The Byzantine Empire of Constantinolia is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Andronikos VI with an iron fist, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, pith helmet sales, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 5.462 billion Byzantines are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.
The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Constantinople. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 12.5%.
The frighteningly efficient Byzantine economy, worth 807 trillion hyperpyrons a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 147,780 hyperpyrons, with the richest citizens earning 5.8 times as much as the poorest.
Young soldiers are shocked to discover there are no 'safe spaces' on a battlefield, cutting-edge missile systems are being retrofitted to twin-prop air force biplanes, it is considered unpatriotic to learn a foreign language, and Andronikos VI is too busy listening to praise to get any work done. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Constantinolia's national animal is the eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Catholicism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Constantinolia was endorsed by The United Dynastic Republic of Opstan.
- : Constantinolia was endorsed by The Republic of Parmovand.
- : Constantinolia was endorsed by The Allied States of Afcon.
- : Constantinolia was endorsed by The Confederacy of Zyvetskistaahn.
- : Constantinolia was endorsed by The United States of JJs nation.
- : Constantinolia was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Dabarastan.
- : Constantinolia was endorsed by The Commonwealth of United Anglo-America.
- : Constantinolia was endorsed by The Kingdom Colony of Denmark of Daymonskinner.
- : Constantinolia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
- : Constantinolia was endorsed by The Republic of Phoeba.
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