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Northern Syria's Experiment

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Northern Syria’s Experiment

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons In northern Syria, there is a self-declared autonomous state known as the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria, also known as Rojava, which I will refer to it as for the remainder of this article. Rojava is a group which subscribes to the ideology of libertarian socialism, the idea of a small and non-tyrannical government and letting the workers have control over the means of production, meaning the workers control the businesses.

The military of Rojava is known as the Syrian Democratic Forces, which is a conglomeration of Arab and Kurdish militias, with the largest being the YPG (People’s Protection Units) and the YPJ (Women’s Protection Units). The SDF and Rojava have captured the vast majority of Islamic State controlled territory and have most recently liberated the last piece of ISIS controlled territory, the scrapyard town of Al Baghouz Fawqani.

Unlike most Kurdish groups, Rojava is not a separatist group. Roja…