I once again woke up during the night feeling like my mind/memory had been erased and I had forgotten all of my dreams even though I knew that I had some dreams and I had just awakened from a dream, I went to the bathroom and I managed to remember that I had thought about and/or dreamed about the video game Saints Row IV, but that is all that I can remember of that; and I went back to sleep, and I woke up later and I barely remembered part of one dream.
The dream took place during the day in a very small fictional country in the part of Asia often called the Middle East that I think was called Quraq (which is somewhat like a fake Iraq) like from the animated TV show Young Justice, and it seemed that the dictator/government had been over-thrown by the military recently; and a young military general (probably in his late twenties) who slightly reminded me of Saddam Hussein in his younger days but without facial hair maybe was now running the country of Quraq along with the military, and he even wore a brownish/tan-colored military uniform similar to Saddam Hussein’s military uniform.
The country was very small it seemed, so small that it was mostly just a huge multi-purpose building complex with a few streets/neighborhoods/markets/et cetera around the building complex from what I saw in the dream walking around and of maps that I saw during the dream of what seemed to be the country of Quraq and/or the building complex, and so there were not that many people in the country.
The huge multi-purpose building complex seemed to be the government headquarters, a military base, where most of the businesses in the country were, the civic center, the official housing for the country so most people lived in the building complex, the police station and jailhouse, et cetera; and so the building complex was where most of the country of Quraq was it seemed.
The young general now running the country had won the support of the military by promising a better Quraq once if he became the leader and so they helped him over-throw the government/dictator who was hated by most of the citizens of Quraq, but once the young general became the new leader of Quraq he started to become/act like the previous dictator; and he had lied about his promises and so slowly soldiers who had helped him over-throw the original dictator started fighting him and the military for control of the government, and a civil war started.
Most of the people in the country continued their lives working, shopping, eating, drinking, et cetera while the civil war went on between the young general/the military and the former soldiers, most of the citizens were ready to adapt/adjust to whoever won the civil war because they felt that they could not really do anything to stop it but most of them supported the former soldiers, and the young general seemed to be very over-confident that he would win the war.
I am not sure what I was doing in Quraq but I remember being there walking around and looking at/listening to signs of the civil war and seeing military patrols pass by and watching people living their lives during all of this, I listened to people talking and I might have talked to some people but I am not sure, and slowly more soldiers were leaving the military each day to fight against the young general/the military; but oddly the young general acted like he would win even when more of his loyal soldiers left him each day to join the former soldiers.
I remember walking to the young general’s headquarters in the building complex and I walked into his office, I am not sure how I was allowed in, and he was ranting about the civil war as some of his most trusted soldiers/bodyguards listened; and I noticed that one of his trusted soldiers/bodyguards looked disgusted by what the young general had become, and he listened as the young general proved that he was just another bad dictator like the original dictator was.
I also remember seeing a map of Quraq and/or the building complex on the wall, I also saw the same map somewhere else during the dream, but I can not remember where I saw it.
The young general ranted for a long time and he was clearly blinded by his over-confidence and power, I was briefly thought of Saddam Hussein and I imagined the young general being over-thrown soon (oddly I do not think that I thought about the Syrian Civil War/Proxy War/War or Bashar Al-Assad but I could be wrong), and I wondered why was he so over-confident when it was clear that he was losing soldiers everyday and that he was hated by most of the citizens of Quraq; and at some point he finished his rant, and his trusted soldier/bodyguard who looked disgusted with him spoke.
The trusted soldier reminded the young general that he had been with him since the beginning and he had believed in his cause at first but that the young general had abandoned his original cause/beliefs/promises/et cetera and the trusted soldier said that he could no longer support the young general, so he was leaving the military to support the former soldiers, and surprisingly the young general let him walk away without being killed or arrested; and then the young general started ranting again calling the now former trusted soldier a traitor and that he did not need him or any of the former soldiers anymore, it was clear that soon the young general would be over-thrown, but I woke up.