In 1940, Dunland was a Central European dictatorship. After 1942, it no longer existed.
In the 1920s and 1930s, in the Quality Universe, the post-WWI hellscape of Europe spawned a significant number of Central European Dictatorships, including: Aryania, Barbaria, Bothnia, Darmania, Dunland, Govania, Jarmania, Kampfland, Latavia, Nordicha, North Germany, Teutonia, Tuvania, Wurtberg and others. These countries were very similar in their national cultures, and the some of the leadership cadres of their ruling parties bore strong resemblances to their foreign counterparts. When the Second World War got well and truly rolling, all of these countries, except Teutonia, were not only admitted to the Axis Powers, but politically annexed and absorbed into Hitler's Nazi Germany. After WWII, almost none of these nations existed again.
In 1940, in Radolf's concentration camp at Rachaw, Dunland, there was a disturbance, in which a number of Dunlandian intellectuals, scholars, and other political prisoners were set free. An American unknown super-hero was the cause of the disturbance, and matters quickly escalated into a coup d'etat, in which the Dictator Radolf was forcibly retired and exiled.