A former political union established by Egypt and Syria in 1958. It was seen as the first step toward the creation of a pan-Arab union in the Middle East, but only Yemen entered into loose association with it 1958–66 and Syria withdrew in 1961. Egypt retained the name United Arab Republic until 1971.
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Syllabification: U·nit·ed Ar·ab Re·pub·lic
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