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Below is the timeline of the United Arab Republic's history, from its inception in 1958 to the present day.


Flag of United Arab Republic

1st Flag of the United Arab Republic, symbolizing a union between Egypt and Syria.

February -  The United Arab Republic is established. Syria and Egypt join in a national union headed by President Nasser.

March - The first constitution of the UAR is written. The constitution's most prominent reform is the outlawing of all political parties. 400 representatives from Egypt and 200 from Syria are appointed to the new National Assembly by President Nasser.

April - Fidel Casto and his revolutionary army begin attacking Cuban government forces.

May - Sputnik 3 is launched by the Soviet Union. It orbited for 692 days before it was destroyed on re-entry.

June - Charles de Gaulle becomes President of France once again for six months, as decided by court decree.

July - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, otherwise known as NASA, is formed by the United States Congress.

August - The Federal Aviation Agency, otherwise known as the FAA, is formed by a executive order from US President Dwight Eisenhower.

September - The Fifth French Republic is declared after the new constitution is found in favor by the French people with 79% of the vote.

October - Guinea declares independence from France.

November - The new headquarters of UNESCO is inaugurated in Paris, France.

December - Charles de Gaulle is elected President of France with 78.5% of the electoral college against Marxist candidate George Marrane.


January - Fidel Castro takes control of the Cuban government.

February - Cyprus is granted independence to be officially declared in later months by the United Kingdom.

March - A Tibetan uprising occurs after the tenth anniversary of Chinese rule. The Dalai Lama flees during the government crackdown.

April - Liu Shaoqi is elected by the National People's Congress of China to be Chairman of the People's Republic, becoming the successor to Mao Zedong.

May - The first living beings return from space safely. Two monkeys, Able and Miss Baker, return to Earth from space in the Jupiter AM-18, sent out by the United States Air Force (USAF).

June - Singapore is granted autonomy by the United Kingdom as the State of Singapore.

July - Kurdish and Communist militias rise up against the Iraqi government, with the uprising centered in Kirkuk.

August - Cyprus officially becomes independent.

September - Luna 2, the second satellite in the Soviet Luna program, crashes onto the Moon's surface, becoming the first man-made satellite to crash into a celestial body.

October - Luna 3, the third satellite in the Soviet Luna program, takes the first picture of the Far Side of the Moon. 

November - Ben-Hur is released, winning 11 Oscars, the most of all time up until the release of Titanic.

December - In an attempt to push out major Ba'ath Party opposition, President Nasser begins a slow and steady campaign to take Ba'ath officials out of major political offices in Syria.


January - Construction begins on the Aswan Dam, which lessens the annual flooding of the Nile river.

February - France tests its first atomic bomb in the Sahara Desert of Algeria. The bomb was 70 kilotons, enough to destroy Washington DC. 

March - The Sharpeville Massacre is committed in South Africa, resulting in 69 deaths and 300 injuries.

April - Togo is granted independence by France.

May - Sputnik 4 is launched by the Soviet Union into the Earth's orbit.

June - President Nasser passes the initial stage of public sector oriented economic reforms. Without consulting the Syrian government, Nasser nationalized the cotton industry. He also nationalizes the press, reducing it to a propaganda outlet.

July - The Mali Federation (Senegal and Mali), Somalia, Madagascar, and Congo-Brazzaville gain independence from their respective colonial powers.

August  - Dahomey (Benin), Niger, Upper Volta (Burkina Faso), Cote d'Ivoire, Chad, the Central African Republic, Gabon, and Senegal become independent.

September - Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela form OPEC.

October - Nigeria is granted independence from the United Kingdom.

November - Democratic candidate John F. Kennedy is elected President of the United States against Republican candidate Richard Nixon.

December - Charles de Gaulle visits Algeria admidst the Algerian War of Independence. His visit causes riots that kill 127 people.


January - John F. Kennedy is inaugurated as the 35th President of the United States.

February - The Venera 1 is launched by the Soviet Union, performing the first fly-by of Venus before drifting off into deep space.

March - The Angolan uprising against Portugal begins with a series of attacks in Northern Angola by the Union of the Peoples of Angola (UPA).

April - The Cuban military successfully repels the Bay of Pigs Invasion by the United States.

May - US President Kennedy announces the creation of the Apollo Program, announcing America's intention to go to the moon before the decade is out.

June - Iraq threatens to invade Kuwait. Kuwait fires back by certifying their defensive pact with the United Kingdom.

July - President Nasser passes many economic reforms by way of executive order. Among them are land limits, reductions in work hours, and nationalization of many major industries. These moves are exceedingly reductive to the economy and pressure begins to mount in Syria against their participation in the UAR.

August - Construction begins on the Berlin Wall, restricting movement between the American and Soviet zones of Berlin.

September (POD) - A military coup in Syria occurs. Syria threatens to declare independence from the UAR if their political subjugation is to continue. Nasser reluctantly bends to their demands, and repeals the unwritten restrictions on Ba'ath Party officials holding office. The threat of Syrian unrest is quelled for a short period, but it is not enough, as many Syrians are still unhappy with the Ba'ath Party not being able to make decisions within government.

October - The Tsar Bomba, a 58-megaton hydrogen bomb capable of destroying the entire metro area of Tokyo, is tested on the Soviet island of Novaya Zemlya.

November - Neil Armstrong sets the world speed record in an X-15, registering at 6587 kph.

December - The United States officially enters the Vietnam War, sending 400 US Soldiers and multiple helicopter brigades to South Vietnam.


