Cobra Unity, officially known as the People's Republic of Cobra Unity, formerly known as Al-Alawi, is a small oil-rich country located between Iran and Iraq, sharing a border with both, as well bordering the Persian Gulf to the south. Cobra invaded and took over the country in 2011, and so far US-backed rebel forces have been unable to overturn their leadership of the area. CU has applied for membership in the United Nations, but thus far the United States has refused to acknowledge the legitimacy of their government. In the wake of the 2015 Cobra attack on the Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, the US has initiated air strikes against Cobra Unity.
Crown Prince Nassir Ali ibin Abassa was born in 1982. He attended Harvard University in the United States from 2000-2004, and took over control of the country when his father, Crown Prince Hassem Nassir Ibin Abassa died in 2006.
The official leader of the People's Republic of Cobra Unity is Cobra Commander, but thus far he has ruled in absentia, leaving management of the new country to Baroness DeCobray and Baron Ironblood. However, Baron Ironblood has been conspicuously absent from official pronouncements of late, and there are even rumors that he has split from Cobra. When the Baroness disappeared, control of Cobra Unity fell to Cobra Overlord. He has since had to deal with bombing and invasion from the United States.
Baroness announced the new name of the country was The People's Republic of Cobra Unity or the C.U. The CU has applied for UN membership, although the US refuses to officially acknowledge then Cobra government.
In the wake of the 2015 Cobra attack on the Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, the US has initiated air strikes against Cobra Unity.
Cobra Unity is currently undergoing a civil war, with the United States initially backing local rebels trying to overthrow Cobra's rule. Russia had been nominally involved in supporting the rebels against Cobra as well, although with the leadership crises in both the United States and Russia the rebels have been mostly left to twist in the wind without the international support they'd been promised.