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    Not to be confused with Iranball.

    Can't go there, 'cause the Americans will shoot you
    England-icon.png Jeremy Clarkson
    The hell that is Iraq?
    Saddam-icon.png Saddam Hussein
    مَوطِنِي مَوطِنِي
    الجلالُ والجمالُ والسَّنَاءُ والبَهَاءُ
    في رُبَاكْ في رُبَاكْ
    Iraq-icon.png Iraqball about to sing its anthem
    Iraq Lobster!
    USA-icon.png Peter Griffin

    I rockball Iraqball, officially the Republic of Iraqball, is where Saddam Hussein is hiding under a rock filled with a rack of eyes a civil war countryball in the Middle East. It is bordered by Turkey-icon.png Turkeyball to the North, Saudi Arabia-icon.png Saudi Arabiaball to the South and Southwest, Syria-icon.png Syriaball to the West, along with Jordan-icon.png Jordanball to the Southwest, and Iran-icon.png Iranball to the East, with Kuwait-icon.png Kuwaitball to the Southeast. The country is divided into nineteen Governorates. Altogether, however, it has a total area of 168,754 square miles, making it the 58th largest country in the world. As of 2018, it maintains a population of 38.12 million inhabitants.

    Iraqball is a member of the Arab League-icon.png Arab Leagueball and the OIC-icon.png OICball due to being a majority-Kebab country in the Arabian Peninsula, as well as the UN-icon.png UNball like almost every other country.

    Iraqball is sometimes seen as the cradle of civilization as its clay was once home to Mesopotamia, an ancient civilization situated between the Tigris-Euphrates river. However, due to large amounts of conquests from more powerful countryballs (Such as Achaemenid-icon.png Persiaball and Macedon-icon.png Macedonball, and British Empire-icon.png British Empireball), along with the ongoing conflict it's dealing with, it is very hard for people to believe it. It is more often seen as one of the worst countryballs in the Earth-icon.png world to live in, which has led to many Iraqiballs seeking refuge in USA-icon.png USAball and EU-icon.png Europe.

    Its national day is October 3. Like Germanyball lol

    History[edit | edit source]

    Iraqball is situated on the Tigris-Euphrates River system which is where the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia emerged. Middle-east-4ball-icon.png Sumerian, Akkadian-icon.png Akkadian, Babylon-icon.png Babylonian, and Assyria-icon.png Assyrian civilizations would be located in Iraqball. Mesopotamia would come under Achaemenid-icon.png Persian rule, then came under Macedon-icon.pngSeleucid-icon.png Greek rule, then would be fought over between SPQR-icon.png Romans and Parthia-icon.pngSassanid-icon.png Persians until the Islam-icon.png Muslim conquests of the 7th century. Abbasid-icon.png Abbasidball took over all of Umayyad-icon.png Umayyadball's clay (expect Spain) in the 750 thanks to the Persian general Abu Muslim. Abbasid-icon.png Abbasidball had unsuccessfully tried to push out Byzantine-icon.png Byzantine Empireball out of the Middle East but had many won battles.

    The first Abbasid caliph, as-Saffa, gave a sermon to justify the newly proclaimed caliphate. He said in it, that "the Abbasids were the kin of God's messenger" and created "from the ancestors of the Prophet Muhammad's family tree." The second caliph, al-Mansoor, began the construction of a new capital in Iraq, on the site of Baghdad, on the banks of the Tigris River. He created a wonderful round city with high walls added; and it was surrounded with four gates. It was a symbol centralizing the power in the hands of the caliph.

    The fifth caliph, Harun ar-Rashid, grandson of al-Mansoor, is often regarded as the greatest of the Abbasid caliphs. He built the House of Wisdom, which was a beacon of Islamic learning. It was based on the saying by the Prophet Muhammad "The ink of a scholar is more holy than the blood of a martyr." He therefore launched a new golden age of science. Many Islamic scholars, such as al-Khwarizmi, ibn Al-Haytham, al-Sufi, ibn Sina, and ibn Rushd have inspired many scientists throughout the world.

    Sadly, the last 300 years were not so successful. Of the 12 caliphs who ruled between 860 and 934, half were murdered. It eventually got worse when the caliph Mustaqfi at some point, Abbasid-icon.png Abbasidball was forced to hand all its clay to Buyidball, in order to hold on to the caliphate. Other land-hungry dynastyballs got parts of the rapidly disintegrating caliphate Seljuk-icon.png Seljukball came on the rescue and removed Buyidball.

