Syria (Major Nations of the Modern Middle East Series)

Syria (Major Nations of the Modern Middle East Series)

by Anne Marie Sullivan

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The land known as Syria is at the heart of the Middle East. Dotting Syria's landscape are the ancient ruins of the many civilization that have ruled this land, dating back some 8,000 years. These ruins bear witness to Syria's troubled past under the rule of competing empires and colonial powers. Today the Syria Arab Republic is ruled by a brutal dictator, Bashar al-Assad, whose repressive policies and blatant disregard for human rights has led to the outbreak of a devastating civil war. That conflict which began in 2011, has cost the lives of more than 220,000 people and has left roughly 9 million Syrians as refugees. Rebel groups now control large areas of Syrian territory; some, such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have spread terror and destruction into neighboring Iraq. Both the United Nationals and the Arab League have sought a peaceful resolution to the crisis, but this tragic civil war shows no sign of ending soon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422234518
Publisher: Mason Crest
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Series: Major Nations of the Modern Middle East Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,221,107
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction Camille Pecastaing 7

Syria's Place in the World 13

The Land 19

History 31

The Economy, Politics, and Religion 69

The People 85

Communities 97

Foreign Relations 105

Chronology 116

Series Glossary 120

Further Reading 121

Internet Resources 122

Index 123

Contributors 128

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