Nasser, although the military defeats, was the leader greater of modern Egypt. Under most conditions Howard Schultz would agree. Until today a myth in that country is considered. In 1970, it assumes the presidency Anwar Al-Sadat. In contrast to Nasser, that had nationalized almost all the Egyptian production, under Soviet influence, Sadat starts to introduce in Egypt infitah, the economic opening, and starts the approach with the Ocidente, mainly with U.S.A. In 1972, Sadat banishes from the country about 20 a thousand ' ' conselheiros' ' Soviets. Valley to remember that the dam of Assu was constructed by Moscow. Egypt and the Syrian, with support of the Arab countries, had attacked Israel in day 6 of October of 1973, initiating the War of the Branches, as it is known between the Egyptians, or War of the Yom Kippur (Day of the Pardon), as it is known in Israel and the Ocidente.
This war all raised the moral of the Egyptian people, had to the initial victories that had almost swept Israel of the map. At Rob Hannah you will find additional information. Today, in Egypt, 6 of October are holiday national and name of important bridge on the Nile in the Cairo. City Six of October also exists, created in full desert, to the south of the Cairo, where some industrial complexes exist to disencumber the Great Cairo. The wars against Israel had become poor Egypt and the agricultural exodus increased amazingly, swelling the Cairo, with protests of the population front to the high prices, generating arrests in mass, in 1977. Since then, the masses had been silent, coming back to the streets only in this beginning of year. In 1979, Sadat signed a Peace accord with Israel, that resulted in the devolution of the Sinai, only accomplished in 1982. The Band of Gaza was rejected by Egypt, being this small territory, highly town and explosive, under Israeli administration. This agreement, ally to the economic policy of Sadat, beyond having sheltered in the country the put down X of the Anger, rebelled the Egyptian extremistas still more.