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Assuming Iraq does not end up as three states, Kurdistan, Islamic Caliphate and The Nub of Iraq, what would a future government look like? If the Shia are a minority, won't it become a Sunni state, just due to demographics? Eventually? I assume we could have legitimate business and diplomatic dealings with the Kurds regardless of their autonomy, but would a Sunni Iraq become another Iran? Basically closed off from the global business world?
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Shi'a Arabs would not be a minority in any Iraq that had not broken down into three autonomous regions.



I consider the Kurdish areas as already fairly autonomous.
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Ok. I thought for some reason that the Shia were in the minority. So still a Shia government, if the state remains intact. What I'm driving at is how would there be any way of not having a heavy Sunni presence, if not the Prime Minister, then at least some representation throughout the government. Won't we have to deal with them? How would that work, assuming ISIS's continued presence in the region. I don't see them just going away. In other words, in say 10 years, ISIS is part of the acknowledged government of Iraq.
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