In 2017, the Kurdish Region of Iraq (KRI) overwhelmingly voted to become an independent country. However, there was no declaration of independence. In this video, I explain why Iraqi Kurdistan didn't break away, despite clear support for statehood. Welcome to Independent Thinking. A channel dedicated to international relations, independence disputes, secession and the origins of countries. It is often said that the Kurds represent the largest ethnic group in the world without their own national state. Despite having come close to statehood in the aftermath of the First World War, to this day there is no independent Kurdistan. However, in...
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