United Arab Republic

  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


On 1 Feb. 1958 President Nasser of Egypt and President Kuwatly of Syria proclaimed in Cairo the union of their countries, under one head of state, with a common legislature, a unified army and one flag.

Al-Jumhuria Al-Arabia Al-Muttahida


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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Steinberg
    • 1
  1. 1.The Royal Historical SocietyUK

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