January - Facing massive opposition and fearing that the Pan-Arab state may fail before it has reached its pinnacle, Nasser repeals the land limits and the top rate of the income tax is lowered from 90% to 75%. 

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President Nasser greeting the crowd upon the signing of the 1962 Constitution.

February - Although the restored economic freedom is well-received, Syria's independence activists are not satisfied. A new constitutional convention is held, creating a new document that decriminalizes political parties that are either Nasserist, Ba'athist, or otherwise secularist. The National Assembly is no longer appointed, but rather elected to unlimited five year terms every five years, starting the same year of the signing of the constitution. 100 Assembleymen are to be sent from each state of the UAR. All states are to be renamed governorates, ruled by an appointed governor that can be reelected at times decided by the local governorate. The President now serves three five-year terms in a presidential election held every five years starting in 1965. These new democratic reforms are wildly well received across the UAR, and Nasser's popularity again skyrockets.

March - The United Arab Republic begins laying the groundwork for the Pan-Arab Space Agency, the UAR's national space program.

April - Ranger 4 is launched by the United States in order to impact the moon and collect data. The probe fails before it impacts.

May - The 1962 FIFA World Cup is held in Chile.

June - The last of the French Foreign Legion leave Algeria.

July - Algeria becomes independent from France.

August - The Mariner 2 is launched by the United States, becoming the first American probe to fly by Venus.

September - Civil war begins in North Yemen between the Republicans and the Royalists. The Soviets announce their support for Republican Yemen.

October - Abdullah Al-Sallal, the President of North Yemen, petitions for his country to join the UAR in order to quell the Royalist rebellion. With the first elections fast approaching, President Nasser agrees for the country to join, but to officially enter into the UAR after the election cycle.

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Montaza Palace in Alexandria, where the UAR Parliament meets.

November - The new political parties set to participate in the 1st National Assembly Elections register. Many new parties, many Communist, are turned away and the top party officials arrested. The registered parties are as follows.
  • Arab Socialist Union - Egyptian Nasserist Party.
  • Ba'ath Party - Syrian Ba'athist Party.

December - The first elections in the United Arab Republic are held. The Arab Socialist Union wins all the seats in the Egyptian delegation, as it is extremely popular. The Ba'ath Party wins a majority in the Syrian delegation.


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2nd flag of the United Arab Republic, upon the ascension of North Yemen.

January - All of the first elected officials in the National Assembly are inaugurated.

February - Yemen enters into the UAR, adding 100 vacant seats to the National Assembly. Abdullah Al-Sallal is named governor of the governorate.

March - The Royalist rebellion in North Yemen is defeated by UAR Forces. Saudi Arabia backs out of their support of the rebels, trying to avoid a war with the equally matched confederation.

April - The Pan-Arab Space Agency is officially created by President Nasser's decree. 

May - The Feda program and the Amar program are announced. The Feda program aims to put Arab astronauts into space by the end of the decade. The Amar program aims to launch space probes into orbit around the Earth and collect atmospheric data.

June - Vostok 6 is launched by the Soviet Union, sending the 1st woman into space. She returns to Earth safely two days later.

July - Construction on the Feda 1 begins in the Kharga Complex, a newly constructed construction complex on the outskirts of Kharga in the Egyptian governorate of New Valley.

August - Martin Luther King Jr. delivers the famous "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington DC.

September - The Amar 1 is launched by the UAR. It is the first Arab space probe launched into orbit. Due a low launch speed, the probe's sensors are damaged and are unable to collect atmospheric data.

October - The first Arab astronauts begin training at the Kharga Complex.

November  - US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas. Vice President Lyndon Johnson is sworn in as President, becoming the 36th President of the United States.

December - The Amar 1, after completing 700 orbits, burns up in the Earth's atmosphere. A casing with the markings of the probe crashes on the outskirts of Salalah in Oman. The Arab League erects a monument on the crash site, memoralizing the achievement of the first Arab satellite.


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3rd flag of the United Arab Republic, upon Iraq's entrance.

January - The predominantly Arab government in Zanzibar is overthrown by Pan-African rebels.

February - The Amar 2 is launched by the UAR. The launch is successful, and data is successfully recorded by the probe.

March - The Great Alaskan Earthquake occurs. A 9.2 Earthquake kills 125 people and levels the city of Anchorage.

April - The Gemini 8 is launched by the United States. The rocket is a model of the 2-man spacecraft without the necessary life support systems. 

May - The US State Department uncovers the fact that the US Embassy in Moscow has been bugged by 40 microphones by the Soviets.

June - The Amar 2 burns up in the Earth's atmosphere. All wreckage of the probe burns up on reentry.

July - The new President of Iraq, Abdul Salam Arif, of the Arab Socialist Union, petitions to join the UAR. Iraq is successfully inaugurated later in the month, with Arif becoming Governor. 100 new vacant seats are added.

August - The UAR National Assembly votes to lower the top income tax rate to 50% in order to encourage business. Nasser initially vetoes it, but the veto is overridden by achieving 90% of the vote. This is the first of many attempts to repeal Nasser's public sector-oriented economic policies.

September - The Mozambican War of Independence is launched by the rebel group known as FRELIMO.

October - The Voskhod 1 is launched by the Soviet Union. It is the first multi-person flight with no space suits. The flight is cut short and lands the next day after completing 16 orbits.

November - Democratic President Lyndon Johnson is elected to a full term as President of the United States against Republican candidate Barry Goldwater.

