Qurac was a tiny country in the Middle East that proved to be quite susceptible to corruption.
Ruled by a brutal dictator, eventually civil war had sprung up. In the middle of this civil war, the dictator had been contacted by Lex Luthor, who sent him war machines. These war machines were easily defeated by Superman, though for the fate of Qurac, it was simply a ploy by Luthor to get the United States of America to intervene in the war. The USA trumped the dictator and let the new regime take over. The new regime proved to be just as bad as the old one, if not worse.