Belize (Country) (DC Comics)



Belize i/bəˈliːz/ (formerly British Honduras) is a country located on the north eastern coast of Central America and it is the only country in the area where English is the official language, although Kriol and Spanish are more commonly spoken. Belize is bordered to the north by Mexico, south and west by Guatemala, and to the east by the Caribbean Sea. Its mainland is about 290 kilometres (180 mi) long and 110 kilometres (68 mi) wide.
With 22,960 square kilometres (8,860 sq mi) of land and a population of only 333,200 inhabitants (2010 est.),[4] Belize possesses the lowest population density in Central America.[5] The country's population growth rate of 2.21% (2008 est.),[1] however, is the highest in the region and one of the highest in the western hemisphere. Belize's abundance of terrestrial and marine species, and its diversity of ecosystems give it a key place within the globally significant Mesoamerican Biological Corridor.[6]
Belize has a diverse society, comprising many cultures and languages and it is the only nation in the region with a British colonial heritage but as a part of the Western Caribbean Zone, it also shares a common heritage with the Caribbean portions of other Central American countries. In general, Belize is considered to be a Central American nation with strong ties to both the Caribbean and Latin America. Belize is a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), and Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana (SICA).

Publication information

Publisher: DC Comics
First appearance: Action Comics Vol 1 #601 (May, 1988)
Created by: Mike Baron, Dan Jurgens, Tony DeZuniga, Liz Berube, Steve Haynie, Barbara Kesel 

In story information

Official Name: Belize
Aliases: British Honduras
Type: Country
Notable people: 
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Location Details

Universe: Real World, New Earth
Galaxy: Milky Way
Star System: Sol
Planet: Earth
Locale: Central America

History

Belize is a country in Central America. Once part of the Mayan, and very briefly the Spanish Empire, it was most recently affiliated with the British Empire, prior to gaining its independence in 1981. The country is bordered to the south and west by Guatemala, to the north by Mexico, and to the east by the Caribbean Sea.
More than five-hundred years ago, an alien space fleet came to Earth and landed in Belize. They used their technology against a Mayan leader named Talaoc, transforming him into a disembodied spirit. Talaoc believed that he had ascended to godhood as the Mayan God of War. The Mayans constructed an elaborate pyramid around one of the alien ships. As time went on, the Mayans eventually stopped fearing Talaoc, and his power diminished as faith in his existence waned. He placed himself into a state of hibernation and slept for more than five-hundred years.

Only a few years ago, Talaoc's soul awakened anew and he took possession of an American CIA section chief named Grace Kasaba. He used her influence in a bid to regain his former power. At this time, Talaoc encountered another being who shared his particular non-corporeal disposition, the super-hero known as Deadman. The two beings fought one another, during which time, the five-hundred year old alien vessel suddenly came to life. It smashed through the pyramid and took off into the sky. With the pyramid destroyed, Talaoc lost all of his power and dissipated into the ether.

Points of Interest

Residents

  • Talaoc

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