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Reply To: Several leaders are mentioned in Lecture 2. Pick one of the leaders who impacted Syrian history and discuss how their leadership qualities, or lack thereof, influenced the course of Syrian history.

Angela Lingg

Thank you for summarizing the history of the Ba’ath Party and how the Assad family came to power. While the Ba’ath party was perhaps started with anti-imperialist and socialist ideas, the party has now turned into a dictatorship that is hiding under the guise of a constitution. It is a reminder that even leaders who perhaps have good intentions and want to help the common man when they take power, are often corrupted overtime by pride and their love of power.