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Largest Populations: 2,996th Highest Economic Output: 5,805th Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,228th
The Byzantine Empire of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Run for your life !!
Regional Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Few

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The Byzantine Empire of Messeg is a gargantuan, orderly nation, notable for its enslaved workforce, compulsory military service, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 21.374 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 1,598 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 168,144th in the world and 239th in Eastern Roman Empire for Highest Drug Use, scoring 15.4 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Largest Populations: 2,996thHighest Economic Output: 5,805thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,228thMost Stationary: 7,311thTop
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Most Pro-Market: 9,014thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,316thMost Armed: 11,230thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,751stLargest Black Market: 15,684thMost Rebellious Youth: 15,845thHighest Crime Rates: 17,488thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 17,602nd
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Most Armed: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15th in the regionLargest Populations: 16th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 17th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 20th in the regionMost Cultured: 22nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 23rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 23rd 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 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.
  • : Messeg was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Crime Rates.
  • : Messeg was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market and Highest Crime Rates.
  • : Messeg's influence in Eastern Roman Empire fell from "Squire" to "Page".
  • : Messeg's influence in Eastern Roman Empire rose from "Page" to "Squire".

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