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Flag of Paradise
Motto: "There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is His prophet"
Region Middle East
Capital Riyadh
Official Language(s) Arabic
Leader Caliph Ahmad Ibn Hanbal
Population 7 billion
Currency Riyal 
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The Caliphate of Paradise is the most powerful nation in the Middle East and the 11th military power in the World according to United Nations studies (it used to be 3rd). It borders Al Araam and the Resplendent Dawn on the north, Trilateral Commission on the north-west, and Oaksendom on the south, with the Persian Gulf to its east and the Red Sea to its west. It is a very religious nation with 100% of its population being officially Sunni Muslim. Its two most important cities are Riyadh, the political capital, and Mecca, the religious and administrative capital.


In 1902, Abd Al-Aziz bin Abd al-Rahman Al Saud captured Riyadh and set out on a 30-year campaign to unify the Arabian Peninsula. In the 1930s, the discovery of oil transformed the country. Quickly, it became a prosperous, industrious nation. Seeing how unstable was the region, the country began to arm itself and it became by 1998 the military hegemon of the Middle East. On August 12th 2003, a Coup d'État led by General Muhammad bin Ali Fayiz institued the imperial government.

In the late 2003, Paradise invaded its southern anarchic neighbour, Yemen. In early 2004, its puppet government in United Arab Emirates fell. Pretexting instability along its border, the Empire then invaded the United Arab Emirates and occupied the area. Paradisian claims weren't recognized by the neighbour Empire of Patrua. Until the collapse of the patruan government on October 13th 2005, the United Arab Emirates area was occupied but not officially part of the Empire of Paradise.

Since the invasion of the United Arab Emirates, the paradisian foreign policy had been very isolationnist. There were some rumors about military aid sent to the Emperor-Priest Jorzo Mafil's faction during the civil war of Scythirus, but they were never confirmed by the imperial government. Governmental documents also revealed the sale of weapons to the Socialist Sheikdom of Egyria and to the Holy Papal Empire of Catholic Europe.

On February 28th 2006, the Empire broke its isolationnist policy, invaded and occupied its northern neighbour United Elias with the help of a coalition made of Paradise, Al Araam, Trilateral Commission and the Resplendent Dawn. Following the Baghdad Meeting that took place after the war, United Elias's territory was divided between the coalition members: UE's Saudi Arabia to Paradise, Iraq and Kuwait to Al Araam, Jordan to the Resplendent Dawn, Sinai to Trilateral Commission and UE's Egypt to Wadj. A permanent alliance also emerged from the Baghdad Meeting: the Baghdad Pact. Its original members were: Paradise, Al Araam, the Resplendent Dawn, Wadj, Quaon, the Lambda League and Ammochostos.

On May 5th 2006, the religious branch of the government was renamed the Caliphate and Ahmad Ibn Hanbal was appointed Caliph.

On May 30th 2006, a war started between the Empire and the Allied States of Free Paradise, a nation formed from Paradisians who fled Paradise. This war led to the nuking of New Ryiadh, the capital of Free Paradise, and the death of 300,000 free paradisian civilians. The international community was shocked. The Baghdad Pact was dismantled. The Emperor resigned and the Caliphate took control of the imperial government, merging the state with the religion to officially turn the Empire of Paradise into the Caliphate of Paradise. This was the beginning of drastic changes within Paradise...


The central institution of the paradisian government is the Islamic Council. The Holy Qur'an is the constitution of the country which is governed on the basis of Islamic law (Shari'a).

There are national elections, but the elected representatives hold no real power. The Caliph is at the same time Head of State, Head of Government and Sacred Leader of Islam. The legislative branch is represented by the Islamic Council made of 700 local representatives and the executive branch by the Islamic High Council made of a varying number of ministers (usually 20 to 30). The judicial branch is represented by the Holy Council of Justice made of 5 Supreme Judges appointed by the Caliph for life.

Civil rights are indefinitely suspended within the Caliphate. On August 12th 2003, when the Coup d'État happened, an imperial decree institued martial law. When the Empire became the Caliphate, the martial had been kept in order to preserve stability. It is still in application today.

The Military has a disproportionate power within the government: 53% of the huge national budget goes to defence. This is explained by the fact that Muhammad bin Ali Fayiz was an ex-General.

Paradisian courts impose capital punishment and corporal punishment, including amputations of hands and feet for serious robbery, and floggings for lesser crimes such as "sexual deviance" (i.e. homosexuality) and drunkenness.

Religious police enforce a modest code of dress and many institutions from schools to departments are gender-segregated. Homosexual men and women are prosecuted (sometimes publicly) and/or executed, if they are found to be engaging in same-sex sexual activities.

Many politicologists qualified the Empire of Paradise as a modern fascist state. With the new emergence of the Caliphate, they now qualify Paradise as a theocratic state.

Politics in details

Country name:

  • conventional long form: Caliphate of Paradise
  • conventional short form: Paradise

Government type: theocracy

Capital: Riyadh

Independence: September 23, 1932

National holiday: Rebirth of the Caliphate, May 5, 2006

Constitution: governed according to Shari'a (Islamic law)

Legal system: based on Islamic law; commercial disputes handled by special committees; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

Suffrage: Male citizens aged 21 years or older.

Executive branch:

  • Head of State: Caliph Ahmad Ibn Hanbal
  • Head of Government: Caliph Ahmad Ibn Hanbal
  • Cabinet: Ministers (usually 20 to 30) chosen by the Caliph to lead various departments and agencies (cabinet called the Islamic High Council)
  • Elections: none

Legislative branch: a consultative council (the Islamic Council) made of 700 local representatives elected democratically by the population

  • elections: Islamic Council - last held March 21, 2006
  • election results: seats by party - Imperial Party 354, Ultra-Conservative Party 245, Moderate Conservative Party 42, Democratic Party 41, Liberal-Democratic Party 12, Free UAE 3, Socialist Party 2, Yemen Union 1.

Judicial branch: Holy Council of Justice, 5 Supreme Judges appointed by the Caliph for life

Political parties: by number of elected representatives

  • Imperial Party (IP)
  • Ultra-Conservative Party (UCP)
  • Moderate Conservative Party (MCP)
  • Democratic Party (DP)
  • Free UAE (FUAE)
  • Yemen Union (YU)
  • Liberal-Democratic Party (LDP)
  • Socialist Party (SP)

Government department and structure:

  • Notable departments include Finance, Revenue, Defence, Petroleum and Energy, Interior Security, Foreign Affairs, Commerce and International Trade, and Islam.