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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 227th Most Influential: 1,610th Most Advanced Public Transport: 6,919th
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Academy of Umbrellas

Population435 million

CapitalUmbrella Academy

AnimalLuther-Back gorilla

The Disputed Territories of Academy of Umbrellas is a huge, orderly nation, renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, free-roaming dinosaurs, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 435 million Hargreevesians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Umbrella Academy. The average income tax rate is 78.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Hargreevesian economy, worth 35.9 trillion donuts a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Woodchip Exports, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 82,476 donuts, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Bins outnumber trees in city parks, gambling is outlawed, antique comic book collectors are disappointed to hear that their treasures are worth exactly as little as their mothers said they were, and all beauty contests have been banned. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Academy of Umbrellas's national animal is the Luther-Back gorilla, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Academy of Umbrellas is ranked 28,238th in the world and 824th in the South Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 68.61 on the Human Development Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 227thTop
Most Influential: 1,610thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,919thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,700thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,990thSafest: 13,488thMost Authoritarian: 13,565thBest Weather: 13,833rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,948thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,366thLowest Crime Rates: 14,722ndMost Pacifist: 14,897thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,897th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 25th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 124th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 141st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 154th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 311th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 374th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 388th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 392nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 407th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 424th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 428th in the regionBest Weather: 428th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 438th in the regionSafest: 512th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 514th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 523rd in the regionMost Secular: 549th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 563rd in the regionLargest Governments: 572nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 588th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 598th in the regionMost Pacifist: 601st in the regionMost Inclusive: 609th in the region

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