Syria: Society, Culture, and Polity

By Richard T. Antoun; Donald Quataert | Go to book overview

BRIEF CHRONOLOGY OF SYRIAN HISTORY
1516 Ottoman conquest of Syria
1799 Unsuccessful invasion of Syria by Napoleon Bonaparte
1833 Muhammad Ali Pasha of Egypt occupies Syria
1839 Ottomans resume control
1839 Hatt-i Sherif of Gulhane reform decree
1856 Hatt-i Humayun reform decree
1908 Young Turk revolution and restoration of 1876
Ottoman Constitution
1914 Ottoman Empire declares war on Britain and France
1917 Collapse of Ottoman authority in Syria
1920 Independent Arab state of Syria declared but defeated
by France and Britain
1922 Formal mandate for Syria (and Lebanon) held by
France begins
1925 Insurrection of the Druze
1936 French-Syrian agreement to end Mandate in
three years
1939 France enters World War II and delays end of Mandate
1941 Syria formally becomes an independent nation
1946 Syria actually becomes an independent nation with
French withdrawal
1958-1961 Syria part of abortive United Arab Republic with Egypt
1970 Asad becomes president of Syria

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