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The Ituri nation, formally known as the Ituri People's Republic (Ituri République Populaire) is a state in East Africa. It is often considered a puppet state of the Congo due to the massive influence it has over its government and politics. It is often considered the sister nation of the Kivu nation due to the similar history and government they share. Some politicians propose a United Arab Republic-esque fusion of the two nations.
Second Congo War and Liberation
The Ituri nation only came into existence due to the Second Congo War. The People's Republic of the Congo was launching massive military campaigns in what was formerly the DRC. They took notice of all of the fighting in the Ituri and Kivu provinces and requested an alliance with the various militias fighting for their provinces' independence. They agreed to the Congo's offer, and about a year later the nation was almost totally overwhelmed; in December 1999 the Treaty of Khartoum was signed, giving the PRT de-facto control over the Democratic Republic of the Congo, minus the provinces of Ituri and Kivu which would gain independence. The newly formed Kivu nation would also help the Congo and UNITA in the Angolan Civil War.
The Ituri nation has a somewhat unstable government and political situation; some right-wing militias from neighboring Uganda have spilled into the nation in hopes of annexing it into their dream capitalist Uganda. It also isn't the richest nation either, with poverty being a major issue. Constant imports from the Congo have ensured that the nation is on its road out of poverty.
The nation's government is largely based off of that of the Congo, which in itself was based on the Soviet government. The government's primary goals are to attack poverty and to combat the Ugandan militias spilling into the nation as those are pretty much their only national issues. Minor protests erupted against the government in the 2006 Bunia Spring in which protesters requested to remove the nation from its puppet status.