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
Aldorria Scorpion A South American nation of Spanish-speaking people engaged in a long term border war.
Aldovia A Christmas Prince A monarchical Northern European nation ruled by the family of the movie's titular character.
Alvonia My Pal, the King A small European kingdom ruled by a child king.
Almaigne The Alteration During the state funeral of the late King Stephen III of England, a brother of the Emperor of Almaigne is mentioned as being in attendance. Almaigne is a unified German nation-state, however its national boundaries do not match those of the real-life Germany.
Altis and Stratis, Republic of ARMA 3 A Mediterranean island nation located to the south of Italy and formerly territory of the British Empire; its geography (and culture) are based on the Greek islands of Lemnos and Agios Efstratios. By the events of the game's timeline in the 2030s, the country has been ravaged by a brutal civil war and is being led by a military junta. Its current capital is Pyrgos.
America, Confederate States of Numerous Numerous works of alternate history detail the workings of the Confederacy as an independent nation after the American Civil War. Such works include Bring the Jubilee, the Southern Victory Series, East of West, and The Guns of the South.
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 along with Alaska and Hawaii. Its capital is Sacramento. In the television series, it is depicted as an occupied province called the Japanese Pacific States.
America, People's Republic of East of West A nation formed by Mao Zedong and his followers fleeing China located in the Western United States. It is a dynastic state operating in name as a single party socialist state.
America, Socialist Confederation of Southern Victory Upon the election of Jake Featherston as Confederate President in 1933, he and his Freedom Party reform the Confederacy into a nation analogous with Nazi Germany. It is defeated by the United States in an alternate history second world war.
Andalasia[1] Enchanted The cartoon kingdom where Giselle, Prince Edward, Queen Narissa, Nathaniel and Pip live.
Anchuria, Republic of Cabbages and Kings American writer O. Henry coined "banana republic" to describe the Republic of Anchuria.
Angrezi Raj The Peshawar Lancers After 'The Fall' of 1878, a meteor shower which rendered the Northern Hemisphere inhospitable, millions of British refugees as well as the British Government relocated to the peripheries. By 2025, the Angrezi Raj has become the successor to the British Empire with its capital based in Delhi. It consists of India, Australasia, Southern Africa, colonial outpost in the British Isles, Northern Europe and North America and protectorates over Madagascar and the Batavian Republic (a post-Fall Dutch state).
Antegria Papers, Please,
The Republia Times
A nation in the games Papers, Please and The Republia Times. It has a longstanding rivalry with its neighbour, Republia.
Arendelle Frozen A kingdom based on early modern Scandinavia.
Arstotzka Papers, Please A nation in the game Papers, Please. It has tense relations with its neighbour, Kolechia, due to a war which occurred before the events of the game.
Aslerfan The Abominables A poorly treated country between Turkey and Iran.
Atlantis Timaeus A mythological island nation first mentioned by Plato.
Axphain Graustark Neighbor of Graustark in several novels.


