“There comes a time when a man confronted by a police charge does not retreat – at that precise moment the threshold of fear is crossed and the revolution is born.” This is a quote from a polish journalist Kapuścińsk in reference to the Iranian/Islamic revolution 1979. Those words were said long before today, yet they can still be applied to today’s time.
Egypt, a country apart of the Arab Springs is full of ancient history and houses one of the Seven Wonders of the World, it is a transcontinental country that spans across the northeast corner of Africa and is currently in a state of unrest.
The political history of Egypt is interesting, some say it started going downhill ever since the first revolution, others say it only went up from there.
In 1992 Egypt was a pure monarchy with their ruler, King Faud I. He was overthrown in the revolution of 1952 due to unpopularity with his people, from here Egypt declared its republicanism and had six presidents afterwards, the first was Mohammed Naguib he was forced out of office, the second, Gamal Nasser died of a heart attack during presidency, the third Anwar Sadat was assassinated. Number four stayed in presidency for 30 years with the help of rigged elections, he was Hosni Mubarak. The revolution of 2011 was focused around the removal of Mubarak, it was full of civil unrest and caused him to step down. Now Egypt had started to look towards democracy and with it came the first democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi, but his presidency was cut short with yet another revolution, where he was removed by Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
Adly Mansour is the current acting president of Egypt until the election in July selects a new president. [Haque.U,2011]
The Egyptian people were not happy, people were extremely frustrated, Cairo’s poor were the brunt and suffered the worst from the corrupt regime. It was a society in stagnation, if not decline. Harvard Business Review says “Despite apparent stability,...