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Lebanon was populated by Christians and Druse Muslims (a minor division of Islam with elements of Christianity). The Christians held the power, and as the Druse population grew they demanded a greater voice in the government. As people who hold power are usually reluctant to give it up, the Lebanese Christians refused, and it erupted into civil war.

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