Gamal Nasser Pulls the Strings as General Naguib Overthrows Egypt's King Farouk I Hot

Gamal Nasser Pulls the Strings as General Naguib Overthrows Egypt's King Farouk I

King Farouk I of Egypt, 1939

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King Farouk I of Egypt is overthrown by the Free Officers Movement led by General Muhammad Naguib. Gamal Abdel Nasser created the movement and is the peson who is really behind the coup, but Naguib is a respected military officer who provides credibility.

The new revolutionary government of Egypt is nationalist and anti-imperialist, which means that it's a target for western powers like Britain and France which consider nationalist movements in the Middle East to be threats to their interests.

This Egyptian revolution will inspire many other nationalist, anti-imperialist revolutions in nations like Algeria and Kenya.

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