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Republic of Kurdistan
کوردستان کۆماری
Komari Kurdistan

Timeline: International Reorganization

OTL equivalent: West Iran, North Iraq, Northeast Syria and Southeast Turkey
Flag of Kurdistan Coat of arms of the Republic of Mahabad
Flag Coat of Arms
Kurdistan in West Asia
Location of Kurdistan
Anthem "ئه‌ی رەقیب
Ey Reqîb"
Capital and largest city Erbil
  others Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Armenian
Demonym Kurd
Government Unitary presidential consitutional republic
  legislature Kurdistan People's Legislature
President Koma Kurd
Vicepresident Khalil Kamkar
Area 316,223 sq km
Population 25,783,650 
Independence from Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey
  declared 27 April 2046
Currency Kurdish dinar
Time Zone UTC +3
Internet TLD .ku
The Republic of Kurdistan, coloquially known as Kurdistan is a landlocked country located in the Middle East. It borders Armenia and Azerbaijan in the north, Turkey in the west, Syria in the southwest, Iraq in the south and Iran in the east.

Historically, the land was part of the Assyrian Empire, Sassanian Empire, various Caliphates, the Ottoman Empire, the United Kingdom and then, by Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey consequently. The independece of Kurdistan was possible by numerous factors like the fight between Kurdish nationalist groups and jihadist groups like ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria).

The defeat of ISIS, which is part of the fall of Islamism, and the role of the Kurdish Worker's Party and the Kurdish Democratic Party in it, paved the way for international callings for a Kurdish state. Finally, on April 27, 2046, affected by the Secular Revolution in the region, Kurdistan declared independence from Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey in the Congress of Erbil.

Today, Kurdistan is a regional power and an emergent world power. It has bilateral relations withnearly every country in the world


The Constitution of Kurdistan established a strict separation of powers.

  • The Executive Power is in charge of a President elected or a four-year term that may be renewable once. The President signs or vetoes the laws approved by the Legislature, grants pardons and reprieves and appoints Supreme Judges. The President can only appoint one Judge per term.
  • The Legislature Power is formed by the Kurdish People's Legislature, an unicameral legislature. Members of the Legislature (MLs) serve for unlimited two-year terms. The Legislature can approve presidential appointments, impeach the President and Supreme Court Justices and approve judicial appointments.
  • The Judicial Power is composed by the Kurdish Supreme Court. Judges are appointed by the Executive Power and approved by a confidence vote in the Legislature. The Supreme Court, which is made up by seven judges determine the consitutionality of laws and presidential actions. Unlike the President and MLs, Supreme Court judges serve for life.


Kurdistan is home to a population of over 25 millions. Roughly 79% of the people are Native Kurds, the rest is made by other ethnic groups and foreigners.


Despite the fact that the Constitution declares "freedom from religion for the men and women of the nation of Kurdistan", 90% of the population is Muslim. 74% is Sunni and 16% is Shia. 5% are Christians, 2% are non-religious 1% are Jews (mostly immigrants) and the other 2% is made by Sikhs, Zoroastrianists, Baha'is, etc.

Social issues

Kurdistan is one of the most, if not, the most proggresive country in the Middle East. Along with Israel, is the only country that performs and recognizes same-sex marriages. Usually, the marriages are performed by local judges and religious organizations can deny marriage to a same-sex couple.

Kurdistan also has free and compulsory K-12 education, based on an US-like structure. Higher education while not complusory and free, is heavily subsidized.

The country is currently debating universal healthcare.

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