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Syrian Civil War

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How did it start?
Introduction
Syrian Civil War
Recent Roots of the Conflict
Opposing Sides
OUTCOMES
Key Events
GOVERNMENT RESPONSES
International Response
Timeline of Events
With
the Syrian Government
Against
the Syrian Government
Russia
China
Qatar
Iran
Israel
United States
United Kingdom
France
Saudi Arabia
Lebanon
Jordan

Russia- warned US and their allies against taking sided action against Syria.


China- Criticized the strikes of going against Syria
Qatar- main suppliers to Syria

Iran- Has been Syria’s main backer even before the war, fighting with Syria

Israel- fear of backing out will cause troubles to them
US- asked Syria to surrender the chemical stockpile, pushing for the government to be the Geneva communique

Syrian Government used violence to break up protests
Police, Military, and Paramilitary forces used violence
Protests involved the removal of the
Emergency Law
and Syria's Supreme State Security Court
Law provided government with unlimited authority to restrict individual freedoms when national security and public safety were at risk

March 29th Assad addressed Syrians about the legitimacy of their protests
Government removed old the cabinet and
Assad soon found replacement members
Resisted immediate reform
Introduce reform Slowly
April 19th New Cabinet repealed emergency law and dissolved Syria's Supreme State Security Court
But passed a law requiring protestors to receive government permission before protesting
UK- Backed out of support for Syria when Syria failed to secure the backing of the parliament in 2013
Saudi Arabia- has been a rival of Syrian government for years. has been pushing for action against Syrian leader
Lebanon- kind of neutral because if they go against Syria there will be more violence than there has been
Lebanon- kind of neutral because if they go against Syria there will be more violence than there has been
People in Syria are protesting for a democratic government.
This is a political issue.
The citizens want more freedom and rights, however, President Al-Assad wants to keep power.

Countries...
Background
Large protests began and the government took notice.
Security forces killed several civilians with fire.
Now more people are fighting back.
Who are the "rebels"?
US Role:
Past soldiers along with civilians.
The Free Syrian Army which emerged in 2011.
Who is the president?
"Removals"
fight to remove president from power
Boost rebels
President Bashar Al-Assad.
Been president since 2000 when his father, Hafez, and his brother passed away.
Hafez ruled Syria for 30 years
Citizens hoped that Al-Assad would be a better president than Hafez who was a Soviet Ally; however Al-Assad wasn't supposed to be president.
Al-Assad is a Shiite Muslim.
Most of the Syrian population is Sunni Muslim.
This isolates him from the rest of the countries and provides more people with a reason to fight.
France- Was the first to stop recognizing the Syrian government, joined up with US military
Bibliography
Grace Babor
Ashley Isacson
Riley O'Connell
Lucy Rappis
Global 8
http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=syria+map+war&source=images&cd=&ved=0CAcQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.the-american-interest.com%2F2014%2F02%2F26%2Fmaps-to-help-you-understand-the-syrian-war%2F&ei=u9EJVdzEN82WyATBgoDICw&bvm=bv.88198703,d.aWw&psig=AFQjCNGxWxX261RJv3Ibn2ThmgRP67tLXw&ust=1426793256985983
MAINTAIN OF POWER IN GOVERNMENT
RESULTS OF UPRISING
The uprising caused violence in Syria. The violence lead to the start of the Syrian Civil War. This war is still going on today.
Assad finds chooses a new cabinet
Assad removes the Emergency Law
Members of the Ba 'ath Party resign in protest against the regime’s crackdown
Protestors still fighting for the government to become a democracy
Main Changes in Government
Solution of Conflict
The conflict is still on going; therefore, there has been no clear resolution
Overall
The government is slowly working towards a reform.
The Syrian government still has power over Syrians
The government feels threatened by the protestors and they are trying to resolve their disagreements with violence this shows the civilians that they are still in control
What led to the conflict?
Syrian government: doesn't want a democracy
The people of Syria want a democracy
Citizens and standing countries: want a democracy
But the government doesn't put up with protesting and they want to keep power.
2011
January 2011: Small Protests
March 2011: Larger protests and government reaction
May 2011: Arrests and attacks in Daraa & Douma
-tanks kill 500 people
June 2011: 50,000 protesters
-funeral held for those who lost their lives
-President blames unrest on citizens and protesters but admits that some demands are legitimate
July 2011: 500,000 protesters
-40 killed
August 2011: Human Rights violation against government
December 2011: Two car bombings near security office

2012
Scenarios for the future...
February 2012: Crimes Against Humanity again against government
-hospitals being used as torture chambers
-over 31 Syrians killed
May 2012: 25 people killed including 4 students
-1500 students protesting at Aleppo University
-car bomb blast injures 372 people
June 2012: 80 security personal killed by "rebels"
September 2012: over 250 killed by warplanes
2014
August 2014: Rebels take control of Syria-Israel border
Assad's government gassed over a thousand peope including over 100 children
"Ba'ath Party." Infoplease. Infoplease, n.d. Web. 23 Mar. 2015.
Bender, Jeremy. "These Are The Four Most Likely Outcomes To The War In Syria." Business Insider.

