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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 121st Most Armed: 1,602nd Largest Gambling Industry: 2,568th
The Commonwealth of
Capitalist Paradise
Affordable furniture is merely the front.
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Ikea Rike

Population148 million

AnimalPickled Herring

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.

Ikea Rike is ranked 76,341st in the world and 4,883rd in The North Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 50.5 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 121stMost Armed: 1,602ndTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 2,568thMost Influential: 2,643rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,642ndHighest Crime Rates: 5,157thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,621stHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,051stTop
Highest Drug Use: 8,511thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,686thLargest Retail Industry: 9,024thMost Pro-Market: 9,713thFattest Citizens: 11,401stRudest Citizens: 12,864thMost Avoided: 13,044thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,254thLargest Mining Sector: 15,949th
Most Armed: 51st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 84th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 107th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 119th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 189th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 254th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 288th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 298th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 338th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 339th in the regionFattest Citizens: 419th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 452nd in the regionTop
Most Avoided: 482nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 532nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 640th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 693rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 831st in the regionMost Influential: 841st in the region

National Happenings

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.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 445 » Alunya, Territorio di Nessuno, Corfad, Shibutani, El Fiji Grande, Pallaith, Notyoutopia, Frances Francis the First of France, The Rhein States, Sinelona, Tranquillitas Ingenii, Walter Jackson, Shin-Hachioji, The Holy Lands of Namiir, Kirostan, Omnistria, Kasazzastan, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Great Bights Mum, Koda-Land, Ethnon, Trillius, Sheldanada, Sunto, Sundred, Peldorn, Dar es Saalam, Guer Aike, Ostrolia, Bayern-Straubing, Egalico, Aetulia, Uganda Knuckles UK, Saturns Edge, Holy Oranz, Unimaginable Doom, Acrabinnia, Yaorozu, Steampunk Ariel, Pleroma Sans Romans, North Bratislava, Plangainer, Potatolandium, AltanUrag, Surikatia, Aezus, Arimbia, Analomink, Newpromisedland, Lomjia, and 395 others.Altivia, Amerian States, Angwayster, 1 very fast endotarter, Alyrria, Boggovia, Nirmalandia, Siwale, Yugobatania, Napnomadia, Tappan Hills, The Sinclarian Provinces, Orado, Aroa, Chukstik Illahi, Aldros, Wilkshire, Alice Gardens, PlanetPunk, Malta Comino Gozo, BrightFutures, Pasargad, Cyrenayca, Necromonia, Aweland, British Pacific Islands, Breduria, ConfederateTexas, Lemonbiscuits, Empy, David Davidson, Enworbia, Centromuria, East Wushen, Babacar, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Antiyard, Bananoonza, Durr, The Backwardest Nation You Know, Moisus, Western Vapia, COCONUT-CITY, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Spartoptia, Arzenoa, Cors Evia, Marijuana Haven, Dreadton, United States of Americanas, The Bureaucratic Territories, Cloydicia, 2 and 2 is Fish, Dylanana, Arquan, Detrivania, Arcadiom, Castle Federation, Dopeland420, Afrille, Felpolandia, Aeolist, Azzarel, Daiz, Catopia2, Coprianus, Q w e r t y, Brettenia, Sanjurika, Agharya, Camarthen, Esplandia, Dillhole Land, Federation Terra Australis, Ailurophil, Copria, Yummy Blubber, Kulgatha, Dugariana, Ieprus, Holy Marcus Empire, Beta Centauri B3, Kalimora Aire, Choistan, German Holy Roman Empire, Jasminlandia, Dicko, Photosphere Chromosphere and Corona, Kokomo Island, Kalatona, Great japanese islands, Igritann, Kubrostavsria, Island