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In Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson's Illuminatus! trilogy, the small island of Fernando Poo is almost the cause of the end of the world when the United States, the USSR, and China all decide that their opponents are getting ready to invade the island. Of course, none of them is getting ready to invade--it's all a fiendish plot of the Illuminati.

Now known as Bioko, the island formerly known as Fernando Poo is part of Equatorial Guinea and is located about 21 miles off the coast of Cameroon. You didn't realize it was a real place, did you?

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