"Syrian Civil War." Encyclopaedia Beitannica. Encyclopædia Britannica, n.d. Web. 23 Mar. 2015.
"Syria: The Story of the Conflict." BBC News. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Feb. 2015.
""Syrian Chemical Weapons & the Possibility of Ending the Civil War," by William R Polk." Syria Comment RSS. N.p., 29 Sept. 2013. Web. 25 Mar. 2015.
Reasons we believe this conflict occurred:
2013
February 2013: around 70,000 people killed so far
August 2013: investigator look at reports of chemical weapon use
October 2013: dismantle chemical weapons
December 2013: government airstrike
200,000 killed so far
https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&ved=0CAcQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.huffingtonpost.com%2F2011%2F10%2F22%2Fsyria-homs-fighting-kills_n_1026405.html&ei=F24MVb7uKsmXyATfvICIAg&bvm=bv.88528373,d.aWw&psig=AFQjCNE3MU78wEjYBtYa6zor2pWR9sRxPQ&ust=1426964370874825
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Citizens weren't happy with government.
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The Syrian government doesn't know how to relax and control the people.
Neither side is able to claim victory so the battle continues.
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Government
Protesters
Wants to stop protesters and make them happy while continuing their leading style
Wants an end to authoritarian practices and the way their government works
Why is Bashar Al-Assad so hated?
The government has used violence to try to end the protests, they have brought police, military, and paramilitary forces to kill the protesters causing the conflict to arise into a civil war.
He wasn't supposed to be President!
Bassel Al-Assad (his brother) was supposed to rule. He was trained by his father, Hafez, and liked by the people. Bassel was smart and strong and an outgoing person. On the other hand, Bashar was frail and shy. One day, Bashar found out that he was going to be president because Bassel died in a car accident.
He is too concerned about reserving his power.

At first, Bashar seemed to be making political reforms; however, once it started influencing his power he worried it would endanger his throne, so he retreated.
(according to the Syrian civilians)
http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=bashar+al+assad+hate&source=images&cd=&ved=0CAcQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.slate.com%2Fblogs%2Fweigel%2F2014%2F06%2F04%2F_23_members_of_congress_who_won_their_last_elections_with_bigger_votes_than.html&ei=K7oRVdjOEYuZyASB0YKIDw&bvm=bv.89184060,d.aWw&psig=AFQjCNHbuddhCJu6dFYRvmxPs9snLOFlnQ&ust=1427311508458079
What is the Ba 'ath Party?
http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=syrian+government&source=images&cd=&ved=0CAcQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.telegraph.co.uk%2Fnews%2Fworldnews%2Fmiddleeast%2Fsyria%2F9630086%2FSyria-Assad-agrees-to-four-day-ceasefire.html&ei=QrsRVbeWIZamyATiqYCwCw&bvm=bv.89184060,d.aWw&psig=AFQjCNFSdXEoMtoH-l6RzYK0s9-bAgyqwQ&ust=1427311810253402
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http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=bashar+al+assad+transparent&source=images&cd=&ved=0CAcQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Faethoughts.blogspot.com%2F2006_02_01_archive.html&ei=4LwRVdC_LMKfyAS_9IL4DQ&bvm=bv.89184060,d.aWw&psig=AFQjCNGxXGJ1PHG2hWWYzjTFhj6oZKAefA&ust=1427312212450715
Founded in 1943 in Damascus by Michel 'Aflaq
The Ba 'ath advocates the formation of a single Arab socialist nation
It has branches in many Middle Eastern countries but was the ruling party in Syria and Iraq
In Syria there was two fractions the progressives and nationalists but Hafiz al-Assad was apart of the nationalists and gained control in 1970
Muslim Brotherhood main threat to Syrian Party
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Damascus, Syria
This is the capital of Syria
Both sides are struggling to claim it.
I want Damascus!!!
No, I want Damascus!!!
Key Turning Point
Assad claims he now has the upper hand.
Click the link for a short video.
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An Assad Victory
Assad & Regime Forces defeat the Rebel Forces
Regime Collapse
Rebel Forces acquire superior weaponry & defeat Regime
Negotiated Settlement
Peace talks lead to a non sectarian government that contains members of the Assad regime and rebel forces
Creation of Mini-States
Syria's borders harden & semi-functioning mini states start around the country
Alawite state, Kurdish state, Islamist state, & ISIS emirate
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Business Insider, Inc, 22 Oct. 2014. Web. 24 Mar. 2015.
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