List of fictional countries

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This is a list of fictional countries from published works of fiction (books, films, television series, games, etc.). Fictional works describe all the countries in the following list as located somewhere on the surface of the Earth as we know it – as opposed to underground, inside the planet, on another world, or during a different "age" of the planet with a different physical geography.


Name Work Notes
Aldoria Scorpion A South American nation of Spanish-speaking people engaged in a long term border war, which they were starting to take massive losses as of 2016.
America, Confederate States of East of West An alternate Confederacy, formed in 1910. Heavily oriented around trade. Its capital is located in Savannah, Georgia.
America, Pacific States of The Man in the High Castle A puppet state governed by the Empire of Japan, consisting of the West Coast of the United States.
America, People's Republic of East of West A nation formed by Mao Zedong and his followers fleeing China. It is composed of the West Coast. It is a Dynasty operating in name as a single party socialist state. Its capital is New Shanghai.
Anchuria, Republic of Cabbages and Kings American writer O. Henry coined "banana republic" to describe the fictional Republic of Anchuria.
Antegria Papers, Please, The Republia Times A sovereign state in the Game Papers Please, by Lucas Pope, which includes the cities of St. Marmero, Glorian, and Outer Grouse. It has a longstanding rivalry with its' neighbour, Republia. It also has an allegedly tyrannical government.
Arendelle Frozen A kingdom based on Early Modern Norway.
Arstotzka Papers, Please A sovereign state in the Game Papers Please, by Lucas Pope, which is divided into at least eight districts, and also includes the cities of Orvech Vonor, Paradizna, Nirsk, and East Grestin, where most gameplay takes place. It has tense relations with its' neighbour, Kolechia, due to a war which occurred before the events of the game.
Atlantis Timaeus a mythological island nation first mentioned by Plato.
Axphain Graustark: The Story of a Love Behind a Throne neighbor of Graustark in several novels by George Barr McCutcheon.


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Babahoe The name of a small Pacific Island nation featured in a novel by Marina Myles
Babar's Kingdom Babar the Elephant A country supposedly in Northern Africa consisting of intelligent elephants that are usually bipedal and civilized.
Bacteria The Great Dictator A satire of Italy under Mussolini.
Baltish Baltish A fictional country from a Lithuanian TV show of the same name.
Bangalla The Phantom A central African nation
Bangistan Bangistan A fictional country featured in the Bollywood film by the same name
Barbituros Islands San Sombrèro: A Land of Carnivals, Cocktails and Coups Caribbean islands bordering San Sombrèro.
Belavia (Велавия) The Prince and Me 3: A Royal Honeymoon A fictional Denmark's dependent Slavic country somewhere in the Balkans or Eastern Europe
Berzerkistan Doonesbury Located between Iran and Russia.[1] Its capital is either called Bmzklfrpz City[1] or Trff City.[2]
Bialya DC Comics
Blefuscu Gulliver's Travels A land where all the people are tiny from the book by Jonathan Swift.
Bolumbia The Shadow of a Titan A South American dictatorship, from Felix Wedgwood's novel[3]
Borduria The Adventures of Tintin totalitarian state from the comics series, located in the Balkans
Borostyria Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Burglar A Balkan principality modeled on Montenegro[4]
Borginia Ace Attorney A Northern European republic that is stated to be very small in size, and is best known in the series for being home to the world-famous singer Lamiroir.
Brobdingnag Gulliver's Travels A land occupied by giants from the book by Jonathan Swift.
Brungaria Tom Swift, Jr. An Eastern European dictatorship similar to the Soviet Union, in the Tom Swift, Jr. series
Buenaventura Air America A small Latin American nation which served as the setting for Lorenzo Lamas' hit TV series Air America.
Buranda Yes Minister A developing African country, formerly known as British Equatorial Africa.


