by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics

Advertisement

Spotlight on:

National Flag

The Barnes-Free Conglomerate of Ewing Oil Co

“In J.R. We Trust”

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

Regional Influence: Negotiator

Location: Texas

OverviewPoliciesPeopleGovernmentEconomyRankTrendCards

Ewing Oil Co

Population27.692 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 notable for its zero percent divorce rate, flagrant waste-dumping, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 27.692 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 24,297 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 877,434 Petrodollars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 6,436,443 per year while the poor average 36,668, a ratio of 175 to 1.

Cutting-edge missile systems are being retrofitted to twin-prop air force biplanes, they say that Oilers made a dessert and called it peace, lottery winners spend most of their money on security, and every new toxic waste dump comes with a seal of approval from the government's science advisor. 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 63rd in the world and 1st in Texas for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 54,080.43 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Top
1%
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4thMost Corrupt Governments: 7thHighest Disposable Incomes: 9thLargest Retail Industry: 10thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12thMost Efficient Economies: 13thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 15thFattest Citizens: 15thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17thHighest Average Incomes: 21stMost Avoided: 25thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 29thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 30thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 34thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 34thLargest Agricultural Sector: 34thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 38thLargest Insurance Industry: 39thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 41stHighest Economic Output: 41stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 42ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 60thLargest Gambling Industry: 63rdRudest Citizens: 67thLargest Mining Sector: 77thMost Secular: 81stMost Armed: 219thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 262ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 485thLargest Governments: 505thMost Scientifically Advanced: 508thMost Stationary: 522ndLargest Publishing Industry: 711thSmartest Citizens: 843rdMost Influential: 865thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,000thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,076thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,245thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,823rdLowest Crime Rates: 2,006thTop
5%
Largest Populations: 2,798thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,598thLargest Black Market: 5,922ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,455thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,539thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,093rdTop
10%
Most Pro-Market: 21,135th
Top
1%
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionTop
5%
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 9th in the regionTop
10%
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 10th in the regionLargest Black Market: 13th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 13th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, every new toxic waste dump comes with a seal of approval from the government's science advisor.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, lottery winners spend most of their money on security.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, they say that Oilers made a dessert and called it peace.
  • : Ewing Oil Co was reclassified from "Corporate Police State" to "Compulsory Consumerist State".
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, cutting-edge missile systems are being retrofitted to twin-prop air force biplanes.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, signs at the border tell international drivers where they can put their cars.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, the intelligence community is playing 4-D chess with an imaginary spy network.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, the optimally efficient parking strategy for business commuters is referred to as the "traveling salesman problem".
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, the government denies that it has an agency overseeing plausible deniability of black-ops agencies.
  • : Ewing Oil Co voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Sovereign Justice Accord".

More...

View Forum posts

Report