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).

Answers distribution

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Byzantine Empire
Kingdom of Aksum (Africa)
Persia
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flagItaly
28%
14%
50%
7%
14
flagIndia
37%
16%
37%
8%
24
flagthe United States
33%
24%
35%
6%
90
flagFrance
33%
25%
33%
8%
12
flagGermany
26%
33%
32%
7%
56
flagPoland
36%
27%
30%
5%
2372
flagCanada
45%
18%
27%
0%
11
flagUnknown
72%
5%
22%
0%
18
flagthe United Kingdom
37%
30%
19%
12%
56
flagNorway
40%
30%
10%
20%
10
flagRepublic of Ireland
54%
18%
9%
9%
11

Gender

men32%
women22%
Rome
41%
38%
Byzantine Empire
20%
32%
Kingdom of Aksum (Africa)
33%
23%
Persia
5%
5%

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