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What was South Sudan called before?
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Regarding this, what was Sudan called before?
?????? ??????? (Arabic) Jumhūriyyat as-Sūdān
Beside above, what led to the creation of South Sudan? The Southern Sudan Autonomous Region was abolished on 5 June 1983, ending the Addis Ababa Agreement. In direct response to this, the Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement (SPLA/M) was formed under the leadership of John Garang, and the Second Sudanese Civil War erupted.
Similarly, you may ask, how did South Sudan get its name?
It includes the vast swamp region of the Sudd, formed by the White Nile and known locally as the Bahr al Jabal (Arabic: ??? ?????), meaning "Mountain Sea". Sudan was occupied by Egypt under the Muhammad Ali dynasty and was governed as an Anglo-Egyptian condominium until Sudanese independence in 1956.
Why did Sudan split into Sudan and South Sudan?
Sudan, once the largest and one of the most geographically diverse states in Africa, split into two countries in July 2011 after the people of the south voted for independence.