Name Work Notes
Babar's Kingdom Babar the Elephant series A country, supposedly in Northern Africa, inhabited by intelligent elephants that are usually bipedal and civilized.
Bacteria The Great Dictator A satire of Fascist Italy, the country is ruled by 'Il Diggedy' Benzino Napaloni, a satire of Benito Mussolini.
Bahari Scorpion A North African country that at one time was occupied by the Third Reich; circa early 2016, they uncovered a prototype "Sun Gun".
Bahavia Cory In The House A country from the Disney Channel show Cory In The House.
Baltish Baltish Country from a Lithuanian TV show of the same name.
Bandrinka The Lady Vanishes A Western European country based on Nazi Germany.
Bangalla The Phantom A central African nation
Bangistan Bangistan Country featured in the Bollywood film by the same name.
Barama The Beasts of Clawstone Castle A beautiful country made rich by oil reserves
Barbituros Islands San Sombrèro Caribbean islands bordering San Sombrèro.
Bartovia The Simpsons An Eastern European Country mentioned in "The Italian Bob".
Basenji I Dream of Jeannie A Middle Eastern country of which Jeannie's great-uncle Suleiman was Maharaja until his abdication. It is the sworn enemy of the bordering country Qasha.
Basran Roy of the Rovers Middle Eastern country where 8 members of the Melchester Rovers were killed by terrorists.
Belavia (Велавия) The Prince and Me 3: A Royal Honeymoon Denmark's dependent Slavic country somewhere in the Balkans or Eastern Europe.
Berzerkistan Doonesbury Located between Iran and Russia.[2] Its capital is either called Bmzklfrpz City[2] or Trff City.[3]
Bialya DC Comics A Persian Gulf country in the DC Comics Universe.
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[4]
Borduria The Adventures of Tintin A totalitarian state from the comics series, located in the Balkans
Borostyria Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Burglar A Balkan principality modeled on Montenegro[5]
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.
Bozatta Scorpion A nation in Sub-Saharan Africa, where poachers are a threat to wildlife conservation.
Braganza, Dominion of The Peshawar Lancers A shadowy post-Fall nation based around Rio de Janeiro ruled by a caudillo of the month.
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
Bruzundanga Os Bruzundangas An ignorant, corrupt and impoverished country satirizing Brazil
Buchistan I Dream of Jeannie A Middle Eastern country where Jeannie lived before she became trapped in her bottle for 2,000 years.
Bultan Designated Survivor A Southeast Asian country with a harsh legal system governed by a Prime Minister.
Buenaventura Air America A small Latin American nation which served as the setting for the TV series
Buranda Yes Minister A developing African country, formerly known as British Equatorial Africa.


Name Work Notes
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[6] Scandal A European monarchy featured in the season 5 premiere episode which bears strong similarities to the United Kingdom
Carbombya, Socialist Democratic Federated Republic of Transformers An oil-rich coastal desert kingdom in North Africa ruled by Abdul Fakkadi, intended to be a thinly-veiled jab at 1980's Libya.
Carjackistan Tank McNamara Backward country in the sports-themed comic strip
Carpania The Great Race Setting for the great pie fight and the film's spoof of Prisoner of Zenda.
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, DayZ A former Soviet republic in Eastern Europe. Located on the coast of the fictional Green Sea, Chernarus shares its northern border with the Russian Federation. Its capital is Novigrad. The country's native population, language and much of its geography are modelled respectively after the Czech Republic, however, Chernarus also has a sizeable ethnic-Russian population, especially in the northern border regions. One such region in the north east, called South Zagoria, is the primary focus of game's campaign.

An expanded, post-apocalyptic depiction of Chernarus is the setting for the DayZ standalone game.

Chinese Federation Code Geass A monarchy comprising 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 G.I. Joe The 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.
Congaree Socialist Republic Southern Victory One of a few African-American Communist states established during the Red Rebellion (1915-1916) during the First Great War (an analogue of the First World War in a reality where the Confederacy became independent).
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.[7]
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 Various DC Universe works 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.
Costa Luna Princess Protection Program A small island kingdom where Rosie Gonzales comes from.


Name Work Notes
Danu The Redundancy of Courage Based on East Timor, the setting of the novel by Timothy Mo.
Datlof The Yogscast Nation created originally by Lewis Brindley in a game of Civilization V, the nation was later published in the Yogscast's book, described as a communist dystopia with a pig-centered culture and economy.
Dawsbergen Novels by George Barr McCutcheon Country in Eastern Europe mentioned in several novels by author George Barr McCutcheon.
Deltora Deltora Quest Land created by Emily Rodda, divided into 7 tribes and lands and ruled over by the southern state of Del.
Dinotopia Dinotopia A hidden, utopian island from James Gurney's illustrated books and featured in several other related works.
Draka, The Domination of The Domination Originating from the Crown Colony of Drakia (the Cape Colony having been transferred from the Netherlands to Great Britain after the American Revolutionary War) which had been settled by Boers, American Loyalists, Hessian mercenaries, French royalists and former Confederates, the Domination became an expansionist slavocratic empire.
Drusselstein Phineas and Ferb An Eastern European country that is the birth place of Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz.
Durkadurkastan Team America: World Police An Islamic republic overrun by terrorists. The team fails to stop their attack on the Panama Canal and their aircraft get shot down trying to invade the country.


