Alternative History
Byzantine Empire
Βασιλεία Ῥωμαίων
Timeline: Byzantine Glory

OTL equivalent: Byzantine Empire, plus Cuba, Eastern Africa, East Indies, and Crimea
Flag Coat of Arms
Flag Coat of Arms
Location of Byzantium
Map of the Byzantine Empire
Αγγίζει πάνω από όλα, και για το μέλλον (Greek)
("Soaring above all, on into the future")
Anthem "March of the Legions"
Capital Constantinople
Largest city Constantinople
  others Latin
Eastern Orthodox Christianity
  others Islam, Judaism
Ethnic Groups
  others Turkish, African, Middle Eastern, Jewish
Demonym Byzantine
Emperor Constantine VII
  Royal House: Palaiologos
Consul Karolos Papoulias
Established 330
Currency Solidus


Creation of a New Empire

An Empire on the Rise

The Byzantines Conquer All

The Worlds' Superpower and the Byzantium Pact

A Master of the World

The Byzantine Civil War

Industrializtion and New Imperialism

The Great Wars

The Cold War

A New Era and a New World


The Byzantine Empire operates the largest, and most advanced military in the world, including an army, and air force, a navy, and a space defense force. The Emperor holds the title of Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the Byzantine Empire, and holds dominion over the actions of the 8,000,000 men of the Byzantine Armed Forces.

Byzantine Army

The Byzantine Army operates 841 military bases in the world, both in their own borders, and in international

M21A1 Constantine V

M21A2 Constantine V

borders as well. The Army currently operates 6,000,000 men in the Byzantine Empire, and 500,000 soldiers internationally. They also operate 7,500 tanks, 10,000 IFV's, 14,000 APC's, and thousands of more necessary and vital military and engineering machines. The current Main Battle Tank is the Third-Generation M21 Constantine V, of which there are 6,000 of the 2000 model M21A1 and 1,500 of the 2007 model M21A2.

The Byzantine Army is divided into 30 Field armies, 300 corps, 600 divisions, 1,200 brigades, 6,000 battalions, 30,000 companies, 120,000 platoons, and 1,200,000 squads. The Army is under the administration of the Byzantine Department of the Army, a subdivision of the Byzantine War Department. The highest ranking Byzantine active duty officer is the Chief of the Imperial Staff, Stratarches Dimitrios Grapsas, and his highest ranking subordinate officer, is Strategos of the Byzantine Army, Erdal Ceylandoglu, the first non-Greek to hold the position.

Byzantine Navy

The Byzantine Navy is the largest in the world, operating two main units, the Byzantine Coastal Defense Fleet, and the Byzantine High Seas Fleet. The Coastal Defense Fleet is made to protect the Byzantine Coast, whereas the High Seas Fleet is made to both protect the Byzantine's colonial possessions, along with performing offensive actions on the world stage. The Coastal Fleet consists of 70 coastal defense submarines, 2,000 Patrol boats of all sizes and types, and operate multiple other ship types, and hundreds of aircraft. The High Seas Fleet consists of 14 aircraft carriers, 12 amphibious assault ships, 30 cruisers, 70 destroyers, 40 frigates, and 100 submarines.

Byzantine Air Force

Byzantine Space Defense Force


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