(Arab Republic of Egypt)
  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Egypt was part of the Ottoman Empire from 1517 but came under the control of Britain after 1882 until limited independence in 1922. Muhammad Ali (1805–40) succeeded in establishing a hereditary dynasty of Khedives but with the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 and Britain’s purchase of the Khedives’ shares, Egypt’s strategic importance paved the way for foreign intervention and domination.

Jumhuriyat Misr al-Arabiya


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