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Cagliostro The Castle of Cagliostro a tiny, mountainous European duchy in the Lupin III film
Calbia The King Maker a tiny Balkan republic in the Doc Savage adventure
Caledonia Scandal a European monarchy featured in the season 5 premiere episode which bears strong similarities to the United Kingdom
Carpathia The Sleeping Prince Balkan kingdom in the play by Terence Rattigan and the subsequent film The Prince and the Showgirl
Centopia Mia and Me The island kingdom on the book of Mia
Chernarus ArmA 2 post-Soviet republic
Chinese Federation Code Geass A monarchy comprising of the entirety of East (sans Japan), South, and Central Asia. Its' capital is located in Luoyang, and is controlled by an emperor (who serves more as a symbolic head of state) and a council of eight eunuchs.
Cobra Island GI Joe A fictional country in the world of GI Joe. The Evil terrorist organization Cobra Command caused the formation of the island in the Gulf of Mexico, claimed the island and declared sovereignty. They used it as a base and as a front that gave Cobra agents around the world diplomatic immunity.
Country of the Blind The Country of the Blind a country where all the population are blind, situated in a hidden valley near Ecuador, from a short story by H. G. Wells.
Coalition States Rifts a fascist empire founded upon the post-apocalyptic ruins of the American Midwest.[5]
Cordinia A Royal Christmas A small sovereign country – kingdom – from a 2014 American holiday romance television film called Cordinia, which is loosely based on Monaco (but amalgamates the place names, Corsica and Sardinia).
Corto Maltese Batman, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 and Part 2 A small island nation off the coast of South America, Corto Maltese was the location of the Corto Maltese Revolution and a military standoff between the United States of America, the Soviet Union, and Superman. Photojournalist Vicki Vale's photos of the revolution were featured in Time Magazine.
Cortuguay The Adventurers Civil war ravaged Latin American country, based on the Harold Robbins novel of the same name.
Croda Lupo Solitario Italian TV show A parody of a Balkanic communist and xenophobic country located near Bulgaria.


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Danu Setting of the novel The Redundancy of Courage by Timothy Mo based on East Timor
Dawsbergen neighbor of Graustark
Deltora Deltora Quest series a fictional land in the Deltora Quest series, written by Emily Rodda
Dinotopia Dinotopia series of books, as well as related TV series and video games. a hidden, utopian island from James Gurney's illustrated books


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Eagleland EarthBound The country is based on the US. Ness, the game's protagonist, is from here.
Eastasia Nineteen Eighty-Four A nation encompassing much of Asia. It follows an idelogy described as "Death-worship", and is the smallest and youngest of the three super-states in the novel.
Ecotopia Ecotopia An ecological utopia appearing in the novels Ecotopia and Ecotopia Emerging by Ernest Callenbach.
Edonia Resident Evil 6 Fictional East European-themed country featured in Resident Evil 6. Embroiled in civil war.
Elbonia Dilbert Backwards country from the comic strip. Its citizens are waist deep in liquid mud.
Equatorial Kundu The West Wing A West African republic.
Erewhon Erewhon A country satirizing aspects of Victorian society
Estoccia Scarecrow and Mrs. King The country where Joe King is based with the Emergency Aid Organisation.
Eurasia Nineteen Eighty-Four A super-state comprising of Europe (sans Great Britain) and Russia. It was created when the USSR annexed Europe. It follows a political ideology called "Neo-Bolshevism".


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Farfelu The Kingdom of Farfelu a surrealistic place in the novel by André Malraux[6]
Fe'ausi Diplomatic Immunity South Pacific island from the New Zealand television series
Florin The Princess Bride The setting of the 1973 fantasy romance novel and 1987 film.
Fook Island An imagined island created by the South African artist Walter Battiss.
Freedonia Duck Soup European country from the 1933 Marx Brothers film.
Fronchia Welcome to Night Vale a country filled with nothing but natural arches and a monster that doesn't stop hunting. It is also known for not needing to learn another language to be able to talk to someone else.


