Template talk:History of Lebanon

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I'm hardly an expert on Lebanon, but I have to question some of the decisions made in this template. It looks like everything is written to a politically correct Maronite POV, down to listing "Arab Rule" as "Foreign." <eleland/talkedits> 11:20, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

What would you like to call it? "Arabian rule"? A group of people from the Arabian peninsula invaded the area in the seventh century AD, and controlled it off and on for six hundred years (including two hundred years of attacks by the crusaders, who took control of some areas). Then the Mamluks took control for a few hundred years, and then the Ottoman empire conquered the area and held control until the end of World War I. I don't think the classification has anything to do with the more modern controversy of "Arabism vs. Phoenicianism", it's just a reflection of the group that ruled the area during that time period. ← George [talk] 07:11, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
Arab rule was foreign, firstly Arabs aren't native to Lebanon, second, even if they had been, the Arabs who did rule weren't natives. FunkMonk (talk) 10:24, 13 April 2010 (UTC)


Could anyone put some code in here so the template won't botch out page layout and create massive white space? See Lebanese Civil War for example. FunkMonk (talk) 10:22, 13 April 2010 (UTC)