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An Altered Egyptian Legacy

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Sep 29, 2020 at 18:03

An Altered Egyptian Legacy:
As was considered by this observer regarding Gamel Nasser's legacy and the modern effects it has, or had, on the current issues of the region can be considered influential on several different levels; not all conditions in Egypt can be predicted to result in any better circumstances for the Egyptian people if non-Egyptian influences are allowed to dictate terms of peace that cannot be guaranteed. Even Nasser's time, outside influences were put on the Egyptian people to coerce desired outcomes that seemed to have little to do with giving them the ability to live life in comparative middle-class opportunities, with Soviet ambitions pressing the government to follow their model.
In a more contemporary observance, had former leader Morsi been allowed to organize his form of government in a post-Nasser environment, would that have later taken on something of an Erdoğan style of a resurging Islamic paradigm (which likely would have abrogated the erstwhile peace with Israel)? Then al-Sissi's overthrow may not have happened. As was noticed; there is a legacy; but to reiterate, not the one many have thought it should be.

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