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Genosha Various Marvel Comics an island nation that has been home to a mutant sanctuary and concentration camp at various points
Genovia The Princess Diaries European principality from novels and film adaptations
Gérolstein La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein 18th-century German principality in the opéra bouffe
Gilead The Handmaid's Tale a theocratic country occupying the territory of the former United States in the novel by Margaret Atwood.
Glovania Gasoline Alley home country of the biological parents of the character Skeezix in the comic strip. Skeezix's father Col. Henri Coda was the ruling Grand Duke prior to a revolution. Glovania's capital and major seaport is Ragpo, located on the Mediterranean to the east of Italy.[7]
Glubbdubdrib Gulliver's Travels an island (about one-third the size of the Isle of Wight) governed by a tribe of magicians; from the novel by Jonathan Swift.
Gondal an imaginary world created by Emily Brontë and Anne Brontë
Gondour The Curious Republic of Gondour an ideal republic imagined by Mark Twain in his short story.
Grinlandia Novels by Alexander Grin The name of the country is never mentioned by the author himself, and the name Grinlandia was suggested in 1934 by literary critic Korneliy Zelinsky.
Guilder The Princess Bride "The sworn enemy of Florin"
Grand Fenwick The Mouse That Roared A duchy in The Mouse That Roared (1955) and sequels by Leonard Wibberley.
Greater Nazi Reich The Man in the High Castle The fascist Eastern American puppet state of the Nazi German Reich following the Axis victory in WWII.
Graustark Eastern European country in several novels by George Barr McCutcheon.
Graznavia This War of Mine An Eastern European republic ravaged by civil war in This War of Mine, a video game by 11 bit studios.
Grenyarnia 30 Rock "A country only known by the richest people on earth," from NBC's 30 Rock.
Groland fictional country featured in various humorous programs on French television channel Canal+.


Name Work Notes
Halla Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne a kingdom from the 1969 Satyajit Ray film
Holy Britannian Empire Code Geass A nation born from the defeated remnants of the British Empire and is the world's dominant military superpower. It occupies the entirety of the Americas, much of Eurasia, and Japan.


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Idris The Shadowhunter Chronicles The Shadowhunter home country
Illéa The Selection the setting of The Selection trilogy .
Illyria Dirty Hands an Eastern European country that surrounds the plot of Les Mains Sales.
Impor Papers, Please A sovereign state in the Game Papers Please, by Lucas Pope, which includes the cities of Enkyo, Haihan, and Tsunkeido.
Islandia Islandia self-isolated country in Austin Tappan Wright's novel of the same name.
Isle of Fogg San Sombrèro: A Land of Carnivals, Cocktails and Coups the only one of the 23 (fictitious) Outcropp Islands off the west coast of Scotland to be inhabited, mentioned in a parody travel guidebook.
Ixania The Dark Frontier a small Balkan country of little global importance in Eric Ambler's 1936 novel.



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Kahndaq DC Comics an ancient Middle-Eastern country in located on the Sinai Peninsula, between Egypt, Israel and Jordan.
Kamistan 24 a Middle Eastern Islamic republic
Kangan Anthills of the Savannah a West African country ruled by the dictator Sam in the novel by Chinua Achebe.
Kasnia DC Comics war-torn Eastern European monarchy
Kazirstan Beyond Two Souls Country with a rift to the other side
Kashfar Scandal a Middle Eastern country mentioned in the episode Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Four US Army soldiers stationed there are taken hostage, causing President Fitzgerald Grant to send in a SEAL team to rescue them.
Kerplankistan Big Time Rush
Khemed The Adventures of Tintin an Arabic emirate from the comic
Khura'in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice An absolute monarchy located on the western edge of the Far East
Kinakuta Cryptonomicon an island state from Neal Stephenson's novels
Kolechia Papers, Please A sovereign state in the Game Papers Please, by Lucas Pope, which includes the cities of West Grestin, Vedor, and Yurko City. It has tense relations with its' neighbour, Arstotska, due to a war between the two before the events of the game.
Kraplakistan Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery A breakaway former Soviet republic from which Dr. Evil steals a nuclear warhead.
Krakozhia The Terminal a Slavic Eastern European country from the 2004 film. During the events of the film, civil war breaks out and is resolved in 9 months.
Kumranistan Yes Prime Minister a Central Asian Islamic republic from the 2013 remake of Yes Prime Minister; this country is a variation of Qumran (a fictional oil-rich sheikdom located in the Persian Gulf) which featured in the original series of Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister.
Kumbolaland Good Omens An African nation in Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's work.
Kyrat Far Cry 4 an East Asian nation in the Himalayas, roughly equivalent to Nepal
Kyrzbekistan The New York Times an error in the newspaper on 7 January 2015, caused a flurry of activity in social media including parody accounts and web sites[8]


