Republic of Iraq
Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a communist country that is part of the World Socialist Alliance in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2. Iraq borders Syria to the northwest, Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Jordan to the west, Saudi Arabia to the south and southwest, and Kuwait to the south.
History[edit | edit source]
Iraq's history goes back many millennia, to the times of the ancient Sumerians, considered by some to be the world's first civilization. The region had been under the control of the Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Parthians, Romans, and in the 7th century the Muslim Arabs. Part of the Ottoman Empire from the 16th century to 1918, the country was occupied by the British before gaining independence in 1932.
Background[edit | edit source]
In the Second World War, Iraq is colored red on the map at the start of the war. Its exact role in the war is unknown.
Iraq is standardized to the Soviet war machine like all WSA members. The Iraqi government developed an unhealthy interest in radiation and was able to develop the Desolator for Soviet infantry as a result of that research. Their Desolators were used in primary missions like Operation: Free Gateway, Operation: Desecration, Operation: To the Moon and Operation: Head Games. When Anatoly Cherdenko caused a major Time Travel split, the Desolators were created for the Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3: Uprising from an Omsk company known as the Ministry of Experimental Science.
Cut content[edit | edit source]
Iraq was originally called Arab Union and is still referred to as such in game files. It was also an economically-dominant Soviet faction with 20% better resourcing (each harvester and oil derrick brings in 20% more cash). Furthermore, it had veteran Rhino Tanks.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Arabic words "الله أكبر(Allahu Akbar)", in English "God is the Greatest" on the national flag of Iraq in the game is written by Saddam Hussein, ex-president of real world Iraq, in 1991, ironically.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Red Alert 2 loading screen