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    Yeah that sort of thing happens. Japan calls itself Nippon. Germany calls itself Deutschland. Greece is the Hellenic Republic. And so on.
    And that's just a comparison from English to the original, maybe in Farsi you guys have some unique names for some places?
    Actually I think Iran and most middle eastern countries call Greece "Yunan" or something like that.
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    How is life in Iran at the moment, Firelord? which province do you reside in?
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    There's no ill intent behind it. It was clueless English people from centuries ago, like 1701, who mislabeled it because they didn't really know anything about the middle east.
    You think that's bad? Ask the Native Americans about still being named "Indians" after 500 years because Christopher Columbus was a moron lol.
    Which is becoming more of a problem now that more and more people from India are immigrating here!
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    Its been called that a looooong time. So unfortunately the error is super imprinted in people's minds in the west.
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    Really? Turkey and Iraq seem to have seen lots more violence between state and Kurdish rebel groups.
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    But yes I understand worry about wonton nationalism. It can be destructive and not even really driven by freedom from oppression. It can be horrible. And Iran has luckily been spared its effects for the most part, after seeing what happened with the Ottoman Empire we should be very clear on how horrible nationalism can be. But the Kurds in Syria and Iraq, those areas make sense.
    In Turkey and Iran it would make sense to give their areas autonomy. Not independence but a sort of local government that allows them to run their affairs within reason and still under central government control. Many countries practice this idea. Even the US kind of does.
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    A Kurdistan existing doesn't mean all parts of Kurdistan have to be part of it. I really doubt Turkish and Iranian Kurdistans will become independent. Especially yours. A nation state coming to exist without parts that have other ethnic kin? Common. Ireland united without all of the island. Germany united without Austria. Greece and Cyprus remain separate countries.

    But already the Iraqi one has basically existed as independent since the 1990's and if anything its added stability. Without it who would have held back ISIS after the Iraqi government ran off? And its the only part of Iraq that has any peace and quiet (well ISIS aside).
    The Syrian one meanwhile is the best part of Syria to be in right now. The people there are actually working on democracy and diversity. Much better than the Assad government, ISIS, and even most of the other rebels.
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    Would you say Iranians are nervous about the Sunni populations in their borders?
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    Oh yeah, that part of Pakistan you border is almost as bad as Afghanistan itself. Balochistan.
    Iran has some really crappy neighbors!
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    Bordering Afghanistan must be really bad in general, but that's where so many drugs are coming from right?
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