The Influence of the Societies
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The two pan-Arab societies of the period, the Society of the Arab Association and the Arab Revolutionary Society, with only a few members, had even less influence than the other societies. Rashid Rida, who intended from the first to turn only to the rulers and not to the masses, failed even in this intention because of the rivalries that existed among the rulers of the Arabian Peninsula. The Arab Revolutionary Society was established too close to the outbreak of World War I to be able to effect the creation of pan-Arab feeling among the Levantine Arabs, and its activities were limited to distributing proclamations.