December - The Amar 3 is launched by the UAR. It successfully launches, but one of the sensors is damaged upon ascent. Atmospheric data is spotty and therefore not recorded by PASA.


January - Lyndon Johnson is inaugurated for his first full term in office as the 36th President of the United States.

February - Malcolm X is assassinated in New York City. President Nasser declares a Day of National Mourning in his honor.

March - 3500 American soldiers are sent to South Vietnam, becoming the first American combat troops in the Vietnam War.

April - After completing 1755 orbits, the Amar 3 burns up in the Earth's atmosphere. The wreckage disintegrates upon reentry.

May - The Battle of Dong-yin between the ROC (Taiwan) and the PRC (Mainland) occurs in the Pacific Ocean. Both sides claim victory as very few casualties are reported.

June - The Gemini 4 is launched by the United States. Edward White completes the first American space walk.

July - The American space probe known as the Mariner 4 flies by Mars, delivering the first close up images of the planet.

August - The Gemini 5 is launched by the United States. The spacecraft is launched for one week to test new electric fuel cells.

September - Pakistan invades Kashmir and India invades Lahore. The war ends in a stalemate.

October - The United Kingdom begins to crack down on a coming rebellion in Rhodesia.

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President Nasser addressing his supporters at a rally in Damascus.

November - New political parties from Yemen and Iraq register for the Presidential Election. They are as follows:
  • Nasserist Unionist People's Organization - Yemeni Nasserist Party.
  • Yemeni Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party - Yemeni chapter of the Ba'ath Party.

December - The 1st Presidential Election in the UAR is held. Many parties have endorsed the main candidates from the ASU and the Ba'ath Party.



fourth flag of the United Arab Republic, upon the integration of Kuwait.

January - Jean-Bédel Bokassa deposes Central African President David Dacko in a military coup, becoming the military leader of the country.

February - The Luna 9 is launched by the Soviet Union, becoming the first space probe to land safely on the moon and take photos of the lunar surface.

March - The Venera 3, launched by the Soviet Union, crashes onto the surface of Venus, becoming the first space probe to reach the surface of another planet. 

April - The Emir of Kuwait asks President Nasser to join the UAR. Due to a new amendment to the constitution, all petitions to add countries to the union must be approved by the National Assembly. The move must also be approved by the petitioning country's populace by way of referendum. The Emir of Kuwait sets up a referendum date for next month.

May - The UAR referendum is held in Kuwait. In an officially overseen referendum, 92% of Kuwait approves the measure. Kuwait ascends to the union with one hundred new vacant seats. Sabah III becomes the governor.

June - The Gemini 9 is launched by the United States, with Commander Gene Cernan completing the 2nd American spacewalk.

July - Israeli and Arab fighter jets clash over the Jordan River.

August - The Lunar Orbiter 1 is launched by the United States, becoming the first American space probe to orbit the moon.

September - The AS Rocket 1 is tested by PASA at the Kharga Complex. The rocket fails to leave the Mesophere because of lack of sufficient fuel reserves.

October - NATO's headquarters moves from Paris, France to Brussels, Belgium.

November - Lunar Orbiter 2 is launched by the United States.

December - The UAR begins supplying weapons to Jordanian rebels in an effort to topple the anti-Arab unification minded King.


January - The Outer Space Treaty is signed by many nations of the UN, which disallows any country to claim sovereignty over celestial bodies.

February - The Soviet Union begins a soldier buildup around the Chinese border in response to the Sino-Soviet split.

March - The crew of the upcoming Amar 1 mission is announced by PASA. Air Commodore Haidar Aziz of North Yemen, Squadron Commander Ahmad Al-Sabah of Kuwait, and Wing Commander Muhammad Mansour of Egypt are announced as the 3 man crew. 

April - 7 Arab MiG-21s are shot down by Israeli fighter jets.

May - Arab mobilizes at the Israeli border as President Nasser calls for the UN to stop its peacekeeping intervention in the Sinai Peninsula.

June - Israel bombs Egypt in response to border buildup from the UAR. A retaliatory force made up of the UAR and many other nations from the Arab World including those from outside, assemble to attack Israel. What ensues is a massive all out war which will be remembered as the 90 Day War.

July - Arab forces capture Beersheba. Israeli forces have countered the Arab offensive by bombing strategic targets in Sinai.

August - As Arab forces close in on Jerusalem after the capture of Tel Aviv, Israeli Prime Minister announces the existence of the Israeli nuclear program in an effort to scare off the Arab government. In response, President Nasser orders the Arab military to lay siege to Dimona, where analysts have suspected for months that nuclear weapons were being produced in a complex nearby. Upon investigation, the Arab military finds evidence of a nuclear weapon in the final stage of completion at the site.

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Yasser Arafat announcing Israel's dissolution at a press conference in Ramallah.

September - The 90 Day War finally ends in a UAR Victory. Both sides are utterly decimated, with the UAR's military not reaching full power again until the late 1970's. Many world powers condemn the UAR's conquering of a sovereign nation, but none choose to act except Lyndon Johnson, who immediately suspends the operations of the UAR Embassy indefintely. Israel is declared a UAR Territory, to be sorted out at a later date. For the time being, President Nasser appoints the PLO to run the territory in an oligarchal system, with Yasser Arafat as the de facto leader. All Israeli citizens who chose to stay were repatriated as full UAR citizens. A majority of Israelis chose to leave the country rather than live under the Arab regime, many going to the Jewish Autonomous Oblast within the Soviet Union. The Zionist insurgency to establish a Jewish state in their original homeland begins, and continues to this day.

