A [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin fictional]] [[CaptainObvious country]] in [[LikeRealityUnlessNoted an otherwise real-world setting]]. May be a FictionalCounterpart to a RealLife country, or may be created whole-cloth as a example of a generic political/religious ideology (e.g. a CommieLand that is not readily identifiable with any of the various, often mutually-exclusive forms of Communism or any specific Communist/Socialist state), and/or with no direct resemblence to any specific RealLife country.

{{Sub Trope}}s:
* BananaRepublic: Central and South America
* {{Bulungi}}: Sub-Saharan Africa
* {{Ruritania}}: Central and Eastern Europe
** {{Uberwald}}: Central and Eastern Europe as a sinister horror setting
* {{Qurac}}: Middle East and North Africa
* {{Wutai}}: East Asia
* TheOldCountry: A fictional country from which major characters emigrated.

May overlap with CommieLand, DarkestAfrica, DividedStatesOfAmerica (if [some of] the seceding states unite into a ''new'' one that is separate from the others and is ''not'' a successor to the original United States), UnitedEurope, LadyLand (if set in a [[LikeRealityUnlessNoted real-world]] setting, and especially if it's founded by the Amazons of Myth/GreekMythology), OneNationUnderCopyright (in MegaCorp-dominated settings).

See also FictionalProvince and FictionalEarth.



