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In my life I lived to be 68 years old until I died of a stroke on May 1st.
GDP means gross domestic product and is the value of all goods and services made in a year by a country. The per capita GDP in Egypt is 6,200 U.S. dollars as estimated in 2010. I am a college president in Egypt I make $4740 U.S. dollars per month. My income per day in U.S. dollars is $158. I am very happy with my job and hope to have it for years to come.
Standard of Living is the level of material comfort measured by the goods, services, and luxuries available to an individual, group, or nation. My standard of living in Egypt was relatively high. One thing that showed it was high is that I got to move into a bigger house this year. Also my education was very high which indicates a high standard of living. A third thing that indicates high standard of living in my life is my job that pays very well. Although the standard of living in Egypt isn't high for everyone. Colonization has caused tension between religious groups for centuries, making people not want to live near the arguing groups. Another way colonization has impacted standard of living is when they overthrew the British monarchy is caused a frenzy for power, and led to many civil rights protests and rallies over the years, making it an un-pleasent place to live.
Another difficulty I facing in my lifetime was a famine, or food shortage. When I was 26 there was a famine that killed 33 people and affected 3,800,000. I wasn't directly affected, but it hurt a lot of people. Famines are common in Egypt, there were two within my lifetime. This one wasn't as bad; it had 16 deaths and 2,200,000 people were affected. It impacted a lot of people as well as the government because they had to spend money to fix it. It won't be easy to recover from famines because there are many hungry people and it'll take time to get help to all of them.
LIteracy rate is the amount of people in a given area who can read and write. The literacy rate in Egypt is 71.4%, meaning 71.4% of the population over 15 can read and write. This year I graduated graduate school with an advanced degree in law. I graduated college when I was 20 with a degree in Pre-Law. The reason I was able to get ahead so quickly was because I skipped three years of primary and secondary school. I was very lucky to have a high intelligence level which everyone in my country does not have. My sister, her boyfriend, and my own (future) daughter got placed on academic probation due to bad grades, that just goes to show that not everyone in Egypt gets such a high education.
When I was four, I developed pertussis, more commonly known as whopping cough. Whooping cough inflates the airways, making it harder to breathe. To get air people have to breathe in really hard and it can make a whooping noise. Pertussis occurs all over the world, it might be common in Egypt though because it is very populated along the river, and pertussis is highly contagious. Something Egypt, along with the rest of the world, could do to prevent this disease is keep people who have it away from other people, so the bacteria doesn't spread.
My life expectancy in Egypt is 72 years compared to 78 years in the United states. One reason why the life expectancy is lower in Egypt is because there is more disease in Egypt than the U.S. I was born into a poor family. Our income was below the global average and we never owned a television or a car. I spoke Arabic and was a Sunni Muslim.
Today I saw that there were more problems in our neighboring country, Sudan. There have been many problems there for over 50 years. This conflict may have ended in the decision that Sudan will split in two, the north and southern part. This final decision happened on January 30, 2011, just weeks before I was born. European influence did play a part in this conflict, because when half of Sudan was ruled by Britain and the other half by Egypt it made two separate nationalities. When they gained independence in 1956 the government led by Muslims didn't satisfy the Christians of the south, creating many years of civil war and change in government. This is a negative net migration for Sudan because people don't want to live in a warring country. In turn it results in a positive net migration for surrounding countries like Egypt, because refugees from Sudan escape to these countries.
The official date of Egypt's independence was 1922, but Egypt regards the real date to be 1952. It became independent when a military coup that was led by Gamal Abdel Nasser overthrew the monarchy supported by the British. Although Egypt is independent, English influence is still seen in the tensions between the Muslims and the Christians that remain from England's rule.
In history class I learned that before the Europeans Egypt was under many different empires control from year 0. In B.C. Egypt was a powerful empire dating all the way back to 3000 B.C. The English were interested in Egypt because there was access to the Mediterranean Sea and many trade routes.