October - Reza Pahlavi is crowned Shah of Iran.

November - 500 seats are up for reelection in the 2nd National Assembly Elections. No new political parties were registered during this time.

December - The ASU again win the entire Egyptian Delegation. The Ba'ath Party wins a landslide in the Syrian Delegation, securing 10 more seats and reducing each of the lesser parties to one seat each. With no registered political parties in Iraq, all of the elected assemblymen were independents. The same case is with Kuwait. The Nasserist Unionist People's Organizations wins 79 seats, with the Yemeni Ba'ath Party winning the rest.



President Lyndon Johnson announces the suspension of UAR Relations.

January - The 2nd UAR National Assembly is inaugurated.

February - With the suspension of the UAR Embassy in the United States deadening influence, President Nasser launches a mass media campaign through the state media to stop buying American goods and stop selling to America. As a result of said propaganda, oil exports from the country drop dramatically during the course of the month. American President Johnson is blamed exponentially for this.

March - Claiming he will not be moved by petty Arab threats, American President Johnson announces he will continue his run for the Presidency, with one of his platform planks being to liberate Israel from the clutches of the UAR. In response, UAR President Nasser announces a complete ban on American imports and exports.

April - The Civil Rights Act of 1968 is passed by President Johnson. His approval rating is rasied by the passing of the act, but the continuing economic downfall pushes it back down quickly.

May - With his approval rating nearing the 10% mark, President Johnson drops his reelection bid. The ban on American imports and exports is lifted, with Nasser declaring victory over the United States.

June - Democratic US presidential candidate Robert Kennedy is assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan. 

July - The NPT is signed by many nations of the world, save for India and Pakistan.

August - The AS Rocket 2 is tested at the Kharga Complex by PASA. The rocket launches into orbit succesfully. The Amar 1 mission is announced to take place in March of 1969.

September - The Zond 5 is launched by the Soviet Union. It manages to record a biological payload from the moon, the first of its kind.

October - The 1968 Summer Olympics are held in Mexico City, Mexico.

November - Republican candidate Richard Nixon beats Democratic candidate Eugene McCarthy in the United States Presidential Election to become the 37th President of the United States.

December - Apollo 8 is launched by the United States. The astronauts become the first humans to see the Dark Side of the Moon with their own eyes.


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Gaddafi with Nasser following the UAR-supported Free Officers Coup.

January - Richard Nixon is inaugurated as the 37th President of the United States.

February - The first spacewalk transfer occurs between cosmonauts on Soyuz 4 and Soyuz 5.

March - The Amar 1 mission takes place. A three-man crew from the UAR orbits 17 times around the earth before they return to earth on reentry successfully.

April - Following a referendum that swept away many constitutional powers, Charles De Gaulle resigns as President of France.

May - Apollo 10 is launched by the United States. Its mission, which it performed successfully, was to perform a full dress rehearsal of the moon landing.

June - Muammar Gaddafi, a military officer from the Kingdom of Libya, meets with UAR officials in order to secure support a revolution against King Idris in favor of a Nasserist Republic. The government gladly obliges, giving the Free Officers Movement financial support.

July - Apollo 11 is launched by the United States. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first people to walk on the moon's surface, bringing about the awe of the entire world. In an effort to save their moonshot program, the Soviet Union enlists the help of PASA to help them develop a fully functioning N1 Rocket.

August - The first of many serious border clashes between the Soviet Union and China occur.

September - Using UAR weaponry, the Free Officers, lead by Muammar Gaddafi, launch an attack on both Benghazi and Tripoli, putting a focus onto the Royal Palace which is destroyed without hesitation. Gaddafi announces Libya has been liberated, renames it the Libyan Arab Republic, and declares the royal family is now on death row for treason. During this period, the entire royal family that is still within Libya is rounded up and executed. King Idris remains in exile.

October - A 1.2 megaton thermonuclear bomb is detonated on Amchitka Island in Alaska as a litmus test for future underground blasts.

November - Apollo 12 is launched by the United States as the second manned mission to the moon.

December - Under the scrutiny of Richard Nixon, who has come out and many times and denounced the conquering of Israel, the UAR secretly begins working on their nuclear weapons program.


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Fifth flag of the United Arab Republic, upon Libya's ascension.

January - An earthquake in Yunnan, China, kills 15,261 people.

February - Satellite reconnaissance reveals a complex, similar to the Negev Nuclear Research Center in former Israel where nuclear weapons were being produced, in the Iraqi desert. Because the UAR is party to the NPT, the IAEA orders an investigation into the Arab nuclear program. In an attempt to silence these claims, President Nasser declares that the UAR has a developing nuclear power program.

March - Gaddafi petitions Nasser to join the UAR. Seeing as Libya is a massive oil powerhouse, the National Assembly approves the measure by a unanimous vote. The referendum within the country finds that 98% of Libya's population approve, easily surpassing the two-thirds threshold needed. Libya ascends to the union that month, adding a sixth star to the flag and 100 more seats to the National Assembly, closing in at 600 seats in total.

April - An oxygen tank on Apollo 13 explodes, forcing the module's crew to abort the moon landing and return to earth.

May - The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first airplane to break Mach 2.

