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21st May '18 1:13:16 PM ZimFan89
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* ''ComicBook/DastardlyAndMuttley'' has the nation of Unliklistan, which is ruled King Ahuk-Ahuk-Harem, seems to be both incredibly poor and anti-West, and gets blown up by [[GreenRocks Unstabilium-239]] at the start of the story. The Senators investigating the Unstabilium realize that no one's ever heard of Unliklistan, to the point that it appears to have popped up over night. It's eventually concluded that the Unstabilium must have [[RealityWarper created it wholesale]].
13th May '18 4:11:12 AM Samoja
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On a side note, Qatar is the only (real) country in the world that has a name starting with "Q". On another note, the phonetic sounding of "Qurac" is identical to the word for "Dry" or "Arid" in Turkish (and possibly other regional languages).

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On a side note, Qatar is the only (real) country in the world that has a name starting with "Q". On another note, the phonetic sounding of "Qurac" is identical to the word for "Dry" or "Arid" in Turkish (and possibly other regional languages).
languages) it is also phonetically identical to a vulgar word for penis in some Slavic languages such as Serbian.
19th Apr '18 7:12:54 PM nombretomado
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** The second season was particularly {{Egregious}}, only referring to the respective Quracs as "three Middle Eastern countries." Names for the countries on Website/TelevisionWithoutPity ranged from "Isn'treal" to "Tofurkey".

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** The second season was particularly {{Egregious}}, JustForFun/{{Egregious}}, only referring to the respective Quracs as "three Middle Eastern countries." Names for the countries on Website/TelevisionWithoutPity ranged from "Isn'treal" to "Tofurkey".
12th Apr '18 1:48:29 PM ZimFan89
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** Kunami reappears later in the season in the episode "Fallout", when they [[spoiler: stage a FalseFlagOperation to make it appear that the [[FictionalCountry North Korea stand-in]] East Han Siu attacked D.C. with a dirty bomb, in order to start a war they can profit from by selling East Han Siu weapons on the black market]]. This enrages President Kirkman to the point he orders airstrikes on the country.

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** Kunami reappears later in the season in the episode "Fallout", when they [[spoiler: stage a FalseFlagOperation to make it appear that the [[FictionalCountry North Korea stand-in]] East Han Siu Chiu attacked D.C. with a dirty bomb, in order to start a war they can profit from by selling East Han Siu Chiu weapons on the black market]]. This enrages President Kirkman to the point he orders airstrikes on the country.country, trying to force the Emir to admit responsibility and stand down. Then the following episode "Overkill" reveals that [[spoiler: the attack was actually engineered by Kunami's ambassador to the US and a Sunni rebel leader, in the hopes that the US would invade and topple the Shi'a minority regime]]. Then, a SEAL team discovers stockpiled chemical weapons which were to be used on Sunni dissidents, which is used as leverage to remove the Emir anyway.
9th Apr '18 7:11:28 PM maxwellsilver
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*** A certain country is obviously UsefulNotes/{{Iran}} in the initial print run of ''A Death in the Family'', as a major plot point is the DiplomaticImpunity conferred on SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker by ''Ayatollah Khomeni himself'' as part of a plot to gas the UsefulNotes/UnitedNations to death. Worse yet, Batman refers to an Iranian gunman firing at him in the Joker's helicopter as a "panicked Arab." (There is a reason why this chapter is not highly regarded.) Presumably the changed political climate necessitated a rapid RomanAClef when the time came for reprints, and Syraq was conveniently substituted in.

