Egypt WWN - In Depth


Egypt and its march towards World War Next

Entries below briefly detail the corresponding icons and event titles as shown on the index page. These are used in the overall determination of current geo-political standing as it pertains to the upcoming World War. Notable past conflicts / civil wars /internal divisions are included to showcase a running history and the influence these events have had (or will have) on laying the groundwork of the country in question. This running timeline becomes particularly important when considering a given nation's modern day neighbors, global geo-political standing, and the potential for future skirmishes and / or outright conflict.

Note that the inclusion of wars/conflicts is not intended to be exhaustive but rather an indication of ongoing commitments/troubles and a representation of former/current national relationships with other parties.


Warfooting
Warfooting shows a given country's current position as it relates to World War Next. Levels run the spectrum of peace (green), notice, buildup, deterrence, readiness, and - ultimately - the march to war (red).

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Regional Tensions (ISR,LEB,LBY)
The nation is precariously positioned in the Middle East such that it stands to see heightened security concerns, internal unrest, and general political and economic instability due to ongoing wars or unrest across its neighbors.
Internal Unrest
The nation is currently seeing political, social, and economic unrest while attempting to balance local and regional troubles as well as a global economic downturn.
Red Sea Trade Disruption (Houthis)
The nation is critical to economic trade from Europe to/from Southeast Asia; Iranian-backed Houthi rebel attacks have consistently and unrelentlessly disrupted regional and global trade in response to the ongoing War in Gaza and the West's support of Israel.
US Military Customer
The nation benefits from its relationship with the United States, granting it access to modern military products including small arms, armored vehicles, artillery systems, and proven fixed-wing and rotary-wing platforms.
US Military Support
The nation benefits from its relationship with the United States, granting it access to military material support with over $50bil having been spent on Egyptian military development / modernization since 1978.
US Economic Support
The nation benefits from its relationship with the United States, granting it access to financial support with over $30bil having been spent on Egyptian economical development / modernization since 1978.
Political Tensions
The nation faces mounting public discontent due to economic woes, nagging inflation, undependable infrastructure, a struggling tourist sector, and fighting in Gaza, Libya, and Sudan.
EU Military Customer
The nation benefits from its relationship with the European Union, granting it access to modern military products including small arms, various armored vehicles, and proven fixed-wing and rotary platforms.
Regional Economic Power
The nation is recognized as a regional economic power, serving as the bridge of trade between Europe and Southeast Asia through the ultra-critical Sueze Canal waterway.
Economic Challenges
The nation is challenged by regional unrest and conflicts as well as ongoing fluctuations in the local, regional, and global economies; Houthi attacks across Red Sea shipping lanes have curtailed trade in the region.
Regional Military Power
The nation is recognized as one of the top fighting powers in all of Africa, capable of producing the so-called 'Million-Man' Army, maintaining a collection of over 1,000 warplanes, supporting a fleet of over 5,300 tanks, and managing a capable, balanced naval arm.
'Million-Man' Army
The nation can theoretically muster a fighting force of over 1 million men from its active, reserve, and paramilitary services.
Gold Repatriation
Citing stability and security of its gold stores in the United States, the nation has moved on repatriating its supplies.
BRICS Member (2024)
As of January 2024, the nation is an active member in the counter-dollar / counter-Western BRICS economic alliance founded by Brazil (B), Russia (R), Iraq (I), China (C), and South Africa (S).
Naval Power
The nation is viewed as a regional naval power due to its ongoing investment in a capable surface and undersea fighting force. This includes attack submarines as well as helicopter carriers, guided-missile frigates and corvettes, and a variety of smaller fast-attack / missile boats.
Egyptian Revolution (2011)
The nation was subject to a two-week-long revolution against the government based in political, social, and economical factors. The revolution succeeded in see the resignation of leader Hosni Mubarak and the end of the long-running dictatorship; Mohamed Morsi was elected President.
Yom Kippur War (1973)
The nation took part in the Arab-Israeli War (Yom Kippur War) against neighboring Israel in October of 1973, joining Syria and others in an Arab-based coalition against the Jewish State. The war ended with an Israeli victory.
Six-Day War (1967)
The nation took part in the Six-Day War during June of 1967 in which a coalition of Arab powers (Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria) fought Israel; the war ended as an Israeli victory.
Suez Crisis (1956)
The nation took part in the Suez Crisis of 1956 which pitted it against a coalition of France, Israel, and the United Kingdom for control over the critical Suez Canal waterway; while a military victory for the Coalition of Three, Egypt retained control of the Canal and France and the United Kingdom formally lost their standing as global Superpowers.
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The inclusion of wars/conflicts is not intended to be exhaustive but rather an indication of ongoing commitments/troubles and a representation of former/current national relationships with other parties.
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