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Burhan Ghalioun
Burhan Ghalioun
Burhan Ghalioun
(Arabic: برهان غليون) (born 11 February 1945 in Homs, Syria), is a French Syrian
Syrian
professor of sociology at the Université de Paris
Paris
III Sorbonne University
Sorbonne University
in Paris,[1] and the first chairman of the Syrian
Syrian
opposition Transitional National Council (SNC)
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Corrective Movement (Syria)
The Corrective Movement (Arabic: الحركة التصحيحية‎), also referred to as the Corrective Revolution, was a political movement in Syria, initiated by a coup d'état, led by General Hafez al-Assad on 13 November 1970.[1] Al-Assad's program of reform, considered revolutionary in Syria, aimed to sustain and improve the "nationalist socialist line" of the state and the Ba'ath party.[2] Al-Assad would rule Syria
Syria
until his death in 2000, after which he was succeeded by his son Bashar al-Assad.Contents1 Events 2 Reforms2.1 Domestic2.1.1 Political reforms 2.1.2 Economic reforms2.2 Foreign policy


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Hafez Assad
Khwāja Shams-ud-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥāfeẓ-e Shīrāzī (Persian: خواجه شمس‌‌الدین محمد حافظ شیرازی‎), known by his pen name Hafez
Hafez
(حافظ Ḥāfeẓ 'the memorizer; the (safe) keeper'; 1315-1390), was a Persian poet[1][2] who "lauded the joys of love and wine but also targeted religious hypocrisy."[3] His collected works are regarded as a pinnacle of Persian literature
Persian literature
and are often found in the homes of people in the Persian speaking world, who learn his poems by heart and still use them as proverbs and sayings
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1966 Syrian Coup D'état
Michel Aflaq The preeminent figure of the National Command of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party
Ba'ath Party
Munif al-Razzaz Sect. Gen. of the National Command of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party Salah al-Din al-Bitar Prime Minister of Syria Amin al-Hafiz President of Syria Muhammad Umran Minister of Defence Salah Jadid Assistant Regional Secretary of the Regional Command of the Syrian Regional Branch Maj. Gen. Hafez al-Assad Commander of the Syrian Air Force Maj. Salim Hatum Syrian Army Commander Lt. Col. Mustafa Tlas Syrian Army CommanderCasualties and losses400 killed[1]The 1966 Syrian coup d'état
1966 Syrian coup d'état
refers to events between 21 and 23 February in which the government of the Syrian Arab Republic was overthrown and replaced
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1963 Syrian Coup D'état
The 1963 Syrian coup d'état, referred to by the Syrian government as the 8 March Revolution (Arabic: ثورة الثامن من آذار‎), was the successful seizure of power in Syria
Syria
by the military committee of the Syrian Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party. The planning and the unfolding conspiracy was inspired by the Iraqi Regional Branch's successful military coup. The coup was planned by the military committee, rather than the Ba'ath Party's civilian leadership, but Michel Aflaq, the leader of the party, consented to the conspiracy. The leading members of the military committee throughout the planning process and in the immediate aftermath of taking power were Muhammad Umran, Salah Jadid and Hafez al-Assad. The committee enlisted the support of two Nasserists, Rashid al-Qutayni and Muhammad al-Sufi, and the independent Ziad al-Hariri
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1999 Latakia Protests
Syrian GovernmentSyrian PoliceRifaat supportersLead figures Hafez al-AssadRifaat al-AssadCasualtiesDeath(s) 2 (official figure) Hundreds (opposition figure)Arrested ~1,000The 1999 Latakia
Latakia
protests (or 1999 Latakia
Latakia
incident)[1] were violent protests and armed clashes, which erupted in Latakia, Syria
Syria
following 1998 People's Assembly's Elections. The violent events were an explosion of a long-running feud between Hafez al-Assad
Hafez al-Assad
and his younger brother Rifaat.[1] Two people were killed in fire exchanges of Syrian police and Rifaat's supporters during police crack-down on Rifaat's port compound in Latakia
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2004 Qamishli Riots
Riots suppressed by the Syrian Army:30-100 killed Thousands of Kurds flee to Iraqi KurdistanParties to the civil conflict Syrian GovernmentSyrian Army Syrian Police Kurdish Protesters Democratic Union Party (Syria)
Democratic Union Party (Syria)
(PYD)[2]Lead figures Bashar al-AssadCasualtiesDeath(s) 30 - 100The 2004 Qamishli
Qamishli
uprising was an uprising by Syrian Kurds in the northeastern city of Qamishli
Qamishli
in March 2004. The riots started during a chaotic football match, when some fans of the guest team (Arabs) started raising pictures of Saddam Hussein, an action that angered the fans of the host team (the Kurds). Both groups began throwing stones at each other, which soon developed to a political conflict as the Arab group raised pictures of Saddam Hussein
Saddam Hussein
while the Kurdish group raised the Flag of Kurdistan
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Syria
Coordinates: 35°N 38°E / 35°N 38°E / 35; 38Syrian Arab
Arab
