Egypt’s Last Pharaoh? The Rise and Fall of Hosni Mubarak – TIME   Leave a comment

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By the time he finally resigned Friday, Muhammad Hosni Sayyid Mubarak had ruled Egypt longer than anyone since Muhammad Ali Pasha, the Albanian-born viceroy of the Ottoman Empire credited with bringing Egypt into the modern age. Mubarak was a son of the soil, born 82 years ago on the Nile delta, but in his three decades as its president, the Land of the Pharaohs surrendered its position as leader of the contemporary Arab world. Egypt remained by far the most populous Arab nation, but its historic power to inspire the masses was crimped, beaten and subdued along with the citizens who restored it in the space of a fortnight, simply by assembling, day after day, and chanting for him to leave.

via Egypt’s Last Pharaoh? The Rise and Fall of Hosni Mubarak – TIME.

Posted February 12, 2011 by dmacc502 in government, History, social

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