What was the first major empire in the world to officially adopt Christianity as a state religion?

Rome
Byzantine Empire
Kingdom of Aksum (Africa)
Persia
In about 316 AD, Fru­men­tius and his brother Edesius from Tyre were taken to the Ethiopi­an court as slaves. They were given po­si­tions of trust by the monarch, and con­vert­ed members of the royal court to Chris­tian­i­ty. Ethiopi­a, a major empire at the time, was the second country to of­fi­cial­ly adopt Chris­tian­i­ty (after Ar­me­ni­a).

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Rome
Byzantine Empire
Kingdom of Aksum (Africa)
Persia
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flagItaly
25%
8%
58%
8%
12
flagIndia
39%
17%
39%
4%
23
flagthe United States
33%
24%
35%
6%
90
flagGermany
25%
31%
35%
7%
51
flagFrance
40%
20%
30%
10%
10
flagPoland
36%
27%
29%
6%
2174
flagCanada
45%
18%
27%
0%
11
flagthe United Kingdom
34%
28%
21%
15%
46

Gender

men32%
women23%
Rome
41%
38%
Byzantine Empire
20%
32%
Kingdom of Aksum (Africa)
33%
23%
Persia
5%
5%

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