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The Holy Empire of Byzant

“In hoc signo vinces”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Location: the Rejected Realms

Regional Influence: Squire

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The Holy Empire of Byzant is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Justinian and Theodora with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, compulsory military service, and strictly enforced bedtime. The compassionate, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 33.991 billion Byzantians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Constantinople. The average income tax rate is 1.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Byzantian economy, worth a remarkable 5,309 trillion bezants a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Uranium Mining industry, with significant contributions from Furniture Restoration, Cheese Exports, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 156,198 bezants, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Ethnic minorities are often refused admission to some of the nation's best schools, several inches are being added to first class seating, people talk about things being better when men were men, and children must be board certified to append "Jr" to their name. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Byzant's national animal is the eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Orthodoxy.

Byzant is ranked 225,445th in the world and 6,333rd in the Rejected Realms for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -35.23 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Largest Mining Sector: 14thMost Devout: 178thMost Primitive: 213thLowest Crime Rates: 308thMost Pacifist: 374thNicest Citizens: 453rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 459thMost Cheerful Citizens: 615thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 746thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 849thMost Cultured: 1,003rdFattest Citizens: 1,032ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,042ndLargest Populations: 1,193rdMost Stationary: 1,202ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,226thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,236thMost Efficient Economies: 1,381stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,519thHighest Economic Output: 1,673rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,071stTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,799thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,148thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,835thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,457thMost Influential: 4,545thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,368thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 12,283rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,308thLargest Governments: 20,092nd
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Largest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionMost Stationary: 10th in the regionMost Pacifist: 11th in the regionMost Primitive: 13th in the regionNicest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 16th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 18th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 22nd in the regionLargest Populations: 27th in the regionMost Cultured: 27th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 34th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 37th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 39th in the regionFattest Citizens: 39th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 43rd in the regionMost Influential: 45th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 49th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 55th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 61st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 63rd in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 82nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 83rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 93rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 139th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 223rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 287th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 355th in the regionLargest Governments: 505th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 585th in the region

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