Egypt - Revolutions-past-present

“Mubarak and The Original
Pyramid Scheme”
By Kunnal Vashisht pd.6
• Egypt is located in the map, close to the top right corner, highlighted in
• Egypt is bordered by other countries such as Libya and Sudan.
• Also the Mediterranean Sea borders the northern
part of Egypt, and the Red Sea borders the east of Egypt
• The President that was recently overthrown was a man by the name of
Muhammad Hosni Sayyid Mubarak. In office since October 14, 1981, resigned
February 11, 2011.
• Omar Sulieman, Mubarak’s VP stated that Mubarak gave up all power to the
Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.
• There is no President or VP as of now in Egypt, due to military leader Tanatawi
dismantling the former govt.
• As of now the head of state is the Egyptian defense minister Mohamed
Hussein Tantawi, and the “caretaker” of the govt. is the former transport
minister Essam Sharaf
• Religions: Muslim 90%, Coptic Christian 9%,
other Christian 1%
• Population (July 2007 est.): 80,335,036
• Annual population growth rate (2007 est.):
• Languages: Arabic (official), English, French
• Health: Infant mortality rate (2006 est.)-31.33 deaths/1,000 live births. Life
expectancy(2006 est.)--71 years.
• Neither Egypt or America were very well represented in their
govt. i.e. Egyptians couldn’t elect their leaders due to a
dictatorship, just as the Americans couldn’t even decide
what laws were needed or going to be accepted in society.
• Both were fighting for a proper government for their
respective countries
• Not all of the citizens of Egypt are as rich and powerful as
Mubarak, which allows him to better utilize resources for
protection, much as the British were more skilled, trained,
and had more resources than the Americans.
• America was not ruled by a dictatorship, where as
Mubarak controlled Egypt as one.
• Egypt has more advanced technology compared to
that of more than a hundred years ago. i.e the
internet and computers(which helps tons in
spreading the word)
• Although people died in Egypt through protests and
police brutality, there was no war, where as in
America, there was a revolution that caused a full
scale war.
• Although Egypt is still a bit of a mess, I think that it will rise
up and create a successful republican government, by the
• There will be less “untimely” deaths of candidates that
oppose a governmentally popular regime.
• There will be the fixing of laws such right to fair trial and
personal freedoms
• For example, there will be less censored control over things
like T.V and internet
Alkarama. “Pollitical Activists Appeal Two Year Sentence” December 27,2010. October
CNN Wire Staff. “Egypts Mubarak Resigns After 30 Year Rule” February 11,2011. October
David Kirkpatrick. ”Egypt Erupts in Jubilation as Mubarak Steps Down” February 11, 2011.
October 27, 2011.
Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. “Background Note: Egypt” November 10, 2010. October 27, 2011
BBC monitoring. “Egypt Profile” October 11, 2011. October 27, 2011