Name Work Notes
Eastasia Nineteen Eighty-Four A nation encompassing much of Asia. It follows an ideology described as "Death-worship", and is the smallest and youngest of the three super-states in George Orwell's novel.
East Hun Chiu Designated Survivor A totalitarian country in East Asia located on the fictional Hun Chiu Peninsula off the coast of China. Ruled by Chairman Kyung Kim, is in constant rivalry with its democratic neighbour West Han Chiu. Its capital city is Lu'Tan. It bears similarities to the real life nation of North Korea.
Ecotopia Ecotopia An ecological utopia appearing in the novels Ecotopia and Ecotopia Emerging by Ernest Callenbach.
Edonia Resident Evil 6 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.
Enchancia[8] Sofia the First Main kingdom where the main royal characters live.
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 from the George Orwell novel, consisting of Europe, except Great Britain, and Russia. It was created when the USSR annexed Europe. It follows a political ideology called "Neo-Bolshevism".


Name Work Notes
Farfelu The Kingdom of Farfel A surrealistic place in the novel by André Malraux[9]
Fe'ausi Diplomatic Immunity South Pacific island from the New Zealand television series
Federated Commonwealths of America A Different Flesh In an alternate reality where Homo erectus supplants Native Americans in the Western Hemisphere, the Federated Commonwealths is analogous with the United States. However, the former British colonies which formed the FCA broke away in 1738, the government of the FCA is based on the Roman Republic even more so (having two equally powerful chief executives and lifelong-serving Senators) and, due to the existence of 'sims', westward expansion began much sooner and human slavery was abolished by 1804.
Feldenberg The Abominables A beautiful Alpine country now famed for its well-beloved but useless Rescue Dogs
Flausenthurm The Smiling Lieutenant Kingdom in Eastern Europe
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.
France-outre-mer The Peshawar Lancers After 'The Fall' of 1878, a meteor shower which rendered the Northern Hemisphere inhospitable, many European fled to the imperial peripheries of their respective empires. By 2025, France-outre-mer, with its capital based in Algiers, is beginning to recolonise Metropolitan France.
Franchia 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.
Freedonia Duck Soup European country from the 1933 Marx Brothers film


Name Work Notes
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 (In the films, its national anthem is based off of the Canadian National Anthem, "O Canada.")
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.[10]
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.
Greater Nazi Reich The Man in the High Castle A puppet state governed by Nazi Germany, comprising the East Coast and the Midwest of the USA.
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 East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere Various Works In some fictions based on a hypothetical Axis victory in World War II, alongside depictions of the Greater German Reich are mentions or equally detailed depictions of a farther-expanded Co-Prosperity Sphere, such as In The Presence of Mine Enemies (encompassing all of Oceania) or The Man in the High Castle (including the Pacific States of America and Western South America).
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.
Great Britain, Republic of Doctor Who In a parallel universe depicted by the Third Doctor in Inferno, Great Britain is a republic with a fascist government. In the later episodes Rise of the Cybermen and The Age of Steel, the Republic of Great Britain is depicted as a democratic and more technologically advanced nation, the origin place of a new race of Cybermen.
Grenyarnia 30 Rock "A country only known by the richest people on earth," from NBC's 30 Rock.
Groland 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 Alliance The Two Georges A dynastic union between France and Spain whose overseas empire includes most of Latin America (territories named are Nueva España and New Granada). The Holy Alliance is one of the British Empire's greatest rivals.
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.
Horizon Islands ARMA 3 A Federation and archipelago located in the Pacific Ocean, between Vanuatu and Fiji. Its capital is La Roche. The Federation is split into four Divisions; the Northern Division, sometimes synonymous with its largest province, Tanoa, is the setting for ARMA 3's "Apex" expansion.


