The Commonwealth of Ikea Rike is a very large, socially progressive nation, renowned for its smutty television, absence of drug laws, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 148 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, although Education, Law & Order, and Administration are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.5%.
The powerhouse Ikean economy, worth 14.2 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 96,081 Kronor, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 473,507 per year while the poor average 11,113, a ratio of 42.6 to 1.
The nation's entire cultural heritage is being auctioned off to the rich, gay men commonly complain about their time of the month, the silencing of dissent speaks volumes about the quality of Ikean democracy, and randomly bombing neighboring countries has become the new national sport. 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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Ikea Rike, randomly bombing neighboring countries has become the new national sport.
- : Following new legislation in Ikea Rike, the silencing of dissent speaks volumes about the quality of Ikean democracy.
- : Ikea Rike was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
- : Ikea Rike lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
- : Following new legislation in Ikea Rike, gay men commonly complain about their time of the month.
- : Following new legislation in Ikea Rike, the nation's entire cultural heritage is being auctioned off to the rich.
- : Ikea Rike lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
- : Following new legislation in Ikea Rike, citizens try to pass off bottlecaps they found in their backyards as historical artifacts.
- : Following new legislation in Ikea Rike, economists claim no news is good news.
- : Following new legislation in Ikea Rike, it is customary to begin the summer with a fasting ritual in which people eat nothing but kumquat smoothies.
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