  • : Messeg was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Messeg was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Stationary.

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