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Presents a brief history of Syria, discussing its role in the political conflicts and wars of the modern Middle East.

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For more than 4,000 years, the land known as Syria was marched over, sacked, and occupied by soldiers of many empires of the world. In 1516, Syria became part of the vast Ottoman Empire of the Turks. After the Ottomans' defeat in World War I, Syria came under the authority of France. In 1946, Syria gained its independence, but began several decades of unstable government that ended with the election of Hafez Assad as president in 1970. His son Bashar Assad became his unlikely successor in 2000 and is credited with bringing his country into the 21st century. Today, Syria has been criticized for its influence in Lebanese affairs and for its suspected terrorist funding.

Publisher: New York : Chelsea House, [2009]
Edition: Second edition
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9781604130195
Branch Call Number: 956.91 Morrison 2009
Characteristics: 128 pages : illustrations (part color), color maps ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Woog, Adam 1953-


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