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The Commonwealth of Ikea Rike

“Affordable furniture is merely the front.”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The North Pacific

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Ikea Rike

Population681 million

CurrencyKrona
AnimalPickled Herring

The Commonwealth of Ikea Rike is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory gun ownership, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 681 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 Welfare aren't funded at all. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.3%.

The powerhouse Ikean economy, worth 69.9 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 102,696 Kronor, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 506,107 per year while the poor average 11,879, a ratio of 42.6 to 1.

Major polluting industries have painted a lot of their machines green to give an impression of caring about the environment, murderers frequently escape punishment by claiming they were protecting their honour, big game hunters travel to Ikea Rike to try their hand at shark-shooting, and all tariffs have been abolished. 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 115,902nd in the world and 5,882nd in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 642.09 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 130thMost Influential: 598thMost Armed: 1,362ndTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 2,015thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,894thHighest Crime Rates: 3,116thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,190thFattest Citizens: 6,011thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,317thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 7,797thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,453rdMost Pro-Market: 9,348thHighest Drug Use: 9,667thMost Avoided: 10,666thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,719thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 13,356thLargest Mining Sector: 14,194thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 14,231st
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Most Armed: 52nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 65th in the regionTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 96th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 113th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 125th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 193rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 194th in the regionFattest Citizens: 204th in the regionMost Influential: 206th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 235th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 265th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 296th in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 385th in the regionMost Avoided: 394th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 488th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 527th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 590th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 603rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 614th in the regionRudest Citizens: 731st in the region

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Endorsements Received: 388 » 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, Omnistria, Kasazzastan, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Great Bights Mum, Koda-Land, Ethnon, Trillius, Sheldanada, 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, Surikatia, Aezus, Arimbia, Analomink, Newpromisedland, Lomjia, Altivia, Amerian States, Angwayster, 1 very fast endotarter, Boggovia, and 338 others.Siwale, Yugobatania, Napnomadia, The Sinclarian Provinces, Orado, Aroa, Chukstik Illahi, Aldros, Wilkshire, Alice Gardens, PlanetPunk, Malta Comino Gozo, BrightFutures, Pasargad, Necromonia, British Pacific Islands, Breduria, Lemonbiscuits, Empy, David Davidson, Enworbia, 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