!!FictionalCounterpart countries

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In later volumes of ''Bushin'', a manga by Daichi Banjo, protagonist Ryusei goes to the Principality of Rosenbach, a fictional European country, to serve as a bodyguard for its princess named Ingram like his father did, thanks to his family skills in jujutsu. Unfortunately, the princess was a constant target of assassination and his father died protecting him and the princess. In the end, he manages to defeat his father's killer and protect the princess.
* Ulgia for Lebanon in the fourth episode of ''Anime/{{Noir}}'', as well as the unnamed Middle-Eastern nation in episode 7. The rest of the series takes place in real-world locations like Paris, Spain, and Russia.
* ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'' has a Nafrece (France/Britain hybrid) and Gazth-Sonika (a mixture of Vietnam and the Middle-East) but it's implied to be set in the real world (Japan is mentioned in the early episodes).
* ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'': Ameris, Ameria, and Amerishima (all modeled after the United States), the Shosken Kingdom (which looks like a version of Egypt), Asham (looks like India -- even had a Taj Mahal-like building in one shot), and Indelhia (YMMV: it's supposed to be a sort of India/Western Asia place). There was also the fictional Central European-esque country of Hontwal (a pun off of "honto wa aru", meaning "It exists"). In the third iteration, ''Gatchaman Fighter'', versions of names of existing countries are used, completely forgetting the names used in the original.
* Academy City and the Elizarina Alliance of Independent Nations in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex''. The former is an independent state in Japan and is the forefront of all science and technology in the [[TheVerse Toaruverse]], while the latter is an alliance of nations which split themselves from Russia.
* The ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' metaverse is all over this trope. ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'' has the Sanc Kingdom[[note]]Denmark according to the sourcebooks[[/note]], ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam SEED]]'' has the United Emirates of Orb[[note]]somewhere in the neighborhood of Samoa[[/note]], and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' has several, most prominently Azadistan[[note]][[{{Qurac}} somewhere in the Middle East]][[/note]]. The kings, however, are ''[[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Gundam X]]'' and ''Anime/TurnAGundam'', which both take place AfterTheEnd and thus have [[IstanbulNotConstantinople new names for a whole bunch of real-world places]] (''X'' has San Angelino in California, ''Turn A'' has Inglessia, AKA New England).
* ''Anime/MichikoToHatchin'' takes place in a country inspired by Brazil. Its map is apparently a mix of Brazil and Mexico.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* From DC Comics: {{Qurac}}, the TropeNamer for its particular type, home of Cheshire, and a rather unsubtle FictionalCounterpart to UsefulNotes/{{Iraq}} (pre-[[WarOnTerror Iraq War]], obviously), right down to its leader, [[PresidentEvil President Marlo]], who is an obvious {{expy}} of Saddam Hussein.
** ''Franchise/{{Batman}}: The Ultimate Evil'' by Creator/AndrewVachss gives us Udon Khai, an obvious parallel for Thailand at the height of its child sex slavery.
* There's a lot of fictional countries in Disney comics. Most of them are generic [[BananaRepublic Banana Republics]], [[{{Ruritania}} Ruritanias]] etc., but one of the most notable is Brutopia, a stand-in for the Soviet Union that even appears in Creator/DonRosa's stories, which otherwise usually stick to real world countries and locations.
** Creator/CarlBarks also created the violent and dangerous country of ''Unsteadystan'', blatantly based on Vietnam. It was engulfed on a civil war after a civil war and one of the first things we get to see is a rebel soldier blowing up America's embassy with grenades.
** Duckburg, meanwhile, is located in the fictional American state of Calisota, which corresponds with northern California.
* Franchise/{{Tintin}} visited a lot of these as well as real-world locations. [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Borduria]] is a pretty obvious UsefulNotes/NaziGermany counterpart, while its neighbor Syldavia is a particularly well-executed {{Ruritania}}. There's also Khemed, which is a {{Qurac}}, and San Theodoros and its neighbor Nuevo Rico, each of which is a BananaRepublic.
** It was a bit more complex. Borduria started out as an expy of Nazi Germany (although the name of its leader Musstler is a blend of Mussolini and Hitler), but after World War 2 it became a counterpart to Stalinist Eastern Europe, with Marshal Plekszy-Gladz (Kurvy-Tasch) as a Stalin expy. Syldavia combined Balkan, Czech and Austrian elements with a king who resembled King Leopold III of Belgium. Although a bit of a Ruritania to begin with, it later became advanced enough to build nuclear reactors and a rocket that reached the Moon in the 1950s. San Theodoros and Nuevo Rico contain elements of Paraguay and Bolivia, as the conflict over the Gran Chapo region is partly modeled on the Gran Chaco War between those two countries.
** Also from ''Tintin'', the secret Inca Empire in ''Prisoners of the Sun'' is a [[AncientConspiracy clandestine continuation of the historic nation into the present]], and the Sondonesian independence fighters in ''Flight 714'' appear to be inspired by similar movements in Indonesia.
* ''ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' had a story arc taking place in a fictional Middle Eastern country called Benzeen which had been taken over by the neighboring country of Trucial Abysmia with Cobra's help. The whole arc was based on Operation: Desert Storm.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Moronica from Film/TheThreeStooges shorts "You Nazty Spy" and "I'll Never Heil Again"; FictionalCounterpart to UsefulNotes/NaziGermany.
* ''Film/TheGreatDictator'': Tomania, FictionalCounterpart to UsefulNotes/NaziGermany, Bacteria, FictionalCounterpart to Fascist Italy, and Osterlitch, FictionalCounterpart of Austria.
* ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' has Sokovia where the final battle takes place.
* ''Film/TheTerminal'' features Krakozhia, the home country of the main character Viktor Navorski.

