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The Kivu nation, formally known as the Kivu People's Republic (Kivu 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 Ituri nation due to the similar history and government they share. Some politicians have proposed a United Arab Republic-esque fusion of the two nations.
Second Congo War and Liberation
The Kivu 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 Kivu and Ituri 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 Kivu and Ituri which would gain independence. The newly formed Kivu nation would also help the Congo and UNITA in the Angolan Civil War.
The Ituri nation's government is slowly rising out of instability. Terror groups from Rwanda have spilled over into the nation, which has started various small-scale wars. The nation has good relations with all of its immediate neighbors, not putting it into a position for foreign contracts. The nation is sometimes considered a puppet of the Congo.
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 goal is simply to attack poverty and foreign militias. Some protests erupted against the government after the Bunia Spring like the ones in Kivu.