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The Amal Dynasty was the first and greatest of the dynasties of Ostrogothic kings. The first of the dynasty was Theodemir, the greatest Theodoric the Great, and the last Theodahad. They reigned from before 474 to 536. Map of Ostrogothic Kingdom The Ostrogoths (Greuthung, Gleaming Goths or Eastern Goths), in distinction from the Visigoths (Noble Goths or Western Goths), were a Germanic tribe that influenced political events of the late Roman Empire. ... // For other uses, see Dynasty (disambiguation). ... Theodemir was a king of the Ostrogoths. ... Gold medallion of Theodoric, discovered at Sinigaglia, Italy in the 19th century. ... Theodahad (d. ... Events January 18 - Leo II briefly becomes Byzantine emperor. ... Events June 8 - St. ...

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The decline of the united caliphate of the Umayyads and Abbasids, and the rise of local dynasties, formed the unsettling background to the next stage in the region’s history.
The anti-Syrian opposition bloc, led by the son of Rafik al-Hariri, Saad, in alliance with the Druze leader Walid Jumblatt, was pitched against the traditionally pro-Syrian Shia movements Amal and Hezbollah, as well as a coalition formed around the once anti-Syrian Maronite Christian Michel Aoun.
While Amal and Hezbollah dominated the south of Lebanon, the anti-Syrian opposition eventually won 72 out of the 128 seats in the Lebanese legislature, enabling it to form a government.
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