* ''Literature/{{Ligon}}'': Ligon in the series of the same name by Creator/KirBulychev is based on [[UsefulNotes/ThatSouthEastAsianCountry his experiences in Burma]].
* Mixo-Lydia in Angela Thirkell's {{Barsetshire}} novels, is a stand-in for the unpleasant middle-European country of your choice, but mostly Romania. The Mix-Lydian refugees and diplomats have names like "Bronscu."
* ''Literature/{{Rolitania}}'' is named after the odd, so-called "nerd paradise".
* In the ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' story ''A Scandal in Bohemia'' the conceit is that Watson for reasons of discretion calls a real-world monarch "king of Bohemia". Strangely enough, at the time of the writing there actually was a king of Bohemia, that being one of the titles of Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/TwentyFour'' has the Islamic Republic of Kamistan (IRK) in season 8.
* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' has the country of San Lorenzo, the setting of the season 4 finale.
* ''Series/{{Ambassadors}}'' follows the lives of British diplomats in the People's Republic of Tazbekistan - a fictional Central Asian country standing in for Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, et al.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''Daiteikoku'', the third visual novel erotic game from Alice Soft in the ''Dai'' series (whose games by the way, have nothing to do with each other apart from the word ''Dai'' in their titles and their similar logos), features a space RPG gameplay. It sets in some sort of futuristic World War, where the Allies and the Axis Powers are pitted against each other just like old times but under new names: the Empire of Japan, the Third Reich of Doktsch (called Dokutsu in Japanese; from Japanese ''Doitsu'' "Germany" and German ''Deutsch'' "German"), the Republic Empire of Italina (called Itarin in Japanese), the Republic of Gamerica, the Alish Empire (called Eirisu in Japanese; from Japanese ''Igirisu'' "the UK" and English ''English''), the Soviet Organization for Human Integration, the Empire of Zhong (from Mandarin ''Zhongguo'' "China"), the Kingdom of Ofrance, the Soap Empire, the Kingdom of España, the Empire of Azteca, and the Nordic Union. Other former real-world colonies are also back at being, well, colonies: Canada, Manila 2000, Hawaii, South Africa, Shikoku (based on a real island of the Japanese archipelago), the Malay Tigers, Vietnam, Indian Curry, Arabia, Kenya, Andromeda, Dai-on Yeke Mongol Ulus (from the Mongolian names of modern Mongolia as well as the Yuan dynasty; called Gen "Yuan" in Japanese).
* ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'': While the original series was set in a future version of our world, BN was set in an alternate universe, and thus, has different coutries. Electopia is Japan, Netopia is America and Europe, Netfrica is Africa, and so on.
* The world in the ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' universe looks like a scrambled version of the real world, and most of the countries are {{fictional counterpart}}s to real countries, eg Osean Federation=USA, Aurelia=Argentina, Sapin=Spain, Belka=Germany, Wellow=Greenland, Amber=Italy, Delarus=Belarus, Sotoa=Arabia, Kaluga=India, Clavis=Australia, Yuktobania=Russia, etc.
* All the countries in ''VideoGame/PapersPlease'', representing various East-European communist states. "Cobrastan" takes the cake, however, being a fictional country ''[[UpToEleven in-universe]]''.[[note]]It turns up [[RefugeInAudacity on a passport,]] no less.[[/note]]
%%* All of the countries in ''VideoGame/BattalionWars'' are based on real countries.
%%** Western Frontier-United States of America.
%%** Tundran Territories-Soviet Union
%%** Anglo Isles-United Kingdom
%%** Solar Empire-Japan
%%** Xylvania-Germany

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'':
** Much of takes place in the fictional country of "LEGOLAND", first referenced in posts by Kotua in Space with appearances of the LEGOLAND military. The exact location is never stated, but it seems to resemble a typical Western lifestyle, with a mix of Canada/America and European elements.
** ''Dino Attack RPG'' also has Barron, a fictional country located in eastern Europe, as a means of explaining Sam Sinister's title of Lord von Barron. Barron is depicted as a rather stereotypical version of Germany home to [[MadScientist Mad]] {{Herr Doktor}}s.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Potsylvania in ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'', a stand-in for the [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]] and other Eastern Bloc countries.
* Thembria in ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'', FictionalCounterpart for the [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]].
* North and South Rhelasia for North and South Korea in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''.
* Early episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' feature some fictional countries, such as Brazuela in South America, Lyrobia and Kenopia in Africa. Other more prominent countries, such as the US, the UK, France, Romania, China, Japan, still get to keep their real names.

