Reasons For Imperialism In Egypt

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Egypt, the mother of the world, the home of the Pharaohs and the pyramids, was colonized by Britain. Britain had the largest empire during the 1800’s and the 1900’s, controlling land in Southeast Asia and in the Americas. After WWI the Ottomans were forced to leave all of its land in Africa. The new countries in Africa, especially northern countries were an easy target for imperialism.
Egypt was very important for two main reasons, one of them being the amount of food Egypt had and its strong reliable food source. The farms in Egypt were lacated all around the Nile River. When the river floods, it makes the area around it very fertilized because when the river floods, it carries silt (fine sand, clay, or other material carried by running water and deposited as a sediment, especially in a channel or harbor) and deposits it in the land. So the British used Egypt’s resources to feed their people in Africa. There were a lot of reasons Britain had to colonize Egypt, the most important reason is the Suez Canal. The Suez Canal was completed in 1869, which connected the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea. It reduced the distance between Europe and India, China and Japan. The Suez Canal was and still is very profitable, because since it opened every country wanted to use it, especially European countries, so the British taxed countries that wanted to use it, which made Britain’s economy even stronger.
Now there is another reason that seems to be the reason France colonized Egypt,

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