VI. The World Wars and the Interwar Period, 1914–1945 > F. The Middle East and North Africa, 1914–1945 > 2. The Middle East > e. Syria
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(See 1913–14)
 
e. Syria
 
 
1919, July 2
 
The General Syrian Congress in Damascus passed a resolution affirming its opposition to a French mandate in Syria.  1
 
Oct. 9
 
Appointment of Gen. Henri Gouraud, an official in the French administration of Morocco, as French high commissioner for Syria. The ideas for early French policy in Syria were drawn largely from French experience in Morocco, where conditions were quite different. This led to misunderstandings.  2
 
 
 
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