Name Work Notes
Idris The Shadowhunter Chronicles, Shadowhunters 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.
Isla Island American Dad! Dictatorial Caribbean island featured in the episode Moon Over Isla Island
Isle of Fogg San Sombrèro 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.


Name Work Notes
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
Kazahrus Blindspot Absolute monarchy known for human rights violations. Late king raped embassy employee, who gave birth to an heir.
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
Klopstokia Million Dollar Legs A small bankrupt country which enters the 1932 Olympic Games to earn funds for its treasury
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, formerly part of the British Empire and a Soviet Socialist Republic; 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.
Kunami Designated Survivor An Emirate and Middle Eastern nation in the Persian Gulf. It shares land borders with Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, and maritime borders with Qatar, Bahrain and Iran. A unitary parliamentary monarchy, it is ruled by Emir Farhad Abbasi. Its capital city is Raza'a, and the minority ruling religion is Shia Islam.
Kyrat Far Cry 4 An East Asian nation in the Himalayas, roughly equivalent to Nepal


Name Work Notes
Latveria Fantastic Four An isolated European kingdom 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
Leutonia SCTV Homeland of The Shmenge Brothers, Yosh and Stan, played respectively by John Candy and Eugene Levy.
Lichtenburg The Son of Monte Cristo An Eastern European kingdom ruled by General Gurko Lanen.
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.
Luftnarp Welcome to Night Vale An alpine country where the people are all somewhat disfigured and speak in guttural rattles
Lugash The Pink Panther A country whose greatest national treasure is the Pink Panther diamond
Lower Slobbovia Li'l Abner An occasional exotic setting for the classic hillbilly comic strip by Al Capp


Name Work Notes
Madripoor Marvel Comics An island nation located in Southeast Asia.
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.[11]
Maltovia Biggles Goes to War A European nation. Intimidated by its neighbour, Lovitzna, which it is in a war with.
Mandorra The Brigand Kingdom in southwestern Europe.
Monroe Republic Revolution Republic in the northern US, from the TV show Revolution.
Marina Venetta The Man from Acapulco Republic from the French movie Le Magnifique (The Man from Acapulco).
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 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.
Marshovia The Merry Widow Kingdom in Eastern Europe
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 the main character Rico Rodriguez. The country is ruled by Sebastiano Di Ravello, And is capital city is Citate Di Ravello.
Mendorra One Life to Live A European monarchy on the long-running U.S. soap opera.
Meropis Philippica A parody of Atlantis created by Theopompus of Chios.
Metrofulus Cicak Man 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 Country from the animated TV series.
Moronika You Nazty Spy! Country used in this, and a few subsequent The Three Stooges Shorts, to satire the Nazis and the Third Reich.
Mundania The Beasts of Clawstone Castle An Alpine country ruled by a neighboring country.
Mypos Perfect Strangers Country that Balki Bartokomous was from.


