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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:
Rare

Regional Influence: Contender

Location: Texas

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Ewing Oil Co

Population28.608 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 smutty television, avowedly heterosexual populace, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 28.608 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, 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 25,518 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 Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is a breathtaking 892,011 Petrodollars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,782,515 per year while the poor average 55,029, a ratio of 105 to 1.

The world still seems flat to some people in space, John Ross Ewing Jr has declared a weed sticking through a crack in the sidewalk to be the nation's newest green space, people often get liposuction to reduce their air fares, and coffee-addicted citizens look forward to baristas getting their name wrong at local coffee shops. 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 48,352nd in the world and 82nd in Texas for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 3,320 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4thMost Corrupt Governments: 6thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8thMost Efficient Economies: 11thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12thLargest Retail Industry: 13thFattest Citizens: 15thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 15thHighest Average Incomes: 20thMost Avoided: 22ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 26thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 29thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 32ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 33rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 34thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 34thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 34thHighest Economic Output: 38thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 38thLargest Insurance Industry: 39thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 40thLargest Gambling Industry: 58thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 59thLargest Mining Sector: 71stRudest Citizens: 85thMost Secular: 138thMost Armed: 222ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 273rdLargest Governments: 428thMost Stationary: 503rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 524thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 574thLargest Publishing Industry: 682ndSmartest Citizens: 761stMost Influential: 875thMost Subsidized Industry: 983rdLowest Crime Rates: 1,699thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,828thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,185thTop
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Largest Populations: 2,771stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,880thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,299thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,041stLargest Black Market: 6,464thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,595thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,108th
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Fattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 10th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 18th in the regionLargest Black Market: 19th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, coffee-addicted citizens look forward to baristas getting their name wrong at local coffee shops.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, people often get liposuction to reduce their air fares.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, John Ross Ewing Jr has declared a weed sticking through a crack in the sidewalk to be the nation's newest green space.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, the world still seems flat to some people in space.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, people are more interested in gossip about the private lives of politicians than their policies.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, Thomas the Spank Engine is the most popular and controversial children's show in the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, the only soporific permitted during sermons is the preacher's voice.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, clergy who start talking about politics are forced to take a holy vow of silence.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy.

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