Name Work Notes
Latveria Fantastic Four a kingdom in the ruled by the tyrannical Doctor Doom
Lovitzna Biggles Goes to War A presumably Slavic monarchy situated in Europe. In the book Biggles Goes to War, Biggles aids a neighbouring country, Maltovia, against Lovitzna in a war.
Laurania Savrola in the book by Winston Churchill
Lilliput Gulliver's Travels a land where all the people are tiny from the book by Jonathan Swift.
Loompa Land Charlie and the Chocolate Factory home of the Oompa Loompas in the book by Roald Dahl
Looftnarp Welcome to Night Vale an alpine country where the people are all somewhat disfigured and speak in guttural rattles
Lower Slobbovia Li'l Abner an occasional exotic setting for the classic hillbilly comic strip by Al Capp


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Malicuria Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles a monarchy run by Emperor Aleister from the episode "April's Fool" of 1987 animated TV series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.[9]
Maltovia Biggles Goes to War A European nation. Intimidated by its' neighbour, Lovitzna, which it is in a war with.
Monroe Republic Revolution (TV series) A fictional republic in northern USA, from the TV show Revolution
Marivella Islands Tales of the Gold Monkey a South Pacific volcanic chain consisting of hundreds of mysterious and tropical islands featured in the 1982 adventure television series Tales of the Gold Monkey and now described as the Republic of the Marivelles.
Markovia DC Comics an independent Alpine nation in DC Comics, ruled by the superhero Geo-Force.
Matobo The Interpreter a state in the sub-Saharan region of Africa.
Medici Just Cause 3 An island country located in the Mediterranean, home country of Rico Rodriguez.
Mendorra One Life to Live a European monarchy on the long-running U.S. soap opera One Life to Live.
Meropis Philippica a parody of Atlantis created by Theopompus of Chios.
Metrofulus Cicak Man (film series) a cold city-state in the Cicak-Man movies.
Molvanîa Molvanîa: A Land Untouched by Modern Dentistry Eastern European country from a parody travel guidebook.
Moldavia Dynasty a European monarchy ruled by King Galen and his son, Prince Michael in the TV series Dynasty until at the Prince's wedding to Amanda Carrington at the end of the show's 5th season, rebels stormed the palace, killing many wedding guests and exiling the royal family.
Moldovakia Recess Fictional country in the TV show Recess.
Mypos Perfect Strangers Fictional country that Balki Bartokomous was from.


