[Answer] Why did a European country want to colonize Egypt?

Answer: wanted Suez canal for trade; geographic location – cut distance to India
Why did a European country want to colonize Egypt?

Throughout the 19th century the ruling dynasty of Egypt had spent vast sums of money on the infrastructural development of Egypt. In keeping with its own military and foreign origin the dynasty’s economic development was almost wholly oriented toward military dual-use goals. Consequently despite vast sums of European and other foreign capital actual economic production and resulting revenues were insufficient to repay the loans. Consequently the country teetered toward economic dissolution an…

The historical phenomenon of colonization is one that stretches around the globe and across time. Ancient and medieval colonialism was practiced by the Phoenicians the Greeks and the crusaders among others.Colonialism in the modern sense began with the “Age of Discovery” led by Portuguese and then by the Spanish exploration of the Americas the coasts of Africa the Middle East India and …

Berlin Conference – Wikipedia

Scramble for Africa – Wikipedia

Berlin Conference – Wikipedia

Colonisation of Africa – Wikipedia

The first phase of European colonization of Southeast Asia took place throughout the 16th and 17th centuries after the arrival of Dutch Portuguese Spanish and later French and British marine spice traders. Fiercely competitive the Europeans soon sought to eliminate each other by forcibly taking control of the production centers trade hubs and vital strategic locations beginning with the …

The Berlin Conference of 1884–1885 also known as the Congo Conference (German: Kongokonferenz) or West Africa Conference (Westafrika-Konferenz) regulated European colonization and trade in…

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