The infamous Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1916 is rightly referenced as bequeathing a legacy of inappropriate and unstable borders to the region, yet the maps that they produced preferred to imagine territory, not as a singular homogeneous entity, but rather split between areas of direct control and areas of influence.

Syria 1
Map of Syria
syrian turkish
Syrian-Turkish Border (detail)
Syrian jordanian border
Syrian-Jordanian border (detail)
sykes picot area after division
Sykes-Picot Agreement (areas of influence)
Syrian Iraqi border
Syrian-Iraqi Border (detail)
sykes picot area before division
Pre Division Area (Sykes-Picot Agreement)

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