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Nairomi Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice A fictional African country appearing on DC Extended Universe.
Nambutu Casino Royale African nation with an embassy in Madagascar. Presumably a former French colony, given bilingual signage seen in the embassy.
Naruba Designated Survivor A Western African nation stated to be one of the poorest in the world. It is located in between Niger, Mali, Nigeria, Benin and Burkina Faso. The capital is the city of Soji. When warlord Atsu Kalame breaks a ceasefire with the government and prepares an advance on the capital, President Thomas Kirkman and former President Cornelius Moss negoitate the release of 15 American aid workers kidnapped by Kalame, and damage rural infrastructure using UAV drones to delay his advance to the capital.
The Nation of the American Endless East of West A Lakota nation located in the Great Plains. Founded as a confederacy of various Plains tribes. Currently at the forefront of technogical development, supplying arms and technology to the other American nations. Its' government is located in the Machine City, and consists of a tribal council.
National Republic of Umbutu (Republique Nationale d'Umbutu) Independence Day: Resurgence A dictatorial nation in Central Africa and a former province of the Congo, which declared its independence after the events of Independence Day. It is regarded as a breakaway state and is not recognised as an official country by the United Nations. Its official languages are English and French.
New California Republic Fallout 1, Fallout 2, and Fallout: New Vegas A republic located in what was once the states of California, Nevada, and Oregon, with territory in the Baja strip. Founded by Vault 15 survivors and surrounding powers in 2186. The benevolent republic supports a lot of old world values.
Nerdocrumbesia Match Game Fictional "sleazy" country from game show Match Game.
Neutral Zone The Man in the High Castle Colloquially referred to as the Rocky Mountain States. It is a buffer state between the Japanese-controlled Pacific States of America and the German controlled Greater Nazi Reich. Its' capital is Canon City, and it is primarily comprised of territory occupied by the Rocky Mountains.
Nevoruss a powerful state in the north of Russia and America created by Russian writer Grigoriy Demidovtsev
New Orleans, The Kingdom of East of West An absolute monarchy founded by freed slaves after the alternate American Civil War. A major economic power in the region, as it owns many oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. Its capital is located in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Ninety Nine Stars Tribe Support Your Local Angel From the Support Your Local Angel series of eBooks by Kirk Bailey.
Norland Danger! a small European country which defeats the mighty British Empire by effective submarine warfare, in Arthur Conan Doyle's story "Danger!"
Novistrana Republic: The Revolution from the computer game Republic: The Revolution
New German Republic Rifts a technologically advanced post-apocalyptic society encompassing Central Europe that is governed by the Triax megacorporation in the Rifts role-playing game.[10]
Norgborg San Sombrèro: A Land of Carnivals, Cocktails and Coups small nation located within the Arctic Circle, featured in a parody travel guidebook.
Nuevo Rico The Adventures of Tintin a South American nation within the classic Belgian comic series, adjacent to the also-fictional country of San Theodoros.
Nukehavistan The Onion an allegedly nuclear-armed country within the former Soviet Union, depicted by The Onion as adjacent to Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.[11]
Nuku'la Atoll San Sombrèro: A Land of Carnivals, Cocktails and Coups an archipelago in the South Pacific and former colony of the French colonial empire featured in a parody travel guidebook.


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Obristan Papers, Please A sovereign state in the Game Papers, Please, by Lucas Pope, which includes the cities of Lorndaz, Skal, and Mergerous.
Oceania Nineteen Eighty-Four Totalitarian superstate centered on the Americas in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Organization of North American Nations (O.N.A.N.) Infinite Jest North American superstate from David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest.
Orsinia Orsinian Tales and Malafrena a Central European country similar to Czechoslovakia or Hungary, the focus of Ursula K. Le Guin's Orsinian Tales and the novel Malafrena.
Osterlich The Great Dictator A neighbour of Tomainia and Bacteria, both of which seek to invade it. It is eventually invaded by Tomainia, and left to an uncertain fate.


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Palombia Spirou et Fantasio home of the Marsupilami.
Panau Just Cause 2 An island country in South East Asia under dictatorial rule and the setting for the 2010 game.
Panem The Hunger Games In the novel, the nation of "Panem" has risen from the ashes of a post-apocalyptic North America.[12][13] Panem's seat of power is a utopian city, called "The Capitol," located in the Rocky Mountains. Outside of the Capitol, the nation is divided into twelve districts under the hegemony of a fascist, totalitarian dictatorship, headed by a tyrannical and cruel dictator.
Parador Moon Over Parador A South American country and location of events in Moon Over Parador.
Patusan Lord Jim an island nation somewhere in the South China Sea in Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad. Also mentioned in the 1993 film Surf Ninjas as well as in the film The Last Electric Knight and the TV series Sidekicks.
Penguina (L'île des Pingouins) Penguin Island 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 of France).
Petoria Family Guy A micronation in Family Guy which seceded from the US and re-patriotized in less than a week.
Phaic Tăn Phaic Tăn: Sunstroke on a Shoestring Indochinese country from a parody travel guidebook.
Poictesme a country situated roughly in the south of France in the books of James Branch Cabell.
Pokolistan DC Comics a former Soviet Republic in the DC Comics universe formerly ruled by General Zod
Polrugaria archetypal Communist-ruled country, "heavily modelled on Poland"[14] in Isaac Deutscher's 1952 essay "The Tragic Life of a Polrugarian Minister"
Pottsylvania The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show from Jay Ward's The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show
Pullamawang Micro Nation An island micronation that "forgot to mail in their paperwork" at the Federation of Australia and remained a separate country.[15]


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Qumar The West Wing a Middle Eastern state from the television series The West Wing

Qumran (Kumrahn)

Yes Minister an Arab country in the BBC comedy series Yes Minister
Qurac DC Comics a Persian Gulf country in the DC Comics Universe, often used when DC needs a terrorist state.


