United Arab States

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{{Unreferenced stub|auto=yes|date=December 2009}} The '''United Arab States''' (UAS) was a short-lived [[confederation]] of the [[United Arab Republic]] (Egypt and Syria) and [[North Yemen]] from 1958–1961. The [[United Arab Republic]] was a sovereign state formed by the union of Egypt and Syria in 1958. The same year, the [[Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen]] (North Yemen), which had already signed a defense pact with Egypt, joined with the new state in 1958 in a loose confederation called the United Arab States. However, unlike the member countries of the United Arab Republic, Yemen remained an independent sovereign state. It maintained its [[UN]] membership, and separate embassies, throughout the whole period of confederation. Neither the union nor the confederation fulfilled their role as vehicles of [[pan-Arabism]] and [[Arab nationalism|nationalism]], as they were dissolved in 1961. ==See also== * [[United Arab Republic]], a federation between the Egypt and Syria (1958—1961) * [[Arab Federation]], a confederation between [[Iraq]] and [[Jordan]] (1958) * [[Federation of Arab Republics]] (1972–1977) {{Coord missing|Egypt}}