Syria withdrew in 1961, but Egypt remained the United Arab Republic until 1971.
The United Arab Republic (UAR), a merger between Egypt and Syria, lasted only three years.
A 1963 agreement between Egypt, Syria, and Iraq to form another United Arab Republic failed.
Syria withdrew in 1961, but Egypt continued to be known as the United Arab Republic until 1971.
Finally, on March 29, 1980, Syria readopted the flag of the United Arab Republic as its own national banner.
In February 1958 Nasser was elected president of the United Arab Republic (UAR), formed by the union of Egypt and Syria.
Accordingly, he initiated moves that led in 1958 to a merger of Syria and Egypt to form the United Arab Republic (U.A.R.).
In 1958 Syria and Egypt formed the United Arab Republic, which Nasser hoped would eventually include the entire Arab world.
During Syria’s short-lived union with Egypt as the United Arab Republic (1958–61), Damascus lost its title of capital to Cairo.
Despite the dissolution of the union with Syria, Egypt retained the name United Arab Republic until September 2, 1971, after Nasser’s death.
From March 1958 until December 1961, the United Arab Republic maintained a confederation with the Zaydi imam Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyā who ruled in northern Yemen.
After Egypt and Syria merged in February 1958 to form the United Arab Republic (UAR; 1958–61), King Fayṣal II persuaded Ḥussein, his cousin, to join in a federal union with Iraq.
The Syrian Baʿth Party, though socialist, resented Nasser’s assumption of Arab leadership and in 1961 took the country out of the United Arab Republic, which it had formed with Egypt in 1958.
That flag was often flown beside the national flag but did not itself have official status; nevertheless, its design was reflected in the official 1958 national flag of the United Arab Republic, where…
United Arab Republic (U.A.R.), Arabic Al-Jumhūriyyah al-ʿArabiyyah al-Muttaḥidah, political union of Egypt and Syria proclaimed on February 1, 1958, and ratified in nationwide plebiscites later that month.
In February 1958 Syria, under the leadership of the Baʿth Party, gave up its sovereignty to become, for the next three and a half years, the “Northern Province” of the United Arab Republic (U.A.R.), of which Nasser was president.
…in 1958 Egypt combined with Syria to form the United Arab Republic (U.A.R.), but Egyptian dominance antagonized many Syrians, and the union was dissolved in bitterness in September 1961 (Egypt retained the name United Arab Republic until 1971).
While serving in the Egyptian army in the Sudan, Nasser met three fellow officers—Zakariyyā Muḥyi al-Dīn (Zakaria Mohieddine), later vice president of the United Arab Republic; ʿAbd al-Ḥakīm ʿĀmir, later field marshal; and Anwar el-Sādāt, who would succeed Nasser as president.
The new generation offered such leadership, but the older leaders resisted and embarked on an unpopular foreign policy, including an alliance with Britain through participation in the Baghdad Pact and opposition to the establishment of the United Arab Republic (U.A.R.) by Egypt and Syria.
Gamal Abdel Nasser, Arabic Jamāl ʿAbd al-Nāṣīr, (born January 15, 1918, Alexandria, Egypt—died September 28, 1970, Cairo), Egyptian army officer, prime minister (1954–56), and then president (1956–70) of Egypt who became a controversial leader of the Arab world, creating the short-lived United Arab Republic (1958–61), twice fighting wars with Israel (1956, 1967), and engaging in such inter-Arab policies as mediating the Jordanian civil war (1970).
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Gamal Abdel Nasser Arabic Jamāl ʿAbd al-Nāṣīr born January 15 1918 Alexandria Egypt—died September 28 1970 Cairo Egyptian army officer prime minister 1954–56 and then president 1956–70 of Egypt who became a controversial leader of the Arab world creating the short-lived United Arab Republic 1958–61 twice fighting wars with Israel 1956 1967 and engaging in such inter-Arab policies as mediating the Jordanian civil war 1970