We welcome The United Socialist States of Byzantine Pizza (http://www.sunsetrpg.com/economystatistics.php?nation=Byzantine+Pizza), as the 249th member nation state in 01 Eastern Roman Empire Region.
The United Socialist States of Byzantine Pizza is a tiny, devout nation, notable for its punitive income tax rates. Its compassionate, cynical population of 6 million are ruled with an iron fist by the socialist government, which grants its people the freedom to do whatever they like so long as it doesn't involve getting richer than anybody else or challenging the government.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it devotes most of its attentions to Social Welfare, with areas such as Law & Order and Defence receiving almost no funds by comparison. The average income tax rate is 74%, and even higher for the wealthy. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Cheese Exports.
Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown. Byzantine Pizza's national animal is the chinese, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the pizza hut.