United Arab Republic

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noun - United Arab Republic (or UAR; Arabic: الجمهورية العربية المتحدة‎‎, alternatively referred to, mostly in Israel in the 1960s-70's, as the United Arab Commonwealth) was a short-lived political union between Egypt and Syria. The union began in 1958 and existed until 1961, when Syria seceded from the union after the 1961 Syrian coup d'état. Egypt continued to be known officially as the "United Arab Republic" until 1971. The president was Gamal Abdel Nasser. It was a member of the United Arab States, a loose confederation with North Yemen which in 1961 dissolved along with the Republic.

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