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Originally posted by Jamuhn
It seems very similar to Iraq. The first parts could have something to do with the desert there. The maybe Arabs and The West in the new country of Iraq.
Originally posted by The Vagabond
It could be about the Bolshevik revolution in Russia. Communists were called Reds, the opposing forces were collectively called Whites.
A communist revolution is a pretty good match for "troubled by its people".
The fact that the Czar was falling would have meant that this was the peoples first say in their government for a long time, which you could weakly argue would lead to the vision of it as "a new republic".