    However, Abbasid-icon.png Abbasidball poisoned its sultan so Seljuk-icon.png Seljukball anchlussed its clay before regaining independence. Baghdad-icon.png Baghdadball would become the center of the Islamic golden age with very well known books until the Mongol Empire-icon.png Mongols invaded and besieged Baghdad-icon.png Baghdadball in 1258, burning all the important advanced sources of Islamic history. The city would never feel the same again.

    After most of the city had been mercilessly burned down, Iraq would become a province of Ilkhanate-icon.png Ilkhanateball which he would cross though to attack Mamluk-icon.png Mamlukball. But after Ilkhanateball got sick and died from the black plague, Iraq's clay would be ruled by the Ilkhan Persianized son of Jalayirids-icon.png Jalayiridsball who wanted to resurrect part of Abbasid-icon.png Abbasidball before he was slained by the emerging Timurid Empire-icon.png Timurid Empireball. Jalayirids-icon.png Jalayiridsball became Timur's slave province and would be later liberated by the Turkic Qara Qoyunlu-icon.png Qara Qoyunluball until he became unfriendly who took his clay and occupied it like his brother Aq Qoyunluball for the rest of the 15th century.

    In the 1500's Safavid-icon.png Safavid Dynastyball conquered and ruled over what was the defunct Aq Qounlu and Timurid Empire restoring Persian control over Iraq. The neighboring Ottoman-icon.png Ottoman Empireball didn't want the middle east to be dominant Shia and that Shia beliefs would take over Anatolia, so around the 1530's he occupied Iraq as a buffer zone for the rest of 16th century.

    The Ottoman-Persian wars really shaped Ottoman society in Iraq. Safavid-icon.png Safavid Dynastyball fought over control of its Islamic holy sites including the capital and even sieged Iraqball control before Ottoman-icon.png Kebab recaptured it. Iraqball's new occupier Ottoman-icon.png Ottoman Empireball elected sultans to rule over the area and put down some Kurdistan-icon.png Kurdish revolts. The self-governing sultans took a much slower time to modernize the country.

    Before World War I, British Empire-icon.png British Empireball colonized neighboring Kuwait-icon.png Kuwaitball. When the Ottomans joined the war against the Entente, Britain declared war on Ottoman-icon.png Ottoman Empireball and invaded through Kuwait. Due to Arab resistance against the Ottomans, Ottomanball was partitioned by British Empireball and Kingdom of Iraq-icon.png British Iraqball would be dominated by the British Empire-icon.png British until the formation of the independent Kingdom of Iraq-icon.png Kingdom of Iraqball in 1932 (Which would be a British puppet state from 1941-1947). Under British rule, Kingdom of Iraq-icon.png Kingdom of Iraqball King Ghazi wanted to into sea to become a stronk power, but British Empire-icon.png UKball wouldn't let it annex Sheikhdom of Kuwait-icon.png Kuwait. Saddam-icon.png But someday..... Saddam-icon.png

    King Ghazi later would die in a car crash, allowing King Faisal the second to take over. In April 1941, the Kingdom of Iraq-icon.png Iraqi king Abd al-Ilah was overthrown by the Fascism-icon.png Kingdom of Iraq-icon.png Golden Square which replaced him with Rashid Ali al-Gaylani, who made Iraqball align to Nazi-icon.png Kingdom of Italy-icon.png Japanese-Empire-icon.png the axis. As a result, UK-icon (soldier).png UKball had to invade Iraq again a month later and just SIGHED at Kingdom of Iraq-icon.png Iraqball thinking how a child colony of theirs could have done that which left massive guilt to UK-icon (soldier).png UKball and allowed other colonies to be freed during the war.

    After World War 2 and into the Cold War, Kingdom of Iraq-icon.png Iraqball´s economy was destroyed. But not as heavy as Soviet-icon.png Sovietball or Germany-icon.png Germanyball, Kingdom of Iraq-icon.png Iraqball´s economy grew heavy on UK-icon.png UKball´s spending as Iraqball of enterings the 1950s. The economic structure was very feudal and relied on oil and agriculture. Being one of the Arab countries to be defeated by Israel-icon.png Israelcube in the first Arab-Israeli War, Iraqball fought to destroy Israel-icon.png Israelcube again in 1956 during the Sinai War. (Spoiler.... they lost again unfourantely!!!) Kingdom of Iraq-icon.png Iraqball once had the curious idea to merge with Jordan-icon.png Jordanball and become a stronk power since they were both Hashemites. This became the Palestine-icon.png Arab Federationball, but it didn´t last long.

