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What is the purpose of this post really?. In this thread.The French never occupied Lebanon, they were welcomed and invited by the Mount Lebanon Christian population who saw them as protectors. The French were the ones who came with the concept of Lebanon as a safehaven for Christians and helped to build the country. If it was not for them Lebanon would be part of Syria today. Unfortunately, the Maronite Patriarch didn't listen to the French's advices against incorporating largely Muslim areas and creating 'Greater Lebanon', the biggest mistake in Lebabon's history.
That Christians never opposed the French and never saw them as occupiers. There was no struggle for the so-called independence. The French agreed to leave because they believed the Christians could continue developing the country, which did happen for a few decades.What is the purpose of this post really?. In this thread.