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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th Largest Retail Industry: 8th Most Corrupt Governments: 9th
The Barnes-Free Conglomerate of
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Ewing Oil Co

Population24.533 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 even hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, smutty television, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 24.533 billion Oilers are free to succeed or fail in life on their own merits; the successful tend to enjoy an opulent (but moralistic) lifestyle, while the failures can be seen crowding out most jails.

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 19,903 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 811,295 Petrodollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,777,887 per year while the poor average 104,495, a ratio of 36.2 to 1.

The streets are increasingly clogged with poverty-stricken beggars, the nation refuses to provide international aid, no one believes anything until it has been strenuously tested and peer-reviewed, and the nation's entire cultural heritage is being auctioned off to the rich. 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 9,977th in the world and 15th in Texas for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 9,135.54 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4thLargest Retail Industry: 8thMost Corrupt Governments: 9thFattest Citizens: 15thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 15thHighest Disposable Incomes: 16thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 26thHighest Average Incomes: 27thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 28thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 30thRudest Citizens: 32ndMost Avoided: 36thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 38thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 38thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 39thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 40thLargest Insurance Industry: 41stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 41stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 44thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 48thHighest Economic Output: 56thLargest Gambling Industry: 64thLargest Mining Sector: 93rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 133rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 182ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 348thMost Armed: 518thMost Stationary: 582ndLargest Publishing Industry: 739thMost Scientifically Advanced: 776thMost Influential: 799thLargest Governments: 913thMost Secular: 1,007thSmartest Citizens: 1,303rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,547thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 1,868thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,107thLowest Crime Rates: 2,735thLargest Populations: 3,026thLargest Black Market: 3,626thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,680thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,120thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,283rdTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,603rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,977th
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Most Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionMost Stationary: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Black Market: 11th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, the nation's entire cultural heritage is being auctioned off to the rich.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, no one believes anything until it has been strenuously tested and peer-reviewed.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, the nation refuses to provide international aid.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, the streets are increasingly clogged with poverty-stricken beggars.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, citizens must pay to enjoy Ewing Oil Co's pristine beaches.
  • : Ewing Oil Co voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Fair Depository standards Act".
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, minor parties are virtually absent in Parliament.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, nursing mothers are often arrested for indecent exposure.
  • : Ewing Oil Co was reclassified from "Capitalist Paradise" to "Right-wing Utopia".
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, invasive species are hunted by the gendarmerie.

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