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The Empire of Byzantine Refugees

“Senātus Populusque Rōmānus”

Category: Corporate Police State
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Location: Middle East

Regional Influence: Apprentice


The Empire of Byzantine Refugees is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Narses Maniakes with an iron fist, and renowned for its public floggings, free-roaming dinosaurs, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 6.727 billion Byzantines are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rize. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 42.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Byzantine economy, worth 923 trillion Caesars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Furniture Restoration, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 137,218 Caesars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 899,992 per year while the poor average 8,192, a ratio of 109 to 1.

The nation's declaring that sharing nukes is caring, girls in elementary school classes gaze longingly at boys playing tag, prominent cultural symbols are featured on the backs of cereal boxes, and financial investors are noting a boom in artillery. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Byzantine Refugees's national animal is the Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Christianity.

Byzantine Refugees is ranked 46,939th in the world and 14th in Middle East for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 3,453.28 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,297thTop
Most Devout: 2,478thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,930thMost Primitive: 3,159thLargest Retail Industry: 3,347thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,590thMost Avoided: 3,772ndFattest Citizens: 4,364thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,030thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,115thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,291stLargest Black Market: 7,892ndMost Corrupt Governments: 8,354thLargest Insurance Industry: 9,818thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,264thMost Cultured: 11,911thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 12,954thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13,967thMost Efficient Economies: 14,171stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,060thHighest Average Incomes: 17,378thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,900thHighest Economic Output: 19,656thMost Stationary: 20,675thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21,605thMost Armed: 23,850th
Largest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionMost Primitive: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the region

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