Created by NAGELANN000 on Feb 17, 2011
Last updated: 02/24/11 at 07:05 PM
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I lived to be 75. I died in Canada in a home accident.
I was able to emigrate to Canada. I wanted to go to the United States or the United Kingdom, but I didn't have enough money. In Canada, I got a high paying job, but the cost of living was also higher. I also got robbed when I was living in Canada.
GDP means the total value of all final goods and services produced in a country in a year. Per capita GDP in Egypt is an estimated $6,200. As a scientist in Egypt, I am making 1350 Egyptian pounds per month or $265.75. This means I would live off of about $8.86 dollars per day. After I emigrated to Canada (which will happen later in my life), I worked as a NGO Official and I got paid $3,381.36 per month (in U.S. dollars) so I lived off $111.345 per day.
I was able to graduate from graduate school and I also skipped multiple grades in school. The literacy rate in Egypt for the population as a whole is 71.4% while the literacy rate for women is 59.4%. I experienced this because many of my siblings and some of my friends couldn't read and write.
During my life, many people in my family got sick. My sister got ascariasis, or roundworm. This is caused by a infection of a parasite called roundworms. My father also got hookworm. Hookworm is caused by the infection of a parasite also. To get roundworm, you have to eat or drink something that has roundworm eggs in or on it. After that, they live in your intestines. To get hookworm, the larva of the hookworm go through your skin and then eventually end up in your intestines, like roundworm. This disease is not very common in Egypt (as shown on map). This impacted the country of Egypt by making the overall level of health lower and risk for diseases higher. The country could try to improve on sanitation to prevent the spread of this disease
There was a famine in Egypt. Famines are fairly common in Egypt and you can expect to see at least four or five in your lifetime if you live in Egypt. My family is never directly effected by the famines but people we know and some of my friends are. This impacts the country of Egypt because it adds to health concerns of malnutrition and it could lead to starvation. The country won't be able to recover from famines very well because they are so common. They would have to change the way they get food for the people to solve the problem of famines.
Standard of living the level of material comfort as measured by the goods, services, and luxuries available to an individual, group, or nation. The standard of living in Egypt is relatively low. I experienced this is my life because of poor nutrition due to lack of health food, poor health care, and poor sanitation in Egypt. Colonization has effected the standards of by creating a higher standard for education and increasing international trade.
I was born on February 16, 2011. The life expectancy in Egypt is 72.4 years for the whole population, but 75.1 years of women. This is slightly lower than the United States who have a life expectancy for the whole population of 78.24 years and 80.81 for women. The life expectancy in Egypt is slightly lower probably because the people are more likely to get some illnesses in Egypt due to poor sanitation/refrigeration. In my life in Egypt, I got arrested for exposing a wrong doing of the government. I also was expected to practice the 5 Pillars of Islam.
Sudan was in civil war for 17 years starting in 1953 because the Muslim leaders created a government that the Christians didn't like. In 1969, a new leader came into power. He was a Muslim and he was elected president in 1972. He was able to maintain peace for 10 years. Then he decided to make Islamic Law the law of the country. This caused people to rebel and the civil war continued on. In 1985, a group of military people decided to try and get rid of the president. When they did, gave control to civilian that could make the people in the country agree/get along. In 1989 another person became president and when a rebellion broke out in 2003 in Darfur, he decided to have civilians "systematically murdered" in Darfur to get rid of the rebellion. The fighting in Darfur slowed down in 2005. This is considered genocide. Europeans haven't influence this conflict much other than making the two different groups start together and saying genocide is illegal. This conflict is classified as ethnic/religious differences. It would cause negative net migration because of people in Darfur fleeing. It could also cause positive net migration for people who want to live in a country where Muslim is the required religion.
The official independence day of Egypt is in 1922 when the British gave them independence, but they left someone in power of Egypt so the Egyptians didn't consider themselves independent. They say that their independence came in 1952 when a military coup led by Gamal Abdel Nasser overthrew the monarchy left by Britain. They then lead Muhammad Najib to be the first president of Egypt.
Before Egypt was colonized, it was controlled by pharaohs. They had a very unique and rich traditions that were mainly ended after being colonized. They had a written language and were very developed. There life was centered around the King/Pharaoh and farming. Farming depended on the flooding of the Nile River each year. Egypt was taken over many times by many different countries. It was controlled by Great Britain starting in the 1850s, but was finally declared a protectorate of Great Britain in 1914. Great Britain wanted control of Egypt because in controlling Egypt, they controlled the Suez Canal and trade. The picture is of hieroglyphics or ancient Egyptian writing.