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  1. suitable POD for majority-Christian Lebanon that's stable to this day

    This thread is a follow-up of a past thread that I created with regard to a Lebanon that is still majority Christian (many of them Maronites) and has fewer sectarian divisions than in OTL, a Lebanon that doesn't witness the devastating 1975-90 civil war nor the catastrophic economic depression...
  2. Can the Lebanese Civil War be prevented?

    Alert: awfully generic information incoming. Before the outbreak of its civil war in 1975, Lebanon was a relatively prosperous country, whose capital, Beirut, was known as the "Paris of the Middle East". All that prosperity went down the drain after 15 years of infighting between more armed...
  3. WI: The Alawite and Jabal Druze states survive

    The Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon included the Alawite and Jabal Druze states. However, in 1936, French colonial authorities allowed these states to be incorporated into the Syrian Republic as a concession to its ruling party at the time, the Nationalist Bloc. While there were many among...
  4. GauchoBadger

    PC/WI: Fakhr al-Din II estabilishes an independent Lebanon?

    Fakhr al-Din II of the Ma'an dynasty was a Druze political leader active in middle Syria during the early 17th century, notable for uniting the Maronite and Druze groups of modern Lebanon in a military effort against the Ottoman administration of Syria. At a time, he apparently held sway over...
  5. Druze like populations in Europe

    Who are the Druze https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Druze https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Closed_community#Religious_and_cultural_communities Since the 11th century, the Druze have been a closed community. Members of the Druze can only marry within the religion. Druze does not accept converts Does...
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