Name Work Notes
Nogova Operation Flashpoint: Resistance An island nation located in Northern Europe; its capital is the small city of Ligny. Formerly run by a pro-Soviet government from the end of World War II to the mid-1970s, at which point growing dissent, and disinterest from Moscow, led to the country becoming a fully-fledged democracy. A Soviet-backed coup takes place in the early 1980s; the resistance to which forms the basis of the game's campaign.
Nairomi Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice African country appearing in the 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.
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.
Nazi America The Man in the High Castle The continental United States east of the Mississippi headed by a Nazi quisling government. In the television series, however, the Nazi-occupied section of the US is depicted as a mere province of the Reich, not a puppet state, and includes parts of Canada (which remained a free, neutral, and democratic nation in the book).
Nerdocrumbesia Match Game "Sleazy" country from the TV game show.
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 comprises primarily the Rocky Mountains.
Nevoruss Breath of the Past, and
Russ we hadn't known about
A powerful state in the north of Russia and America created by Russian writer Grigoriy Demidovtsev
New California Republic Fallout, 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.
New England, Republic of The Alteration In an alternate reality where Henry VIII never became King and Martin Luther and Thomas More became Pope, Protestantism was limited to the breakaway republic. The secular head is the First Citizen (Joseph Rudyard Kipling is mentioned as First Citizen, serving from 1914 to 1918) and the head of the 'schismatic' church is the Archpresbytor of Arnoldstown. Also mentioned is New England's war against Louisiana and Mexico from 1848 to 1850 (with Edgar Allan Poe as a leading general), its technological and scientific advance over the Papal jurisdiction, its productions of banned Shakespeare plays and its practice of 'separateness' against Native Americans.
New Germany Doctor Who Mentioned by Pete Tyler in Rise of the Cybermen.
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.[12]
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.
New Spain, Republic of Sliders The most powerful country in North America in a parallel universe where the Spanish Empire never lost control of the New World to the British Empire featured in "As Time Goes By". Canadians frequently cross the border into New Spain to find jobs and escape persecution in their native country.
Norland Danger! and Other Stories A small European country which defeats the mighty British Empire by effective submarine warfare, in Arthur Conan Doyle's story "Danger! Being the Log of Captain John Sirius"
Nova Africa Fire on the Mountain After Harriet Tubman participates in John Brown's uprising in 1859, a full-scale slave revolt results in the creation of a free African-American republic in the Deep South. The establishment of Nova Africa results in the creation of a socialist utopian world by 1959.
Novistrana Republic: The Revolution From the 2003 computer game
Novoselic, The Kingdom of Danganronpa A small absolute monarchy in Europe.
Norgborg San Sombrèro Small nation located within the Arctic Circle, featured in a parody travel guidebook.
Norteguay Scorpion A Central American country suffering from sanctions.
North American Confederacy The Probability Broach Country in an alternate timeline where the Whiskey Rebellion resulted in a libertarian utopia free of governmental interference and consequently a more advanced world, technologically and civilization-wise.
North American Union The Two Georges In an alternate timeline where the American Revolution never occurs, British America becomes a self-governing dominion within the British Empire.
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.[13]
Nuku'la Atoll San Sombrèro An archipelago in the South Pacific and former colony of the French colonial empire featured in a parody travel guidebook.


Name Work Notes
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 consisting of the Americas, Great Britain, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand 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 1996 novel.
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 Representing Austria, it is a neighbour of Tomainia (Germany) and Bacteria (Italy), both of which seek to invade it. It is eventually invaded by Tomainia, and left to an uncertain fate.
Outer Heaven Metal Gear A militarized South African state centred around mercenaries, led by Big Boss, who possesses a nuclear-equipped bipedal walking tank.


Name Work Notes
Palombia Spirou et Fantasio Home of the Marsupilami.
Panau Just Cause 2 An island country in Southeast 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.[14][15] 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.
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 which seceded from the US (and re-patriotized in less than a week), whose president was Peter Griffin.
Phaic Tăn Phaic Tăn: Sunstroke on a Shoestring Indochinese country from a parody travel guidebook.
Poictesme Biography of the Life of Manuel 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 "The Tragic Life of a Polrugarian Minister" Archetypal Communist-ruled country, "heavily modelled on Poland"[16] in Isaac Deutscher's 1952 essay "The Tragic Life of a Polrugarian Minister"
Pottsylvania The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show From Jay Ward's animated TV series
Pullamawang Micro Nation An island micronation that "forgot to mail in their paperwork" at the Federation of Australia and remained a separate country.[17]


Name Work Notes
Qasha I Dream of Jeannie A Middle Eastern country which borders Russia, Afghanistan and its sworn enemy Basenji and contains the only known deposits of phinkilium, needed by NASA for the construction of Saturn XII.
Quebec, Republic of Southern Victory Series During the First Great War, the United States (a member of the Central Powers) creates the puppet state in Quebec to aid in the post-war U.S. occupation of Canada, later the suppression of Canadian guerrillas during the Second Great War.
Qumar The West Wing A Middle Eastern state from the television series.
Qumran (Kumrahn) Yes Minister An Arabic oil sheikhdom.
Qurac DC Comics A Persian Gulf country in the DC Comics Universe, often used when DC needs a terrorist state.


