United Arab Republic


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United Arab Republic

A brief political union between Egypt and Syria, formed in 1958. It was formed as part of a plan eventually to unite all Arab countries. Gamal Abdel Nasser, the President of Egypt, was the UAR president. He nationalized industry and sought to give aid to farmers; these policies were already being followed in Egypt but were thought to hurt the Syrian economy. Additionally, Nasser was accused of treating Syria more like an Egyptian province rather than as a state in a federal union. The UAR was dissolved in 1961, but Egypt continued to use the name for another 10 years.
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The 21 who made good their escape to the United Arab Republic, were charged as fugitives.
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Then little known outside the Arab world, Turk's inveterate criticism of state authoritarianism first got him thrown into detention during the United Arab Republic -- the 1958-61 Syrian-Egyptian experiment in political union.
They argue that Colonel Nasser's confusion of identity--in 1959 he renamed Egypt the United Arab Republic until the name was restored by the late President Sadat after Nasser's death in 1970--inevitably leading away from Egypt's liberal and secular ways into Islamic fundamentalism.
A congressional sub-committee on Middle East peace concluded in April 1967 that the United Arab Republic (composed of Egypt and Syria) constituted the principal obstacle to peace, thus legitimizing the future offensive which came to be know as the Six Day War.
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