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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th Largest Retail Industry: 10th Most Corrupt Governments: 11th
The Barnes-Free Conglomerate of
Compulsory Consumerist State
In J.R. We Trust
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Negotiator
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Some
Economy
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Ewing Oil Co

Population23.775 billion

CapitalDallas
LeaderJohn Ross Ewing Jr
Faiththe Holy Capitalism

CurrencyPetrodollar
AnimalBudweiser Ferret

The Barnes-Free Conglomerate of Ewing Oil Co is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by John Ross Ewing Jr with an iron fist, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, aversion to nipples, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 23.775 billion Oilers are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dallas. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Oiler economy, worth an astonishing 18,999 trillion Petrodollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Gambling. Average income is a breathtaking 799,131 Petrodollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,070,704 per year while the poor average 86,583, a ratio of 47.0 to 1.

Old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones, former public radio talk pundits are being deployed to front line war zones, many parents are becoming frustrated with their children's choices in spouses, and John Ross Ewing Jr makes and breaks shaky peace deals in 140 characters or less. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Ewing Oil Co's national animal is the Budweiser Ferret, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is the Holy Capitalism.

Ewing Oil Co is ranked 37th in the world and 1st in Texas for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 169,855.85 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5thLargest Retail Industry: 10thMost Corrupt Governments: 11thHighest Disposable Incomes: 15thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 15thFattest Citizens: 16thHighest Average Incomes: 27thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 28thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 28thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 32ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 35thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 35thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 37thLargest Insurance Industry: 39thMost Avoided: 41stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 42ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 42ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 43rdRudest Citizens: 50thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 53rdHighest Economic Output: 60thLargest Gambling Industry: 64thLargest Mining Sector: 101stLargest Agricultural Sector: 125thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 171stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 300thMost Armed: 488thMost Stationary: 597thMost Influential: 687thLargest Publishing Industry: 727thMost Scientifically Advanced: 913thMost Secular: 916thLargest Governments: 1,005thSmartest Citizens: 1,308thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,627thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 1,893rdMost Subsidized Industry: 2,774thLargest Populations: 3,051stLowest Crime Rates: 3,090thLargest Black Market: 3,491stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,745thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,211thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,425thTop
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Most Pro-Market: 10,864thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,107thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,504th
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionMost Stationary: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Armed: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 12th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 16th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, John Ross Ewing Jr makes and breaks shaky peace deals in 140 characters or less.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, many parents are becoming frustrated with their children's choices in spouses.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, former public radio talk pundits are being deployed to front line war zones.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, popular websites like NationStates are blocked for "national security".
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, academics are questioning the quality of the nation's newly-reprinted science textbooks.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, it is mandatory to learn evolution in schools.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, major cities are suffering under water rationing.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, no cul-de-sac or trailer park is complete without a gambling parlor.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, freighter lifeboats have been replaced by state of the art marker buoys so divers can recover the cargo after they sink.

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