Jumhuriya al-Arabyaas-Suriya (Syrian Arab Republic)
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. Independence was achieved on 12 Apr. 1946. Syria merged with Egypt to form the United Arab Republic from 2 Feb. 1958 until 29 Sept. 1961, when independence was resumed following a coup the previous day. Lieut.-Gen. Hafez al-Assad became Prime Minister following the fifth coup ofthat decade on 13 Nov. 1970, and assumed the Presidency on 22 Feb. 1971.


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Further Reading

  1. Choueiri, Y., State and Society in Syria and Lebanon. Exeter Univ. Press, 1994Google Scholar
  2. Devlin, J. F., Syria: Modern State in an Ancient Land. Boulder, 1983Google Scholar
  3. Maoz, M. and Yaniv, A., Syria under Assad. New York, 1986Google Scholar
  4. Seale, P., The Struggle for Syria. London, 1986.Google Scholar
  5. Asad of Syria: The Struggle for the Middle East. London, 1989Google Scholar
  6. Seccombe, I. J., Syria. [Bibliography] Oxford and Santa Barbara, 1987Google Scholar
  7. National statistical office: Central Bureau of Statistics, Office of the Prime Minister, Damascus.Google Scholar

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  • Brian Hunter

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