The Porphyrogénnētos of The Oriental Empire
“Et Usque In Aeternum Semper”
|Category: Corrupt Dictatorship|
Regional Influence: Shoeshiner
The Porphyrogénnētos of The Oriental Empire is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Alexios de Lusignan Palaiologos with an iron fist, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, unlimited-speed roads, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.199 billion Orientals are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.
The large, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Constantinople. The average income tax rate is 85.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Oriental economy, worth 685 trillion Histamenons a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 163,155 Histamenons, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
The disabled are forced to undergo an MRI scan every time they pick up their benefit payments, the poor are forced into bankruptcy by their energy bills, it is a common belief that a sport isn't sport if there are no decapitations, and party affiliation is just as irrelevant as campaign promises. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Oriental Empire's national animal is the Branta ruficollis, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Oriental Orthodoxy.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : The Oriental Empire was endorsed by The FPCM of Northern German Federation.
- : The Oriental Empire was endorsed by The People's Republic of Invernessia.
- : The Oriental Empire was endorsed by The Nonsensical Absurdity of Abject Ludicrosity.
- : The Oriental Empire was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
- : The Oriental Empire was endorsed by The Riverside Kingdom of Rivierenland.
- : The Oriental Empire was endorsed by The Federated States of Pizza of Pilipinas and Malaya.
- : The Oriental Empire was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Ausvelt.
- : The Oriental Empire was endorsed by The Republic of Shaor.
- : The Oriental Empire lodged a message on the Europe Regional Message Board.
- : The Oriental Empire was endorsed by The United Monarchy of The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth.
Endorsements Received: 16 » Bathera, Dauershire, Eurasies, Leranditale, The Champions League, The Seven Provinces, Poland-Kaliningrad, Engales and Southern Ireland, The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, Shaor, Ausvelt, Pilipinas and Malaya, Rivierenland, Abject Ludicrosity, Invernessia, and Northern German Federation.