14 fictional countries from movies and TV
Genovia, The Princess Diaries
While "most kids hope for a car for their 16th birthday, not a country," how could Mia Thermopolis resist accepting her divine right to reign over Genovia, pear and cheese capital of fictionalized Europe?
Wakanda, Black Panther
Freedonia, Duck Soup
Hail, hail Freedonia! Where no one's allowed to smoke! Or tell a dirty joke! And whistling is forbidden!
Florin, The Princess Bride
A visit to beautiful Florin? As you wish.
Zubrowka, The Grand Budapest Hotel
While war-torn Zubrowka is not the nation it once was, we’ll always have the memories of the republic — and its gleaming, glamorous, grand hotel — in its heyday.
Big Brother is watching.
Lilliput, Gulliver’s Travels
Where size doesn’t matter! (Except when it comes to selecting your politically charged footwear.)
Gilead, The Handmaid's Tale
Don't let the bastards grind you down. (And trust us, in Gilead, the bastards will definitely try to grind you down.)
Aldovia, A Christmas Prince
A favorite winter destination of inexperienced journalists and Netflix-and-chillers alike.
Themyscira, Wonder Woman
Note to visitors: No boys allowed. And please, don't antagonize the locals.
Panem, The Hunger Games
Want to visit Panem? Here's a hint: Don't. But if you insist, then may the odds be ever in your favor.
Zamunda, Coming to America
Why bother coming to America when you can just hang out in beautiful Zamunda?
Taurasi (and others), Designated Survivor
The world looks entirely different on Designated Survivor, where all kinds of disasters ravage all kinds of made-up countries every week.
Caldonia (and others), Scandal
President Fitz's international relations are so scandalous, they couldn't be given real-world names.