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*** A certain country is obviously UsefulNotes/{{Iran}} in the initial print run of ''A Death in the Family'', as a major plot point is the DiplomaticImpunity conferred on SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker by ''Ayatollah Khomeni himself'' as part of a plot to gas the UsefulNotes/UnitedNations to death. Worse yet, Batman refers to an Iranian gunman firing at him in the Joker's helicopter as a "panicked Arab." (There is a reason why this chapter is not highly regarded.) Presumably the changed political climate necessitated a rapid RomanAClef when the time came for reprints, and Syraq was conveniently substituted in.
7th Apr '18 8:40:27 AM ZimFan89
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* ''Series/DesignatedSurvivor'' has the small Middle Eastern nation of Kunami, introduced in the Season 2 episode "Two Ships" after a US destroyer collides with a garbage barge in its territorial waters. It appears to be a fusion of Yemen and Iran as it is described as having a shaky regime with numerous sanctions imposed on it, including one for a nuclear enrichment program. But then Iran is namedropped in the previous season and in the same episode on is willing to support Kunami if the US attempts a rescue mission by force. A map shows that they're located next to Saudi Arabia from the northeast next to the Persian Gulf.
** Kunami reappears later in the season in the episode "Fallout", when they [[spoiler: stage a FalseFlagOperation to make it appear that the [[FictionalCountry North Korea stand-in]] East Han Siu attacked D.C. with a dirty bomb, in order to start a war they can profit from by selling East Han Siu weapons on the black market]]. This enrages President Kirkman to the point he orders airstrikes on the country.
16th Mar '18 11:05:04 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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16th Mar '18 11:05:01 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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A FictionalCountry in the [[UsefulNotes/TheMiddleEast Middle East / North Africa]] region, named for the fictional country that causes so much trouble in Franchise/TheDCU. There are three (often overlapping) versions:

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A FictionalCountry in the [[UsefulNotes/TheMiddleEast Middle East / UsefulNotes/TheMiddleEast, North Africa]] region, UsefulNotes/{{Africa}}, or ex-UsefulNotes/{{Soviet|RussiaUkraineAndSoOn}} Central Asia, named for the fictional country that causes so much trouble in Franchise/TheDCU. There are three (often overlapping) versions:
14th Mar '18 6:27:46 PM StarformDCX
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* Qurac, the TropeNamer, from the DC Universe. In the 1980s, Qurac appeared in ''New Teen Titans'' (where it was introduced), ''Adventures of Superman,'' and ''Suicide Squad.'' It was initially a blatant stand-in for Iraq (it was led by a man who was drawn to resemble Saddam Hussein and it was at war with a country called Kyran). Qurac sponsored a HumongousMecha attack on Metropolis and a team of superpowered terrorists called the Jihad. Superman disarmed the country's military. In the 90s, Qurac was wiped off the face of Earth by the assassin Cheshire, using nukes she stole and ultimately detonated for the [[ForTheEvulz evilulz]]. Its appearances after ''Flashpoint'' have been very rare.

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* Qurac, the TropeNamer, from the DC Universe. In the 1980s, Qurac appeared in ''New Teen Titans'' (where it was introduced), ''Adventures of Superman,'' and ''Suicide Squad.'' It was initially a blatant stand-in for Iraq (it was led by a man President Marlo, who was drawn to resemble Saddam Hussein Hussein, and it was at war with a country called Kyran). Qurac sponsored a HumongousMecha attack on Metropolis and a team of superpowered terrorists called the Jihad. Superman disarmed the country's military. In a three-issue Superman story called ''The Sinbad Contract'' focused on Quraci immigrants living in Metropolis, Qurac gained a few traits from Iran (specifically, a past leader called a Shah predating Marlo's regime). This story established that [[RealityEnsues large numbers of people had fled Qurac over its government's actions]]. In the 90s, Qurac was wiped off the face of Earth by the assassin Cheshire, using nukes she stole and ultimately detonated for the [[ForTheEvulz evilulz]]. Its appearances after ''Flashpoint'' have been very rare.
14th Mar '18 6:21:22 PM StarformDCX
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** One of the earliest DC examples is Syraq, dating back to 1988's ''Detective Comics'' #590. [[OlderThanTheyThink Twenty years before]] Creator/FrankMiller announced ''his'' "Batman fights Middle Eastern Terrorists" project.

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** One of the earliest DC examples Another example is Syraq, dating back to 1988's ''Detective Comics'' #590. [[OlderThanTheyThink Twenty years before]] Creator/FrankMiller announced ''his'' "Batman fights Middle Eastern Terrorists" project.
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