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The Umbrella Corporation is a bioengineering pharmaceutical company in the Resident Evil universe. It is a major international player in a number of markets including pharmaceuticals, medical hardware, defense, and computers along with more clandestine operations utilizing genetic engineering and accused viral weaponry. The company also has a more public face, producing cosmetics, consumer products and foods.

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The Umbrella Corporation was founded in 1968 by Lord Ozwell E. Spencer, Sir Edward Ashford and Dr. James Marcus at the corporation's Raccoon City
facilities while Spencer maintained control over the company for the
next thirty years. Soon Umbrella had multiple research facilities and
various research being done on various viruses - G-virus, T-virus, Nemesis parasite,
etc. - but it was the Arklay Research Facility that became the most
prominent together with nearby Arklayonnel and also contained a
cutting-edge laboratory installation. However, it was noted by
researcher Albert Wesker
that the military potential of the T-virus would never make up for the
cost of research and production, and that the Arklay facility seemed to
be deliberately placed in an area where any leak would cause an
uncontrollable outbreak.

Spencer eventually grew distrustful of Marcus, as he was worried
that the scientist, who had recently started to make a comeback with
his research project, might endanger his position as the Umbrella
Corporation's key figure. Spencer arranged for his assassination by
Wesker and William Birkin in 1988. Birkin took over Marcus' research soon after and was credited as the inventor of the T-virus.


Umbrella's fortunes failed to improve after the Raccoon City
incident. The US government was forced to take extreme measures to
ensure the spread of the T-virus was stopped. "Mission: Code XX" was
approved, and Raccoon City was annihilated by a nuclear missile strike
(or by multiple high explosive ballistic missiles or by aerial bombing,
depending upon which game ending is viewed).
Despite the apparent disastrous effects this would bring for Umbrella,
Spencer used his immense wealth and assets in an attempt to cover up
the catastrophe as the result of a government conspiracy.Yoko Suzuki were called to testify against the company, but Umbrella still managed to evade conviction and endure for another five years.

Because most of the evidence of Umbrella's involvement had been
destroyed by the strike, Umbrella managed to drag out the legal
proceedings. Witnesses like

Shortly after the Raccoon City incident, the US government began a
formal investigation of Umbrella's business practices. Several further
disasters virtually ensured Umbrella's eventual collapse: On Sheena Island,
an Umbrella senior executive, Vincent Goldman, unleashed the T-virus on
its citizens in a bid to cover up his business on the island that had
not been accepted by Umbrella's executive board and emerge as the sole
survivor of the incident, bringing vital research data regarding the
new Tyrant project-- Hypnos T-Type --with him. However, an undercover
investigator Ark Thompson, operating on behalf of Leon S. Kennedy,
a survivor of the Raccoon City incident, succeeded in stopping
Goldman's plans, resulting in his death and the loss of data regarding
the new Tyrant type. Thompson emerged as a survivor of the incident
along with two local children.

Shortly afterwords, Claire Redfield, sister of STARS Alpha team member Chris Redfield and also a survivor of the Raccoon City incident, broke into Umbrella's Paris facilities in search of her brother. She was captured and sent to Umbrella's facility on Rockfort Island. While there, she witnessed Wesker attack the island in search of the T-Veronica virus,
another derivative of the T-virus. Escaping the island, she found
herself trapped at the Antarctic Transport Terminal, another Umbrella
Facility, where Edward Ashford's granddaughter, Alexia Ashford,
awoke from a self-induced coma with a desire to establish a new world
order. Alexia was eventually killed and the Facility destroyed by Chris
and Claire Redfield.

In 2002, Morpheus D. Duvall,
a former Umbrella researcher who Umbrella officially blamed for the
incident at the Arklay Laboratory, stole vials of T-virus from
Umbrella's Paris facility, then hijacked the Umbrella-owned cruise
ship, Spencer Rain, upon which Umbrella had been trying to sell
some of its latest BOWs to the highest bidder in a last ditch attempt
to obtain financial resources for the company's continued survival. All
passengers and crew on the ship were infected with the T-virus, and
Morpheus also stole a sample of Umbrella's most powerful virus, the
tG-virus, a blend of the T and G viruses. Morpheus planned to launch
missiles containing the T-virus at American and Chinese cities unless
the governments of both countries paid him excessive amounts of money.
Due to the intervention of Anti-Umbrella agent Bruce McGivern, Morpheus
was stopped and Umbrella lost the Spencer Rain and all research
data and BOW specimens on it, as well as the remains of their waste
disposal facility and secret underwater research laboratory on an
unnamed island in the Atlantic Ocean.


how much time is between res5 and the 3rd movie?

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theyre not even connected......

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