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Ragaan Embassy a South-East Asian country located halfway up the Malay Peninsula, somewhere between Thailand and Malaysia; from the Australian television series Embassy.
Republic of New Rearendia Cars 2 A former European colony, from which the famous racer Rip Cluthgoneski hails from. There is one known city, Wheeli, which is Cluthgoneski's hometown.
Republia Papers Please, The Republia Times A sovereign state in the Games Papers Please and The Republia Times, by Lucas Pope, which includes the cities of Lesrenadi, True Glorian, and Bostan. It has a Cold War-esque relationship with its' neighbour, Antegria. It is also plagued with civil unrest, with rebels actively seeking to depose of the current government.
Rhelasia Young Justice Originally two nations of North and South, based on North and South Korea, from the TV series Young Justice.
Robo-Hungarian Empire Futurama the home of Bender's uncle in Futurama; a parody of Austria-Hungary
Ruritania The Prisoner of Zenda a German-speaking kingdom in central Europe from Anthony Hope's The Prisoner of Zenda and associated works.
Rook Islands Far Cry 3 The two island setting for Ubisoft's Far Cry 3


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St. Georges Island Yes, Prime Minister an island nation located somewhere in the Arabian Sea. It was the centrepoint of the episode A Victory for Democracy from the sitcom, Yes, Prime Minister.
Samavia The Lost Prince Eastern European kingdom in Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Lost Prince.
Sangala 24 a Western African republic featuring in the television series 24, which is briefly taken over by General Juma in a military coup.
San Lorenzo Cat's Cradle a tiny rocky island nation located in the Caribbean Sea in Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle.
San Lorenzo Leverage A small European nation featured in the third season of the TV series Leverage.
San Marcos Bananas and Archer Vice A Latin American banana republic.
San Salvador Ryhmy ja Romppainen a banana republic in constant, but frivolous civil wars that are fought for show only, in the humor book series Ryhmy ja Romppainen by pseudonym Armas J. Pulla.[16]
San Sombrèro San Sombrèro: A Land of Carnivals, Cocktails and Coups a Central American country from a parody travel guidebook.
San Theodoros The Adventures of Tintin a South American nation featured in several of The Adventures of Tintin, stories, home of General Alcazar.
Santa Prisca DC Comics a Caribbean nation in the DC Universe, home to Batman villain Bane.
Santo Marco Marvel Comics A fictional South American nation appearing in Marvel Mainstream Continuity, Earth-616, which was briefly occupied by the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants until they were driven out by a mutant superhero team, X-Men.
São Rico The Adventures of Tintin a Portuguese-speaking South American country, featured in The Adventures of Tintin.
Sarkhan The Ugly American a small, peaceful kingdom in Southeast Asia, from the 1965 novel The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick.
Shangri-La Lost Horizon a mystical, harmonious valley, enclosed in the western end of the Himalaya in James Hilton's 1933 novel Lost Horizon.
Sierra Gordo G.I. Joe a South American country often used as a satire of banana republics in the G.I. Joe comic book series published by Marvel Comics.
Slaka Rates of Exchange and Why Come to Slaka? a Balkan communist country in Malcolm Bradbury's Rates of Exchange and its sequel, Why Come to Slaka?
Sodor Thomas the Tank Engine between England and the Isle of Man, the setting for the Reverend Awdry's Thomas the Tank Engine railway network managed by "The Fat Controller".
Sokovia Marvel Cinematic Universe A fictional Eastern-European country appearing on the Earth of Marvel Cinematic Universe. Where two Marvel Superheroes Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch reside.
Soviet Unterzoegersdorf the "last existing appendage republic of the USSR", a country created by monochrom for theatre performances and computer games.
Spensonia an island between "Utopia and Oceana", where English mariners form a communal society. From Thomas Spence's 18th century writings.
Squamuglia The Courier's Tragedy a duchy ruled by the evil duke Angelo in The Courier's Tragedy, a fictitious Jacobean revenge play by Richard Wharfinger, performed in The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon.
Strackenz Royal Flash a Duchy in the 1970 The Flashman Papers novel Royal Flash.
Sunda State of Siege in Eric Ambler's novel State of Siege, is similar to Indonesia but much smaller, confined to a single island.
Syldavia The Adventures of Tintin Balkan monarchy featured in four stories of The Adventures of Tintin, neighbouring Borduria.
Sylvania Duck Soup belligerent neighbor to Freedonia in the 1933 film Duck Soup.


