Originally Posted by Peter
So people seem to think. However, it is notable that Faisal II was an orphan, and Abdullah
not. In any case, even if one character were based on an Iraqi Hashemite, that doesn't in the least show that Khemed was based on Hashemite Iraq. In fact it doesn't look at all like Iraq, more Jordan-with-oil. Incidentally, when the story first began to be published it had an explicit real-world setting. Mandate Palestine. Its relocation to the invented Khemed was at the request of the British publishers a number of years later.