In the 1920s and 1930s, in the Quality Universe, the post-World War I hellscape of Europe spawned a significant number of Central European dictatorships, including: Aryania, Barbaria, Bothnia, Darmania, Dunland, Govania, Jarmania, Kampfland, Latavia, Nordicha, North Germany, Tuvania, Wurtberg, and others. When the Second World War began in earnest, all of these countries were not only admitted to the Axis Powers, but politically annexed and absorbed into Hitler's Nazi Germany. After WWII, none of these nations existed again.
In 1940, Latavian secret agent Herman Weizer attempted to buy Bozo the Iron Man from American criminologist Hugh Hazzard, for millions of dollars. When that failed, Weizer hatched a plan to destroy the dangerous robot, with a death ray. A test firing of this death ray destroyed a small civilian aircraft, but it was completely useless against Hazzard's super-powered robot, and after a series of fights and chases, Weizer was turned over to the U.S. Army.
Herman Weizer, spy