Because the Baltic states, only over a decade ago came out from under the Soviet blanket, many people around the world have never heard of Lithuania, Latvia or Estonia. The fact that they are relatively obscure counties makes them mysterious and huge targets for being coined in television programs, movies and fiction for weird characters, genealogy and even religions.
Comic fans think Latvia has been misspelled, it is correctly known as Latveria the country where Marvel’s Dr Doom (Victor Von Doom) lives.
A 2004 episode of the US detective show “Monk,” opens with the killing of the Lat...
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