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United Arab Republic

Line breaks: United Arab Re¦pub|lic
(abbreviation: UAR)

Definition of United Arab Republic in English:

A former political union established by Egypt and Syria in 1958. It was seen as the first step towards 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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