Continent: Africa (Indian Ocean)
Capital: Antananarivo
National Language: Malagasy and French
Government: Unitary semi-presidential constitutional republic
Status in OTL: Active

The Republic of Madagascar is an island nation in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa. The main island, also called Madagascar, is the fourth-largest island in the world, and is home to 5% of the world's plant and animal species, of which more than 80% are endemic to Madagascar.

Madagascar has long been a critical point for trade. In the early 18th century, it was a favorite haunt of pirates. In the late 19th century, it was conquered by France. It regained its independence after World War II.

Madagascar in The War That Came Early[]

Madagascar was one of the few places that the Japanese did not invade during their aggressive strikes in January 1941. Alistair Walsh deliberately scanned the London Times for news of a Japanese landing there, and found its absence to be the best comfort he had at the moment.[1]


  1. The Big Switch, p. 408.