Yemen: 31 Years as a United (and Unpeaceful) Country | (dot)history
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On May 22, 1990, the area of the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen (also known as South Yemen) was united with the Yemen Arab Republic (also known as North Yemen), forming the Republic of Yemen. Barely four years later, political divisions led to the outbreak of a civil war that formally ended in the same year, but inaugurating a long period of social and religious tensions and growing political sectarianism. In 2015, a new devastating civil war began, which progressively internationalized. After 31 years of its birth, Yemen is the poorest country in Middle East and the theatre of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, according to the United Nations.