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Egypt: The Transition Period

  • Jasper Y. Brinton


The Egytian problem presents two aspects. One concerns the purely political struggle for independence. The other has to do with the favored position of foreigners in Egypt under the régime of the Capitulations. The former was primarily a private concern between the two countries involved—Egypt and Great Britain. The other, while touching in a special manner the responsibilities accepted by the “occupying Power,” concerned in an important manner the several foreign nations which had come to have stakes of great importance in the country—interests of a commercial, professional, educational, religious and even semi-political character. The separate nature of these two aspects of the same problem is well illustrated by the fact that two entirely separate series of international negotiations were required to deal with them.



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1 Treaty of Alliance, Aug. 26, 1936. This Journal, Supp., Vol. 31 (1937), p. 77.

2 Art. 13, Annex, par. 3, Treaty of Alliance, 1936. This Journal, Supp., Vol. 31 (1937), pp. 85, 86.

3 Art. 13, Annex, par. 1 (ii).

Egypt: The Transition Period

  • Jasper Y. Brinton


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