We welcome The Incorporated States of Via Egnatia (http://www.sunsetrpg.com/economystatistics.php?nation=Via+Egnatia), as the 154th member nation state in 01 Eastern Roman Empire Region.
The Incorporated States of Via Egnatia is a huge, economically powerful nation, notable for its compulsory military service. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 676 million are either ruled by a small, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.
The minute, pro-business government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Commerce, and Public Transport. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Information Technology, Soda Sales, and Retail industries.
Nervous homeowners have been blamed for rising death rates amongst carol singers and locksmiths, armed police units patrol the roads late at night, several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation, and the people of Via Egnatia are renowned for their nihilistic attitudes. Crime is pervasive. Via Egnatia's national animal is the equus, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the liretta.