Would Syria and Lebanon have been one country?

If arabs in the middle east had their way, and their fate would have not been determined by the french and the british via sykes picot agreement, would Syria and Lebanon still be one area, or did the people there want to be separate in some ways too?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    The entire middle east should be made into a united community with open borders like Europe to stop all this ongoing stupid squabbling

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Obviously not since under Ottoman rule prior to World War II, meaning prior to the Sykes–Picot Agreement, they were separate eyalets (what we would call a state or country), meaning separate countries in the Ottoman Empire like how Scotland and Wales are separate countries in the British Empire or how Austria, Hungary, Galicia, Bohemia, Bosnia, etc. were all separate countries in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The eyalet that would become modern-day Syria was called Dimask and included much of what is now Jordan and the eyalet that would become modern-day Lebanon was called Beyrut and included much of what is modern-day Israel. That, in no doubt, had a lot to do with the fact that Lebanese people are a distinct ethnicity and have long maintained that distinct ethnicity, having descended from the ancient Phoenicians, not from Arabs, Syriacs, or any other Assyrian or Syrian ethnic group.

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