Yea, yea, it's waaaaay past time to unify Syria-Iraq again, isn't it?
I mean, really, it's time .... because .... well, because the two countries are .... well, they're .... hmmmmmm, exactly why do they need to be unified again .... I seem to have forgotten .... only for the moment of course ... so could you tell everyone why?
Please provide more information, like years this occurred. Yes the areas we know as Syria and Iraq were part of the same empires at one time. Be they the Persian, Roman, Ottoman, etc. But the people of the two countries are not the same people. Just in the same way Czechs, Slovaks, Croats, and Austrians, to name a few, all resided within the Austro-Hungarian Empire at one time. They were not all same people because of this.
Do you mean Nasser’s United Arab Republic? Because that was Egypt and Syria.
Jordan and Iraq were briefly united, before Iraq’s Pro-British monarchy was deposed.
It’s all the England’s fault. They basically broke it up along British rail lines after WW1. Bleeping morons.
and by adding Jordan, Lebanon, Iran, Egypt, Libya, Tunis, etc etc you can unify into the Khalifate.. this seems to be the Obama's master plan.
I guess you are having fun, because I cannot find any basis for what you are saying. Baghdad and Damascus have for centuries been independent cultural centers. In Biblical times the Syrians ruled from Damascus, while Babylonians and Assyrians ruled from what is now Iraq. In Islamic history, the Umayyad Caliphs made Damascus their capital, whereas the Abbasid Caliphs made Baghdad their capital. Even as far back as the Ottoman Empire, Iraq and Syria were not merged. After WWI, the British were given Iraq and the French were given Syria. Iraq was given independence in 1932, Syria gained independence in 1936. At no time since have they been joined politically, as far as I can tell. Now, Lebanon and Syria have at times been merged and separated, but that is another matter. If you can show me where I am incorrect, please do so, as I am happy to learn more, but I cannot find any basis for a map in your lifetime showing Syria-Iraq as though it were one country.