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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4thMost Corrupt Governments: 7thHighest Disposable Incomes: 9th
The Barnes-Free Conglomerate of
Compulsory Consumerist State
In J.R. We Trust
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Negotiator
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Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Ewing Oil Co

Population27.224 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 compulsory military service, flagrant waste-dumping, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 27.224 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 23,700 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 870,574 Petrodollars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 6,386,119 per year while the poor average 36,382, a ratio of 175 to 1.

Stale 'yo mamma' insults have been replaced by 'your maternal DNA' insults, tower block residents are each held responsible for four square inches of front lawn, the fate of the world literally rests on John Ross Ewing Jr's fingers, and the government sends submarines to retrieve bodies from shipwrecked submarines. 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 23,331st in the world and 23rd in Texas for Most Pro-Market, scoring 77 on the Rand Index.

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4thMost Corrupt Governments: 7thHighest Disposable Incomes: 9thLargest Retail Industry: 9thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12thMost Efficient Economies: 13thFattest Citizens: 15thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 16thHighest Average Incomes: 21stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 22ndMost Avoided: 26thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 31stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 33rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 33rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 34thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 37thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 39thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 39thLargest Insurance Industry: 40thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 42ndHighest Economic Output: 42ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 52ndLargest Gambling Industry: 63rdRudest Citizens: 65thLargest Mining Sector: 78thMost Secular: 179thMost Armed: 229thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 252ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 444thMost Stationary: 526thLargest Governments: 536thMost Scientifically Advanced: 542ndLargest Publishing Industry: 723rdSmartest Citizens: 870thMost Influential: 884thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,149thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,259thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,699thLowest Crime Rates: 1,967thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,512thLargest Populations: 2,811thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,785thLargest Black Market: 5,537thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,181stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,592ndTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 10,444th
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Largest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10th in the regionLargest Black Market: 10th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, the government sends submarines to retrieve bodies from shipwrecked submarines.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, the fate of the world literally rests on John Ross Ewing Jr's fingers.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, tower block residents are each held responsible for four square inches of front lawn.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, stale 'yo mamma' insults have been replaced by 'your maternal DNA' insults.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, parents often ask to see a credit report before lending money to their own children.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, the children of Ewing Oil Co are often remarked upon for their cheery attitude to extreme violence.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, the government snoops on private internet connections.
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, translators have been hired to deal with the varying regional accents during national political debates.
  • : Ewing Oil Co voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Access to Abortion".
  • : Following new legislation in Ewing Oil Co, voters must frequently select what they view as the lesser of two evils on the ballot.

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