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In: Asian and African Studies, vol. 31, no. 1
Karol Sorby Jr.


Year, pages: 2022, 124 - 140
Language: slo
Syria under the Bacth in the 1960s; the role of the military; struggle for power; Ḥāfiẓ al-Asad’s bloodless coup; consolidation of power; political and social changes; preparation for the liberation of the occupied territories.
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Israel’s military victory over the Arabs in June 1967 provoked a widespread reaction and a search for a way out throughout the Arab world and, in the case of Syria, led to the overthrow of the ruling regime. In the autumn of 1970 Ḥāfiẓ al-Asad seized power, and his regime represented the arrival of new elites from rural backgrounds to replace the traditional urban politicians and representatives of business circles. It was an authoritarian regime whose power base was the army and the Bacth Party. The sole ruler wielded absolute power and became the object of a personality cult. The regime adopted socialist-type economic policies and advocated egalitarian reforms.
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Sorby Jr., K. 2022. SYRIA – BEGINNING OF THE TRANSFORMATION PROCESS, 1970 – 1973. In Asian and African Studies, vol. 31, no.1, pp. 124-140. 1335-1257. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/aassav.2022.31.1.06

Sorby Jr., K. (2022). SYRIA – BEGINNING OF THE TRANSFORMATION PROCESS, 1970 – 1973. Asian and African Studies, 31(1), 124-140. 1335-1257. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/aassav.2022.31.1.06
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Publisher: Institute of Oriental Studies
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