The Egypt nationalism towards
the foreign influences started to appear before the
country`s occupation by Britain from 1882.
The excuse for
the British occupation was actually given by Ahmad Urabi,
who was an officer in the Tawfiq`s army, and by Khedive of
Dinshawi is the village
situated in the Egyptian Delta`s vicinity in the place
where, in 1906, the British officers who were practicing
sport shot by shooting pigeons, accidentally wounded a
religious leader` s wife.
The British officers were
surrounded by the angered villagers, two of the officers
being wounded. The British responded with fire; the wounds
caused the death of one of the officers which led to an
After the dead officer`s body
was found, one Egyptian peasant died from the beat taken
from the British. 52 Egyptians were arrested and 4 were
sentenced to death.
The incident led to the increasing of the national
feelings; the political parties begun to protest against the
British rule asking for independence.
After the World War I`
s end the Egypt` s nationalists insist for the independence.
A delegation (wafd) was
formed, with the initial mission of bringing the
independence demand at the Peace Conference that took place
in Paris, in September 1918.
France, Britain and Israel
invaded Egypt in 1956, during the tripartite invasion.
Israel was used by Britain in the Egypt` s attack. Britain
destroyed the Egyptian air force although Egypt strongly
fought against the enemies trying to stop the Canal`s
takeover. There were numerous people who died. The invaders
were disapproved by the entire world.
The Soviet Union
threat France and Britain with a nuclear missile attack if
they don`t withdraw from Egypt. The United States also made
pressures on the three countries to withdraw because they
were kept away from the invasion` s intentions.
On November 6, France and
Britain finally were agree with a cease fire, as a result of
the entire`s world opposition and of numerous
disadvantages and threats. The two countries evacuated Egypt
on December 22. Israel withdrew only after a huge pressure
coming from the president of the United States, Eisenhower.On the wav back, they shown their
resentment by landscape` s destroying. At the Egypt border
with Israel and along the Sinai` s Eastern Coast a UNEF
(United Emergency Force) was established, since the UN
troops were not allowed on the Israel` s territory.
troops assured the free passage of Israel` s shipping to Elat; the troops left in 1967. Only 2 years later Egypt
re-established the diplomatic relations with Britain. The
Nasser` s victory was a moral one because he lost the war.
He also managed to finally send away France and Britain from
Egypt. From now on Egypt had an independent and complete
rule. As a result of his resistance to bend in front of the
Western powers` whishes and wills, Nasser became an Arab
world`s hero. After such a long British influence and rule,
Egypt was free.