Name Work Notes
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 and 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; a parody of Austria-Hungary
Romanza Rosalie A kingdom that forms part of the setting of the musical Rosalie (and film of the same name), that sees a democratic revolution and the overthrow of the monarchy
Ruritania The Prisoner of Zenda A German-speaking kingdom in central Europe from Anthony Hope's The Prisoner of Zenda and associated works. Also used in Ernest Gellner's nonfictional Nations and Nationalism as a stereotypical country developing nationalism.
Rocky Mountains States The Man in the High Castle A de facto buffer zone between the Japanese-allied Pacific States of America and the Nazi satellite United States, its capital based in Canon City. In the novel, the R.M.S. is depicted as a sovereign nation bordering between California and the Mississippi River. However, in the television series, it is a 'Neutral Zone' based solely along the Rockies acting as a refuge for Nazi or Japanese targets but being subject to Nazi or Japanese agents.
Rook Islands Far Cry 3 The two island setting for Ubisoft's Far Cry 3
Russian Horde New Chronology pseudohistory A world empire centered on Russia that has been forgotten due to a conspiracy to distort history. Developed in the Late Middle Ages and Early modern period. It split later into a Russian and an Ottoman part. The Romanov dynasty was put in place to suppress the memory of the empire. Albeit the empire was religiously tolerant its religion was Christianity from which later Judaism and Islam developed.[18]


Name Work Notes
St. George's Island Yes, Prime Minister An island nation located somewhere in the Arabian Sea. It was the centrepoint of the episode "A Victory for Democracy".
Sahrani, Kingdom of ARMA: Armed Assault An island nation of Hispanophones located in the mid-Atlantic Ocean. Prior to the events of the game's campaign, the nation is split between the pro-capitalist, monarchy South and the pro-Communist, republican North. However, a US-led intervention reverses an invasion from the North, which ultimately leads to the collapse of the Communist government. A royal coup in post-unified Sahrani forms the basis for the story line of ARMA: Queen's Gambit.
Saint Marie Death in Paradise Caribbean island on which the series is set.
Samavia The Lost Prince Eastern European kingdom in Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel
San Blas, Republic of The Outer Limits A South American country located "west of the Orinoco Basin, slight north of the Equator" featured in "Tourist Attraction". Its major exports are coffee, copra, mahogany, maize and saffron. In 1963, it is ruled by General Juan Mercurio, who came to power in the latest of a string of revolutions.
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 the Kurt Vonnegut novel
San Lorenzo Hey Arnold! A country in Central America where the protagonist was born and his parents went missing.
San Lorenzo Leverage A small European nation featured in the third season of the TV series
San Marcos Bananas and Archer Vice and Don Quixote, U.S.A. (1966) A Latin American banana republic
San Miguel, 15th Federated Republic of Gomer Pyle, USMC A Latin American banana republic, surrounded by Brazil, whose president, Manuel Cortez (played by Larry Storch, visits Camp Henderson in two episodes; Wild Bull of the Pampas and The Wild Bull Returns.
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.[19]
San Serriffe The Guardian Island nation created for April Fools' Day, 1977.
San Sombrèro San Sombrèro 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 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.
Sardovia Scorpion A neighbor county of Belarus that shares Cold War-era infrastructure.
Sarkhan The Ugly American A small, peaceful kingdom in Southeast Asia, from the 1965 novel by William Lederer and Eugene Burdick.
Sauville Gosick A small, French-speaking European kingdom that stretches from Switzerland, through the Alps between France and Italy, to the Mediterranean Sea.
Seyrun Gosick Ancient Kingdom of Seyrun. Ancient kingdom, mentioned in Episode 8 of the series.
Shangri-La Lost Horizon A mystical, harmonious valley, enclosed in the western end of the Himalaya in James Hilton's 1933 novel.
Shtischtorchnia Sugar Pine 7 Eastern European country, home country of Alfredo.
Sierra Gordo G.I. Joe A South American country often used as a satire of banana republics in the 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?
Slovetzia The Beautician and the Beast Small Eastern European country, bordered by Hungary, Romania, and Ukraine
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 Eastern-European country appearing on the Earth of the 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 Thomas Spence works An island between "Utopia and Oceana", where English mariners form a communal society in 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.
Svenborgia 30 Rock Another country known only to rich people. Jack Donaghy assumes Jerry Seinfeld had traveled there in the SeinfeldVision episode.[20]
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


