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Flag of Egypt

Flag Egypt

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Flag

Flag Egypt 1500x900mm

Price: $23.10

Product ID: egypt/l

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Flag

Flag Egypt 900x600mm

Price: $17.09

Product ID: egypt/m

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Hand-waver

Hand-waver Egypt 450x300mm

Price: $13.00

Product ID: egypt/hw

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Handwaver Child

Handwaver Child Egypt 225x150mm

Price: $7.99

Product ID: egypt/hc

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Desk Flag

Desk Flag Egypt 150x100mm

Price: $7.99

Product ID: egypt/df

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String 30

String 30 Egypt 230x150mm
String 30 Egypt 230x150mm
String 30 Egypt 230x150mm
String 30 Egypt 230x150mm
String 30 Egypt 230x150mm
String 30 Egypt 230x150mm

Price: $70.10

Product ID: egypt/sf30

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Decal

Decal Egypt 124x82mm

Price: $3.00

Product ID: egypt/d1

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Badge

Badge Egypt 90x60mm

Price: $6.10

Product ID: egypt/p1

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Background

The regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood, coupled with semi-isolation provided by deserts to the east and west, allowed for the development of one of the world's great civilizations. A unified kingdom arose circa 3200 B.C. and a series of dynasties ruled in Egypt for the next three millennia. The last native dynasty fell to the Persians in 341 B.C., who in turn were replaced by the Greeks, Romans, and Byzantines. It was the Arabs who introduced Islam and the Arabic language in the 7th century and who ruled for the next six centuries. A local military caste, the Mamluks took control about 1250 and continued to govern after the conquest of Egypt by the Ottoman Turks in 1517. Following the completion of the Suez Canal in 1869, Egypt became an important world transportation hub, but also fell heavily into debt. Ostensibly to protect its investments, Britain seized control of Egypt's government in 1882, but nominal allegiance to the Ottoman Empire continued until 1914. Partially independent from the UK in 1922, Egypt acquired full sovereignty following World War II. The completion of the Aswan High Dam in 1971 and the resultant Lake Nasser have altered the time-honored place of the Nile River in the agriculture and ecology of Egypt. A rapidly growing population (the largest in the Arab world), limited arable land, and dependence on the Nile all continue to overtax resources and stress society. The government has struggled to ready the economy for the new millennium through economic reform and massive investment in communications and physical infrastructure.