In the 1920s and 1930s, in the Quality Universe, the post-World War I hellscape of Europe spawned a significant number of Central European dictatorships, including: Aryania, Barbaria, Bothnia, Darmania, Dunland, Govania, Jarmania, Kampfland, Latavia, Nordicha, North Germany, Tuvania, Wurtberg, and others. When the Second World War began in earnest, all of these countries were not only admitted to the Axis Powers, but politically annexed and absorbed into Hitler's Nazi Germany. After WWII, none of these nations existed again.
In the late 1930s, under the dictatorial leadership of Warak, the long-scorned nation of Barbaria developed a fleet of giant flying wing aircraft (transports for troops, tanks, and artillery), and prepared to go to war against the USA. The U.S. Ambassador found out about this, and was silenced by assassination. U.S. Military Intelligence arranged for an agent, Capt. "Wings" Wendall, to be appointed as the new Ambassador to Barbaria.
Wendall did some quick and efficient espionage, and confirmed that the Barbarian government was commissioning the giant warplanes, which operated from a secret airdrome, built into the side of a mountain. He infiltrated this base, and slipped aboard the giant aircraft, and was present for the big plane's test mission, which was a bombing attack on a previously-evacuated small town. A fight and a chase took place before Wendall was able to steal a small Barbarian fighter plane, which was armed with incendiary bombs, which he used to set fire to the hidden airdrome. In a last-ditch attempt to fly the prototype flying wing to safety, Warak personally took the controls and took off. He flew toward the open sea, pursued by the American spy, who brought down the giant plane by crashing his own stolen fighter into it. The Dictator Warak was apparently killed. The American agent parachuted to safety, at sea.
- Warak, dictator
- Rygor, general
- Listra, spy