History UsefulNotes / Iraq

10th Jul '16 4:31:16 PM nombretomado
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* Oran, one of the heroes (well, {{Anti Hero}}es) of ''BrokenSaints'', hails from Baghdad. Interestingly enough, unlike most other instances, Oran was introduced well ''before'' the second Gulf War, and was actually written in response to the Western interference in the Middle-East during the 90s. And unlike with most other instances, it is his deep religiosity which causes him ''to have doubts'' about his [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters violent actions]].

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* Oran, one of the heroes (well, {{Anti Hero}}es) of ''BrokenSaints'', ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'', hails from Baghdad. Interestingly enough, unlike most other instances, Oran was introduced well ''before'' the second Gulf War, and was actually written in response to the Western interference in the Middle-East during the 90s. And unlike with most other instances, it is his deep religiosity which causes him ''to have doubts'' about his [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters violent actions]].
7th Jun '16 7:06:28 PM Doug86
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* '''Kurds''': A significant but frequently-forgotten-to-be-mentioned-in-the-media ethnic group who speak an Indo-European language related to Persian. Though they adopted the same religion as the Arabs (i.e. Islam), they have a very different culture, including claiming Yazidis (a monotheistic Mesopotamian faith unrelated to the Abrahamic religions) as their cultural heritage and being more egalitarian. The Kurds not only lived in Iraq but also northeastern Syria, southeastern Turkey, and northwestern Iran, which resulted when the Great Powers foolishly drew the borders for the former Ottoman Empire after Main/WorldWarI without considering the ethnic groups first; the Kurds felt cheated by this and have since started rebellions in the regions in an attempt to unite the "Kurdistan" or at least try to have an autonomy of their own. As you can see, Iraq is the only partial-success story for them by managing to recognize their autonomy and language. But Kurds aren't the only one who inhabit the "Kurdistan", because there's also:

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* '''Kurds''': A significant but frequently-forgotten-to-be-mentioned-in-the-media ethnic group who speak an Indo-European language related to Persian. Though they adopted the same religion as the Arabs (i.e. Islam), they have a very different culture, including claiming Yazidis (a monotheistic Mesopotamian faith unrelated to the Abrahamic religions) as their cultural heritage and being more egalitarian. The Kurds not only lived in Iraq but also northeastern Syria, southeastern Turkey, and northwestern Iran, which resulted when the Great Powers foolishly drew the borders for the former Ottoman Empire after Main/WorldWarI UsefulNotes/WorldWarI without considering the ethnic groups first; the Kurds felt cheated by this and have since started rebellions in the regions in an attempt to unite the "Kurdistan" or at least try to have an autonomy of their own. As you can see, Iraq is the only partial-success story for them by managing to recognize their autonomy and language. But Kurds aren't the only one who inhabit the "Kurdistan", because there's also:
18th Apr '16 8:17:06 PM DarthWalrus
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->The flag employs the red, white, black, and green Pan-Arab colors. At the center is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3ttkb4eBow "Allahu Akbar" ("God is Great").]]
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->The flag employs the red, white, black, and green Pan-Arab colors. At the center is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3ttkb4eBow "Allahu Akbar" ("God is Great").]]
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1st Mar '16 10:54:06 PM molotov
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->The flag employs the red, white, black, and green Pan-Arab colors. At the center is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq9mbB-X0Bc "Allahu Akbar" ("God is Great").]]

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->The flag employs the red, white, black, and green Pan-Arab colors. At the center is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq9mbB-X0Bc com/watch?v=m3ttkb4eBow "Allahu Akbar" ("God is Great").]]
1st Mar '16 10:51:20 PM molotov
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->The flag employs the red, white, black, and green Pan-Arab colors. At the center is [["Allahu Akbar" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq9mbB-X0Bc]] ("God is Great").

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->The flag employs the red, white, black, and green Pan-Arab colors. At the center is [["Allahu Akbar" https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq9mbB-X0Bc]] com/watch?v=zq9mbB-X0Bc "Allahu Akbar" ("God is Great").]]
1st Mar '16 10:50:04 PM molotov
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->The flag employs the red, white, black, and green Pan-Arab colors. At the center is [["Allahu Akbar" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq9mbB-X0Bc ("God is Great").]]

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->The flag employs the red, white, black, and green Pan-Arab colors. At the center is [["Allahu Akbar" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq9mbB-X0Bc com/watch?v=zq9mbB-X0Bc]] ("God is Great").]]
1st Mar '16 10:49:36 PM molotov
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->The flag employs the red, white, black, and green Pan-Arab colors. At the center is [["Allahu Akbar"]] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq9mbB-X0Bc ("God is Great").

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->The flag employs the red, white, black, and green Pan-Arab colors. At the center is [["Allahu Akbar"]] Akbar" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq9mbB-X0Bc ("God is Great").]]
1st Mar '16 10:48:59 PM molotov
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->The flag employs the red, white, black, and green Pan-Arab colors. At the center is [["Allahu Akbar" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq9mbB-X0Bc ("God is Great"). ]]

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->The flag employs the red, white, black, and green Pan-Arab colors. At the center is [["Allahu Akbar" Akbar"]] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq9mbB-X0Bc ("God is Great"). ]]
1st Mar '16 10:48:28 PM molotov
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->The flag employs the red, white, black, and green Pan-Arab colors. At the center is [["Allahu Akbar" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq9mbB-X0Bc ("God is Great").]]

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->The flag employs the red, white, black, and green Pan-Arab colors. At the center is [["Allahu Akbar" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq9mbB-X0Bc ("God is Great"). ]]
1st Mar '16 10:47:28 PM molotov
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->The flag employs the red, white, black, and green Pan-Arab colors. At the center is "Allahu Akbar" ("God is Great").

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->The flag employs the red, white, black, and green Pan-Arab colors. At the center is "Allahu [["Allahu Akbar" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq9mbB-X0Bc ("God is Great").]]
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