The Eastern Roman Empire of Vyzantios
“Ο Σταυρός Νικά”
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Location: Neo Rhomaioi
Regional Influence: Dominator
The Eastern Roman Empire of Vyzantios is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Basileus Georgios Constantinou II with an iron fist, and remarkable for its fear of technology, ubiquitous missile silos, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.281 billion Rhomaiois 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Konstantinopolis. The average income tax rate is 69.2%.
The all-consuming Rhomaioi economy, worth 655 trillion Soliduses a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Automobile Manufacturing, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 124,075 Soliduses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.7 times as much as the poorest.
Country folk are sent to obligatory boarding schools to learn how to be civilized, the government prefers to kill off its enemies by peaceful means, politicians can be condescending (which by the way means "showing an attitude of patronising superiority"), and national magistrates in Konstantinopolis are overwhelmed with cases of petty larceny and attempted witchcraft. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vyzantios's national animal is the Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Orthodox Christianity.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Vyzantios's influence in Neo Rhomaioi rose from "Superpower" to "Dominator".
- : Vyzantios granted posting privileges on the Neo Rhomaioi Regional Message Board to nations in embassy regions.
- : Vyzantios was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Devout.
- : Vyzantios voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Citizenship And Birth Act".
- : Vyzantios was admitted to the World Assembly.
- : Vyzantios applied to join the World Assembly.
- : Vyzantios proposed constructing embassies between Neo Rhomaioi and Fifth Empire.
- : Vyzantios proposed constructing embassies between Neo Rhomaioi and Nazi Europa.
- : Vyzantios proposed constructing embassies between Neo Rhomaioi and Barbaria.
- : Vyzantios agreed to construct embassies between Neo Rhomaioi and Matheo.
Endorsements Received: None.