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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flagRussia
0%
30%
60%
10%
10
flagthe Netherlands
10%
30%
60%
0%
10
flagItaly
26%
13%
46%
13%
15
flagIndia
33%
14%
40%
11%
27
flagthe United States
35%
24%
34%
6%
94
flagFrance
33%
25%
33%
8%
12
flagGermany
25%
34%
32%
6%
58
flagPoland
36%
26%
30%
5%
2859
flagCanada
45%
18%
27%
0%
11
flagUnknown
53%
18%
25%
3%
143
flagthe United Kingdom
32%
37%
20%
10%
70
flagRepublic of Ireland
54%
18%
9%
9%
11
flagNorway
45%
27%
9%
18%
11

Gender

men31%
women22%
Rome
43%
38%
Byzantine Empire
20%
32%
Kingdom of Aksum (Africa)
31%
22%
Persia
4%
5%

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