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Reply To: What were the “three ascendancies?” How did these ascendancies lead to the current situation in Lebanon?

Miriam Cavanaugh

Thank you Clara for this clear outline of the three ascendencies. Isn’t it interesting to see how the time of the Christian ascendency coincided with the golden age of Lebanon visible in peace and economic stability and growth?
Nevertheless the sectarian sharing of power in the Lebanese government has nevertheless been entirely optimal and where bound to break down as it sadly can be seen today in Lebanese politics and economy after years of instability.