!!Whole cloth-fictional countries

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''LightNovel/{{Gosick}}'' is set in Sauville. Sauville is a tiny French-speaking country between France and Italy. It is supposed to look like a typical western European nation.
* ''Manga/MakenKi'' is set in Tenbi, a fictional region of Japan with it's own geography and government. In chapter 5, Himegami explains (to Takeru) that it's a small autonomous nation and that their academy was named for it.
%%* More ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'': Hontwarl, Franbell, Sainan, Dokuaru, and wherever Utoland City is supposed to be located.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Creator/DCComics
%%** Markovia, where Terra and Geo Force come from.
%%** The underground country where the vampires who turned Looker come from.
%%** Themyscira, [[LadyLand home of the Amazons]].
** Zandia, an island nation with no extradition laws, whose population consists pretty much entirely of supervillains.
* Creator/MarvelComics:
** Latveria and Symkaria, home of Doctor Doom and the ComicBook/SilverSable, respectively, and neighbour countries with a single shared border; both of them are monarchies that are ruled by the aforementioned characters (via usurping the original dynasty, in Doom's case), and both countries' leaders maintain some measure of cordial relations between their nations.
** Genosha, an island nation with a horrific history of [[FantasticRacism anti-mutant discrimination]] that was taken over by ComicBook/XMen supervillain ComicBook/{{Magneto}}.
** Wakanda, a strange mixture of high-tech with tribal shields and spears, home of the ComicBook/BlackPanther.
* A more generic fictional country from ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'' is the semi-independent Indian state of Rawhajpoutalah (Gajpajama) first seen in ''The Cigars of the Pharaoh''.
* ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske'':
** Chocowakije in "Rikki en Wiske in Chocowakije"
** The isle Amoras in "Het Eiland Amoras", "De Stalen Bloempot" and "Amoris op Amoras". (''Amoras Island, The Steel Flowerpot, Amoris on Amoras'')
** Mocano in "De Bronzen Sleutel" (''The Bronze Key'')
** Frigoria in "Het Bevroren Vuur" (''The Frozen Fire'')
** Bazaria in "De Speelgoedzaaier" (''The Toy Sower'')
** Fantasia in "De Lieve Lilleham" (''The Sweet Lilleham'')
* The country Marmeladië in the Belgian comic strip ''"'t Prinske"''
* ComicStrip/{{Nero}}: Found in the albums ''“De Gele Gorilla”, “De Groene Patreel”, “Prinses Lovely”, “De Mosterd van Abraham”'',…
** Slobobavia in ''“De Pijpeplakkers”''
** Papland in ''“De Gouden Vrouw”''
* ''ComicBook/DeKiekeboes'': Eunuchië (''De Eén zijn Dood''), Papagaya (''Het Plan Sstoeffer''), Travakstan (''De Roze Rolls''), Boeloe Boeloe...
* ''ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' has had some in addition to Benzeen and Trucial Abysmia listed under real-life parallels:
** There are four countries close together somewhere in Europe: Trans-Carpathia, Darklonia, Borovia, and Wolkekuckuckland.
** Sierra Gordo, Punta Del Mucosa, and Sierra Muerte are Latin American countries that border each other.
** And of course, there's Cobra Island, an island in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Elbonia from ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'', a country populated by [[TheDitz ditzes]] (their national bird is the Frisbee) who live in waist-deep mud.
* A ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip features Garfield doing a routine on the fence for a boy scout delegation from the country of Booga-Booga. [[RuleOfFunny Made even funnier]] when he found out the hard way that the only currency in Booga-Booga is 800-pound chariot wheels.
* One week of strips from ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' is about Pig digging a hole to Kukistan. Interestingly, the original strips had Pig digging a hole to China, but [[ExecutiveMeddling the editors made Pastis change that]] rather than risk angering the Chinese with his portrayal of them. (Though the fictional country in question has a clear Soviet Russian feel to it.) In the rewrite, Pig is kind enough to [[BreakingTheFourthWall explain the whole thing]] on day one.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Maldonia, homeland of Prince Naveen in ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog''.
* In Franchise/{{Barbie}} movies, the heroine is often the heir of the kingdom where the story take place: Gardenia (''Film/BarbiePrincessCharmSchool''), Meribella (''WesternAnimation/BarbieAsThePrincessAndThePopstar'') and Windemere (''WesternAnimation/BarbieInPrincessPower'').

