Arab Nationalism Analysis

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PSC 345 - Midterm Exam
Question One: Arab Nationalism
Arab Nationalism is a movement that began “after the withdrawal of Egyptian forces from Syria in 1839. Later on, Sa’ada founded the Syrian Social Nationalist Party in 1932. It was the major force in Lebanese and Syrian politics until the early 1960’s and was still operating in the 1990’s” (Palmer, pg.53) This movement rose to prominence in the 1950’s as Arab Nations began to gain independence from former colonial powers. The major principle of this movement would be that there should be political, cultural, religious, and historical unity among people of the Arab nations. Arab Nationalism’s main goal was to gain independence of the Western influence for all Arab countries. This movement
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This ideology is important to the Iranian revolution because it’s relation with regional politics, and the power to challenge the legitimacy of the state. After the revolution, the ideology became apparent in social, economic, and cultural policies for the Middle East. Some of these policies included the way people should dress, for example women were banned from uncovering their hair and body parts such as their arms. It was also important because it represented that religion stimulated profound social changes after the revolution, rather than serving only as a basis for social integration. Iran had a system of ideas, specifically economic, political and religious ideals that were important to this revolution has it introduced a period of Islamic revivalism and struggles against “modernization” in many nations where Islam is the predominant …show more content…
The biggest concern is focused on the women’s movement that has sought out to mobilize women into political action. In result, women in the Middle East often do not choose their political involvement but are forced upon by the state, or higher authority. Women have now become the targets of political action or political followers. During the 19th century the Egyptian state identified women as political. In the Middle East, women are also an important political force because of their critical positions as personal nodes in the webs of informal

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