As late as 1939, Thalga's Govania was a Central European dictatorship. Before the Second World War was over, Govania 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 1939, Thalga the Supreme Dictator of Govania had a starving populace, and his whole treasury had already been spent on arms and purges. His underling, Marshall Stadt, deployed the Govanian Secret Police to Alaska, on a systematic, territory-wide, claim-jumping mission, all aimed at replenishing the Govanian treasury. This scheme was discovered by the U.S. Espionage service, and a pair of agents, known only as Black X and Batu were dispatched to Alaska. A few days later, in the Bering Strait, a gold-laden sea-going barge was captured, by a flotilla of motorboats, and a Govanian submarine was destroyed, by an American torpedo bomber.
Shortly later, due to food riots in Govania, Thalga was deposed from his Supreme Dictator position; his status afterward is unclear, as is that of Marshall Stadt.
- Thalga, Supreme Dictator
- Marshall Stadt
- Govania is a war-mongering dictatorship that exists in the Quality Universe. Gavonia is a traditional monarchy that exists in the Earth-Two universe.