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Largest Retail Industry: 9th Most Corrupt Governments: 12th Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13th
The Barnes-Free Conglomerate of
Compulsory Consumerist State
In J.R. We Trust
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Political Freedom
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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, smutty television, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 20.732 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, prioritizes Law & Order, although Industry and Defense are also considered important, while Environment and Social Policy receive no funds. 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 15,214 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 733,849 Petrodollars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,766,460 per year while the poor average 45,028, a ratio of 105 to 1.

Blasphemers and government critics often die in very unusual and unlikely accidents, barges of dissidents are being "reeducated through water therapy" in the South Budweiser Ferret Sea, invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days, and people believe that if you teach a man to fish he won't buy fish from you any more. 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 151,022nd in the world and 153rd in Texas for Healthiest Citizens, with 0.25 Bananas Ingested Per Day.

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Largest Retail Industry: 9thMost Corrupt Governments: 12thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 16thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 21stFattest Citizens: 21stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 27thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 31stHighest Average Incomes: 33rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 34thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 36thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 39thLargest Insurance Industry: 41stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 42ndRudest Citizens: 45thMost Avoided: 51stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 52ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 54thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 70thLargest Gambling Industry: 71stHighest Economic Output: 87thLargest Mining Sector: 114thLargest Agricultural Sector: 155thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 159thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 229thMost Primitive: 326thMost Influential: 566thMost Stationary: 681stLargest Publishing Industry: 784thMost Armed: 1,259thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 1,751stLargest Governments: 1,771stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,830thMost Efficient Economies: 1,960thLowest Crime Rates: 2,372ndMost Secular: 2,916thLargest Black Market: 3,021stLargest Populations: 3,357thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,659thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5,227thMost Pro-Market: 5,282ndTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 8,811thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,760th
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Largest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 9th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 10th in the regionLargest Black Market: 11th in the regionMost Armed: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, people believe that if you teach a man to fish he won't buy fish from you any more.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, barges of dissidents are being "reeducated through water therapy" in the South Budweiser Ferret Sea.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, blasphemers and government critics often die in very unusual and unlikely accidents.
  • : Ewing Oil Co was reclassified from "Capitalist Paradise" to "Compulsory Consumerist State".
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, the nation turns a blind eye to human rights abuses in its quest for athletic supremacy.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, city rooftops are pockmarked with the shattered remains of experimental delivery drones.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, candidates celebrate "free speech" by spraying champagne all over anyone who shows up to a rally.

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