Silver Age Seattle
The Paragon Project
Outside of the US, by far the most powerful and influential teams in the world are backed by an organization called The Paragon Project in Canada. America had a love-hate relationship with it’s heroes and were fighting against oppression and a lot of fear and discrimination, while in Canada heroes are almost universally beloved. Paragon was initially created as a detention and rehabilitation center for Parahumans, and as a result, Canada became a haven for Parahumans tired of the hate and distrust they found in America and some other parts of the world. Paragon has 15 separate hero teams stationed all over the world, volunteers beholden to many other governments who relied on them for protection from outlaw Parahuman threats.
There are several teams worldwide as well not associated with Paragon, and it is rumored that many of the Paragon teams guard other extra-dimensional gates (similar to the Gatekeepers in San Francisco) throughout the world, attempting to keep creatures from other realities from bleeding into the world as we know it.
The Paragon detention facility for Parahumans is one of the most advanced prisons in the world, and is known among Parahumans as The Gulag.