Talk:United Arab Republic

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From what does this spring? I like the idea very much! BoArthur

From something *here* United Arab Republic. I wonder if the same events as happened *here* would've happened *there*? Nik 13:15, 15 November 2005 (PST)
I took the original proposal about Egypt and expanded a little upon it, trying to make the whole UAR thing "fit" more into IB. *Here* the UAR included Yemen, which withdrew after Syria. The main factors that led to this event, methinks, seem present *there* as well as *here* save that the linking of Arab Resurgence was not linked so much with Islam and the Khedive remained as a counter-force to Nasser. Zahir 13:30, 15 November 2005 (PST)
Just to make things interesting, perhaps we should change some of the details, assuming it would be plausible. For example, maybe the UAR lasted longer and/or included more nations? (*here*, Yemen wasn't actually part of the UAR, it was part of the looser United Arab States) There isn't nearly the Arab-Israeli hostility *there*, for example. What if, irony of ironies, Judea was involved somehow? Nik 19:36, 15 November 2005 (PST)
I don't see Judea being involved... while they are part of a slightly more harmonious Middle East, they are not Arabs and don't consider themselves to be such. After all, they don't speak Arabic. Steg

And while the Middle East may be more harmonious *there* we should recall some factors that remain the same:

  • It is largely desert, which means resources are sparce enough to encourage ruthlessness.
  • The Arab peoples have been kicked in the head by history for the last few centuries, and they are beginning to come out of it now.
  • Islamic civilization--once the jewel of western culture--was (in many Arabs' eyes) looted by Christian foreigners for much of the last two centuries and they are bound to resent it.
  • While potentially rich due to oil reserves, most actual Arab persons are fairly poor and not only want things better, tend to want to find someone to blame.

Given proposed articles over the last couple of months, I would suggest that some targets of this ire--which might take (among others) the form of Pan-Arabism--would be Ethiopia and Egypt's Khedive. Zahir 16:32, 16 November 2005 (PST)

This is up for de-proposalizing. So any comments, questions, suggestions, critiques, or whatnot should be submitted fairly soon. Zahir 19:50, 16 February 2006 (PST)
I have no complaints...maybe you should ask Steg Belsky to give it a once over. BoArthur
Okay. Who is Steg Belsky (probably a very stoopid question...)? Zahir 20:19, 16 February 2006 (PST)
Steg's the guy in charge of Mueva Sefarad. He does e-mail through Yahoo. BoArthur

Libyan Attitude

FWIW, in 1958, King Idris would not have cooperated with this scheme (the Greek and Sicilian opinions wouldn’t matter); still less in 1959, when Libya’s newly-discovered oil would be worth seizing. But Qadhdhafi and his family would be in favor. So I suggest that the Pan-Arabist cause be espoused erratically by Qadhdhafi.Theophilus88 21:59, 16 February 2006 (PST)


Heeeeeeeeey, Theophilus, that's dirty pool. "Repubic" is not a Montreiano word, Repùlica is! :) Doobieous 21:43, 21 February 2006 (PST)


What do you think about my proposal for the country's flag?

Proposal for UAR flag

--Pedromoderno 19:37, 3 August 2006 (PDT)

Nice. I like it. Seth 3:49, 4 August 2006
It looks good I believe. Maybe the emblem could be a little higher however so that it would be in exact center of the flag? I understand however that it might be not so for some rreason. Abdul-aziz 04:02, 4 August 2006 (PDT)
Well, the reason for the emblem is not centered in the flag is just due to my lack of capabilities on working images.--Pedromoderno 18:45, 4 August 2006 (PDT)