All fair in love and war.
In the northern part of the Middle East, there is a community of people. These people are known as Kurds. These people should have their own nation. There should be a nation called Kurdistan. This nation should contain all of the Kurds who live in the Middle East. Unfortunately, there is no nation called Kurdistan. The British refused to allow such a nation to exist.
When World War I ended, the British tore apart the Kurdish community. This community was divided into four fragments. The British combined each of these fragments with a different community which was located nearby. Four new nations were invented by the British. These nations are Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Turkey. Within each of these four nations, there was a fragment of the Kurdish community.
The British had combined together communities which were incompatible. These communities could not coexist. Within each nation, there was more than one community. But there was only one government. Only one community could have control of the government at any given point in time. Having control of the government was a privilege that each community coveted. Each community would try to seize control of the government. But only one community could have control of the government. The other communities would be disenfranchised, angry, and resentful. They would fight the community which had control of the government. A perpetual civil war would engulf all of the communities.