Egypt

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Egypt
Egypt.png
Capital:
Cairo

Government Type:
Democratic

Faction:
Allies

Egypt, though a nominally independent country during World War II, is not represented as a separate country in any historical start, but is rather treated as part of the Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom. The player may release Egypt as a playable puppet from the UK, which is a requirement to earn the "Freegypt" achievement.

Egypt is bordered by Italian Libya to the west, British Palestine to the northeast, and British Sudan and Italian Eritrea to the south. The Suez Canal, linking the Red Sea and Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea, flows through Egypt and is of great geostrategic importance.

As a player nation, Egypt starts with no military and negligible factories and resources, but does have a respectable population of 16 million.

Most of the rest of this article assumes that Egypt has been released from the UK as a puppet in the 1936 start.

Historical background[edit]

From the early 19th century, Egypt, though nominally a subject of the Ottoman Empire, was de facto independent under the Muhammad Ali dynasty. Poor financial management left the country heavily in debt, while the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 drew the attention of the British Empire. The British imposed a protectorate in 1882, although Egypt never became a full colony. In World War I, the British repelled Ottoman-German attacks on the canal and subsequently drove through the Suez peninsula into Palestine and Syria, capturing them from the Turks. The British protectorate nominally ended in 1922, but in practice the military presence around the canal kept Egypt largely beholden to British interests.

In World War II, the North African campaign saw control of western Egypt contested between Britain and its Commonwealth and the Axis powers of Italy and Germany. After two years of back-and-forth fighting, the Second Battle of El Alamein in October 1942 decisively broke Axis power in Egypt and led - together with Operation Torch, the Anglo-American invasion of northwest Africa - to the expulsion of Italy and Germany from Africa in May 1943.

Technology[edit]

Egypt has almost no technology researched in 1936. It will not be a member of the Commonwealth technology sharing group when released, but will join it once it reaches Colony tier autonomy.

Army Technology Naval Technology Air Technology Electronics & Industry
  • Basic Infantry Equipment
  • Great War Tank
  • None
  • None
  • None
Doctrines
  • None
  • None
  • None

Resources[edit]

Egypt has almost no natural resources, and with only eleven convoys and three civilian factories in 1936 the country is very limited in its trading abilities.

Oil.pngOil Rubber.png Rubber Steel.pngSteel Aluminum.pngAluminium Tungsten.pngTungsten Chromium.pngChromium
2 0 0 0 0 0

Industry[edit]

Egypt has almost no industry in 1936, with only three civilian factories. As such, it is highly recommended to take the Industrial focuses early to help quickly build a manufacturing base.

Factories 1936
Military factory
0 Military Factories
Naval dockyard
0 Naval Dockyard
Civilian factory
3 Civilian Factory

Diplomacy[edit]

If released from the UK in 1936, Egypt will be a puppet, with 500 autonomy out of 1000.

National spirits[edit]

Egypt starts with no national spirits.

National focus[edit]

Egypt uses the generic national focus tree.

Laws[edit]

The nation starts with the following laws:

Conscription Law Economy Law Trade Law
Volunteer Only.png Volunteer Only
  • 1.5% Recruitable population
Civilian Economy.png Civilian Economy
  • 30% Consumer Goods factories
  • –30% Factory construction speed
  • +30% Factory (type) conversion cost
Export Focus.png Export Focus
  • 50% Resources to market
  • –5% Research time
  • +10% Factory/Dockyard output
  • +10% Construction speed

Ruling party[edit]

If released, Egypt will be a democracy with no elections. With historical focuses on, and barring any player action to change governments, Egypt will likely remain democratic.

Political parties[edit]

Political party Ideology Popularity Party leader Is ruling?
Liberation Rally Democracy Democratic 59% Muhammad Naguib no
Egyptian Communist Party Communism Communist 13.26% Hosni al-Arabi no
Misir El-Fatah Fascism Fascist 13.26% Ahmed Husayn no
Royalists Neutrality Non-Aligned 13.33% Farouk Muhammad Ali if released

Government staff[edit]

To be Added

Military[edit]

Egypt starts with no military whatsoever when released in 1936.

Strategies and guides[edit]

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