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Egypt

The cradle of civilization and the home of the Nile, Egypt is home to millions of peoples and as many mysteries. Egypt is currently a swirling land of tumult, with factions from across Europe contending with various African and Middle Eastern factions. 

  • Alexandria: An incredibly beautiful and ancient city, Alexandria is  home to many ancients wonders which have been lost to time, such as the Lighthouse of Alexandria (or Pharos), the Royal Library of the Royal Library of Alexandria, and the Necropolis (Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa). The British Royal Navy recently relocated the headquarters of it Mediterranean Fleet here.

    • The Temple of Taposiris Magna: A temple built during the Ptolemy era and dedicated to Osiris.
    • Citadel of Qaitbay: A fortress built in the 15th century by Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf al-Din Qa’it Bay, this citadel sit on the exact spot where the eastern entrance to the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria used to be. Built using stones from the ancient wonder, the citadel has been largely neglected for the past several decades. However, rumors say that King Farouk intendeds to restore the citadel and turn it into a royal rest house.

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  • Cairo: The capital of Egypt and the large city in the Middle East, Cairo is a city of mystery and wonder.


    • Central Cairo

      • Abdeen Palace: Constructed in 1874 and added onto continually since, the Palace is the official home of King Farouk and the heart of the Egyptian government.
      • Tahrir Square
      • Museum of Egyptian Antiquities: One of the most important museums in the world, this building houses tens of thousands of relics and writings from the ancient world.
    • Islamic Cairo

      • Al-Azhar Mosque: The most famous of Cairo's mosques, Cairo is also the world's longest surviving university.  
      • Bab an-Nasr Cemetery 
      • Khan el-Khalil: An ancient bazaar with Mamluk architecture, this market is a huge tourist attraction. However, some say that anything worth buying can be found in the Kahn el-Khalili if one knows where to look. 
    • Cairo West Bank

      • Cairo University: A newly established university which is growing at an astonishing rate, Cairo University teaches a largely traditional Western liberal education. However, some teachers feel a more Islamic education should take precedence. 
      • Cairo Zoo: One of the largest and best loved zoos in the world. 
      • Museum of Islamic Art
      • Opera House
    • Old Cairo: Many of the poorest members of the city live in Old Cairo, with the slums making up a huge portion of this part of the city. 
    • Coptic Cairo: Center of the Christian community in Cairo. 

      • Mosque of Amr ibn al-As: As the first mosque ever built on Egyptian soil, the mosque's importance has waned in recent years. However, the spiritual resonance of the ancient structure is still intensely powerful. 
      • Citadel of Cairo: An ancient citadel built on one of the highest hills in Egypt, this fortress was the center of the Egyptian government until 1874. It also contains the Mosque of Muhammad Ali, one of the largest and most important mosques in Cairo. 
Abyssinia (Ethiopian Empire) 

A small country in Africa, Abyssinia is conquered by the Italian Empire in the Second Italo-Abyssinian War, from lasts from October 1935 to May 1936. 

Libya

An Italian ruled colony, Libya was recently created by the Italian Empire by combining three smaller colonies. The Libyian people largely resent their Italian rulers, and their most recent rebellion only ended in 1932 with over 50,000 deaths. This revolt was led by Idris al-Mahdi as-Senussi, Emir of Cyrenaic, who is now in exile in Cairo.

Sudan 

A territory ostensibly jointly ruled by Egypt and Great Britain, but truly run by the British.

Tunisia

A French protectorate, Tunisia is the site of many scuffles between the French and the Italians, as almost as many Italians as French live in the small African nation.

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