1882 and 1956, A Shift in World Powers

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The 1882 British conquest of Egypt and the 1956 Suez Canal Crisis were both events that seem to be parallels in history.  They were centered on the Suez Canal, sparked by an uprising and involved foreign Western powers invading Egypt.  The British conquest of Egypt, also known as the Anglo-Egyptian war of 1882, was started […]

Nasser: the Hero, the Villain, and the Nationalist

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Many historians and people who have been following the revolutionary events in Egypt can definitely agree that Gamal Abdul Nasser was, without a doubt, a pivotal figure in recent Egyptian history.  Nasser’s part in the Suez Crisis of 1956 and his desire for an Arabic world free of Western influence led him to become one […]