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, the U.S. and Canada drew up a secret arms trade alliance, which was announced in newspaper headlines and commercial radio broadcasts from coast to coast. A Darmanian spy, Herr Getzer, worked out the route that would be taken by the treaty's courier, and sent out two of his killers to intercept it. The American super adventurer Hugh Hazzard also figured it out. Using advanced Teleradio and Super-Sepericonoscope technology, Hazzard was able to intercept the interception of the strategically critical papers. Hazzard had an advanced, super-powerful robot, which he used to defeat Getzer's gang of spies, and recover the documents.