The Emirate of Shadow Plays is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, avowedly heterosexual populace, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-working, democratic population of 1.87 billion Shadow Playsians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.
The medium-sized, pro-business government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Welfare, and Healthcare are also considered important, while International Aid is ignored. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 30.2%.
The thriving Shadow Playsian economy, worth 91.9 trillion dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Woodchip Exports industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Pizza Delivery, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 49,126 dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 158,515 per year while the poor average 11,514, a ratio of 13.8 to 1.
Candidates for public office painstakingly research their family trees to ensure their eligibility, billions of dollars are being blown on orbital weapons development, prisoners due for execution often use their final statement to complain about soggy bread rolls, and sniffer dogs are trained to follow clouds of fruity-smelling vapor. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shadow Plays's national animal is the cobra, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Shadow Plays's influence in German State of Saarland rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
- : Shadow Plays's influence in German State of Saarland fell from "Power" to "Enforcer".
- : Shadow Plays resigned from the World Assembly.
- : Shadow Plays became WA Delegate of German State of Saarland.
- : Shadow Plays's influence in German State of Saarland rose from "Zero" to "Power".
- : Shadow Plays relocated from Artificial Solar System to German State of Saarland.
- : Shadow Plays was endorsed by The Republic of Zakarion4.
- : Shadow Plays endorsed The Queendom of Starlight Glimmer 15.
- : Shadow Plays endorsed The Republic of Zakarion4.
- : Shadow Plays was endorsed by The Republic of Vara 23.