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History of Syria

Can you answer these questions about the history of Syria?
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What empire controlled Syria between 1516–1918?
Ottoman Empire
What "caliphate" controlled a significant amount of territory in Syria during the 2010s?
ISIS
What city on the Euphrates was made the capital of the above in 2014?
Raqqa
What European country had a "mandate" to oversee Syria from 1924–1946?
France
What ancient Mesopotamian kingdom does Syria takes its name from?
Assyria
What war did Syria fight with Israel in 1967?
Six-Day War
What area did Israel take from Syria after that war?
Golan Heights
What ancient area was Syria a part of, also known as the "cradle of civilization"?
Fertile Crescent
What four-letter city in Syria was formerly known as Emesa?
Homs
Who was the President of Syria between 1971–2000?
Hafez al-Assad
What major caliphate was Damascus the capital of between 661–744 AD?
Umayyad Caliphate
What series of international protests sparked the Syrian Civil War?
Arab Spring
What country was Syria in a political union with between 1958–1961,
known as the "United Arab Republic"?
Egypt
What socialist political party has been ruling Syria since 1963?
Ba'ath Party
What ancient A city, in neighboring Turkey, was the capital of the Roman province
that was called "Syria"?
Antioch
To what European country did most of the Syrian refugees flee after the civil war flee?
Germany
What sect of Shia Islam, starting with A, was founded by Ibn Nusayr in the 9th century?
Alawites
What four-letter ancient city was centered around the region of Tell Mardikh and
excavated by Paolo Matthiae between 1964–2011?
Ebla
Who was born in the ancient city of Philippopolis and became the only Arab
Emperor of the Roman Empire?
Philip the Arab
What modern-day Turkish province, in which that ancient city is located, was once
declared to be a part of Syria by the League of Nations in 1920?
Hatay
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