Banner o the Arab Revolt

The Banner o the Arab Revolt wis a banner uised bi Arab naitionalists durin the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire in World War I.

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The banner o the Arab revolt- Aqaba 2006

HistoryEedit

The banner wis designed bi the Breetish diplomat Sir Mark Sykes, in an effort tae create a feelin o "Arab-ness" in order tae fuel the revolt.[1] Although the Arab Revolt wis anerlie vera limited in scope an concertit bi the Breetish rather than bi Arabs thairsels, the banner influenced the naitional banners o a number o emergin Arab states efter Warld War I. Banners inspired bi that o the Arab revolt include those o Egyp, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Sudan, Sirie, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, the Palestine, Somaliland, the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic an Libie.

The horizontal colors staund for the Abbasid, Umayyad an Fatimid Caliphate]. The red triangle refers tae the Hashemite dynasty.

The Hashemites wur allees o the Breetish in the conflict against the Ottoman Empire. Efter the war endit, the Hashemites achievit or wur grantit rule in the Hejaz region o Arabie, Jordan, formally kent as the Hashemite Kinrick o Jordan, briefly in Greater Sirie, an Iraq.

Greater Sirie wis dissolved efter anerlie a few months existence, in 1920. The Hashemites wur owerthrown in the Hejaz in 1925 bi the Hoose o Saud, an in Iraq in 1958 bi a coup d'etat, but retained pouer in Jordan.

A 98.5 by 197 fuit version o the banner flies frae the Aqaba Flagpole, currently the seicont tawest freestaundin flagpole in the warld, locatit in Aqaba, Jordan.

ReferencesEedit

  1. William Easterly, The White Man's Burden, (2006) p. 295

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