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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 164th Most Influential: 384th Most Armed: 1,389th
The Commonwealth of
Capitalist Paradise
Affordable furniture is merely the front.
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Civil Rights
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Ikea Rike

Population990 million

CapitalShopholm

CurrencyKrona
AnimalPickled Herring

The Commonwealth of Ikea Rike is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, ubiquitous missile silos, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 990 million Ikeae are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, pro-business government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Defense, with Education, Administration, and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Environment are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shopholm. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.2%.

The powerhouse Ikean economy, worth 101 trillion Kronor a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 102,852 Kronor, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 552,678 per year while the poor average 9,978, a ratio of 55.4 to 1.

Scout campfire sing-a-longs tend to focus on the evils of antitrust legislation, preservative-laden Ikean cheeses will be as edible when archaeologists dig them up next millennium, children who can't memorize their multiplication tables are sent to the mines, and Ikea Rike has designated Shopholm as its capital city. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Ikea Rike's national animal is the Pickled Herring, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Ikea Rike is ranked 54,305th in the world and 2,531st in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 56.78 on the Human Development Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 164thMost Influential: 384thMost Armed: 1,389thTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 2,119thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,843rdHighest Crime Rates: 3,102ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,417thFattest Citizens: 5,953rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,370thLargest Retail Industry: 7,597thTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,652ndMost Pro-Market: 9,353rdMost Avoided: 9,560thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,037thHighest Drug Use: 11,317thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,149thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 14,187thMost Rebellious Youth: 15,472ndLargest Mining Sector: 15,771st
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Most Armed: 46th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 65th in the regionTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 95th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 109th in the regionMost Influential: 120th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 140th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 159th in the regionFattest Citizens: 205th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 269th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 269th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 283rd in the regionMost Avoided: 327th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 354th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 365th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 394th in the regionTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 559th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 570th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 582nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 618th in the regionRudest Citizens: 773rd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 355 » Alunya, Territorio di Nessuno, Corfad, Shibutani, El Fiji Grande, Pallaith, Notyoutopia, Frances Francis the First of France, The Rhein States, Sinelona, Walter Jackson, Shin-Hachioji, Omnistria, Kasazzastan, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Great Bights Mum, Koda-Land, Ethnon, Trillius, Sunto, Sundred, Dar es Saalam, Guer Aike, Ostrolia, Egalico, Aetulia, Saturns Edge, Holy Oranz, Unimaginable Doom, Acrabinnia, Yaorozu, Steampunk Ariel, Pleroma Sans Romans, North Bratislava, Plangainer, Potatolandium, Aezus, Arimbia, Analomink, Newpromisedland, Amerian States, Angwayster, 1 very fast endotarter, Boggovia, Siwale, Yugobatania, Napnomadia, The