When is Revolution Day in Syria 2016?

Revolution Day in Syria 2016 started on Tuesday 8th Mar, 2016 (08/03/2016) 3025 days ago

What is Revolution Day in Syria?

Revolution Day in Syria

The Revolution Day event in Syria on March 8, 1963, was a significant turning point in the country's history. The day marked the overthrow of the government led by President Nazim al-Qudsi and the establishment of the Ba'athist regime, which ruled Syria for the next five decades.

The Ba'athist party, founded in Syria in the 1940s, was a socialist Arab nationalist movement that aimed to unify the Arab world and promote social justice. The party gained popularity in the 1950s and 1960s, particularly among young people who were disillusioned with the corruption and inefficiency of the existing political system.

On March 8, 1963, a group of military officers, including Salah Jadid, Hafez al-Assad, and Mohammed Umran, staged a coup d'état and overthrew the government. The coup was swift and decisive, and the Ba'athist party quickly established itself as the new ruling party in Syria.

The Revolution Day event was celebrated with great enthusiasm by the Ba'athist regime, which portrayed itself as a popular movement that had liberated the country from the corrupt and oppressive old guard. The regime immediately embarked on a program of radical reform, including land reform, nationalization of key industries, and a crackdown on corruption.

The Ba'athist government also pursued a policy of Arab nationalism, aligning itself with other Arab nationalist movements in the region and seeking to establish a united Arab front against Israel and the West. This policy was exemplified by Syria's participation in the Six-Day War in 1967, in which it joined other Arab countries in a failed attempt to defeat Israel.

The Ba'athist regime also implemented a number of social reforms, including increased access to education and healthcare, and efforts to promote women's rights. These reforms were welcomed by many Syrians, particularly those from marginalized communities.

However, the Ba'athist government also faced significant opposition, particularly from Islamic groups and other political movements that were excluded from the new political system. The regime responded to this opposition with repression, including arbitrary arrests, torture, and extrajudicial killings.

Despite the regime's efforts to promote Arab nationalism and socialism, Syria's economy remained heavily dependent on agriculture and the export of raw materials, and the country struggled with chronic economic problems throughout the Ba'athist period.

In 2011, Syria was swept up in the Arab Spring protests, which called for greater political freedom and an end to the Ba'athist regime. The Syrian government responded with violence, sparking a brutal civil war that has lasted for more than a decade.

The Revolution Day event in Syria in 1963 remains a significant moment in the country's history, marking the beginning of a period of radical reform and social change, but also the establishment of a repressive regime that ultimately failed to deliver on its promises of a better future for the Syrian people. Today, Syria continues to grapple with the legacy of the Ba'athist period, as well as the ongoing challenges of war and instability in the region.

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Start DateMar 8, 2016
When? Ended 3025 days ago
Duration1 Day
Type Syria Holidays

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