1. Nasser: Emergence of Authoritarian states
In 1952 a military coup, also known as the Egyptian Revolution brought down the monarch, King Farouk. The coup was led by the Free Officers Movement, a group of army officers led by Mohammed Naguib and Gamal Abdel Nasser (see photo). However, Nasser was the real power behind the coup and had established himself as President of Egypt by 1954.1. What was the context of Nasser’s ‘revolution’ in Egypt?