The Story Of Egypt’s Revolution In “Jurassic Park” Gifs

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2. In January 2011, massive protests captured the attention of the world in Cairo. The protesters were decrying the 30-year rule of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.

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3. In February of 2011, the Egyptian military took control of the civil government, dissolving parliament and suspending the constitution.

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4. This made many in the international community nervous.

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5. A constitutional referendum was held in Egypt in March 2011 that attempted to clone democracy and presidential limitations.

They found a democracy DNA strand frozen in amber.

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6. The referendum passed with 77% approval and a new constitutional Egypt was born.

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7. Elections were scheduled soon after, which delighted the disenfranchised Muslim Brotherhood who held a distinct advantage in organization and fundraising against their liberal, young challengers.

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8. Liberal and secular candidates were eliminated from the presidential election field, leaving voters with the choice of an Islamist Muslim Brotherhood candidate or a member of the old Mubarak regime.

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9. Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi became Egypt’s first democratically elected president with 51% of the vote in June 2012.

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10. Once in office, Morsi moved to expand presidential power.

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11. Morsi also called for a new drafting of the constitution by a Constituent Assembly that he filled with allies.

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12. Liberal and secular groups boycotted the assembly.

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13. This led young, liberal, secular Egyptians to say this to Morsi:

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14. And the international community said this:

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15. Massive protests broke out, forcing him to reverse his decree and cancel the assembly.

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16. In June, massive protests came down AGAIN on the Morsi government which called for his resignation.

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17. The Egyptian Armed Forces gave Morsi 48 hours to step down.

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18. On July 2nd, refused to quit — and the military swiftly forced him out anyway.

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19. So Egypt’s governance once again looks something like this:

The head of the Constitutional Court has been appointed the interim president while the army remains in control of power.

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20. The leaders of the opposition parties claim that the overthrow was part of a “natural process” in democracy.

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21. But the Obama administration remains quite nervous about the military takeover.

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22. And many in the international community are saying this:

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23. But if you are hoping for a true, free, stable democracy in Egypt someday, remember:

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