June - In the face of growing fears over the Arab nuclear program, the UAR announces its indefinite noncompliance with the NPT, citing that its encroachment into internal Arab policy has gone too far. This move is widely regarded even today as the move that began the dooming of Nasser's international legacy.

July - The Amar 2 is launched by the UAR. After completing 29 orbits, the 3-man crew successfully returns to Earth.

August - The Venera 7 is launched by the Soviet Union, becoming the first space probe to transmit from the surface of another planet.

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Gaddafi, just before addressing a rally of supporters in Tripoli.

September - Gamal Abdel Nasser dies of a heart attack following the 1970 Arab League Summit. A funeral attended by over 20 million from all over the country is held in the streets of Cairo, as Acting President Anwar Sadat announces that the elections will still go as planned, and that Nasser's ideas will live on.

October - Following the loosening of security after the death of Nasser, an Iranian military unit on orders from the Shah infiltrates the Azdahar Nuclear Facility. While in the complex, the unit snaps photos and secures evidence that the Arabs are building nuclear weapons with the assistance of the Soviets and the Chinese. After this evidence is presented to the worldwide press, the UAR immediately suspends all relations with Iran, citing that such a breach of security would not be tolerated again. President Sadat begins considering whether or not to withdraw from the NPT now that their nuclear weapons program is public knowledge.

November - As Libya is the newest nation to ascend to the UAR, its political parties must register to participate in the Presidential Elections. They are as follows:

  • Free Officers Party - Libyan Nasserist Party.

December - The 2nd UAR Presidential Election is held. Anwar Sadat runs for reelection to a full term under the Arab Socialist Union nomination. However, many see Anwar Sadat's policies as too straying from the ideals of his predecessor, Nasser. Muammar Gaddafi, the nominee of the Free Officers Party, promises to abide by Nasserist policies as Nasser had envisioned for the Arab World. As a result, Gaddafi wins the Presidential Election with 70% over Sadat, bringing the Free Officers Movement to the Presidency.


January - Muammar Gaddafi is inaugurated as the 3nd President of the United Arab Republic, sending out the interim President Anwar Sadat. In his inaugural speech, Gaddafi promises that the United Arab Republic will abide by the ideals of Nasserism no matter the cost.

February - Apollo 14 lands on the moon, becoming the third manned mission to the moon.

March - With fresh anti-west sentiment in the minds of many Arabs, President Gaddafi withdraws from the NPT, declaring that the treaty violates the UAR's sovereignty.

April - The Soviet Union launches the first space station, the Salyut 1. 

May - Sudan petitions to become part of the UAR. The National Assembly votes in favor, 581-19. A referendum finds 91% in favor. Sudan ascends to the union, becoming the seventh nation in the UAR and giving the National Assembly 100 seats, with 700 in total.

June - The Soyuz 11 mission launched by the Soviet Union encounters disaster when the capsule depressurizes and all three men inside die of asphyxiation.

July - Apollo 15 is launched by the United States, becoming the fourth manned mission to the moon.

August - Iranian reconnaissance reports that a tiny 20 ton nuclear device had been detonated in the desert of Al-Anbar District of Iraq. Some governments, including the US, voice concern, but the UAR denies the device's existence.

September - Due to economic concerns related to the nuclear program, PASA's manned lunar landing program is put on hold in favor of the cheaper space probes and helping the Soviets advance the space race.

October - Jordanian border agents report seeing a small mushroom cloud in the Al-Anbar desert in Iraq near the Jordanian-Arab border. The Jordanian government does not publicly comment on the matter due to already existing tensions with the country. After the assassination of Gaddafi, declassified documents reveal that a 100 ton nuclear bomb was tested near the border.

November - Mariner 9 is launched by the Soviet Union. The probe becomes the first satellite to enter Martian orbit successfully.

December - The 13-day Indo-Pakistani war ends in the independence of East Pakistan as the People's Republic of Bangladesh.


January - A 500 ton nuclear bomb is detonated in Al-Anbar. Iran again spots the cloud and reports it to the world media. Although the UAR denies the blast's existence, many countries again voice concern. Iran threatens to cut diplomatic relations, warning that a nuclear Arab union could threaten worldwide stability.

February - US President Nixon meets with Mao Zedong in the PRC, recognizing the government's control over the mainland.

March - The Pioneer 10 is launched by the United States, eventually becoming the first satellite to leave the solar system.

April - Apollo 16 is launched by the United States, becoming the fifth manned mission on the moon.

May - A 6 kiloton nuclear bomb is detonated in Al-Anbar. The blast, being too large to ignore, is acknowledged by the rest of the world. Many countries threaten sanctions, including US President Nixon who threatens to impose an embargo. Iran immediately cuts diplomatic relations.

June - The Watergate Scandal breaks, revealing that Richard Nixon wiretapped the Democratic Party headquarters at the Watergate Complex.

July - Iranian reconnaissance reports that the UAR is building a new nuclear bomb in the Libyan desert. President Gaddafi declares the existence of the Arab nuclear arsenal. His defiance to the West causes his popularity to sky rocket in the UAR, but the belief that Gaddafi will only use his nuclear arsenal for evil causes his legacy to be severely tainted outside the country.

August - The last ground troops are withdrawn from Vietnam.

September - As part of his defiance toward the west, a ten-kiloton nuclear detonation occurs in the Libyan desert. The United States immediately declares an embargo, Iran steps up reconnaissance, and the nations of NATO impose economic sanctions.

October - After joint Arab-Soviet innovation, the N1 7L successfully launches and enters orbit. With the rocket working correctly, the Soviet Lunar Exploration program is set in stone.

