In a strange twist in international politics today, The United Nations voted in the Tesco Corporation as the 193rd member of the General Assembly.
Although Tesco does not fit the usual understanding of what constitutes a nation state, it seems that under the UN Charter they meet all the required criteria. Tesco will not have the same voting rights as full member countries, but it will be able to make representation to the UN's various bodies with the exception of the Security Council.
After a probationary period it is feasible that Tesco would then be eligible to join the Economic and Social Council.
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon welcomed Tesco into the fold, and suggested that other so-called 'commercial states' should consider applying.