GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
October 19, 1954: Britain agrees to leave the Suez Canal and its occupation of Egypt.

Egypt and Britain conclude a pact on the Suez Canal, ending 72 years of British occupation. In return, Egypt agrees to maintain freedom of canal navigation. The last of the 80,000-strong British force leaves the canal zone by June 14, 1956.

PBS Egypt Overview
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/commandingheights /lo/countries/eg/eg_overview.html

This country report summarizes the economic development of Egypt from 1910 to the present and can be explored by category and by year.