December - The 3rd National Assembly Elections are held.


January - U.S. Involvement in the Vietnam War officially ends.

February - The AIM occupies Wounded Knee, South Dakota and declares it independent.

March - The Zvezda 1 lands on the Moon, becoming the first Soviet manned spacecraft on the moon and the seventh manned mission to the moon. Alexey Leonov and Valentina Tereshkova are the two-person crew on the ground, and they return to Earth to much fanfare six days later.

April - The World Trade Center in New York City is completed.

May - Skylab, the first American space station, is launched.

June - Bahrain petitions the UAR to join. Although the national assembly votes in favor of accepting the country, the raw results of the referendum show 59% in favor, which is not enough to join the union. Gaddafi however agrees to show the results being 99% in favor in order to secure Bahrain's ascension. The true results would not been revealed until 1995. Bahrain becomes the eighth country to join, and therefore adds 100 seats closing in at 800 total.

July - Apollo 18 is launched by the United States, becoming the seventh American manned mission and the eighth overall.

August - The Soviet Union announces the Zvezda 2 mission.

September - Soyuz 12, the first manned mission from the Soviet Union since the Soyuz 11 disaster, launches.

October - The Peacekeepers of Zion, an alliance of Zionist rebel groups, gains support from the Nixon administration in an effort to regain his popularity. The rebels manage to secure Southern Palestine before Gaddafi orders a bombing raid over the entire area that not only destroys much of the civilian infrastructure but decimates their forces, forcing them to surrender. After the assassination of Gaddafi, UN investigators determine that three of the bombs dropped on Southern Palestine were small nuclear bombs equivalent to that of a Davy Crockett bomb.

November - Mariner 10 is launched by the United States, becoming the first space probe to land on Mercury.

December - Apollo 19 is launched by the United States, becoming the eighth American manned mission and the ninth overall.


January - Gaddafi asks Tunisia to join the UAR, a total turn around from countries asking to join the UAR themselves. Tunisia accepts without question, and due to a loophole in the constitution, bypasses a National Assembly vote and a referendum. Tunisia becomes the ninth country and adds one hundred seats to the now 900-strong National Assembly.

February - Gaddafi detonates a 15-kiloton nuclear bomb in the Yemeni desert, the first underground test in the history of the Arab nuclear program. Nixon campaigns for a UN resolution against the UAR. The resolution succeeds, and UN-supported sanctions are implemented on the nation.

March - Gaddafi announces that ten nuclear weapons are in the Arab stockpile.

April - Gas prices begin to sky rocket in the United States as the UAR is unable to export oil to the country legally. Richard Nixon's popularity plummets.

May - India tests its first nuclear bomb, becoming an official nuclear weapons state.

June - The 1974 World Cup is held in West Germany. West Germany wins the tournament.

July - Apollo 20 is launched by the United States, becoming the ninth American manned mission and the tenth overall. President Nixon announces the end of the Apollo program.

August - President Nixon resigns amid the Watergate Scandal. Gerald Ford takes office as the 38th President of the United States.

September - Zvezda 2 is indefinitely suspended by the Soviet Union amid economic concerns.

October - Following Tunisia's ascension and the UAR's quick expansion throughout the Arab world, Algeria petitions to join the UAR. The National Assembly approves the measure, and a referendum finds 82% in favor. Algeria becomes the tenth nation to join, bringing the total number of National Assembly seats to 1000.

November - Amid heavy sanctions, Gaddafi tests another nuclear payload in the Yemeni desert, this time above ground and weighing in at 20 kilotons. 

December - With gas prices at an all-time high and in short supply, the American embargo on the UAR ends. President Ford is both lauded and criticized for the action, but gas prices begin to lower and the economy improves at a slow rate. The UN-sanctioned embargo continues, but many countries still do business with the country in secret.


January - A 45 kiloton nuclear bomb is detonated in the Tunisian desert by the UAR.

February - The Arab nuclear stockpile reaches 15 nuclear weapons.

March - The UAR and Iran settle their longstanding border dispute.

April - Six Red Army factions take over the West German embassy in Stockholm, Sweden. Shortly after, they are captured by Swedish police.

May - A 60 kiloton nuclear bomb is detonated in the Egyptian desert by the UAR. The European Union, in response, imposes their own set of sanctions on the country. The Arab Riyal's exchange rate with the Euro drops dramatically.

June - The Suez Canal reopens, the first time since the 90 Day War.

July - Manned American and Soviet spacecraft dock in orbit, the first link-up between the 2 countries.

August - The Viking 1, the first Martian lander, is launched by the United States.

September - Papua New Guinea gains independence from Australia.

October - Francisco Franco steps down as dictator of Spain.

November - Western Sahara is abandoned by Spain.

December - President Gaddafi, as one of the most popular presidents since Nasser, manages to blast out all the other presidential competition except for the ASU Candidate Hosni Mubarak. Due to Gaddafi's extreme popularity, Gaddafi secures 95% of the vote against Mubarak, who is viewed a step in a right direction toward the Nasserism the ASU was known for, but not enough.


May - Mauritania petitions to join the UAR. A referendum finds 79% in favor, and the National Assembly votes in favor. Mauritania is added to the union, becoming the 11th Nation and bringing the total number of National Assembly seats to 1100.


February - President Gaddafi secretly meets with representatives from multiple Islamic organizations, among them the Muslim Brotherhood and Hizb ut-Tahrir. The transcripts of these meetings were released after his assassination.

