Gamal Abdel Nasser: Anti-imperialist leadership

Gamal Abdel Nasser Hussein (Arabic: جمال عبد الناصر حسين, 15 January 1918 – 28 September 1970) was the second President of Egypt from 1956 until his death. A colonel in the Egyptian army, Nasser led the Egyptian Revolution of 1952 along with Muhammad Naguib, the first president, which overthrew the monarchy of Egypt and Sudan, and heralded a new period of modernization, and socialist reform in Egypt together with a profound advancement of pan-Arab nationalism, including a short-lived union with Syria. Nasser is seen as one of the most important political figures in both modern Arab history and politics in the 20th-century. Under his leadership Egypt nationalized the Suez Canal and came to play a central role in anti-imperialist efforts in the Arab World and Africa.

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