• John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. For the history of Syria from 1920 to 1946 see The Statesman’s Year-Book, 1957, pp. 1408 f. For the union with Egypt concluded on 1 Feb. 1958, see The Statesman’s Year-Book, 1961, pp. 1527 ft On 28 Sept. 1961 a national revolution broke out, and on 5 Oct. President Nasser acknowledged the dissolution of the union. Syria was re-admitted to the United Nations (13 Oct.) and the Arab League.

al-Jamhouriya al Arabia as-Souriya


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