Colonialism in Egypt: An Analysis Introduction Conducting an anthropological study of colonialism in relation to Napoleon going to Egypt requires examining political and economic conditions in Egypt at the end of the 18th century, Napoleon’s imperial motivations for his expedition to Egypt, British motivations for resisting this expansion of French power, and the strategic importance of Egypt as the gateway to the Middle East. These elements all combined to produce a disaster for the French, who were forced to withdraw from Egypt, which was eventually subjected to British colonial control. Napoleon’s expedition to Egypt incurred significant effects upon Egypt, and upon the broader Arab world as well. As a consequence of European imperial...The end:
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