Syria Is A Unique Middle East Country

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Introduction Syria is a unique middle-east country that is one of the major countries and governments of the world. Its relations with other countries, including the U.S., is also very unique and helps to define what this country’s political stance and views are. This country is also a dangerous place to live due to the ongoing civil unrest and religious conflicts. The origins and the history of Syria goes back a long ways. Much of its past consists of war. Ultimately though, that is what shaped Syria into what it is today. Syria’s history, culture, government, economy, and relationship with the U.S. have made this country very important to the current world affairs.

History Syria’s history dates back farther than 3500 B.C. The country emerged from a place called Sham. Sham included Jordan, Israel, and Lebanon. Throughout the years, it has been ruled by various groups and Empires such as the Egyptians, the Babylonians, the Assyrians, the Chaldeans, and the Persians. At one point in time, Syria was also part of Alexander the Great’s Empire. It then fell to the Romans and later, the Byzantines. Finally, the Arab Muslims gained control of the land. Syria’s struggle of power was not over yet because it soon fell to the Ottoman Empire, where it remained a part of that empire for four hundred years. At last, during World War I, the Syrians revolted against the Turks with the help of British soldiers and the sons of Sherif Hussein(the leader of the Hashemites). The Syrians…
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