April - A small bomb goes off in the Blue Mosque in Cairo during Sunrise prayers, killing 22 and injuring 45. The Gaddafi administration releases fake evidence, blaming the attack on the Ba'ath Party. After the assassination of President Gaddafi, transcripts revealed that the bomb was in fact set off by Hizb ut-Tahrir to induce sympathy for the Muslims of the country, who they believed were being oppressed under secularism. Gaddafi, who was going through a religious upheaval at the time, agreed to pin the attack on the Ba'ath Party, his opposition.

May - Gaddafi declares that the United Arab Republic is an Islamic nation, in order to represent the large Muslim population he rules over. Much of the secular nationalism-supporting population go into a rage, as the National Assembly proceeds with impeachment over betraying the country's secular values.

June - With the National Assembly still split over Gaddafi's impeachment proceedings, Gaddafi legalizes the implementation of Islamic Law in local government.

July - While on a diplomatic trip to the Soviet Union, a car bomb detonates within the Presidential limousine, killing Gaddafi and Vice President Abdul Al-Obeidi. The National Assembly nominates Former Vice President and Assemblyman Hosni Mubarak to become Acting President until the next election. Under his administration, Acting President Mubarak orders the criminalization of Islamic Law and the return of the UAR to Secularism. With Gaddafi dead, the Free Officers Movement dissolves and becomes defunct.

September - Morocco petitions to join the UAR. Acting President Mubarak agrees to it, on the condition that Western Sahara Territory ascends as well as a separate governorate. Morocco is hesitant, but agrees. Due to the constitution not mentioning joint ascension, the referendum and National Assembly vote is bypassed, and Morocco and Western Sahara ascend to the union, becoming the 12th and 13th star on the flag, and bring the National Assembly seat total to 1300.

December - The fourth National Assembly Elections are held.


January - The fourth National Assembly is inaugurated. 

March - South Yemen petitions to join the UAR, with a referendum heavily in favor already in tow. The National Assembly votes in favor 1200-100. The Soviet Union, who has now lost a major ally in the Middle East, increases their influence in the Middle East to try to turn over more countries to a Communist system. During this time, South Yemen ascends to the union, combining with North Yemen to form a larger Yemen Governorate, keeping the number of governorates at 1300.


March - Saudi Arabia petitions to join the UAR. Although the National Assembly votes in favor, a national referendum finds only 69% in favor. Although the population is much more in favor, many polling places were attacked by Wahabists, driving off voters.

April - Another referendum is held. As the polling places are now under heavy security, the polls find 83% in favor. Saudi Arabia ascends to the union as the 14th governorate as the Nejd Governorate, bringing the National Assembly seat total to 1400.

November - A group of Islamic insurgents occupy the Grand Mosque in Mecca. They call for the restoration of Saudi Arabia's independence from the secular UAR and an implementation of total Sharia Law within the country to counter Western Values.

December - The UAR, believing that only a small squadron is needed to take out the militants, sends in 100 troops. Underestimating the size of the insurgency, all but three of the UAR soldiers are killed, and 1 of the helicopters is downed, crushing part of the Kaaba in the crash. In response to the accidental partial destruction of the Kaaba, the militants execute the 3 remaining UAR Soldiers on film.


January - With help from France and Pakistan, the UAR sends in 10,000 troops to the Grand Mosque to fully secure the area. With minimal casualties, all the militants are killed in the battle. The destruction to the Grand Mosque is great however, with one of the Minarets downed and the Kaaba exceedingly damaged. The local government promises to rebuild the Grand Mosque exactly how it was before, and that they will not bow to any further Islamic fundamentalist threats.

December - Hosni Mubarak not wanting to relinquish power, suspends all other candidates in the election on the grounds of defeating the threat of political Islam. He is handed the election as no other candidates are on the ballot.


March - Lebanon petitions to join the UAR. A popular referendum finds 91% in favor, and the National Assembly also finds in favor. Lebanon joins the UAR that month, becoming the 15th governorate, and bringing the National Assembly seat total to 1500.


August - The General People's Congress, registers as a nationalist party in Yemen.

November - The political parties of Lebanon registered to participate in the Fifth National Assembly Elections.

  • Popular Nasserist Organization - Lebanese Nasserist Party.
  • Toiler's League - Lebanese Nasserist Party.

December - The fifth National Assembly Elections are held.


October - Hosni Mubarak asks Qatar to join the UAR. Due to the loophole not being addressed previously, a referendum and National Assembly vote is bypassed and Qatar becomes the 16th nation of the UAR.

November - Northern Cyprus declares independence.


July - Hosni Mubarak asks the United Arab Emirates to join the UAR. The loophole again used, and the UAE joins the UAR as the 17th nation.

September - The National Assembly votes to close the loophole allowing referendum and National Assembly vote bypassing for admitting nations to the UAR.


November - Due to President Mubarak's ruling that political Islam is still a threat, only lesser than before, all political party registration is suspended during the Fifth Presidential Election .

December - Mubarak decrees that only the top two parties may participate in the election, claiming due to their popularity, they can be trusted. Hafez Al-Assad becomes the nominee of the Ba'ath Party, while Hosni Mubarak stays the nominee of the ASU. Mubarak wins in a landslide, winning with 74% of the vote.


May - Oman petitions to join the UAR. A referendum finds 54% in favor, disqualifying their petition for at least 1 year.

