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An Egyptian Meiji by QuantumBranching An Egyptian Meiji by QuantumBranching
A not-too-fancy one for a map contest.

Hokay: in this world the Egyptian Khedives managed to hold onto the Sudan and keep grubby European hands off their economy, and made some further gains by being on the other side of their World War I - equivalent than the Ottomans (that is to say, they were on the winning side).

With a bigger economic base and some sensible development economics - they kept an eye on what the Japanese were up to, for one thing - they managed to grow their economy to the extent they developed a real middle class, and when the last Khedive was given his walking papers, the Republic that was declared managed (after a few false starts) to develop into a real one by the 70s. (Libyan oil helped, too - not enough to bring about Dutch disease, but enough to provide some solid investment money when it was needed). By the 2000s, Egypt is, like the UK or Italy or India, a solid second-rank economic and military power - but prosperity is not without its problems...
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Kraut007 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
I like your idea of a more succesfull union between Egypt and Syria.
In most AU maps the Middle East is just lumped together in some Islamic Union or new Ottoman Empire.
This is a refreshing new idea. 
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Laputa-Scorefinger Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
I'm a bit late to the party, but yeah, I agree that you should definitely expand on this. There aren't enough timelines/maps where things are actually better than OTL.
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Interesting how one changed conflict can affect all of history.
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eclipse-paladin Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Oh now this is definitely unique, it would be interesting to see how the rest of the world was affected.
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Somehow, I'd like to see what the rest of Egypt's world looks like...
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QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
There appears to be some demand here...I have other balls in the air right now, but I guess I'll come back to this one later.
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AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
*reminding cough of reminding*
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
It's an idea best expounded on. :)
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LavanyaSix Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Seconded!
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OttoVonSuds Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Yeah. Expand on this.
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