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Arab Nationalism in the Twentieth CenturyFrom Triumph to Despair$
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Adeed Dawisha

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780691169156

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691169156.001.0001

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The Apex of Arab Nationalism: The United Arab Republic and the Iraqi Revolution, January–September 1958

The Apex of Arab Nationalism: The United Arab Republic and the Iraqi Revolution, January–September 1958

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(p.186) Chapter Eight The Apex of Arab Nationalism: The United Arab Republic and the Iraqi Revolution, January–September 1958
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Arab Nationalism in the Twentieth Century
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Adeed Dawisha

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691169156.003.0008

This chapter focuses on the United Arab Republic (UAR). The UAR, formed by the fusion of Egypt and Syria on February 1, 1958, came as a stunning surprise to most Arabs and non-Arabs. No one whose expectations were shaped by rational assessment could think that an organic unity between two Arab states was at all possible in such a short space of time. It was not the actual unity that was so surprising; Arab nationalists fervently believed in the eventual amalgamation of Arab countries. However, no one was prepared for the breathless pace at which events were to unfold. The chapter then looks at the Iraqi revolution, which was characterized by both General ‘Abd al-Karim Qasim and Colonel ‘Abd al-Salam ‘Aref as a crowning achievement of Arab nationalism.

Keywords:   United Arab Republic, Egypt, Syria, Arab states, Arab nationalists, Iraqi revolution, Arab nationalism

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