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Latveria

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Universe
Marvel Universe

Location
Europe. The nation is bordered by Transylvania, Symkaria, Serbia, Hungary and others.

Builder/Designer
Inapplicable

Points of Interest
Doomton, Doomsburg and Doomwood are the names of small towns situated within the country. Doom’s castle itself is also an important landmark of the country.

Features
Doomstadt (capital)

First Appearance
Fantastic Four Annual # 2 (1964)


For many years Latveria has been ruled by Doctor Doom with an iron fist. However, previous rulers before him have included the Haasen bloodline, which have ruled Latveria for almost six centuries before Doom’s takeover. In 1940, Vladimir Vassily Gonereo Tristian Mangegi Fortunov, Baron of Sabbat, Baron of Haasen, Baron of Krozi assumed the throne. Vladimir ruled for decades before making a fatal error in ordering the death of Werner von Doom. Werner’s son would soon become Doctor Doom. Doom murdered Vladimir and imprisoned his son, Rudolfo. He then had a robot duplicate of Rodolfo surrender the Latverian crown to him. Under Doom’s leadership, Latveria was quickly established as one of the world’s leaders in technology. When Doctor Doom had to leave his country for political or personal reasons, he would use a Doombot to rule in his absence. He mainly did this to ensure his public that he was still in charge and a coup would not take place while he was gone. On one occasion, Doom decided to clone himself in order to have an heir to his throne but was ultimately forced to kill his clone. The resulting battle with the Fantastic Four left Doom apparently mad and Resistance leader Zorba, brother of Rudolfo, took control of Latveria. Much like his brother, Zorba proved to be an incapable leader. Once Doom regained his sanity, he persuaded the Fantastic Four that he was a better monarch than Zorba. Doom staged a coup and succeeded in reclaiming his throne.