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Tazbekistan[17] Ambassadors Central Asian republic, setting for the 2013 BBC TV comedy series Ambassadors.
Tcherkistan Supercondriaque East European country from the film Supercondriaque (2014).
Tecala Proof of Life South American country from the film Proof of Life (2000).
Tirania (also Republic of Tirania) Mort & Phil, La gran aventura de Mortadelo y Filemón a country governed by dictator Bruteztrausen; Spanish secret agents Mortadelo and Filemón helped depose Bruteztrausen and president Rompetechen was then elected.[18] Another version of this country appears in the film La gran aventura de Mortadelo y Filemón.
Trans-Carpathia G.I. Joe Eastern-European Cobra stronghold; location of many stories from the G.I. Joe comic book line.
Tomainia The Great Dictator the setting of Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator, lampooning Nazi Germany. It is headed by Adenoid Hynkel, a parody of Adolf Hitler
Transia Marvel Comics a fictional European country on the Earth of the Marvel Universe.
Tsergovia Don't Ask Eastern European country mentioned in Donald E. Westlake's novel Don't Ask.
Turgistan Borgen a former Soviet republic, featured in "State Visit" in Series 1[19]
Tyranistan San Sombrèro: A Land of Carnivals, Cocktails and Coups an Asian country and former member of the Soviet Union featured in a parody travel guidebook.


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Unaudited Arab Emirates San Sombrèro: A Land of Carnivals, Cocktails and Coups parody of the United Arab Emirates in a mock tourist guide.
The Union of The United States of America East of West An alternate version of The Union, formally established in 1910. Rife with civil unrest due to corruption. Its capital is Washington D.C..
United Federation Papers, Please A sovereign state in the game Papers, Please by Lucas Pope, which includes the cities of Shingleton, Korista City, and Great Rapid.
United Islamic Republic Executive Orders a nation created by the conquest of Iraq by Iran in Tom Clancy's novel Executive Orders.
United States of South Africa 2001: A Space Odyssey The successor to South Africa after the emigration of most white people and collapse of the economy in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
United States of Texas, the Republic of East of West A secessionist state formed after the alternate American Civil War; its subjugation by the Endless Nation resulted in the establishment of a caretaker government. Primarily comprising Texas, its capital is Austin.
Uqbar Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius a nation in Asia Minor in Jorge Luis Borges's 1940 short story Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius that is fictional within the story.
Urk (also Uruk) Descendants of the Sun A fictional war-torn Mediterranean country monitored by the United Nations. The South Korean government provides peacekeeping forces and private hospitals send volunteer medical teams.
Urkesh Forever An Eastern European country, and a former member of the USSR. A pivotal crossroads of the Orient Express is located within the country.
Utopia Utopia


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Vadeem Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles A state whose Prime Minister gangsters try to kidnap in the episode "Raphael Drives 'em Wild" of 1987 animated TV series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.[20]
Val Verde Commando, Predator, Die Hard 2 and Jurassic Attack Spanish-speaking country resembling Nicaragua, in the films Commando, Predator, Die Hard 2 and Jurassic Attack.
Vespugia A Swiftly Tilting Planet and Troubling a Star Spanish speaking country in the south of South America mentioned in Madeleine L'Engle's A Swiftly Tilting Planet and Troubling a Star
Votskojek Don't Ask and Road to Ruin Eastern European country mentioned in Donald E. Westlake's novels Don't Ask and Road to Ruin
Vulgaria Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Don't Drink the Water the far-off, make-believe land in the film version of the children's story Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, its name based on Bulgaria. "Vulgaria" is also the tourist destination in Woody Allen's play and film Don't Drink the Water, a country located behind the Iron Curtain. "Vulgaria" is also used as the name of a fictional country in some of Lawrence Durrell's short stories based on the character of Antrobus, a British diplomat.


