Eng. 100 – sum. 100 (b)Elshimi., S. ‘98DIRECTIONS: In not more than 120 words, explain why and how the Egyptian Revolution took place.The Egyptian RevolutionFar-reaching in its consequences for the whole of the Middle East was the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, which produced the dominant Arab leader of the 1950s and 1960s, Gamal Abdel Nasser. Defeat in Palestine had not immediately brought about the fall of King Farouk: there were plenty of other fuses besides Palestine that led to revolution. The inequitable distribution of land, made worse by a rapidly increasing peasant population, meant that living standards for the mass of underprivileged Egyptians were falling, not rising. The luxury and corruption of the Palace came to be symbolized by the figure of the gross King Farouk. Worse, the politicians and the King had failed to remove the British troops from the Suez Canal Zone. The last Palestine war was seen as the latest indication of the inability of Egyptian rulers to stand up to foreign, imperialist influence.
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