|Government type||Absolute monarchy|
|Ruling party||Komma Ethnikofronon (conservative)|
|Capital||Constantinople (ID 860)|
|Tech school||Traditional Academia|
The Byzantine Empire is a country that can be formed by Greece or Crete. Istanbul, the initial capital of the Ottoman Empire, is needed to form the Byzantine Empire. This makes forming the Byzantine Empire virtually impossible until the Turks move their capital to Ankara with the event Flight from Istanbul. It is one of the hardest nations to make by decision.
How to form the Byzantium Empire
To form the Byzantine Empire with the decision King of Kings, Ruler of Rulers, a country needs to have Greek as its primary culture, own all Greek cores, and the Thrace, Konya, Bursa and Izmir regions. Once the Byzantine Empire is formed, Istanbul will be renamed Constantinople, and the country's political parties will be renamed.
The Thrace region holds the Capital of the Ottoman Empire, Istanbul. Therefore to form Byzantium, one has to wait for the Ottoman Event Flight from Istanbul which moves the capital to Ankara. This will however happen as soon as The Ottoman Empire does not own the two regions just east of Istanbul.
Afterwards one have to fabricate casus belli to annex the states, that Greece does not have cores one. Once that is done, great power status should be secured from all the prestige from conquest alone.