Benzheen, officially called the Emirate of Benzheen, is an Arab state in southwest Asia on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered by Trucial Abysmia to the southwest, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the south. The coast is formed by the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman forming Benzheen's coastal boundaries.
For a period, Benzheen was a moderate regional power, but over time, as its power declined, the emirate came under heavy influence from the United Kingdom, though Benzheen was never formally part of the British Empire, or a British protectorate. Benzheen has long-standing military and political ties with the United Kingdom and the United States, although it maintains an independent foreign policy.
Benzheen is an absolute monarchy in which the Emir of Benzheen exercises ultimate authority but its parliament has some legislative and oversight powers. In November 2010, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) listed Benzheen, from among 136 countries worldwide, as the nation most-improved during the preceding 40 years. According to international indices, Benzheen is one of the most developed and stable countries in the Arab World, and has the highest per-capita income on Earth.
Battle of Benzheen Edit
Cobra invaded the wealthy nation of Benzheen from neighboring Trucial Abysmia in 1991. The nation's leader, the Emir of Benzheen initially asked for help from the US government, who mobilized the G.I. Joe Team, but he eventually turned to Cobra Commander to arrange an end to the conflict. Many Joes died while trying to repel Cobra forces in Benzheen, notably the majority of Battleforce 2000.
Casualties in Battle of BenzheenEdit
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Shattered Glass Edit
1990 - Citing economic interest, the United States stages a massive invasion of Al-Alawi, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq. Human rights leaders, specifically those in China, condemn the act which included the jailing and eventual exile of Iraqi leader and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Saddam Hussein. 1991 - In response to US aggression, remaining Arabian countries band together to form the new Ottoman Empire, with the purpose of peaceful defense against enemy invasion.