List of fictional European countries

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This is a partial list of fictional countries in Europe

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  • Bacteria: thinly disguised version of Fascist Italy from the film The Great Dictator. Bears the same name as the microorganism.
  • Balinderry: strategically placed quasi-Irish nation that is crucial to a defence radar system, but has an IRA-type insurgency, in an episode of The Six Million Dollar Man.
  • Balkistan: appeared in Allen Upward's The Prince of Balkistan (1895).
  • Baltish, a fictional country from a Lithuanian TV show of the same name.
  • Bandrika (sometimes spelled Vandreka): Eastern European Alpine country, the setting of the first part of the film The Lady Vanishes. The language spoken in this country is an amalgamation of several European languages.
  • Barataria, fictional island nation, presumably in the Mediterranean; setting for part of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Gondoliers. Becomes a Republican Monarchy during the course of the operetta.
  • Baronia: the country from which Prince Paul comes in The Secret Series by Enid Blyton
  • Barscheit: a principality in The Princess Elopes (1905), a "Ruritanian" romance by Harold MacGrath.
  • Bartovia: a European Country in the Simpsons (1989), but in the Episode "Italian Bob" Slideshow Bob was trying to decide on a new place to live, he took a globe, spun it, and stabbed it with a knife, so as to get a random country. After a couple of more unpleasant options, the knife stabs Bartovia, to which Bob says, "Now cut that out."
  • Belsornia: a country created by Elinor Brent-Dyer and home to a number of characters who appear in the Chalet School series
  • Bessonia: a "small Latin state" bordering Switzerland in Tiny Carteret (1930) by Sapper.
  • Blitva: state in northeastern Europe, ruled by a dictator; in a novel "Banket u Blitvi" (Banquet in Blitva, 1939) by Croatian novelist Miroslav Krleža. Blitva is the Croatian word for chard.
  • Borduria: totalitarian state from the comics series The Adventures of Tintin, located in the Balkans. Its first appearance is in King Ottokar's Sceptre (1938).
  • Borginia: Northern-European country feature in the Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney and Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth video games.
  • Borostyria: kingdom in the 1933 Arsène Lupin novel The Woman with Two Smiles.
  • Borovia: Central-European country from The Big Knights TV programme (1999).
  • Borovia (2): a communist Eastern European country in the G.I. Joe comics by Marvel Comics, starting from issue #61 (1987).
  • Borsovia: a kingdom in Eastern Europe that featured in Gordon Murray's BBC Television children's puppet series A Rubovian Legend, 1955–63.
  • Braskerria: a fictional nazi Germanic country in Despicable Me franchise. It is the home country of Mr. Plague.
  • Bratislavia: a fictional country mentioned in Count Duckula.
  • Brazillia: A fictional Balkan republic after Albania joined Yugoslavia to make the Brazilian Republic in 2011 in the Death Enrising Novels.
  • Bretzelburg: central European dictatorship from Spirou et Fantasio comics.
  • Brogavia: A Nazi-occupied Balkan nation featured in Commando Comics.

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  • Dalmatia: a tiny Germanic nation whose royal family were exiled to Great Britain after a communist revolution there. Seen in the TV series You Rang, M'Lord?.
  • Darklonia: Country ruled by Destro's cousin, Darklon, in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.
  • Dawsbergen: neighbor of Graustark.
  • Doppelkinn: neighboring principality to Barscheit (Harold MacGrath, The Princess Elopes, 1905).
  • Drackenberg: a European country from Lloyd Alexander's The Drackenberg Adventure.
  • Drasselstein: a fictional English and Germanic country in the upcoming animated film, The Overlord Movie, rival neighbouring Spranga.
  • Drasuvania (ドラスベニア Dorasubenia) is a fictional Eastern Europe country in the world of 11eyes. It is the home country of Verard and Yukiko Hirohara. It lies at the border between Europe and Asia.
  • Dreisenburg: A tiny Germanic nation featured in the pilot of The Secret Service.
  • Drusselstein: a fictional Germanic country in Phineas and Ferb. It is the home country of Doofenshmirtz.
  • Ducklovia: a country bordering Serbia in Count Duckula.
  • Druznia: A country based from Russia that are against the Americans seen in the TV Series Regular Show

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  • Fasilica: appeared in an early 1914 serial by Rex Stout, of later Nero Wolfe fame, reprinted in the 1990s as A Prize for Princes.
  • Flavonia: appeared in Violet Needham's Betrayer (1950).
  • Florin: one of the fictional principalities in William Goldman's novel The Princess Bride.
  • Forestwood: a small English, Germanic and Romance country in Raya100 ruled by presidential Rick Patfolk.[citation needed]
  • Franistan: from the I Love Lucy episode 'The Publicity Agent' in which Lucy pretends to be the "Maharincess of Franistan", royalty from a faraway land who is a big fan of Ricky's, in order to get Ricky some publicity.
  • Freedonia: From the Marx Brothers' film Duck Soup. It is ruled by Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx).
  • Frobnia: Communist Eastern Bloc nation in Central Europe from Infocom's interactive fiction game Border Zone, bordering neutral Litzenburg.

