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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 162nd Most Influential: 1,107th Most Devout: 1,163rd
The Byzantine Empire of
Father Knows Best State
Βασιλεὺς Βασιλέων Βασιλεύων Βασιλευόντων
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population5.462 billion

LeaderAndronikos VI


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.

Constantinolia is ranked 27,845th in the world and 1,427th in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 68.5 on the Human Development Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 162ndMost Influential: 1,107thMost Devout: 1,163rdTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,259thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,227thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,799thLargest Retail Industry: 4,731stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,072ndFattest Citizens: 5,414thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,472ndMost Corrupt Governments: 7,816thLargest Black Market: 7,936thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8,178thTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,084thMost Avoided: 12,607thHighest Average Incomes: 12,970thLargest Insurance Industry: 13,347thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,206thMost Efficient Economies: 15,377thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,939thMost Cultured: 16,220th
Most Devout: 58th in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 93rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 112th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 138th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 159th in the regionFattest Citizens: 184th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 187th in the regionLargest Black Market: 221st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 225th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 269th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 292nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 314th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 319th in the regionMost Influential: 430th in the regionTop
Most Avoided: 446th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 584th in the regionMost Armed: 616th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 621st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 662nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 690th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 756th in the regionMost Cultured: 806th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 811th in the regionLargest Populations: 812th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 859th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 871st in the region

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