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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4thMost Corrupt Governments: 5thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8th
The Barnes-Free Conglomerate of
Compulsory Consumerist State
In J.R. We Trust
Influence
Contender
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Ewing Oil Co

Population30.025 billion

CapitalDallas
LeaderJohn Ross Ewing Jr
Faiththe Holy Capitalism

CurrencyPetrodollar
AnimalBudweiser Ferret

The Barnes-Free Conglomerate of Ewing Oil Co is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by John Ross Ewing Jr with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, unlimited-speed roads, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 30.025 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, well-organized government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Industry, Law & Order, 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 27,425 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 Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is a breathtaking 913,428 Petrodollars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 6,352,223 per year while the poor average 45,747, a ratio of 138 to 1.

Graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation', the nation's new Mylab space station is notorious for being the loneliest place above the planet, the only thing that can pin down a "superhero" is red tape, and popular websites like NationStates are blocked for "national security". 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 248,117th in the world and 181st in Texas for Most Beautiful Environments, with 0.41 pounds of wildlife per square mile.

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4thMost Corrupt Governments: 5thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8thMost Efficient Economies: 9thLargest Retail Industry: 11thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12thFattest Citizens: 14thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 14thHighest Average Incomes: 21stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 22ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 28thMost Avoided: 28thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 29thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 32ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 33rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 33rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 34thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 35thHighest Economic Output: 36thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 36thLargest Insurance Industry: 37thLargest Gambling Industry: 55thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 64thRudest Citizens: 70thLargest Mining Sector: 72ndMost Secular: 101stMost Armed: 218thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 305thLargest Governments: 373rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 404thMost Stationary: 489thLargest Publishing Industry: 674thSmartest Citizens: 702ndMost Subsidized Industry: 728thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 810thMost Influential: 883rdLowest Crime Rates: 1,513thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,514thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,528thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,432ndTop
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Largest Populations: 2,694thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,952ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,186thLargest Black Market: 6,086thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,643rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,824th
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Highest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 10th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 17th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, popular websites like NationStates are blocked for "national security".
  • : Ewing Oil Co voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "World Assembly Headquarters"".
  • : Ewing Oil Co voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "World Assembly Headquarters"".
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, the only thing that can pin down a "superhero" is red tape.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, the nation's new Mylab space station is notorious for being the loneliest place above the planet.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation'.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, celebrity foodies are biting a huge chunk out of the government budget.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, group photos of the members of parliament are often mistaken for family reunions.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, official maps have to be revised on a weekly basis.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, the government spends twice as much reclaiming lost settlements from the sea as it could've on coastal defences.

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