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

Rome
Byzantine Empire
Kingdom of Aksum (Africa)
Persia
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flagItaly
26%
13%
46%
13%
15
flagIndia
34%
15%
42%
7%
26
flagthe United States
34%
24%
34%
6%
93
flagFrance
33%
25%
33%
8%
12
flagGermany
26%
33%
32%
7%
56
flagPoland
35%
27%
30%
5%
2534
flagCanada
45%
18%
27%
0%
11
flagthe United Kingdom
34%
32%
21%
11%
61
flagUnknown
67%
14%
17%
0%
28
flagNorway
40%
30%
10%
20%
10
flagRepublic of Ireland
54%
18%
9%
9%
11

Gender

men33%
women22%
Rome
41%
38%
Byzantine Empire
20%
32%
Kingdom of Aksum (Africa)
33%
23%
Persia
4%
5%

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