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  •  I think that Turkey (0+ / 0-)

    would be an interesting basis for comparison. While they have been having some political upheavals recently they are much more economically prosperous and are at least theoretically candidates for admission to the EU.

    I am most certainly not an expert on Egypt and its problems. I got interested in it when the initial uprising began two years ago. The thing that seems to stand out about the economic problems is the role of the military leaders and their accumulation of personal wealth.

    It is also a country that has been heavily dependent on tourism because of its history. That has pretty much dried up because of the political instability.


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