In 1952, when the Egyptians conspired in the street against King Farouk’s corrupt regime and British influence, the Free Officers movement, founded by Gamal Abdel Nasser, seized the opportunity and organized the uprising. A few months later, the revolution abolishes the monarchy, promises to build a modern nation and nationalises the land. In 1954, Nasser, number 2 of the regime, took advantage of an assassination attempt against him to defeat his rival, President Naguib, and suppress the Muslim Brotherhood. To implement his dream of a socialist, pan-Arab and secular state, he tackles inequality. But Nasser reigns alone, represses opposition and civil society. After the defeat of Israel in 1967, the street refuses his resignation. Four years later, his sudden death leaves the country orphaned.

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