The Iowa Republic was a small republic that focused on exporting corn, grain, pork, and soybeans. It was founded by governor Nelson Kraschel on August 28, 1936. It was a response the Great Depression, lack of farmer's rights (which Kraschel said he was in support of) and the plight of the US congress.

It lasted only a few months as it was invaded by France during the "French Invasions of 1936"