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The seeds of the Ottoman Empire's losing control over Egypt were sown during the Crimean War. The Ottomans recalled their army from Egypt to fight in Crimea. Also, Egypt provided a small army for that war, that was demonstrably more modern (for the 19th century) than the Ottoman army. And Egypt's first railroad was completed during the Crimean war. This, ...


As you pointed out, your basic premise is wrong. There is nothing "homogenous" about the Egyptians. Just for starters, centuries of Arab conquest changed that. Even in ancient times the Egyptians had different ethnic groups living in different parts of the country, and the ethnicity of the royal family and nobility was considered different altogether. In ...

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