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Nasser and Egypt: Group 4
Richelle Martens, Emma Jones, Rachel Jones, Adrian Hinkle and Corinne Kelley
Yemeni Civil War
The Six Day War
On June 5 1967 an air attack was launched on air bases in Egypt, Jordan, and Syria.
Nasser offered his resignation on June 9, but then withdrew it the next day.
Nasser turned to the USSR to help rebuild Egypt’s army and beg for fire arms.
The Egyptian economy was not terribly affected by the Sixth day war.
By 1969, there was a discovery of new oil fields, increasing the production to 14 million metric tons.
“There was an increase in world prices for cotton and a fall in the price of wheat also helped the trade balance “ (241).
Nasser tried to keep inflation under control. He made cuts in government expenditure by subsidizing food prices.
Nasser created new limits for acreage ownership. Individuals had 20 hectares and familes had 40 hectares.
Nasser Knew that when Egypt’s literacy rate improved, his political reform would improve. If a population was educated, they would support and follow his political aspirations.
The Muslim Brotherhood
Considered Nasser un-Islamic.
After an attempt on Nasser’s life (1954), he was tougher on the Muslim Brotherhood.
They opposed women’s right, socialist policies and secularization.
Nasser refused to compromise with the Muslim Brotherhood, and refused to promote and form political Islam.