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Most Valuable International Artwork: 123rdMost Devout: 786thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,180th
The Byzantine Empire of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Βασιλεὺς Βασιλέων Βασιλεύων Βασιλευόντων
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Constantinolia

Population7.217 billion

CapitalConstantinople
LeaderAndronikos VI
FaithCatholicism

Currencyhyperpyron
Animaleagle

The Byzantine Empire of Constantinolia is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Andronikos VI with an iron fist, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, free-roaming dinosaurs, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 7.217 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 Defense, Spirituality, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Constantinople. The average income tax rate is 23.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Byzantine economy, worth a remarkable 1,317 trillion hyperpyrons a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 182,558 hyperpyrons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.2 times as much as the poorest.

The nation is loathed abroad for dumping all of its waste in international waters, bizarre-looking creatures called 'eagledogs' dominate wildlife preserves, nuclear warheads are frequently launched into space as a warning to invading meteoroids, and Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping. 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 152,784th in the world and 823rd in 10000 Islands for Highest Crime Rates, with 2.39 Crimes Per Hour.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 123rdMost Devout: 786thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,180thLargest Retail Industry: 2,593rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,705thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,324thFattest Citizens: 3,677thMost Influential: 3,878thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,470thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,122ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,660thMost Efficient Economies: 5,965thMost Avoided: 6,100thRudest Citizens: 6,571stLargest Insurance Industry: 6,953rdLargest Black Market: 6,969thHighest Average Incomes: 8,007thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,287thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9,337thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,810thTop
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Most Cultured: 11,356thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11,547thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,464thHighest Economic Output: 12,482ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,170thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,792ndHighest Poor Incomes: 15,581stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,660thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,917th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 4th in the regionMost Devout: 9th in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 34th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 34th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 37th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 40th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 41st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 46th in the regionFattest Citizens: 52nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 52nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 55th in the regionMost Avoided: 61st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 70th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 77th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 77th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 85th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 96th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 99th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 111th in the regionRudest Citizens: 114th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 145th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 147th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 147th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 157th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Constantinolia, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping.
  • : Following new legislation in Constantinolia, nuclear warheads are frequently launched into space as a warning to invading meteoroids.
  • : Following new legislation in Constantinolia, bizarre-looking creatures called 'eagledogs' dominate wildlife preserves.
  • : Following new legislation in Constantinolia, the nation is loathed abroad for dumping all of its waste in international waters.
  • : Following new legislation in Constantinolia, the new one hyperpyron coin also makes a handy throwing-star.
  • : Constantinolia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Wallenburg".
  • : Constantinolia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Wartime Journalism Protection Act"".
  • : Following new legislation in Constantinolia, most people suffer from some form of hearing loss.
  • : Following new legislation in Constantinolia, people often feel unbalanced by their daily commute.
  • : Following new legislation in Constantinolia, Constantinolia successfully hosted the 10000 Islands Olympics.

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