GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
July 23, 1952: A military coup removes Egypt's King Faruq from power.

Gen. Muhammad Naguib establishes Egyptian sovereignty; King Faruq I formally abdicates his throne three days later. The events are collectively known as the Egyptian Revolution. Col. Gamal Abd al-Nasser, who leads the nationalist forces in the coup, ultimately seizes power from Naguib in 1954.

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.