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The Barnes-Free Conglomerate of Ewing Oil Co

“In J.R. We Trust”

Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Negotiator

Location: Texas

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Ewing Oil Co

Population27.198 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 renowned for its public floggings, complete lack of prisons, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 27.198 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 23,671 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 870,350 Petrodollars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,929,376 per year while the poor average 46,476, a ratio of 127 to 1.

The nation operates a "finders-keepers" policy with other nations' citizens, people are careful to avoid hyperbolising that they'd "rather die" than support John Ross Ewing Jr, lonely people are supposed to be cheered up by the many parties that they are never invited to, and the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit. 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 42nd in the world and 1st in Texas for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 53,961.69 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4thMost Corrupt Governments: 7thLargest Retail Industry: 9thHighest Disposable Incomes: 9thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12thMost Efficient Economies: 13thFattest Citizens: 15thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 16thHighest Average Incomes: 21stMost Avoided: 26thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 26thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 30thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 33rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 33rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 34thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 37thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 39thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 40thLargest Insurance Industry: 41stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 42ndHighest Economic Output: 42ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 51stLargest Gambling Industry: 62ndRudest Citizens: 63rdLargest Mining Sector: 76thMost Secular: 176thMost Armed: 228thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 254thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 446thMost Stationary: 526thLargest Governments: 535thMost Scientifically Advanced: 549thLargest Publishing Industry: 722ndSmartest Citizens: 869thMost Influential: 880thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,137thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,628thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,692ndLowest Crime Rates: 1,981stTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,526thLargest Populations: 2,808thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,816thLargest Black Market: 5,534thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,324thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,631stTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 10,699th
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Most Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, lonely people are supposed to be cheered up by the many parties that they are never invited to.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, people are careful to avoid hyperbolising that they'd "rather die" than support John Ross Ewing Jr.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, the nation operates a "finders-keepers" policy with other nations' citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, the government-sponsored autobiography 'A John Ross Ewing Jr For All Seasons' has only been bought by the most loyal of John Ross Ewing Jr's supporters.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, kissing cousins produce the heartiest babies.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, even the nation's brussel sprouts are delicious and nutritious.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, the nation's infamous boot camp is more brutal than most battlefields.
  • : Ewing Oil Co's influence in Texas fell from "Contender" to "Negotiator".
  • : Ewing Oil Co was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.

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