In the mid-20th Century, in Europe, several traditional hereditary monarchies managed to survive both world wars, remaining independent and retaining their original form of government. Among these were Boravia, Carabas, Cornovia, Gardevia, Gavonia, Granaco, Kravia, Markovia, Moldacia, Norania, Numark, Offalia, Pan Balgravia, Ruina, Sardonia, Solvonia, and Valdania. Others, such as Cerania, Emporia, Patrania, or Resbia, are confirmed to have survived the First World War, but are not known to have survived the second.
After the Second World War, Carabas was a monarchy, ruled by a Warrior King. This situation was unusual but not unique, in post-WWII Europe. Carabas was situated inland, in a relatively flat part of Europe, and bordered Tacna, across a small river.
In 1946, Carabas very nearly went to war with its neighboring nation Tacna. Both armies massed along the banks of the river dividing their countries. This crisis was instigated, through trickery and murder, by a syndicate of smugglers. A timely intervention and some shrewd detective work by the visiting Blackhawk Squadron narrowly prevented war from breaking out.
Points of Interest
- Carabas borders Tacna.
- Warrior King (affected a monocle)
- Carabas soldiers wear red uniforms.