Republic of Taribia (タリビア共和国, Taribia Kyouwakoku) is a fictional country in the anime, Mobile suit Gundam 00. Taribia is a country situated in the real-life South American countries of Guyana and Venezuela. Early in Celestial Being armed interventions, Taribia decided to succeed from Union, in protest of the United States' monopoly over the solar energy generation of the Union Orbital Tower. They hoped that Celestial Being would protect the nation from Union aggression, but the Gundams ultimately attacked the Taribian army instead for inciting possible conflict with the Union, forcing the Taribian President to retract their declaration of succession and sought aide with the Union. The country is also known for its rampant drug trafficking and growth of narcotics.