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Wadiya The Dictator fictional country in the movie The Dictator located in the Horn of Africa (in the area of Eritrea).
Wakanda The Avengers small African nation featured in the Marvel Comics series The Avengers. The nation is ruled by King T'Challa, also known as the super hero Black Panther.
West Angola Scandal a coastal African nation framed for various terrorist attacks on the United States of America in season 4. Later invaded by the US military after President Fitzgerald Grant is black mailed into doing so.
Wuhu Islands Wii Sports Resort fictional archipelago in the Nintendo video game Wii Sports Resort, where all of the activities in the game take place.



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Yellow Empire Blake and Mortimer a fascist Asian power in Blake and Mortimer.
Yerba Victorious an insular country featured in the series Victorious, in the episode Locked Up, located somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, ruled by a fierce dictatorship.


Name Work Notes
Zanzibar Land Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake a country bordering the Middle East and, for a time, the only country to possess nuclear weapons in Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake.
Zekistan Full Spectrum Warrior and Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers Middle Eastern country between Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and Tajikistan in the video game Full Spectrum Warrior and Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers; its history and setting closely resemble Afghanistan's.
Zamunda Coming to America The country of origin for Prince Akeem in the Eddie Murphy film Coming to America (1988).
Zubrowka The Grand Budapest Hotel East European country in Wes Anderson's film The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014).
Zephyria Son of Zorn East European country in Fox's show Son of Zorn (2016).

See also


  1. ^ a b Garry Trudeau (12 November 2007), "'It's called Berzerkistan. It shares a 19-mile disputed border with Iran...'", Doonesbury 
  2. ^ Garry Trudeau (10 March 2011), "'Almost there, Dawg – we just crossed over into Berzerkistan...'", Doonesbury 
  3. ^ "The shadow of a Titan, (1910)", American Libraries.
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  5. ^ Siembieda, K.; Bellaire, C.; Therrien, S.; Ward, T. & Wujcik, E. (August 2005). Rifts Role-Playing Game, Ultimate Edition. Taylor, MI: Palladium Books. pp. 24–31. ISBN 1-57457-150-8. 
  6. ^ Fugue State Press
  7. ^ King, Frank O. (2010). Walt and Skeezix, 1927–1928. 4. Montreal: Drawn and Quarterly. p. 1927 July 27, 2 August 24 October. ISBN 978-1-897299-39-5. 
  8. ^ Wemple, Erik (8 January 2015). "New York Times invents 'Kyrzbekistan'". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2015-01-09. 
  9. ^ "Episode 29". Mirage Studios. 29 December 2009 – via 
  10. ^ Siembieda, K.; Bellaire, C.; Therrien, S.; Ward, T. & Wujcik, E. (August 2005). Rifts Role-Playing Game, Ultimate Edition. Taylor, MI: Palladium Books. p. 16. ISBN 1-57457-150-8. 
  11. ^ "U.S. Intelligence: Nukehavistan May Have Nuclear Weapons", The Onion, Issue 41, 33, 17 August 2005.
  12. ^ "Jennifer Lawrence Comes from District 12 (Haymitch Comes from Texas)". 
  13. ^ "Panem Map". 
  14. ^ David Caute, Isaac and Isaiah: The Covert Punishment of a Cold War Heretic, Yale University Press, 2013, p. 163.
  15. ^ "Micro Nation". Ten Network Holdings. 
  16. ^
  17. ^ BBC TV website for Ambassadors
  18. ^ (Spanish) El sulfato atómico in La página no oficial de Mortadelo y Filemón
  19. ^ Borgen, Series 1, State Visit, BBC Four, 21 January 2012
  20. ^ "Episode 101". Mirage Studios. 21 January 2012 – via 
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