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  • Jugendheit: kingdom of King Frederick in Harold MacGrath's The Goose Girl (1909, #8 US best seller) Note that the name is a kind of pig-German literally meaning "youthness".

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  • Pannonia: appeared in Guy Boothby's Long Live the King (1900).
  • Panquita: European monarchy mentioned in second season of Yakitate!! Japan anime. A member of that nation's royal family, Princess Anne, was a guest judge at the baking exhibition.
  • Papilloma: Small European Kingdom, later Republic, from film Kath & Kimderella. Papilloma is a tiny and poor Spanish outpost on the heel of Italy. Last ruler was King Javier.
  • Peaceland: European country featured in the anime Nadesico, which was once a theme park, but formed its own nation. It is neutral in all conflicts, on earth and beyond, has no taxes, and has a great banking system similar to that of Switzerland. Ruri "Ruri Ruri" Hoshino, a famous character of the series, is originally a princess from there.
  • Penguin Island (L'île des Pingouins): in the 1908 novel by Anatole France, an island in the North Sea where penguins were miraculously transformed into humans (and which is in fact a satirical view on France).
  • Pepeslavia: from the film Su Excelencia starring Mario Moreno (better known as Cantinflas). Probably referring to Yugoslavia.
  • Perusalem is a satire of Germany (Preussen, i.e. Prussia) in The Inca of Perusalem by George Bernard Shaw.
  • Petrovakia: a fictional union republic in the game Heavy Weapon, usually referring to Czechoslovakia.
  • Pfennig Halbpfennig: presumably German/Eastern European Grand Duchy and setting for the operetta The Grand Duke, by Gilbert and Sullivan. Notable for an unusual law regarding "Statutory Duels", in which duelists compete by drawing playing cards – the loser then dies and becomes a "legal ghost".
  • Poictesme: a country situated roughly in the south of France in the books of James Branch Cabell.
  • Poldévie: Eastern European country in a famous petition in the 1930s and in many novels by Jacques Roubaud.
  • Poldavia: a small country presumably in Eastern Europe in The Blue Lotus from The Adventures of Tintin.
  • Pontevedro: a poverty-stricken Grand Duchy situated deep in the Balkans from the comedy play L'Attache d'ambassade by Henri Meilhac and the subsequent operetta and film The Merry Widow. Pontevedro is a veiled reference to the Balkan country of Montenegro.
  • Pottibakia: Balkan country from the short story "What Does it Matter? A Morality" by E. M. Forster. Capital city: Ekarest.
  • Pottsylvania: from Jay Ward's cartoon series The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show.
  • Povia: a small monarchy in the Balkans in the Mission: Impossible TV episode "The Heir Apparent".
  • (Kalbsbraten-)Pumpernickel: German duchy, a caricature of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach in Vanity Fair, The Fitz-Boodle Papers, and other works by William Makepeace Thackeray

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  • Tauri-Hessia: European country in the book The Circus of Adventure, part of the Adventure Series by Enid Blyton.
  • Tcherkistan: East European country from the film Supercondriaque (2014)
  • Tescara: European island nation located in the Atlantic Ocean. As a free trade zone enrolled into the United Nations in 1991, it is used as place of origin for the suspects of CSI: New York's season 1 episode 19, "Crime and Misdemeanor".
  • Ticktockia: A small country between France and Germany, ruled by King Salazar the Pushy, that invades neighboring Warnerstock in the film Wakko's Wish.
  • Thembria: A frigid land whose pillars are military dictatorship, unbridled incompetence, and constant threat of death from a firing squad. From Disney's cartoon series Tail Spin. Home of Colonel Spigot, Sergeant Dunder, professor Crackpotkin, and others.
  • The Triple Monarchy of Scythia-Pannonia-Transbalkania: from Dr. Engelbert Eszterhazy stories by Avram Davidson.
  • Tomainia: Nazi Germany-like country from the film The Great Dictator, ruled by Adenoid Hynkel.
  • Trans-Carpathia: A country in Eastern Europe, used in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. Trans-Carpathia is also a real region in the Ukraine.
  • Transia: a small East European nation in Marvel Comics. The location of Mount Wundagore, and the birthplace of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch.
  • Tratvia: A country in Europe that formed the setting for the radio series The Embassy Lark, which dealt with the trials and tribulations of the British Ambassador to Tratvia and the foreign relations between Tratvia and the United Kingdom. It would later feature in several episodes of the related radio series The Navy Lark.
  • Trent, Grand-Duchy of: European Grand-Duchy from the Mission: Impossible TV episode "The Choice".
  • Tryphemia: King Pausole's country in The Adventures of King Pausole by Pierre Louÿs

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  • Yakestonia: mountainous eastern European nation, where yodeling is prominent in local culture, but so is surfing on its coast. Important landmark is Mount Bubneboba, and its fresh mountain air is celebrated worldwide. A traditional greeting is doing an armpit fart while repeating the word "zwooba!". Home of exchange student Fentruck on the animated series Doug.
  • Yudonia: a central European country mentioned in a single episode on the Nickelodeon show Drake & Josh.
  • Yugaria: small Balkan nation from the Mission: Impossible: Operation Surma video game.

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