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Current events vv9295

  1. 1. Egypt's military rulers dissolve parliament<br />Vivek Raghuram<br />
  2. 2. EGYPT - Background<br />Full Name: Arab Republic of Egypt<br />Population: 80,471,869<br />Capital: Cairo<br />Government type: Republic<br />Percent Labor Force:<br />agriculture: 32%<br />industry: 17%<br />services: 51% <br />https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/eg.html<br />http://www.africantravelinc.com/AboutATI/images/egypt_map.gif<br />
  3. 3. Egyptian Revolution Timeline<br />http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/30/egypt-revolution-2011_n_816026.html<br />
  4. 4. Egypt – Military in Power<br />Controlled by group of 18 generals – the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces<br />Lead by Hussein Tantawi<br />They promise to aid in transition to democracy<br />Have started making reforms<br />Dissolve parliament<br />Discussing amendments to constitution<br />http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/02/10/world/middleeast/20110210-egypt-supreme-council.html<br />
  5. 5. Egypt – Military in Power (cont.)<br />Say they will leave after new government is elected or six months<br />Military represents Egypt in internal and external affairs<br />Military may pass temporary laws <br />Many societal problems coming to light<br />Poverty and low standard of living<br />http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Egyptians-celebrate-end-Mubarak-rule/ss/events/wl/021111cairofirework#photoViewer=/110211/481/urn_publicid_ap_org3f0068be217a4577ba90abbd79f53dab<br />
  6. 6. Egypt – Concerns <br />Military greatly benefited from the old system<br />Provisional government is largely composed of loyalists<br />Military has unchecked power<br />http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Egyptians-celebrate-end-Mubarak-rule/ss/events/wl/021111cairofirework#photoViewer=/110212/481/urn_publicid_ap_org93de50070fb9448e9316712a19376d2c<br />
  7. 7. Egypt – Impact <br />New Egyptian Government<br />Protesting and unrest elsewhere (Bahrain, Yemen, etc.)<br />Some democratic reforms made (ex. Yemeni president won’t run for reelection)<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:2010-2011_Arab_world_protests.PNG<br />
  8. 8. Thank You!<br />

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