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The Duchy of Grand Fenwick from ''Literature/TheMouseThatRoared'': despite being founded by a ''British'' Knight, it has never been part of any RealLife country throughout its history; it's just that ''no one'' could be bothered to recognize a few square miles-wide country... Until they ''accidentally'' hijacked a nuclear device.
* Freedonia and Sylvania in ''Film/DuckSoup''.
* Klopstokia, a {{Ruritania}} that participated in the Los Angeles Olympics and won more medals than any other nation in the Jack Oakie/W. C. Fields vehicle ''Million Dollar Legs'' (1932).
* In the movie ''Film/TheInterpreter'', the plot is all about saving the dictator of the fictional African country of Matobo, which could be a stand-in for any sub-Saharan African country. It seems to be like Uganda under UsefulNotes/IdiAmin.
* Krakozhia from ''Film/TheTerminal'', a {{Ruritania}} that Tom Hank's character is from.
* ''Film/PrincessProtectionProgram'': Costa Luna and Costa Estrella.
* The French comedy "Le Crocodile du Botswanga" is set in Botswanga, a fictional country, counterpart to several sub-Saharan dictatorships.

* Atlantis in ''Kritias'' and ''Timaios'' by Plato. Although some people like to believe that it was real.
* California (a country populated by Amazons ruled by Queen Calafia) in the chivalric romance ''Las Sergas del muy esforzado Caballero Esplendían'' by García Rodréguez Ordónez de Montalvo (died 1504). The states in the US and Mexico are named after it.
* ''Utopia'' in the book of the same name by Thomas More.
* Lilliput, Blefuscu, Brobdingnag and most of the other countries mentioned in ''Gulliver's Travels'', although Lilliput and Blefuscu also mirror certain aspects of Great Britain and France, respectively.
* The first of Gordon Korman's ''Literature/MacdonaldHall'' books mentions "Malbonia". The country "Pefkakia" is prominent in ''TheTwinkieSquad'', and it is also mentioned in ''ASemesterInTheLifeOfAGarbageBag''.
* In ''Literature/ThePrincessDiaries'', the queen is from Genovia, which seems to be a stand-in for the real life nation of Andorra.
* ''Chanda's Secrets'' and ''Chanda's Wars'' by Allen Stratton take place in a fictional sub-Saharan African country ravaged by the HIV/AIDS epidemic and civil wars.
* Creator/CSLewis's novel ''Literature/TillWeHaveFaces'' takes place in the fictional kingdom of Glome, which was located to the north of Greece.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/TwentyFour'': The African country of Sangala in season 7. There was also an Islamic country that was never named in an earlier season. Jack teams up with an agent from that country (nicknamed "Fauxraqistan" at Website/TelevisionWithoutPity.com) for a while.
* ''Series/TheWestWing'' has Qumar, which is a middle-eastern country that is backwards and whose government officials perpetrate acts of terrorism against the United States. So it's pretty much like...
* ''Series/CommanderInChief'' has the South American country of San Pasquale.
* The fictional 'presidentdom' of Groland in the eponymous satirical news show - mostly a thinly disguised parody of France.
* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' has San Lorenzo in the TV series and Malani in the tie-in novel ''The Zoo Job''.
* The ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' episode "Defiance" involves the Defense Minister of Belgravia and his daughter. This may be the only episode that uses a fictional country, especially for a show that tries to follow real-life geopolitics.
* Balki from ''Series/PerfectStrangers'' is a native of the Mediterranean island of Mypos. Some of his stories about it make it sound like a very strange country.
* Latka's unnamed crapsack homeland in the sitcom ''Series/{{Taxi}}''.
* The 1990's Australian series ''Embassy'' was set in the South-East Asian country of Ragaan, located in the Malay Peninsula. Unfortunately the Malaysian government viewed it as a thinly-veiled attack on their own country and took offense, given that the Australian Broadcasting Commission is funded (but not controlled, contrary to what the Malaysians assumed) by the Australian federal government. The series was cancelled, ostensibly due to falling ratings, but with the inevitable speculation that the diplomatic fracas was a factor.


