Travels To Discover The Source Of The Nile: In The Years

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His military ambition required him to modernise the country: he built industries, a system of canals for irrigation and transport, and reformed the civil service. [40] He constructed a military state with around four percent of the populace serving the army to raise Egypt to a powerful positioning in the Ottoman Empire in a way showing various similarities to the Soviet strategies (without communism) conducted in the 20th century. [41] Muhammad Ali Pasha evolved the military from one that convened under the tradition of the corvée to a great modernised army.

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Publisher: Nabu Press (May 11, 2012)

ISBN: 1286427924

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