September - Djibouti petitions to join the UAR. A referendum finds 87% in favor, and the National Assembly approves the petition 1550-150. Djibouti becomes the 18th nation of the UAR.


December - The sixth National Assembly Elections are held.


February - With the Barre regime collapsing, Somalia asks to join the UAR. The National Assembly rejects the measure, although a referendum find 79% in favor. Their petition is disqualified for 1 year.

September - Oman again petitions to join the UAR. The National Assembly unanimously votes in favor, and a referendum finds 76% in favor. Oman is added as the 19th nation of the UAR.

November - Territorial Governor Arafat declares Palestine a state of the UAR. Due to there being no mention of territorial law in the UAR constitution, Palestine is admitted as the 20th nation of the UAR.


March - Somalia again petitions. The National Assembly votes in favor with a narrow majority. Somalia is added as the 21st Nation of the UAR.


April - The Democratic Union Party registers as a secularist party in Egypt.

November - The political parties of Somalia, Oman, and Palestine registered to participate in the Sixth Presidential Election.

  • Fatah - Palestinian secularist party.

December - Hosni Mubarak allows all political parties to participate in the presidential election. Saddam Hussein, Governor of Iraq, has become the Ba'ath Nominee, with Hafez Al-Assad, Governor of Syria, as his running mate. With Mubarak's political repression being unpopular among many, Governor Hussein wins the presidential election with 61% of the vote.


January - Jordan, one of the most reluctant Arab countries to join the UAR at first, finally petitions to join. A referendum finds 77% in favor, and the National Assembly votes unanimously in favor. Jordan becomes the 22nd nation of the UAR.

September - The UAR invades Iran over control of Khuzestan Province. Many nations pledge support to both sides.

December - The Soviet Union collapses. President Hussein orders a Day of Celebration, citing the fall of Communism as a new age for the world.


December - The seventh National Assembly Elections are held.


February - Comoros petitions to join the UAR. The referendum shows 78% in favor, and the National Assembly finds 2176-24 in favor. Comoros is added as the 23rd nation of the UAR.


July - Eritrea petitions to join the UAR. Although a referendum finds 96% in favor, the National Assembly is hesitant to admit a nation whose primary culture is not dominantly Arab. Their petitioning is rejected for 1 year.

September - The Children of Israel organization is founded in the Jewish Republic.


May - The National Republican Alliance registers as a secular nationalist party from Algeria.

July - Eritrea again petitions. The National Assembly votes narrowly in favor, and Eritrea is admitted as the 24th nation of the UAR. President Hussein declares the Arab World united in the Declaration of Arab Unity, and the confederation debuts a new flag and emblem. One week of celebration is declared, and the many governorates of the nation celebrate. 

November - No political parties from Eritrea and Comoros registered for the presidential election.

December - Saddam Hussein, lauded for finally uniting the Arab World, wins the presidential election with 83% of the vote against ASU candidate Djibouti Governor Hassan Aptidon.


May - President Hussein symbolically burns the Outer Space Treaty on state television. He announces the next day that the UAR has pulled out of the treaty, allowing them to claim sovereignty over celestial bodies.


December - The Eighth National Assembly Elections are held.


February - President Hussein announces that the UAR will not participate in the 1998 Winter Olympics due to the ongoing conflict with Iran.


February - President Hussein is accused by the non-registered Kurdish Democratic Party of masterminding the 1980's Kurdish Genocide. Hussein denies this claim and orders the Kurdish Democratic Party to be criminalized.

September - The Arab-Iranian War comes to an end. The peace treaty, drawn up by the United Nations and to last 25 years, lists the terms of the peace as follows:

  • The UAR is to withdraw from Khuzestan Province.
  • No new Arab military base is to be constructed within 100 km of the Iranian border.
  • The UAR is not to test or construct nuclear bombs within 1000 km of the Iranian border.
  • The UAR is to cut support for the ASMLA.
  • Iran will not conduct any unauthorized reconnaissance over Arab territory.
  • Iran will not perform any military exercises within 100km of the Arab border.

Reluctant, but eager to end the long conflict, both countries agreed to the terms.


June - Vice President Al-Assad dies of a heart attack. President Hussein announces he will not run for reelection due to his running mate's passing.

July - The UAR's bid for the FIFA World Cup is rejected.

December - Yemeni Governor Ali Abdullah Saleh is elected President of the UAR against multiple other candidates, winning with 58% of the vote.


February - The Arab Press Agency is founded by UAR President Saleh. Originally, Saleh intended for the Arab Press Agency to simply be a mouthpiece for the General People's Congress, his party. However, the news channel expanded to be a world news service, available for the entire country for viewing.

September - Terrorists from the United Arab Republic attack the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The UAR declares a week of mourning as fears of retaliation grow.


December - The ninth National Assembly elections are held.


January - The ASMLA sets off two bombs in Ahwaz, Iran. Although some Iranian Majlis members, most notably Democracy Party Leader Mohammed Kavakebian, accuse the UAR of being behind it, the UN investigation finds no connection.

March - The National Justice Movement registers as a secular nationalist party in Bahrain.


December - The Tenth National Assembly elections are held.


June - The 2010 FIFA World Cup is held in the UAR. Spain wins the tournament.


August - The Popular Front for Change and Liberation is registered as a secular nationalist party in Syria.


September - The Conference Party is registered as a secularist party in Egypt.

December - The 11th National Assembly Elections are held. The Ba'ath Party wins the election with 36.23% of the vote.

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