Republic الجمهورية العربية السورية (Arabic) al-Jumhūrīyah al-ʻArabīyah as-SūrīyahFlagCoat of armsAnthem: "حماة الديار" (Arabic) Humat ad-Diyar Guardians of the HomelandCapital and largest city Damascus 33°30′N 36°18′E / 33.500°N 36.300°E / 33.500; 36.300Official languages ArabicEthnic groupsSyrian Arabs Arameans Kurds Turkomans Assyrians Circassians ArmeniansReligion 87% Isl
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Syrian Occupation Of Lebanon
Protesters opposed to the Syrian occupation heading to Martyrs' Square on foot and in vehiclesThe Syrian occupation of Lebanon
Lebanon
(Arabic: الاحتلال السوري للبنان‎) began in 1976, during the Lebanese Civil War, and ended in 2005 following the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri. In January 1976, a Syrian proposal to restore the limits to the Palestinian guerrilla presence in Lebanon, which had been in place prior to the outbreak of the civil war, was welcomed by Maronites, but rejected by the Palestinian guerrillas and their Lebanese Druze-led and leftist allies. In June 1976, to deal with the opposition posed by this latter group (which was normally allied with Syria), the Syrian regime dispatched Palestinian units under its control into Lebanon, and soon after sent in its own troops as well
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Al Akhbar (Lebanon)
Al Akhbar (Arabic: الأخبار‎, literally "The News") is a daily Arabic language
Arabic language
newspaper published in a semi tabloid format in Beirut.[1] It also started an English version published on the Internet. The paper describes itself as independent and progressive.Contents1 History and profile 2 Orientation 3 Quality 4 Writers 5 ReferencesHistory and profile[edit] The newspaper started printing and distribution in 2006.[2] It was established by Joseph Samaha (a leftist intellectual and former editor-in-chief of As-Safir)[3] and Ibrahim Al Amine
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Communism
In political and social sciences, communism (from Latin
Latin
communis, "common, universal")[1][2] is the philosophical, social, political, and economic ideology and movement whose ultimate goal is the establishment of the communist society, which is a socioeconomic order structured upon the common ownership of the means of production and the absence of social classes, money[3][4] and the state.[5][6] Communism
Communism
includes a variety of schools of thought, which broadly include Marxism
Marxism
and anarchism (anarcho-communism), as well as the political ideologies grouped around both. All of these share the analysis that the current order of society stems from its economic system, capitalism; that in this system there are two major social classes; that conflict between these two classes is the root of all problems in society; and that this situation will ultimately be resolved through a social revolution
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Islamism
PoliticalHizb ut-Tahrir Iranian Revolution Jamaat-e-Islami Millî Görüş Muslim
Muslim
Brotherhood List of Islamic political partiesMilitantMilitant Islamism
Islamism
based inMENA region S
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Nasserism
Nasserism
Nasserism
(Arabic: التيار الناصري‎ at-Tayyār an-Nāṣṣarī) is a socialist Arab nationalist political ideology based on the thinking of Gamal Abdel Nasser, one of the two principal leaders of the Egyptian revolution of 1952
Egyptian revolution of 1952
and Egypt's second President. Spanning the domestic and international spheres, it combines elements of Arab socialism, republicanism, nationalism, anti-imperialism, developing world solidarity and international non-alignment. In the 1950s and 1960s, Nasserism
Nasserism
was amongst the most potent political ideologies in the Arab world
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Islamist Uprising In Syria
Muslim BrotherhoodKata'ib Muhammad Fighting VanguardSupport from Iraq Syrian governmentCommanders and leaders Issam Attar[2](Supreme Guide, until 1980) Adnan Said al Din[2](Supreme Guide, until 1981) Sa`id Hawwa[2](Comptroller General) Ali Sadreddine Al-Bayanouni[2](Deputy Comptroller General) `Adnan `Uqla[2](Commander of the Fighting Vanguard) Hafez al-Assad(President of Syria, Commander-in-Chief) Rifaat al-Assad(Commander of the Defense Companies) Shafiq Fayadh(Commander of the 3rd Armoured Division) Hikmat al-Shihabi(Chief of staff of the SAA) Ali Haydar( Special
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Damascus Spring
The Damascus
Damascus
Spring (Arabic: ربيع دمشق‎, Rabīʻ Dimashq) was a period of intense political and social debate in Syria
Syria
which started after the death of President Hafiz al-Asad
Hafiz al-Asad
in June 2000 and continued to some degree until autumn 2001, when most of the activities associated with it were suppressed by the government
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European Enlightenment
Enlightenment, enlighten or enlightened may refer to:Contents1 Culture 2 Computing 3 Film and television 4 Music 5 Other uses 6 See alsoCulture[edit] Enlightenment (spiritual), insight or awakening to the true nature of reality Age of Enlightenment, period in Western intellectual history from the late 17th to the late 18th century, centered in France but also encompassing:Scottish Enlightenment, period in 18th century Scotland American Enlightenment, intellectual culture of the British North American colonies and the early United States Enlightenment in Poland, ideas of the
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