A Franchise Oriented Quasi-National Entity. A type of (quasi)national entity invented by Neal Stephenson for his seminal near-future science fiction novel Snow Crash. Consists physically of franchise locations of parent corporate entities; the land within each franchise is considered to be part of the same (quasi)nation, even though they are non-contiguous. Hiro Protagonist, the protagonist of Snow Crash, is a citizen of Mr. Lee's Greater Hong Kong. Other FOQNEs are Narcolombia (the parent company of which is the Medellin cocaine cartel) and the Mafia.