Name Work Notes
Takistan ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead A Central Asian republic, setting for the Operation Arrowhead expansion to ARMA 2. Its history and geography strongly relates to Afghanistan. Its capital is Takmyr.[21]
Tazbekistan[22] Ambassadors Central Asian republic, setting for the 2013 BBC TV comedy series Ambassadors.
Tcherkistan Supercondriaque East European country from the 2014 film
Tecala Proof of Life South American Andean country from the 2000 film
Tijata The In-Laws Central American island country from the 1979 film
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.[23] 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 European country on the Earth of the Marvel Universe.
Tropico Tropico A Caribbean banana republic that serves as the main setting for the game
Tsergovia Don't Ask Eastern European country mentioned in the novel by Donald E. Westlake
Turgistan Borgen A former Soviet republic, featured in "State Visit" in Series 1[24]
Tyranistan San Sombrèro An Asian country and former member of the Soviet Union featured in a parody travel guidebook


Name Work Notes
Unaudited Arab Emirates San Sombrèro 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 the Tom Clancy novel
United States of America The Man in the High Castle The continental United States east of the Mississippi headed by a Nazi quisling government. In the television series, however, the Nazi-occupied section of the US is depicted as a mere province of the Reich, not a puppet state, which includes parts of Canada (which remained a free, neutral and democratic nation in the book).
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 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.
Urmania The Tick An Eastern European country, and a former member of the USSR.
Utopia Utopia Thomas More's island located in the New World.


Name Work Notes
Vadeem Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles A state whose Prime Minister gangsters try to kidnap in the episode "Raphael Drives 'em Wild" of the 1987 animated TV series[25]
Val Verde Commando, Predator, and Die Hard 2 Spanish-speaking country resembling Nicaragua, in the films Commando, Predator, and Die Hard 2.
Vermillion Kingdom Chivalry of a Failed Knight A small European country in the Japanese light novel series written by Riku Misora and illustrated by Won.
Veyshnoria Zapad 2017 exercise A neighboring country of Belarus, located northwest of Minsk. It was an enemy of Belarus in the 2017 military exercise.
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
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.


Name Work Notes
Wadiya The Dictator 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 superhero 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 blackmailed into doing so.
West Hun Chiu Designated Survivor A democratic republic in East Asia, is located on the fictional Han Chiu Peninsula off the coast of China. Ruled by President Han, it shares borders with China to the west and the totalitarian East Hun Chiu to the east. Its capital city is Gyeon. An ally of the United States, it is similar to the real life South Korea.
West Britannia Futurama In the episode All the Presidents' Heads, Professor Farnsworth travels back in time to 1775 to prevent his ancestor's treachery during the American Revolution. However, Fry causes Paul Revere to mistakenly warn that the British are attacking by land, not by sea. As a result, the American Revolution fails and all of North America is united as 'West Britannia' under British rule.
The World State Brave New World An all-encompassing state that governs Earth in a dystopian fashion.


Name Work Notes
Yellow Empire Blake and Mortimer 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.
Yudonia Drake and Josh An Eastern European country based on the former Yugoslavia featured in the episode We're Married?, whose citizens worship the goat as the national animal.


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 1988 Eddie Murphy film
Zubrowka The Grand Budapest Hotel East European country in Wes Anderson's 2014 film
Zephyria Son of Zorn East European country in Fox's 2016 show
Zanda The Persuaders! African country ruled by a friend of Lord Brett Sinclair

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  13. ^ "U.S. Intelligence: Nukehavistan May Have Nuclear Weapons", The Onion, Issue 41, 33, 17 August 2005.
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  22. ^ BBC TV website for Ambassadors
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