After WWII, the Caribbean island nation of Largo emerged as a republic. When President Maxill tried to seize power, he was deposed .
In 1946, an international criminal syndicate, headed by Nabob, provided money, guns, and men to underwrite Maxill's attempted return to power. This attempted coup coincided with a visit from the vacationing Blackhawk and Chop Chop, which in turn led to a counterattack by the Blackhawk Squadron, and a quick defeat for Maxill's mercenary forces.
- Largo is rich in natural resources, particularly oil, copper, and coffee.