Spies Playing Cards: The World of Espionage
- 55 cards in tuckbox
This is the perfect deck of cards for those who are intrigued by espionage and international intelligence. The charming Spies playing cards depict both real and fictional spies throughout history. With 55 cards in the set, each has an individual front and back design featuring intriguing and attractive artwork.
On June 15, 1917, just after the United States entered World War I, Congress adopted the Espionage Act.
The Espionage Act gave the federal government increased leverage to prosecute what it considered unruly elements. Based on the terms dictated by Congress, anyone who interfered with or attempted to undermine the United States’ war effort could be prosecuted under the law and face a 20-year prison sentence and a $10,000 fine.
Thanks to the convenient wording of the act, those who protested against newly introduced conscription, or against the war itself, became prime subjects for prosecution.
The Espionage Act is still in effect today. Most notably, in 2013, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden was charged with espionage after he leaked confidential information concerning U.S. Government surveillance programs.