Karatolia was the source of much of the world's supply of narcotics. In the 1970s the U.S. government paid the Karatolian government a substantial sum to plow under the nation's poppy fields. This greatly inconvenienced a number of corrupt Karatolian officials and civil servants, who attempted to avenge themselves by sending a nuclear weapon to Gotham City, aboard a passenger airliner. Aquaman and Batman put a stop to this project, but the villains' back-up plan, of having the U.S. Coast Guard tow the bomb-rigged wreckage of the airliner into Gotham Harbor, almost worked. Once again, Batman and Aquaman prevailed, and the bomb was disarmed, the endangered passengers were rescued, and an international incident was quickly smoothed over.
- The chronicles make no description of Karatolia's mode of government, nor external alliances, nor do they identify what continent it occupies. Some of the corrupt officials wear Sinatra-style snap-brim hats, and some of them wear fezzes.