|Latin Empire of Constantinople|
Λατινική Αυτοκρατορία της Κωνσταντινούπολης (Greek)
Konstantinopolis Latin İmparatorluğu (Turkish)
|State religion||Roman Catholicism|
|Drives on the||left|
|Internet TLD||.co, .le|
The Latin Empire is a Eurasian country located in the the Middle East (mostly in the Anatolian peninsula) and in Greece, Macedonia, and Thrace in Southeastern Europe. The Latin Empire is bordered by ten countries: Albania, Serbia, and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia and Iran to the east; and Iraq, Syria, Edessa, and Antioch to the southeast. The Mediterranean and Aegean Seas are to the south; the Ionian Sea to the west; and the Black Sea is to the north. The Sea of Leo, the Bosphorus and the Hellespont (which together form the Anatolian Straits) demarcate the boundary between East Thrace and Anatolia; they also separate Europe and Asia.
The Latin Empire traces it roots to the Fourth Crusade in April 1204, when the Crusaders sacked Constantinople in 1204. Immediately, they destroyed the Byzantine Empire and established the Latin Empire and several other Crusader states in the Balkans and Anatolia. Over time, the Emperors of Constantinople overtook the rest of the states and eventually destoyed the Seljuk states at the Battle of Manzikert.
Due to its population, the Latin Empire is one of the three independent Turkic states, as well as one of the major Greek-speaking nations in the world. The vast majority of its population are Catholics. Latin is the official state language, while Greek and Turkish have some recognition, and the Kurdish and Zazaki languages (despite not being official langauges) are spoken by a minority of the population
The Latin Empire's location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia makes it a country of significant geostrategic importance.Given its strategic location, large economy and military strength, the Latin Empire is a major regional power.