“Which means, for a short while, the Syrian Republic is governed by Nazi-occupied France. Essentially, the Nazis. Yet another new foreign power in charge of Syria. But then, the war in the European theater ends in the summer of ’44, and the restored French government promises to pull out of Syria.”
Really? What about the British and Free French campaign in June-July 1941 that overthrew Vichy rule, and led to the creation of two separate states, Syria and Lebanon, in 1943.
On 1 April 1941, the 1941 Iraqi coup d'état had taken place and Iraq had come under the control of Iraqi nationalists…en.wikipedia.org
It’s also somewhat surprising to read that the European War ended in the summer of 1944. What was all that unpleasantness in Belgium, Holland and Germany up to May 1945 called?