The Defeated Pharaoh: The Fall of Hosni Mubarak




Rofeil, Mary

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The Arab Spring of Egypt, The Revolution, took place in 2011 when the public demanded the end of the thirty-year-old Hosni Mubarak’s regime. President Mubarak was the only president that many Egyptians knew, and he ruled his country with gratitude for his first two terms. However, as Mubarak kept controlling the presidency, his regime held much of the power and forgot to represent the Egyptians and their needs. The rise of the Egyptians was justified because they lived through difficult conditions under the regime. The eighteen-day revolution caught the attention of the world as thousands of Egyptians marched the Tahrir square to demand improvements to their country and the resignation of Mubarak. While Mubarak resigned on February 11, the revolution was not successful as it did not lead to any major changes to Egypt. To have had more impact, Egyptians needed to address major issues such as lack of education and population growth.