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United Arab Republic(Encyclopedia)United Arab Republic, political union (1958–61) of Egypt and Syria. The capital was Cairo. The two countries were merged (1958) into a single unit comprising the Southern (Egypt) and the Northern (S...
United Arab Emirates(Encyclopedia)United Arab Emirates, federation of sheikhdoms (2015 est. pop. 5,780,000), c.30,000 sq mi (77,700 sq km), SE Arabia, on the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The federation, commonly known as the UAE...
Arab(Encyclopedia)Arab ´rb [key], in the Bible, hill town of S ancient Palestine, near Hebron.
Arab League(Encyclopedia)Arab League, popular name for the League of Arab States, formed in 1945 in an attempt to give political expression to the Arab nations. The original charter members were Egypt, Iraq, Jordan (then know...
republic(Encyclopedia)republic [Lat. res publica,=public affair], today understood to be a sovereign state ruled by representatives of a widely inclusive electorate. The term republic formerly denoted a form of government ...
United Nations Members(Encyclopedia)United Nations MembersCountryYear of EntryAfghanistan1946Albania1955Algeria1962Andorra1993Angola1976Antigua and Barbuda1981Argentina1945Armenia1992Australia1945Austria1955Azerbaijan1992Bahamas1973Bahr...
Arab Spring(Encyclopedia)Arab Spring, in modern North African and Middle Eastern history, antigovernment demonstrations and uprisings that, from late 2010, swept many of the regions' Arab nations. Arising in large part in rea...
Arab-Israeli Wars(Encyclopedia)Arab-Israeli Wars, conflicts in 1948–49, 1956, 1967, 1973–74, and 1982 between Israel and the Arab states. Tensions between Israel and the Arabs have been complicated and heightened by the politic...
Batavian Republic(Encyclopedia)Batavian Republic, name for the Netherlands in the years (1795–1806) following conquest by the French during the French Revolutionary Wars. The United Provinces of the Netherlands were reconstituted...
Dominican Republic(Encyclopedia)Dominican Republic dmn´kn [key], republic (2015 est. pop. 10,528,000), 18,700 sq mi (48,442 sq km), West Indies, on the eastern two thirds of the island of Hispaniola. The capital and largest...
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