By Susan L. Wilson
A Survival consultant to Customs and Etiquette in Egypt
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Although Muhammad Ali was not Egyptian (he was Albanian by birth), his great organisational skills and vision for a rich and powerful Egypt provided the impetus for suppressing the Mamluks. Muhammad Ali’s successors ruled in theory on behalf of the Ottoman sultan, but in reality functioned as independent rulers (called khedives or ‘viceroys’). The Suez Canal was opened in 1869 during the leadership of Khedive Ismail. Unfortunately, for Egyptians, Ismail overextended Egypt financially and was forced to sell the Egyptian government’s share of the Canal to the British.
The poor resented having to pay more for less. The educated classes were angry about claims that the political system was more open when it was not. Sadat’s economic policies also worked against him. In 1974, he announced his new policy for opening the door, bringing to an end Nasser’s state-run socialist system. Under this plan, called Infitah, the economy should have broadened throughout Egypt. Instead, a few people got richer, while the majority of Egyptians were no better off than before. By 1977, the economy was in such a bad state, that Sadat increased bread prices until riots forced him to cancel the increase.
In fact, since 1997, there were no acts of terrorism against tourism within Egypt until 2004. There were two terrorist events in Egypt in 1998, but there were internal attacks against police and private citizens. , al-Qaeda, or conciliation with the government. Unfortunately, new efforts apparently designed to destabilise the Egyptian government have resulted in renewed terrorist attacks starting in 2004. The following is a listing of events that have occurred since 2004. ) Most consider these new events to be attempts to weaken the Mubarak government.
CultureShock! Egypt (Cultureshock: A Survival Guide to Customs & Etiquette) by Susan L. Wilson