In under a dozen places around the world, including some Pacific islands, several historically hereditary monarchies managed to survive both World Wars, remaining independent and retaining their original form of government. Among these were Badarstan, Dherain, Khartoor, Kimrouk, Ughastan, and Zarikan. No reliable records exist of any alliances between these autocracies, with either side, of either of the World Wars.
Khartoor was located "not far from the Blackhawk Island base". In the post-World War II era, the tiny nation was still a traditional monarchy, and in 1951 a new king inherited the throne. At this time, the country was under attack by neighboring Jinnestan, a recently-converted Soviet satellite nation. Jinnestani bombers air-raided at will, targeting Khartoori civilians. An impenetrable jungle between the two nations precluded a land invasion, but the air raids were devastating. The new king of Khartoor, son of an old friend of the famous Blackhawk Squadron, called on them for help, and they soon arrived. After great difficulties, the Blackhawks overcame the ruler of Jinnestan, captured her alive, and restored Jinnestan's former ruler, who ordered his military to stand down.
- King of Khartoor
- Jinnestan is adjacent to Khartoor, which looks tropical like Indonesia or Malaysia, and is located "not far from the Blackhawk Island base". This location is consistent with Blackhawk Island being in the Pacific Ocean, post-WWII.
- The ruler of Khartoor is Buddhist.