Syria: Polity Style: 1918-2016

30 Sep 1918 - 8 Mar 1920 Sūriyya
8 Mar 1920 - 21 Aug 1920 Mamlakat Sūriyya al-Muttaḥida
2 Sep 1920 Alawites separated
1 Dec 1920 Aleppo separated
1 Dec 1920 Damascus separated
1 May 1921 Jabal Druze separated
28 Jun 1922 unification of Alawites, Aleppo and Damascus
28 Jun 1922 - 1 Jan 1925 Ittiḥād al-Duwal al-Sūriyya = Union des États de Syrie
29 Sep 1923 mandate for Syria and the Lebanon to be exercised by the government of France is passed by the Council of the League of Nations (24 Jul 1922) and enters into force 29 Sep 1923 (League of Nations Official Journal, 3rd year, No. 8, August 1922, pp. 823-825, 1013-1017) [1]
1 Jan 1925 Alawites separated
1 Jan 1925 - 19 Nov 1931 Dawlat Sūriyya = État de Syrie
19 Nov 1931 - 10 Jul 1939 al-Jumhūriyya al-Sūriyya = République Syrienne
2 Dec 1936 Jabal Druze merged into Syria
5 Dec 1936 Alawites merged into Syria
19 Jul 1939 - 16 Sep 1941 Dawlat Sūriyya = État de Syrie
16 Sep 1941 - 22 Feb 1958 al-Jumhūriyya al-Sūriyya = République Syrienne
22 Dec 1943 mandate is de facto dissolved following the conclusion of the Tripartite Agreement between France, Syria, and Lebanon, dated 22 Dec 1943, providing for the transfer of authority over all the remaining Mandatory institutions
22 Feb 1958 - 29 Sep 1961 a part of the United Arab Republic
29 Sep 1961 - al-Jumhūriyya al-‘Arabiyya al-Sūriyya

[1] The declaration approved by the Council of the Legue of Nations required that the mandates would "enter into force automatically and at the same time, as soon as the Governments of France and Italy have notified the President of the Council of the League of Nations that they have reached an agreement on certain particular points in regard to the latter of these mandates." The notifications were submitted at the session of the Council of 29 Sep 1923 (League of Nations Official Journal, 4th year, No. 11, November 1923, p. 1355)
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