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Nanzhao was a country. It has since been destroyed.

It is sometimes referred to as Nanzhou.

Fiction[edit | edit source]

Internationally, Nanzhao's reputation was one of a brutal regime which endorsed an international drug trade. Cobra Command, Part 5

After Krake had risen to the title of Cobra Commander, he sought to end Cobra's hiding in the shadows. His first plan was to take over Nanzhao to legitimize Cobra as an international power. Cobra Command, Part 1

Nanzaho's government was overthrown by Cobra, Cobra Command, Part 5 before the group began dropping nuclear bombs on the country to not only end the local drug trade but cement Cobra's place as a nuclear power. Cobra Command, Part 7

G.I. Joe arrived to free the country and stop Cobra's scheme. Cobra Command, Part 8 Mayday served under Duke during the conflict. Crisis Intervention TFWikiFavicon.png

Cobra Commander eventually unleashed nuclear weapons across the entire country, devastating it completely. Unknown to all, the act was done to erase all traces of his past life and thus, any sentimentality that might have been left inside him. Cobra Command, Part 9

The nuclear devastation of the country was considered only second to the destructive fallout of Megatron's invasion of Earth. Secret Raiders TFWikiFavicon.png After Cobra Commander revealed G.I. Joe's existence to the world at large, the group was hated and distrusted by the public as a result of Nanzaho's destruction. G.I. Joe vol. 2 #12

The event remained a sore spot for the Joes even years later. When various world leaders had assembled at Autobot City to meet with the Junkions, Mainframe commented that more weaponry was present than there had been at Nanzaho. Dance Among the Shadows TFWikiFavicon.png

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Nanzhao is a fictional stand-in for Myanmar. The decision for a fake name might have come late in the process as several graphics in Cobra vol. 2 #9 even say "Myanmar"!
  • Nanzhao's name might be a reference to the Mandarin words for "south" (南 nán) and "islet" / "continent" (洲 zhōu).

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