    On July 14, 1958, the decline and failure of economic structures lead to the July 14 revolution by Iraq-icon (1959-1963).png Iraqi republicans. When the military brigades took over Baghdad-icon.png Baghdadball, Iraqball also did some horrifying things like as killing the king, hanging the king body on a roof, then killing and maiming the crown prince and prime minister, having a parade in the streets with both bodies, and executing the rest of the royal family surviving only Princess Hiyam. After that, it decided to become a "republic", which was actually a single-party military junta. Now, the military dictator of the country, who was “Abd al-Karim Qasim Muhammad Bakr al-Fadhli al-Zubaidi”, was with good concepts on social-economic policy, but weird ideas on foreign policies. Iraq-icon (1959-1963).png Iraqball allowed instituted progressive laws such as women's rights, allowance of marriage and divorce unlike most middle eastern countries, increased spending of education literacy, and agrarian reform. This land reform was done in a Socialism-icon.png socialist context, which led to the abolition of the semi-feudal economy, as well as installing a planned economy and nationalizing oil. Iraq-icon (1959-1963).png Iraqball's revolutionary stage caused it to ditch influence of USA-icon.pngUK-icon.pngNATO-icon.pngEU-icon.png the western block and become friends with Soviet-icon.png Sovietball. However, Abd al-Karim Qasim's stronghold polities of Iraq nationalism made Arab-Kurd unity, and pan-Arabism alienated and isolated Iraq-icon (1959-1963).png Iraqball who had gone crazy from all neighboring countries. The purge of Communism-icon.png communists regardless of friendly Iraqball-USSRball relation, the 1959 massacre in Mosulball, and failures of redistributing land made him unpopular. To add more burn on the knee, Kurdistan-icon.png Kurdballs in the country started to rebel after finding out the food prices were too high. Only in 4 years, another coup happened by the Ba'athism-icon.png Ba'aths in his own government to kill Abd al-Karim Qasim and succeded because Iraqball refused to befriend and join the pan-Arab Syria-icon.png United Arab Republicball. This was the Ramadan Revolution of 1963. However, even the coup led to even more instability, as the Ba'athism-icon.png Ba'aths were taken out in a counter-coup by pro-Nasserist Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr. Iraqball became friends with Syria-icon.png United Arab Republicball and started a slow integration through economics and politics. But then, Saddam-icon.png someone came along...

    When Saddam-icon.png took power ending the previous Iraqi Republicball Ba'athist Iraq-icon.png Iraqball became under Ba'ath rule but was still a single-party military dictatorship. Despite being opposed to the former presidency, Ba'athist Iraq-icon.png Ba'athist Iraqball continued its revolutionary policies of nationalization. Ba'athist Iraq-icon.png Ba'athist Iraqball. It then declared war on Iran-icon.png Iranball in 1980 to "liberate" Iran-icon (division).png Khuzestanball. Because it couldn't pay debts to Kuwait-icon.png Kuwaitball it declared war on its in 1990 still claiming that UK-icon.png UKball stole Kuwait-icon.png Kuwaitball from it in colonial times and that Kuwait-icon.png Kuwaitball was stealing Iraqi oil. It failed because the USA-icon.png USAball-led coalition stopped it from anschlussing Kuwait-icon.png Kuwaitball in the Gulf War.

    Then in 2003 being once again invaded by USA-icon.png USAball, with the intention of "liberating" Iraq from Saddam-icon.png Saddam's control, as George Bush-icon.png accused Saddamn of supporting Al-Qaeda-icon.png Al-Qaedaball in the 9/11 attack. (In reality, it was to secure US interests in Iraq.) USA-icon.png USAball tried to remove many terrorists and Ba'athist Iraq-icon.png Ba'ath loyalists in Iraqi clay, hence, this immensely led to a war which saw Al-Qaeda-icon.png Al-Qaeda set up ISIS-icon.png ISIS to conquer Iraqball's clay, which failed.

    USA-icon.png USAball pulled out in 2011 but ended up in even worse condition. It is now technically friends with USA-icon.png USAball, but that doesn't matter much. The new government by the way, recognized Iraqi Kurdistan-icon.png Kurdish autonomy. Things got worse when ISIS-icon.png ISIS broke off from Al-Qaeda-icon.png Al-Qaedaball.

