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Mesopotamia was the first foreign affray for the (British) Indian Military. By 1918 there were 304,000 Indian troops and 107,000 British troops stationed in Mesopotamia. The British Indian Command was different and the two armies did not always work well together. The Indian side was poorly invested in modern equipment, and medical facilities were pitiful. The war was called "MesPot" with good reason. Some order was established by 1920, from which the modern state of Iraq was established.