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1958

February

  • Established as a first step towards a pan-Arab state, the UAR was created when a group of political and military leaders in Syria proposed a merger of the state to Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser. Pan-Arab sentiment was very strong in Syria, and Nasser was a popular hero-figure throughout the Arab world following the Suez War of 1956.
  • As an answer to the republican United Arab Republics, the king of Jordan and the king of Iraq (both cousins) join their respective country into a confederation called the Arab Federation.

August

  • An anti-monarchist coup d'état is averted in Iraq.


1962

September

  • Following a coup in Yemen that deposed the king, this country enters the UAR.

1972

January

  • Libya enters the UAR.

1985

November

  • Tunisia enters the UAR.
  • Algeria attacks Tunisia, leading to the Maghrebin War.

December

  • Morocco enters the war against Algeria, and Algeria is defeated.
  • Morocco and Algeria join the UAR.

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