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The Queendom of Umbrala

“Noblesse Oblige”

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

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population8.33 billion


The Queendom of Umbrala is a colossal, genial nation, remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 8.33 billion Umbralans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 92.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Umbralan economy, worth 597 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 Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 71,774 Las, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

One tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber, some members of Parliament are illiterate, the new national campaign exhorts men to "Show Some Class - Don't Sit On Your Ass", and radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion. 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 197,483rd in the world and 8,664th in The North Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 5.97 Obesity Rate.

Nudest: 409thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 890thMost Influential: 1,281stTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,570thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,963rdLargest Welfare Programs: 6,173rdMost Advanced Public Education: 6,480thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,579thBest Weather: 7,149thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,233rdMost Beautiful Environments: 7,450thSafest: 8,053rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,254thTop
Most Stationary: 11,029thMost Inclusive: 12,001stMost Pacifist: 12,087thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,219thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,419thMost Cultured: 14,069thLargest Governments: 15,282ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,636thLowest Crime Rates: 16,527thHealthiest Citizens: 16,632ndNicest Citizens: 17,920thSmartest Citizens: 18,540thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19,032nd
Nudest: 8th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 228th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 234th in the regionMost Stationary: 245th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 271st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 274th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 303rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 311th in the regionBest Weather: 395th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 406th in the regionSafest: 448th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 504th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 513th in the regionMost Influential: 524th in the regionLargest Populations: 611th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 622nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 663rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 693rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 698th in the regionMost Inclusive: 699th in the regionMost Cultured: 701st in the regionLargest Governments: 743rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 834th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 865th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 872nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 899th in the region

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