Arab Nationalism in the 20th Century

Alpkaya, Taylan (2014) Arab Nationalism in the 20th Century. Other thesis, TED ANKARA KOLEJİ.

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Gamal Abdel Nasser is presumably the most influential leader in the Arab world in 20th century, from Ba’athists in Iraq and Syria to Colonel Qaddafi of Libya, nearly every Arab state once tasted nationalistic policies shaped from his ideas. Nevertheless, he is not very known outside the Arab world and there are very few studies based on him. Even though he has many other achievements like establishment of Non-Alignment Movement and economical development of Egypt, his main influence is on Arab nationalism. This essay investigates the influence of Gamal Abdel Nasser on Arab nationalism between the years 1952-1958. The research question only works on the political elements of Arab nationalism for a more accurate study. For being able to observe the evaluation of Arab nationalism in the given years, a history of Arab nationalism must be given. Therefore, the first section will discuss the creation of Arab nationalism while the remaining four will work in a narrower period. Important events occurred when Nasser was the president of Egypt will be investigated and their importance for the Arab nationalism will be discussed. Moreover, the place of nationalism in the life of Arab nations will be shown throughout the essay. In the last section, the essay will be concluded by summing up the historical elements in the essay to show that Nasserism is impartible with Arab nationalism as the more Nasser used nationalism for the benefits of Egypt, the more benefits of Egypt coincided with nationalism. However, it must also be stated that the purpose for the writing of this essay wasn’t concluding it in this way but the conclusion is reached after the analysis of the resources. The sources which this essay used are all looking the given period of time in a different manner and show variety.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Additional Information: Instructor: Pınar TURKECAN, IB Notu: C
Uncontrolled Keywords: influence of Gamal Abdel Nasser, evolution of Arab Nationalism
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Depositing User: Kamil Çömlekçi
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2014 12:30
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2014 12:30

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