38 Years ago The War officially began... Lets not follow in the same steps of our fathers
Lebanon, From Canaanite Origins Means Laban; White Mountain. It was Home To The Phoenicians a pacific maritime Civilization, who's Father was Hiram King of Tyre, And It's City Jbeil or Byblos is the Oldest Living Human City in the world. They occupied Most of the Mediterranean, and might have also Reached Brazil Long before The Chinese or The Spanish, It's Architects The Finest in the World They are The Builders Of Solomon's Temple, Your Cedars are Well known and Loved by all The Builders of the world, From Here Came The Alphabet And The Numerical System (1, 2, 3 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0) Used By The Western World. Alas The fate of Phoenicia Will be Drawn By the Assyrian Sword in 300BC.
Occupied By many Assyrians Babylonians Persians Macedonians Romans Byzantines Arabs Ottomans, You will reach out for Independence Many Times, Most of Which were During the Crusades, and The Ottoman Rule, a Grand Uprising lead by Fakhr el Dine failed and he was murdered By The Turks on April 13, 1635
It is Not Until The First World war Where You Shall take a stand and Fight the Ottoman Occupation and Reach Out Victorious. But Hegemonic Frenchmen Will occupy you force you to let go of your native tongue and Culture, But You Shall Stand up to the Bully and in 1943 you shall form your first government.
Unfortunately You will Fall in a Dark Age of Civil War and Syrian and Israeli Invasions, You Will enter Complete Corruption and Destruction In 2005, and you will struggle in maintaining your cultural Diversity... But we promise You The Golden age is Coming
Today Your 10,452Km2 are home for 5.7 Million Lebanese of 20 Different Religions and 10 Different ethnic Groups... And Tomorrow You'll be The home Of Greatness by the only means of Unity and Solidarity
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