The Kurdish people are the world's biggest ethnic group without a state. They have been subject to violent repression but have resiliently sought independence. After the fall of the Ottoman Empire, they were left without a state and their population split between four newly drawn states and borders. This book, KURDISTAN, covers over a century of complicated history with a focus on the breakup of the Ottoman Empire, suppression from surrounding regimes, international and civil wars, the establishment of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq, and the fight against the Islamic State. Within the context of that history, this book then covers the most current status of the Kurd's at the forefront of the war against the Islamic State and their regional relationships with Turkey, Syria, Iran, and Iraq. Taking conclusions from their complex history, this book then evaluates the internal and external factors on the Kurd's road to sovereignty.