Sinclarian Provinces, Orado, Aroa, and 305 others.Chukstik Illahi, Wilkshire, Alice Gardens, PlanetPunk, Malta Comino Gozo, BrightFutures, Pasargad, Necromonia, British Pacific Islands, Breduria, Lemonbiscuits, Empy, David Davidson, Enworbia, Centromuria, East Wushen, Babacar, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Antiyard, Bananoonza, Moisus, Western Vapia, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Spartoptia, Arzenoa, Cors Evia, Dreadton, United States of Americanas, The Bureaucratic Territories, Cloydicia, 2 and 2 is Fish, Dylanana, Arquan, Detrivania, Dopeland420, Felpolandia, Aeolist, Azzarel, Daiz, Catopia2, Q w e r t y, Brettenia, Camarthen, Esplandia, Federation Terra Australis, Yummy Blubber, Kulgatha, Ieprus, Holy Marcus Empire, Beta Centauri B3, Kalimora Aire, Choistan, Jasminlandia, Dicko, Kalatona, Kubrostavsria, Island States of Skelldia, Gilakistan, Bonjoura, Indiana Hoosier nation, Habanan, Loutsland, Minuda, Govornia, Cinnibar, Magorostan, Elder Realms, Kwaj, Karazan, Humptalumpta, Kanlidia, Moose repupblic, Panama Coalition, Mazuri, Ice and Tinian, Mercandia, Anna Airters, Marxist Luxembourg, Kolorland, Montarc, United Draconia, French Bananastan, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, Longsword01, Neo Colorado, Lamuell, Calamazo, Blackphir, New Austra, Mariadne, Drusselstein, Moubarakistan, Luciferian666, New Caeitanordia, Orenmark, Manticore utopia, LostLegion, Fascist Democracy, Misuvelia, Free Culture, Partax, Pomur, PembrokeLand, New Pruessen, New Bremerton, Old Emporia, Selfgradatude, Republic of New Atlantis, Romania-Moldavia, Sea Ghost, Planes, Rydeum, Pinguioris, Abject Ludicrosity, Rosewood-, Saimatsu, Saint Alaric, Union of Austria-Hungary, Unsophisticate, ZimRobwe, Vincone Cae, Wunderstrafanstalt, Illichiana, Zumlandia, Prydania, Edelweissia, Yukti, Southern Giraffe Islands, Warsaw-Halicz, Vexilia, Black Templares, United States of Medford, Of Jasper, SORT, New Phyrreus, Phualand, Scouria, Zokk, The Stratosphere Islands, Zupla, The Discipled, Axstahl, The Seven Shed Skins, The English Alliance, Valhalla123, The Austro Germanic Union, Tarr-Nation, Maott, Riversedge, Elgaland-Vargaland, Tamgu, Changjo, Pauliestien, Wooleystan, Zemnaya Svoboda, Eylstadt Izetta, Torakuen, Northern Glory, Tianqing, Virgilintia, The Most Freedom Ever, Ever dark, The AP Republic, Sil Dorsett, Viridiann, United Kahndaq, The Iron Lions, Pradovnia, The Windmilluminati, Amauri, Phoronu, Diodone, Ozstan, Virillum, Legendsland, Nova Trieste, VNA, North Armatas, Srpski Novo Zelandjani, Helix Labs, The Lucky but Unfortunate Wanderers, Nordic-British Union, Iudaeah, Hileville, Willifusland, Neo Hungarica, Haor Chall, Venezuelia, Outer Egorniand, Lazadonil, Kovichnia, Dadastan Archipelago, Beladev, Solmetria, Beta Cyndriel, The Gamer Party, Aratani, Elianzonia, Buckerino, Spunkland, Ibiscaton, Shadowrik, General COE, Niradans, Kuveria, The Serdey Islands, Odrinia, Wineclaw, Joodey, The Teddy, Orven, HereIsPotato, Keelut, New Dele, Revolutionary Sealand, Fengate, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Marmiedon, Mesherica, Lower Nubia, Votak Matim, Jefffliu, Noahs Second Country, Plumas, Get Away From Me, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, Former English Colony, Fizban, The West United States, United Asgardian States, Novaray, Test for a new hope, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Rynion, Antityranicals, Chilean 1st Reich, Lorigia, Meso Land, Ammurp Stecdoodastal, Banabistan, Alpinea, The Holy Sun, Youm suki mo, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Elestrum, The Union of Workers Councils, Constantinolia, Xentherida, Makersaulache, Foraldn, Glurponia, Xzavia-Hjar, Steraz, Debussy, Wisconsota, Bearical, Sockmanland, Utopicican, Heminaw, Great Javadwipa, Rkainjel, Runeda, Cuyan, Dramanian, New Trisone, Juggernautilus, The Tampa Bay Rays, Lindsaystan, Zeternia, New Octicarg, Lanterkint, Duerrlewang, Tellavinna, Victoriaans Nederlands, Warcaa, McMasterdonia, Miruma, U S Eh, Guslantis, Delmak, Racoda, Ponantine, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, Kaschovia, Francois Isidore, Neworva, The Soviet States of Europe, Altamonte, Nothru Lerple, New Lakemba, PotatoFarmers, Angshire, Clan Spaniel, Kranostav, Loli County, Pazair, Phoeba, Seenvorland, Dabarastan, United Anglo-America, Afcon, Zyvetskistaahn, Opstan, and Parmovand.

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