Legacy of the French mandate. The Maronite Christians wanted to establish essentially a Christian state in Lebanon, despite being the minority, and the Muslims (both Shi'a and Sunni), who were the majority, were not happy.
Then the Israelis got involved and it all went to hell.
Virtually all scholars agree that the Maronites had become the minority by the time the French had left.
One of the major reasons the war happened was that the Muslims, especially the Shi'a, wanted to hold a nationwide census to determine religious demographics in Lebanon, knowing full well that they were in the majority, followed by the Sunnis, then the Christians. The Maronite ruling administration was adamantly opposed to any census, fearing it would legitimacy and power if it would take place.
It ultimately resulted in the creation of Hezbollah which is a good thing as it's the only force besides the Islamic Republic of Iran that can give the kikes a run for their money. Watch a Nasrallah speech, they have more political will and vitality than any other group I can think of.
It's worth noting how overtly left wing the Palestinians and Sunnis were at first, after the first year or so of the war politics slipped away into more overt sectarianism.
Nowadays all of Lebanon is ostensibly united against the Khazar Ghetto State who have turned Syria into chaos to prolong their demise.
>>55055 Hezbollah is only good for the Muslims, and Palestinians of Lebanon. It has effectively turned Lebanon, a sovereign nation, into a puppet state for Iran. It controls production, government, and media. The mountains of Lebanon where the majority of the Christians live should declare independence, and ally itself with Israel. Fuck Pan Arab apologists.
>>55391 >ally itself with Israel. Fuck Pan Arab apologists.
No. Neck yourself, this instance. Before kikestan, Christians were never attacked in the Middle East. Also, the Pan Arabs wanted unity between Arab muslims and Christians in order to fight foreign influence. But israhell just had to have the US defeat Arab Nationalists, which gave way to Wahhabism.
Also, Lebanese Christians support Hezbollah you shill: http://www.christianpost.com/news/they-accept-us-as-we-are-christians-join-forces-with-muslim-group-hezbollah-to-fight-isis-in-lebanon-138975/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdZgkGI5h0A
Maronites got a lot of power in government not proportional to their demographics, but the country wouldn't hold a census and the Maronites were afraid of losing their status. However, they'd been that way for a long time, what really set off hostilities was the presence of Palestinian militants in the south with their own quasi-state, fighting their own war against Israel after being expelled from Jordan. They destabilized things, people started getting massacred, and everything went to shit.
>>54106 The presence of that cancer in south of the border. The advance of Israel and their miasma. The delicate demographic equilibrium under the National Pact, was off square. In this, some of the Christians simply betrayed his country, with the aim of founding a vassal state of invading hordes. Everyone else fought bravely to preserve the territorial integrity of the country. A shameful episode and a wound in the history of Lebanon.
>Great-grandson of Lebanese Christian Diaspora, btw.
Well they made Waltz with Bashir about it, which is a fucking great movie. Related to that, why did the Israelis even get involved? It seemed like it would make more sense for them to just watch it all go to shit like they're doing with Syria now.
Pan-Arabism failed because it was socialist bullshit, and socialism always fails. If you didn't tie your ideology with a shit economy theory, maybe it would work and you wouln't need to blame Israel for everything.
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