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Ever since the state was formed in the 1920s, the struggle for Syria began. Hinging on the ups and downs of internal and regional power politics, the struggle for Syria unfolded in phases, the most recent the Arab Spring and its aftermath since 2011 .On the borderline between the Ottoman Empire and Arab provinces, mobilized by the Arab revolt in 1916, Syria was a disputed land. The hotbed of ideological politics, Syria was the scene of a power struggle between Arab nationalism and Syrian nationalism-an ideology calling for Greater Syria, articulated by Antoun Saadeh, the founder of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party in the 1930s. Subsequently, the struggle for Syria went on, pitting the Baath Party and its rivals in the 1950s, notably the Syrian Nationalist and Communist Parties, against each other, a period elaborated in Patrick Seale's book "The Struggle for Syria". In search of leadership and power, Syria's Baath Party joined ranks with him and called for the merging of Syria and Egypt in what became in 1958 the United Arab Republic.This was yet another episode in the struggle for Syria.The struggle for Syria goes on.
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