Kingdom of Egypt
The Kingdom of Egypt is a minor North African country, releasable from the United Kingdom. While a puppet of the UK in real life, in-game it does not exist but does have cores on British Egypt.
Much of Egypt is occupied by the Sahara Desert, and the western part of the country is impassable for troops. The Nile River is surrounded by plains. The most important part is the Suez Canal, which reduces travel time to and from the Mediterranean Sea. Another important area is the Nile River Valley where most of Egypt's population (and thus manpower) resides. Egypt consists of eight states and has a fair starting population of 16,78M.
If released, Egypt borders the United Kingdom to the south and east, Italy to the west, and France to the north-east. If all states are released, it may also border Libya to the west, Sudan to the south, and either Israel or Palestine to the north-east.
Played correctly, Egypt can become a North African powerhouse, capable of turning the war in one side's favor. One can also aim to get the Freegypt achievement or conquer all of North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula and forming Arabia.
The United Kingdom acquired Egypt from the Ottoman Empire in 1882, ending 365 years of Ottoman rule in Egypt and due to it housing the Suez Canal (built by a French company in 1859-1869), Egypt became one of the strategically most vital parts of the British Empire. During the First World War, the Ottoman Empire launched an attack across the Sinai peninsula in an attempt to conquer the Suez Canal, but were repulsed.
During 1922, the United Kingdom ended the protectorate status of Egypt and the country became effectively independent under King Fuad, forming the Kingdom of Egypt, but British troops still continued to occupy and control the Suez Canal.
King Fuad died in 1936 and King Farouk took over. Alarmed by the Italian invasion of Ethiopia, he negotiated the withdrawal of British troops from Egypt, except at the Suez Canal.
After the outbreak of the Second World War, Egypt remained neutral, severing ties with the Axis Powers. However, when the Italians joined the war, Egypt was invaded by Italian forces, and the British used Egypt as a base of operations to protect the Suez Canal.
After a series of intense battles against the Germans and Italians, including the decisive Battle of El Alamein, the Axis Powers were finally driven out from Egypt in 1942.
Egypt would remain a British protectorate until a coup d'etat in 1952 led to the fall of the monarchy and ended both the Kingdom of Egypt and British military presence in the area. The modern Arab Republic of Egypt was founded in its place.
Egypt starts with 2 research slots.
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- Main article: Generic national focus tree
Egypt, lacking a unique national focus tree, uses the generic national focus tree instead.
The generic focus tree has 5 main branches:
- Army Effort gives army experience and research bonuses to army research.
- Aviation Effort gives air experience, builds air bases, and research bonuses to air research.
- Naval Effort gives navy experience, builds naval dockyards, and research bonuses to navy research.
- Industrial Effort builds civilian and military factories (usually even if building slots are already full)and grants extra research slots.
- Political Effort gives the country choices on which political path they will take.
If released, Egypt will be ruled by whatever ideology was ruling its overlord at the time of release.
As an Arabic country, Egypt can form Arabia if it can conquer the requisite territories.
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As a releasable nation, Egypt has no starting military.
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- Egypt has no starting army.
- Egypt has no starting navy.
- Air force
- Egypt has no starting air force