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Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a Soviet-affiliated 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.


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.


In the Second World War, Iraq is colored red on the map at the time of In the Thick of It. Its exact role in the war is unknown.

During the Third World War, Iraq's military is standardized to the Soviet war machine like all WSA members. Iraq would go on to develop the Desolator, a soldier utilizing a nuclear battle suit and radiation cannon.

RA2 Gameicon The following is based on the cooperative missions of Red Alert 2 and might contradict canon.

The Soviet Union managed to convince several pariah states to join their cause, but in all reality most were only in it to exploit their weaker neighbors and resources to prop up their failing regimes and economies. Libya and Iraq were such states.

While the Soviets were fighting around the world. Both countries invaded Italy, little resistance was given by British - French forces in the country and Iraqi and Libyan forces took over the country, pushing the Allies back to the Alps. Around the same time, Libyan and Iraqi forces invaded Greece and destroyed the Greek army in a matter of days before British and French reinforcements from India and Malaya arrived to put up a token resistance. Back in Italy, in the third weeks of the campaign, the joint Iraqi-Libyan army found themselves over-extended and using the opportunity, an Allied attack was made in southern Italy in an attempt to cut off naval supply lines to Iraqi forces in the area, the attack failed. A week later and desperate, what remaining British-French Allied forces launched a massive airdrop in the fertile plains outside of Baghdad and attempted to siege the city; the attack would fail due to efforts by the joint Iraq-Libyan armies. In Northern Greece, the last stronghold was defended by stiff French defenses and it was the last thing standing between the Iraqi-Libyan forces victory in Greece. The English and French would last three weeks before the Libyans and Iraqis sent their best commanders to deal with the threat and emerged victorious.


The Iraqi Desolator can poison land with toxic radiation or annihilate enemy troops with his powerful Rad-Cannon.
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In Red Alert 2, RA2 Flag Iraq Iraq is one of the 4 playable Soviet countries. It exclusively has access to the Desolator.

Cut content[]

Iraq is internally named Arab Union in the rules.ini. Judging from commented out lines in the same file, it was meant to have veteran Rhino tanks and 20% better resourcing (each harvester and oil derrick brings in 20% more cash).

It was also meant to be the only country with access to the cut Light Tank, but it is unknown if that was merely some dummy value or original intention.


Fate outside of the Red Alert universe[]

Tiberium universe[]

During the First and Second Tiberium Wars Iraq was shown as a Nod affiliated nation. By the time of the Third Tiberium War, Tiberium had turned it into a Red Zone.

Generals universe[]

At some point before Operation: Final Justice, GLA took over the city of Baghdad.


See also[]


  1. Command & Conquer: Generals - Zero Hour manual. Los Angeles, California: Electronic Arts Los Angeles, 2003.
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