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The Queendom of Umbrala

“Noblesse Oblige”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population5.994 billion


The Queendom of Umbrala is a colossal, safe nation, remarkable for its pith helmet sales, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 5.994 billion Umbralans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 91.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Umbralan economy, worth 395 trillion Las a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Arms Manufacturing, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 65,945 Las, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The sanitised and dull music festivals of Umbrala are famed for their reasonable volume levels, homophobia is off the menu, the nationalised Arms Manufacturing Industry is not interested in making weapons, and hospitals are amongst the best-funded in the region. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Umbrala's national animal is the Raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Umbrala is ranked 95,512th in the world and 2,775th in The North Pacific for Largest Black Market, with 209 billion Standard Monetary Units.

Nudest: 486thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 949thMost Influential: 1,316thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,489thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,818thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,140thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,189thBest Weather: 7,479thTop
Safest: 7,563rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,753rdMost Beautiful Environments: 8,250thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,610thMost Pacifist: 9,653rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,109thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,534thMost Inclusive: 12,085thMost Stationary: 13,074thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,234thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,448thMost Cultured: 14,998th
Nudest: 13th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 294th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 321st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 324th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 343rd in the regionMost Stationary: 345th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 362nd in the regionTop
Safest: 403rd in the regionBest Weather: 420th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 450th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 456th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 532nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 539th in the regionMost Influential: 541st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 568th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 657th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 663rd in the regionLargest Populations: 701st in the regionMost Inclusive: 719th in the region

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