The Emperor of Shandoah is ruler of the Holy dominion of Shandoah. The Emperor of Holy Germania is also Emperor of Shandoah. Like the Emperor of Japnesa, the Shandoan Emperor is symbol of the people and de facto cermonial and repersenative head of state. The Shandoan Emperor can appoint and fire the prime minister, call and dismiss parilament, issue executive decrees with the apporval of the Parilament, sign treaties, establish alliances, recieve and credit ambassdors, and control military actions. However, the Emperor's actions are advised and controlled by the prime minister as de jure head of state.