What I Have Learned Seeps Through My Words

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Egypt has always been a fascinating country to learn about. Ever since I can remember, I have been interested in Egyptian history. Learning about the pyramids, hieroglyphics, mummies, and pharaohs was a topic I could not get enough of. Even still to this day, I find myself watching documentaries on Netflix that are focused on the country. When I first read the syllabus for the class and saw a “country report,” I knew exactly what I wanted to write about. Given that I have a somewhat emotional connection to this country, I hope that my passion for what I have learned seeps through my words. Egypt is located in the northeastern edge of Africa. Its border countries are Libya and Sudan which are both African countries. It is positioned near…show more content…
Egyptians are proud of their heritage and are not afraid to publicly display the love they feel for their country. Their ancestors are the contributors to the development of early civilization are the best documented and most well-known. Ancient Egyptians were the first people in recorded history to create the advanced kingdom and international empire. After World War II, a tidal wave of nationalism swept through the country. This is where things started to look up for them and change was in the horizon. Egypt, and Africa as a whole, has come a long way from ancient and medieval times. There are traces of farming that dates back to 5000 B.C. that begins in the Nile Valley. So much has happened in a country that is more than eight time the size of Ohio, a state I grew up living 20 minutes from. Africa had to fight for their rights against curious Europeans who wanted their goods for many centuries. Between the years of 1960 through 1980, most African countries had become independent or were trying to do so. Gamal Abdel Nasser led the project to build the Nile Dam in 1968 which improved irrigation and provided Egypt with electric power. In 1974, economic reform began with the “open door policy.” By 1990, apartheid had ended. With all that being said, Egypt has had to overcome economic, political, and socio-cultural changes which led to future developments. Since then, Egypt has transformed into an entirely new economic system. The modern
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