We welcome The Holy Republic of Byzantine Vesper (http://www.sunsetrpg.com/economystatistics.php?nation=Byzantine+Vesper), as the 241st member nation state in 01 Eastern Roman Empire Region.
The Holy Republic of Byzantine Vesper is a huge, devout nation, remarkable for its burgeoning ox population. Its hard-nosed, hard-working population of 538 million are either ruled by a small, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.
The government -- a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, pro-business morass -- concentrates mainly on Social Welfare, although Healthcare and Education are on the agenda. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 28%. A substantial private sector is led by the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, followed by Gambling and Information Technology.
Government-run screening operations remove embryos with severe genetic disorders, teachers are routinely tested to keep their jobs, police officers are seen patrolling the streets armed with satellite-guided truncheons, and young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Byzantine Vesper's national animal is the ox, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the statir.