Major Wars Of 20th Century
Years 1925 1927 Battle deaths 6,000 The Syrian Revolution, Great Syrian Revolt or Great Druze Revolt (1925 1927) was the largest and longest lasting anti colonial insurgency in the inter war Arab East. Mobilizing peasants, workers, and army veterans, rather than urban elites and nationalist intellectuals, it was the first mass movement against colonial rule in the Middle East. The revolt failed to liberate Syria from French occupation, but it provided a model of popular nationalism and resistance that remains potent in the Middle East today. Each subsequent Arab uprising against foreign rule has repeated the language and tactics of the Great Syrian Revolt.