The Syrian Revolution                      They are syrious.Siddhant Agarwal
Syria is a country in Western Asia, borderingLebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to theWest, Turkey to the north, Iraq to th...
POPULATION• The population of Syria is 74% Sunni Muslim, with a  13% Shia Muslim population, 10% Christian and 3% Druze.  ...
Ethnic Groups:Arab - 90.3%Kurds, Armenian & Other- 9.7%Religions:Sunni Muslim - 74%Other Muslim (Alawite & Druze)-16%Chris...
LEADERS• President Bashar al-Assad- has been president  of Syria for 11 years; accused of violating  human rights• The Syr...
Syrian UprisingSyria is currently engaged in an ongoing civil war since March 2011 which has resulted in massivearmed conf...
Syrian UprisingSyria is currently engaged in an ongoing civil war since March 2011 which has resulted in massivearmed conf...
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  1. 1. The Syrian Revolution They are syrious.Siddhant Agarwal
  2. 2. Syria is a country in Western Asia, borderingLebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to theWest, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east,Jordan to the south, and Israel to thesouthwest.
  3. 3. POPULATION• The population of Syria is 74% Sunni Muslim, with a 13% Shia Muslim population, 10% Christian and 3% Druze. Combined, some 90% of the Syrian population is Muslim, which largely includes Arabs and significant minorities of Kurds and Circassians, while some 10% are Christians, which mainly includes ethnic Assyrians, but also Arab Christians and Armenians. The ethnic minorities include Kurdish (10%), Assyrian/Syriac, Armenian, Turkmen and Circassian populations, while the majority is Arab (90%).
  4. 4. Ethnic Groups:Arab - 90.3%Kurds, Armenian & Other- 9.7%Religions:Sunni Muslim - 74%Other Muslim (Alawite & Druze)-16%Christian- 10%Stats:• Roughly 70% of career soldiers inthe Syrian army are Alawites.• The military’s most elite division,the Republican Guard, led by thepresident’s younger brother Maheral Assad, is an all-Alawite force.•The Syrian constitution guaranteesthe Baath Party majority control ofthe 250-seat Peoples Assembly byreserving assembly seats for theBaath Party and the NationalProgressive Front. The governmentapproves all candidates for election,thus preventing true oppositioncandidates from running.
  5. 5. LEADERS• President Bashar al-Assad- has been president of Syria for 11 years; accused of violating human rights• The Syrian uprising has no defined leader but is comprised of mostly Syrian men
  6. 6. Syrian UprisingSyria is currently engaged in an ongoing civil war since March 2011 which has resulted in massivearmed conflict between the civilians and the Syrian Armed Forces or the Syrian army. Since 1970,Syria was ruled by president Hafez al-Assad of the Ba’ath party. Under the rule of Hafez al-Assad,Syria had grown into a strong country unlike before the 1970s. He revolutionized Syria’s economyand infrastructure to a huge extent. Assad remained in power for three decades, longer thananyone in the history of the Syrian state. Hafez al-Assad died on 10 June 2000, after 30 years inpower. Immediately following al-Assads death, the Parliament amended the constitution,reducing the mandatory minimum age of the President from 40 to 34, thus allowing his son,Bashar al-Assad, to become legally eligible for nomination by the ruling Baath party. On 10 July2000, Bashar al-Assad was elected President by referendum in which he ran unopposed,garnering 97.29% of the vote, according to Syrian Government statistics.After taking office, Bashar al-Assad sought to present himself as a reformer. After his taking seatas the president of Syria, there came what is known as the Damascus Spring, where peoplestarted to meet in different places and discussed the political issues. Most importantly fordemocratic elections, cancellation of state emergencies, abolition of marital law and specialcourts, release of political prisoners who were tortured by the police for trying to bring politicalreforms and most importantly the right to form political parties and civil organization, a rule thatwas passed by former president Hafez al-Assad. However, the movement was suppressed byautumn 2001.
  7. 7. Syrian UprisingSyria is currently engaged in an ongoing civil war since March 2011 which has resulted in massivearmed conflict between the civilians and the Syrian Armed Forces or the Syrian army. Since 1970,Syria was ruled by president Hafez al-Assad of the Ba’ath party. Under the rule of Hafez al-Assad,Syria had grown into a strong country unlike before the 1970s. He revolutionized Syria’s economyand infrastructure to a huge extent. Assad remained in power for three decades, longer thananyone in the history of the Syrian state. Hafez al-Assad died on 10 June 2000, after 30 years inpower. Immediately following al-Assads death, the Parliament amended the constitution,reducing the mandatory minimum age of the President from 40 to 34, thus allowing his son,Bashar al-Assad, to become legally eligible for nomination by the ruling Baath party. On 10 July2000, Bashar al-Assad was elected President by referendum in which he ran unopposed,garnering 97.29% of the vote, according to Syrian Government statistics.After taking office, Bashar al-Assad sought to present himself as a reformer. After his taking seatas the president of Syria, there came what is known as the Damascus Spring, where peoplestarted to meet in different places and discussed the political issues. Most importantly fordemocratic elections, cancellation of state emergencies, abolition of marital law and specialcourts, release of political prisoners who were tortured by the police for trying to bring politicalreforms and most importantly the right to form political parties and civil organization, a rule thatwas passed by former president Hafez al-Assad. However, the movement was suppressed byautumn 2001.
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