11. French Syria (1919-1946)

  Crisis Phase (July 2, 1919-July 17, 1925):  Syrian nationalists, meeting in Damascus on July 2, 1919, called for the independence of the Syrian territory from France.  French troops took control of the Syrian territory on September 15, 1919, and General Henri Gouraud was named French High Commissioner for on October 9, 1919. Syrian nationalists … Continue reading 11. French Syria (1919-1946)