Under British imperialism, which began in Egypt in , the nation experienced extreme hardship and a suffocation of liberties. The British military took control of existing political structures and economies while Egypt's Ottoman rulers, the khedives, provided a facade of native autonomy. It was not until that the British military left the country and ended its imperialist aims. With cotton as its most important cash crop, Egypt took advantage of the global cotton market during the American Civil War and the Depression of by selling cotton to meet a growing demand. However, during this period, the Egyptian government also borrowed heavily from European countries for internal improvements; when the price of cotton fell, Egypt had already borrowed money to the point of bankruptcy in
Anti-colonialism, grassroots nationalism and their impacts on international relations in Egypt
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European domination was immediately reasserted. By the Law of Liquidation July , the annual revenues were divided into two approximately equal portions, one of which was assigned to the Caisse de la Dette, the other to the Egyptian government. The Assembly of Delegates was dissolved. They were arrested and court-martialed but were later set free by mutineers.
Jump to navigation. Between and , Europeans conquered 84 percent of the globe , establishing colonies and spreading their influence across every inhabited continent. This was not inevitable.
The province encompassed most of modern-day Egypt except for the Sinai Peninsula which would later be conquered by Trajan. The province came to serve as a major producer of grain for the empire and had a highly developed urban economy. Aegyptus was by far the wealthiest Eastern Roman province,   and by far the wealthiest Roman province outside of Italia. As a key province, but also the 'crown domain' where the emperors succeeded the divine Pharaohs , Egypt was ruled by a uniquely styled Praefectus augustalis 'Augustal prefect' , instead of the traditional senatorial governor of other Roman provinces.