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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

Population24.174 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, smutty television, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 24.174 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 19,478 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 805,765 Petrodollars, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,394,487 per year while the poor average 75,721, a ratio of 58.0 to 1.

Military spending recently hit a new high, distrust of taps has many people bathing only with bottled mineral water, barbed wire entanglements and guard towers surround the Dallas Natural History Museum, and citizens are permitted to carry concealed handguns. 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 50,854th in the world and 52nd in Texas for Most Extreme, scoring 23.89 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5thLargest Retail Industry: 9thMost Corrupt Governments: 11thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 15thHighest Disposable Incomes: 15thFattest Citizens: 16thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 23rdHighest Average Incomes: 27thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 27thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 28thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 32ndMost Avoided: 38thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 39thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 39thLargest Insurance Industry: 39thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 40thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 41stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 44thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 50thHighest Economic Output: 57thLargest Gambling Industry: 64thRudest Citizens: 75thLargest Mining Sector: 94thLargest Agricultural Sector: 129thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 179thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 322ndMost Armed: 479thMost Stationary: 584thLargest Publishing Industry: 726thMost Influential: 759thLargest Governments: 939thMost Secular: 978thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,014thSmartest Citizens: 1,282ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,556thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 1,870thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,406thLowest Crime Rates: 2,998thLargest Populations: 3,024thLargest Black Market: 3,528thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,990thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,057thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,396thTop
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Most Pro-Market: 9,919thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,310thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,278th
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Fattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 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 Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionMost Stationary: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 11th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 11th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 15th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 15th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ewing Oil Co endorsed The Eternal Vulcan Jedi Empire of Fort Verden.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, citizens are permitted to carry concealed handguns.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, barbed wire entanglements and guard towers surround the Dallas Natural History Museum.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, distrust of taps has many people bathing only with bottled mineral water.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, military spending recently hit a new high.
  • : Ewing Oil Co voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Command Responsibility".
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, one of the nation's leading exports is empty platitudes.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, it's said that any enemy of democracy is a friend to John Ross Ewing Jr.
  • : Ewing Oil Co was endorsed by The Eternal Vulcan Jedi Empire of Fort Verden.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, nothing gets the party jumping like John Ross Ewing Jr specifying how high.

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