    Before, 15% is sieged by Kurdistan-icon.png Kurdistanball. Recently, ISIS-icon.png ISIS in western Mosul was on the offensive as its forces advanced capturing one of its dams. But now, it succeeded to take the whole of Mosul from ISIS. It also recaptured Tal-Afar and was now invading Hawija and it won [1]. Its final campaign was its Western Iraq Campaign, and it liberated the desert on December 9th, ending ISIS-icon.png ISIS in Iraqball. On December 10th, Iraqball celebrated the end of ISIS-icon.png ISIS with a parade.

    In the 1st of October 2019, Major protests started in Iraqball due to the major corruption of the leaders in Iraqball and the influence of Iran-icon.png Iranball in Iraqball.

    2020 does not seem the best year for Iraq-icon.png Iraqball, one of its generals got killed in an airstrike by USA-icon.png USAball which caused Iraqball to make a vote to remove American soldiers from its clay.

    In February 2020, Iraqball had its first infection of coronavirus which caused it to close many of its borders and schools.

    In 2022, Protests occurred due to instabilty and close ties with Iran.

    However, in 2023, good thing has come as Iraq is hosting the 25th Gulf Cup after being isolated since Saddam's rise.

    Flag Colors[edit | edit source]

    Main Colors[edit | edit source]

    Color Name RGB CMYK HEX
    Philippine Red 205, 17, 37 C0-M92-Y82-K20 #CD1125
    White 255, 255, 255 N/A #FFFFFF
    Black 0, 0, 0 C0-M0-Y0-K100 #000000

    Emblem Colors[edit | edit source]

    Color Name RGB CMYK HEX
    Jordan Jazz 1, 123, 61 C99-M0-Y50-K52 #017B3D

    Relationships[edit | edit source]

    Friends[edit | edit source]

    • Middle-east-4ball-icon.png Sumerball, Akkadian-icon.png Akkadball, Babylon-icon.png Babylonball, and Assyria-icon.png Assyriaball - My four amazing ancestors I'm actually them, I call them the “Four Iraqi Gems”.
    • Armenia-icon.png Armeniaball - Many Armenians living in my clay is also a good friend.
    • Australia-icon.png Australiaball - Many of us living in their clay, and it is also very friendly with me.
    • Brazil-icon.png Brazilball (except from football) - Trade partner but never forget of 6-0!!
    • Cyprus-icon.png Cyprusball - His Arabic minority is descended from me.
    • Kuwait-icon.png Kuwaitball - Happy National Day my sibling! Small sibling! Thanks for the supplies so I can into removing ISIS-icon.png ISIS. Also I am really sorry for invading you because of Saddam-icon.png Saddam Hussein. I can't be blamed for that, even my people didn’t want Saddam-icon.png Saddam Hussein to invade Kuwait. But now I am changed, also we are both descended from Middle-east-4ball-icon.png Sumerball also can you give me the Bubiyan Island plox I need more access to the Gulf
    • Egypt-icon.png Egyptball - Good Friend. It is also a trade partner and I also like its pyramids. And we both have rich history.
    • France-icon.png Franceball - Thank you for helping me against ISIS, but it's a bit coward.
    • Greece-icon.png Greeceball - Good friend.
    • US Georgia-icon.png Georgiaball - It is one of USA-icon.png America's Al-States that I like, it adores Al-kebab to death, also thanks for conforting me after Donald Trump-icon.png Donald Trump killed one of my generals.
    • Hungary-icon.png Hungaryball - Good friend. BUT TAKE IMMIGRANTS. Plus, Transylvania belongs to Romania.
    • Iceland-icon.png Icelandball - I Like LazyTown unlike this Kurdistan-icon.png rebel that hates LazyTown. Sorry about Robbie Rotten
    • India-icon.png Indiaball- Good friend. It also likes my food and I like its.
    • Indonesia-icon.png Indonesiaball - Good friend and economic trade partner!
    • Japan-icon.png Japanball - I like your cars unlike this Kurdistan-icon.png rebel that hates your cars.
    • Jordan-icon.png Jordanball - Good sibling and we are also neighbours too. We also tried to fuse into one country when I was a kingdom.
    • Kazakhstan-icon.png Kazakhbrick - Trading partner.
    • Lebanon-icon.png Lebanonball - I like your food and your beaches.
    • North Korea-icon.png North Koreaball - Good Friend but watch your nukes plox. :(
    • Pakistan-icon.png Pakistanball - Good Friend, but stop bullying India-icon.png India plox.
    • Palestine-icon.png Palestineball - My Good Arab friend. I hope one day it'll be freed from Israel-icon.png Israelcube.
    • Philippines-icon.png Philippinesball - Best Southeast Asian friend because it likes Syria-icon.png Syriaball. And it's USA-icon.png USAball's child, even Japan-icon.png Japanball, South Korea-icon.png South Koreaball, and others are friends with the west. But why do you ban OFWs from entering my clay?
    • Romania-icon.png Romaniaball - I like its food. It was also a good friend in these Saddam days.
    • Albania-icon.png Albaniaball - European kebab, all Balkans are good friends of me. But Kosovo isn't yours!
    • South Africa-icon.png South Africaball - It is a BRICS-icon.png BRICSbrick member along with my other 4 friends.
    • South Korea-icon.png South Koreaball - Same as China but it has good cars too. Gibs K2C and T-50s. But why did you ban your people travel my country??? I'm safe...!
    • Spain-icon.png Spainball - We knew that feeling Catalonia-icon.png Kurdistan-icon.png.
    • Syria-icon.png Syriaball - Historical best friend and dear sibling. Together removing ISIS-icon.png ISIS, BUT I DON'T LIKE BE A Russia-icon.png RUSSIAN PUPPET OK, OIL IS MINE. AND FUCK BASHAR AL-ASSAD!!
    • UAE-icon.png UAEball - Trading partner and oil-rich like me. I also likings its cities, especially Abu Dhabi and Dubai. I can also into having a taller building than Burj Khalifa in 2025 named Basra Bride.
    • Ukraine-icon.png Ukraineball - We are good friends as long as I do not recognize Crimea-icon.png Crimeaball as Russia-icon.png Russiaball's. I also don't like to be a Russia-icon.png Russian puppet. I was once Babylon-icon.png Babyloniaball, I will not be anyone's puppet except Iran... have my pride, just like Egypt-icon.png Egyptball and Greece-icon.png Greeceball. I am not a superpower or a great power but I have my historical pride.
    • Vatican-icon.png Vaticanball - It donated a Lamborghini to save some Christian kids in my clay. Thank you so much Pope!
    • Somalia-icon.png Somaliaball - Fellow arab friend who i have given aid to several times. I was loyal to him during his darkest times

