1946-1958 1961-1970

Syria within the UAR, 1958-1961

On Feb. 27th 1958 Syria and Egypt joined in the United Arab Republic, which was headed by President Gamal Abdel Nasser; he ordered all Syrian political parties, including the Baath Party, dissolved.
The UAR was dominated by Egypt; a military coup in Damascus in 1961 restored Syrian independence.

Timeline, from BBC News
Article Economy of Syria, from Wikipedia
Library of Congress, Country Studies : Syria
Encyclopedia of the Orient : Syria; Syrian Encyclopedia, from Damascus Online

DOCUMENTS Historical Population Statistics : Syria, from Population Statistics at Univ. Utrecht
REFERENCE Daniel Pipes, Greater Syria. The History of an Ambition, Oxford : UP 1990, KMLA Lib.Sign. 956 P665g
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th edition, Macropaedia, Vol.28, pp.361-374 Article Syria. KMLA Lib.Sign. R 032 B862h v.28
David Commins, Historical Dictionary of Syria, Lanham Md : Scarecrow 1996, 299 pp. [G]
Chapter 7 : Post-War Unsettlement, pp.105-113, in : Peter Mansfield, The Ottoman Empire and its Successors, London : MacMillan (1973) 1976 [G]
Article : United Arab Republic, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1959 pp.698-700, 1960 pp.698-699, 1961 pp.696-697 [G]
Article : United Arab Republic, in : Americana Annual 1961 pp.775-778 (on events of 1960) [G]
Article : United Arab Republic, in : Funk & Wagnall's New Standard Encyclopedia Year Book 1961 pp.341-342 [G]

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First posted on October 28th 2006, last revised on March 12th 2007

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