* Monte Guano, a tiny country in the Papal States of Renaissance Italy, in the comedy series ''The Leopard In Autumn''.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The Rogue Isles of ''VideoGame/CityOfVillains''.
* ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soulcalibur IV]]'' gives us the fictional country of Wolfkrone ([[AwesomeMcCoolName "wolf crown"]]), located somewhere in the Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) and home to newcomer Princess Hildegard von Krone. Not much of the land has been seen, but it appears to be [[AdvancedAncientAcropolis quite advanced]] for the late 16th century, considering that the Wolfkrone Monument stage is a carousel complete with animatronic musician-like figures that overlooks a castle and clockwork.
** According to ''New Legends of Project Soul'' (a [[AllThereInTheManual sourcebook]] for ''Soulcalibur V''), the Wolfkrone Kingdom is something of a MicroMonarchy, located between Germany and Switzerland.
* Gallowmere, the setting of the first ''VideoGame/MediEvil'' game, became this once [[VideoGame/MediEvil2 the second game]] (set in Victorian-era London) was released.
* The ''VideoGame/JustCause'' series takes place only in countries like these:
** The [[VideoGame/JustCause1 first game]] is set in San Esperito, a BananaRepublic in the Caribbean.
** ''VideoGame/JustCause2'' takes place in Panau, an island nation in the South Pacific.
** ''VideoGame/JustCause3'' takes place in the Mediterranean island of Medici, which combines many Latin characteristics.
* Since the third installment of the series, the ''VideoGame/DarkParables'' games are at least partially spent in one of these. The formula usually has the detective arriving in a real world country, then traveling from there to a FictionalCountry. The tenth game skips the real world portion entirely and takes the detective directly to the fictional realm of Barsia.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
** The [[VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney fourth game]] introduces Borginia, a small republic in Northern Europe.
** ''[[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth Ace Attorney Investigations]]'' has Republic of Zheng Fa, in Asia. Also in the same game are the European countries of The Kingdom of Allebahst, and The Republic of Babahl, which used to be one country called The Principality of Cohdopia until a civil war caused a separation. The countries were going to go through a reunification until two murders, the appereance of a phantom thief, and a raging fire occurred all occurred at the embassies during the goodwill event. [[spoiler:The reunification was able to occur after the Allebashtian ambassador was arrested and convicted.]]
** ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney Spirit of Justice]]'' introduces The Asian country of Kingdom of Khura'in, on the western edge of Himalayan mountain.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
** Jaddo, a rural island in {{Beyond Bloom}} possibly located in the North Pacific Ocean, which, due to trade with more developed nations, is incorporating more modern technology and housing in wealthier areas.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Glacia, frozen homeland of the villains in the 1973/74 ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'' episode "The Weather Maker".
* The unnamed state containing Springfield, Shelbyville and Capitol City in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is a borderline case, as it is part of the United States, but clearly not any one of the existing 50 states.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' had an African country called Carbombya, which is ruled by a dictator who is a cross between UsefulNotes/IdiAmin and UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi.
* Kasnia (or Kaznia) a country apparently somewhere in eastern Europe in the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse. Over the course of the various series, it starts as a monarchy, briefly becomes a dictatorship which holds the world hostage, undergoes a civil war, and joins the European Union and adopts the Euro as its currency.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has Drusselstein, the homeland of Heinz Doofenshmirtz. It seems to be an agrarian German-speaking country somewhere in Europe.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* In the 1930s, democratic and socialist politicians in France received letters from dissidents in the East European nation of Poldevia asking for their support. This turned out to be a hoax perpetrated by a right-wing journalist who wanted to show them up and embarrass them and attracted a lot of attention at the time. (In the Tintin album ''The Blue Lotus'', the Poldevian Consul in Shanghai is one of the patrons of the titular opium den). One right-wing French publicist said at the beginning of World War II that young Frenchmen did not want to die for the Poldevians, apparently equating the real-world threat to Poland with the plight of a fictional country.
* San Seriffe: A fictional island country invented by the Guardian newspaper as a hoax in 1977, but popular enough that if you register on the Guardian website, you can select it as your state of origin.