    Neutral[edit | edit source]

    • Saddam-icon.png Saddam Hussein - One of the most complicated leaders of me. He changed me and the entire glory, and made my people proud. But still you suck ass when it comes to making friends with everybody else in the Middle East! You are sad and lonely, all you do is invade Iran-icon.png Iranball, Kuwait-icon.png Kuwaitball, and Saudi Arabia-icon.png Saudi Arabiaball for no reason! ALSO WHY IN THE HELL WHOULD YOU KILL Kurdistan-icon.png KURDS AND Shia-icon.png SHIAS?! THEY DID NOTHING TO YOU!!
    • Kurdistan-icon.png Kurdistanball (Iraqi Kurdistan-icon.png Iraqi Kurdistanball) - Helped me fight ISIS-icon.png ISIS and restore peace. But don't dare and try to hold a referendum! You can't into independence! Ha! Take this, your independence referendum is failed.
    • UK-icon.png UKball - We both like tea and can into it, But Never Forget Invasion!! But yuo still good tho. Gib training.
    • USA-icon.png USAball - We now have normalized relations after he removed Donald Trump-icon.png Trump from its clay, hopefully, one day we can into better friends, thanks for the help to fight against ISIS-icon.png ISIS, also I like one of yuor US Georgia-icon.png child. Oh and btw, thanks for freeing me from Saddam-icon.png Saddam Hussein, but I will never forget that invasion! I didn’t even have any WMDs. Yuo did not have to invade to free me, also yuo kill two generals and one of then was mine, but that was the past. I’m also associated with NATOball so, hey that’s something to be proud of.
    • Iran-icon.png Iranball - Helps me against terrorists, but u stole my name! Change it right now! Also, stop making me your puppet! You launched rockers at USA-icon.png USA's miltary base and you caused some protests years back, al-damnit Farsi!
    • Russia-icon.png Russiaball - Thanks for helping me against ISIS-icon.png ISIS. But I won't be your puppet. You conquered a piece of another country and nobody invaded you because of that... man... I sincerely envy you. But I want to improve my relationship with Kuwait-icon.png Kuwaitball, so I'm going to condemn this act, ok. Sorry but Crimea-icon.png Crimeaball is still Ukraine-icon.png Ukraineball
    • Turkey-icon.png Turkeyball - Our relations were changing everyday. Just quit invading my northern clay! And get out of my Syria-icon.png sibling, don't of you even cry about yuor past self yuo Ottoman restoration fanatic!

    Enemies[edit | edit source]

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