States of Skelldia, Gilakistan, Bonjoura, Iselko, Indiana Hoosier nation, Habanan, Chamocha, Ka Ching, Miruma, Loutsland, MinaFederal, Minuda, McDonaldsland, Jackxanlandia, Ecronentia, Govornia, Cinnibar, Kosackia, Magorostan, Elder Realms, Kwaj, Karazan, COCOPUFFS, Humptalumpta, Metamen, Kanlidia, Ausnakulia, Moose repupblic, ISOP, Lanorth, Panama Coalition, Mazuri, Ice and Tinian, Lesbian Femdom, Morinas, Mount Timbers, Mercandia, Anna Airters, Marxist Luxembourg, Kolorland, Montarc, United Draconia, French Bananastan, Neo-Philadelphia, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, Longsword01, Neo Colorado, Kiegiont Bred, Lamuell, National Goats, Calamazo, Arnabyssia, Blackphir, Liberum Mundi, Libertarian Nation of Japan, New Austra, Mariadne, Drusselstein, Heimgau, Moubarakistan, Luciferian666, Bidragistan, New Caeitanordia, Orenmark, Manticore utopia, LostLegion, Fascist Democracy, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Ara Antrizuls, Misuvelia, Free Culture, Partax, Intrapolia, Pomur, PembrokeLand, New Eleria, Renzic, Adkins Station, New Pruessen, New Bremerton, RoyalForeverever, Old Emporia, Selfgradatude, Republic of New Atlantis, Original Colonies, Romania-Moldavia, Sea Ghost, Rydolke, Carler, Planes, Rydeum, Erwo Stal, Oktavio, Pinguioris, Abject Ludicrosity, Rosewood-, Republic of Turbin, Pop7up, Saimatsu, Saint Alaric, Union of Austria-Hungary, Unsophisticate, Northern Gala Arment Toustavo, ZimRobwe, Sakaryata, Vincone Cae, Wunderstrafanstalt, Illichiana, Zumlandia, Senkaiboashi, Prydania, Edelweissia, Unian Union of City States, Yukti, Southern Giraffe Islands, Proov583, Warsaw-Halicz, The Notorious Mad Jack, Vexilia, Scrisix, Black Templares, New Aka UNIA Lance, United States of Medford, Of Jasper, SORT, New Phyrreus, Phualand, Free Azzaca, Sheldony, Scouria, Great Solordia, Zokk, Stuiderland, Russlandian States, The Stratosphere Islands, Zupla, The Discipled, Ponasia, Axstahl, The Seven Shed Skins, The English Alliance, Valhalla123, New Ailborie Doonstan, Willisonvilledaleton, The Austro Germanic Union, Tarr-Nation, The Kyziban Islands, Maott, Riversedge, Wanatah, Elgaland-Vargaland, Tamgu, Racoda, Changjo, Storland, Pauliestien, Wooleystan, Zemnaya Svoboda, The Empire of Bangladesh, Eylstadt Izetta, Shigonia, Torakuen, Terralandys, Northern Glory, United States of Straight Sheeple, Cam Zazi, Tianqing, Virgilintia, Terkoma, The Most Freedom Ever, Ever dark, The AP Republic, Sil Dorsett, Tumbtopia, Viridiann, The Farallons, Theodorna, United Kahndaq, Dorgus, The Iron Lions, Pillsburg, Pradovnia, Musselshell, The Windmilluminati, Amauri, Phoronu, Diodone, Ozstan, Virillum, Legendsland, Nova Trieste, Grand Europa Imperium, VNA, North Armatas, Srpski Novo Zelandjani, The Bloodline of the Angels, Snoodum, Helix Labs, Conservative State of Poland, THX1138, VarDrade, The Lucky but Unfortunate Wanderers, Nordic-British Union, Tur Tuxessevia, Sile Maungistan, Narwhal, Missionary, Iudaeah, Livingstone, The Kingdom of Malomgo, Palisede, Tsandonown, Gukapub, Kalovinter, Beautifil Russia of The Future, Hileville, Willifusland, Neo Hungarica, Haor Chall, Venezuelia, Outer Egorniand, Lazadonil, Aeviternus, Kovichnia, Dadastan Archipelago, Beladev, Solmetria, Beta Cyndriel, The Gamer Party, Aratani, Fun time land of Fun, The Ered Engrin, Elianzonia, Buckerino, Spunkland, Ejhsa, Vikingiarchy, Ibiscaton, Boltang, Shadowrik, Kingdom of Destsky, General COE, The Holy Protectorate of Chavises, Ragaerys, Republic of Naya, Scrubbertalia, Niradans, Ariwana, Genuflect, Kuveria, Edwaziefind, Ostrinios, Caralapace, The Serdey Islands, Odrinia, Wineclaw, Lost Staria, Joodey, The Teddy, Orven, Eslua, HereIsPotato, Nortopenesenia, Keelut, New Dele, Revolutionary Sealand, Fengate, Destructive Government Endorsing System, New Eyslia, Marmiedon, Mesherica, Menghormati, Makudu, Federalania, Lower Nubia, Krysadia, Magus Cabal, West Ravenna, Votak Matim, Morrazan, Jefffliu, Noahs Second Country, Plumas, Get Away From Me, Swolecat, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, Former English Colony, Iotar, Apetopia, Fizban, The West United States, Wizarda, United Asgardian States, Loli County, Novaray, Test for a new hope, Conservadoria, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Rynion, North Altatude, The Black Cathedral, and Antityranicals.

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