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Largest Welfare Programs: 7,237thSafest: 9,988thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,297th
The Byzantine Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Nipper
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Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
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The New Byzantine II

Population10.707 billion

CapitalAthenia
LeaderSupreme President Gregorios Stavrios
FaithEastern Orthodox Church

CurrencyByzantine drachma
AnimalGolden Eagle

The Byzantine Republic of The New Byzantine II is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Supreme President Gregorios Stavrios with an even hand, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The quiet, industrious population of 10.707 billion Byzantines have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Athenia. The average income tax rate is 77.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong New Byzantine IIian economy, worth 778 trillion Byzantine drachmas a year, is dominated by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Furniture Restoration, Information Technology, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 72,705 Byzantine drachmas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Abortion is only legal in unusual circumstances, election results are often delayed for weeks to count the expat votes, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation', and the government frequently panders to parents with boutique tax credits. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The New Byzantine II's national animal is the Golden Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Eastern Orthodox Church.

The New Byzantine II is ranked 207,002nd in the world and 7,137th in Balder for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 24.1 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 7,237thSafest: 9,988thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,297thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 16,606thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,960thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,401stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,340thLowest Crime Rates: 18,575thLargest Publishing Industry: 20,205th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 393rd in the regionTop
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Safest: 566th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 633rd in the region

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