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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4thMost Corrupt Governments: 7thLargest Retail Industry: 8th
The Barnes-Free Conglomerate of
Compulsory Consumerist State Aspirational Worker State
In J.R. We Trust
Influence
Contender
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Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Ewing Oil Co

Population27.167 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 complete lack of prisons, public floggings, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 27.167 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 23,631 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 869,848 Petrodollars, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,205,088 per year while the poor average 66,068, a ratio of 78.8 to 1.

Most Oilers would sell their own grandmother, preschools put children down for naps with milk, cookies, and a gruesome story of vengeance, Ollie the Oiled Seal welcomes throngs of tourists to the newly opened Oil Oasis Water Park, and only 'organics' are permitted to be citizens. 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 209,638th in the world and 195th in Texas for Safest, scoring 1.95 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4thMost Corrupt Governments: 7thLargest Retail Industry: 8thHighest Disposable Incomes: 9thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12thMost Efficient Economies: 13thFattest Citizens: 15thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 16thHighest Average Incomes: 21stMost Avoided: 26thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 30thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 33rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 34thLargest Agricultural Sector: 34thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 37thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 39thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 39thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 39thLargest Insurance Industry: 40thHighest Economic Output: 42ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 44thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 51stRudest Citizens: 56thLargest Gambling Industry: 61stLargest Mining Sector: 76thMost Secular: 175thMost Armed: 228thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 251stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 456thMost Stationary: 526thLargest Governments: 532ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 552ndLargest Publishing Industry: 721stSmartest Citizens: 868thMost Influential: 879thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,135thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,676thLowest Crime Rates: 1,952ndTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,528thLargest Populations: 2,815thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,830thLargest Black Market: 5,505thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,435thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,687thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 10,836thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,739th
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, only 'organics' are permitted to be citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, Ollie the Oiled Seal welcomes throngs of tourists to the newly opened Oil Oasis Water Park.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, preschools put children down for naps with milk, cookies, and a gruesome story of vengeance.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, most Oilers would sell their own grandmother.
  • : Ewing Oil Co was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, Dogman-branded weapons are all the rage in the militaristic comic-book community.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, drug distribution is tightly controlled by the government.
  • : Ewing Oil Co voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Military Identification Tag Act"".
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, more and more people are signing up for the government party.
  • : Ewing Oil Co's influence in Texas rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".

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