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DavidV

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http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/393544_298774810144013_237934842894677_1019832_1425491846_n.jpg

Taken from the Facebook page of King Fuad II, evidence that Egypt's pre-1952 flag is popping up at the most recent wave of protests. One poster claimed that it was a rejection of what it sees as the "flag of military dictatorship". It certainly has that "rejectionist reactionary" aspect seen in the use of old order flags in Libya and Syria.

Hopefully monarchists can find space in Egyptian politics, with the realisation that a) a figure like Fuad II is badly needed by Egypt and b) life for Egyptians after the fall of the monarchy did not actually improve, but in many ways worsened.
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Given that protests are now being directed against military rule itself, there's a good chance Egyptian monarchists can and perhaps will find space in Egyptian politics in the coming years. A long-term possibility of restoration in Egypt is certainly not out of the question. After all, Egypt, for all its imperfections under the Muhammad Ali dynasty, was making far better progress towards liberal democracy than they ever have since. 

It's notable that Nasser realized the Wafd Party, which was a pillar of pre-republican Egypt, would have won free and fair elections even as late as December 1952, and that was after a decade of growing unpopularity for both them and the monarchy in the aftermath of the Abdeen Palace Incident!

Btw, DavidV, the link doesn't work.

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http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/393544_298774810144013_237934842894677_1019832_1425491846_n.jpg

Taken from the Facebook page of King Fuad II, evidence that Egypt's pre-1952 flag is popping up at the most recent wave of protests. One poster claimed that it was a rejection of what it sees as the "flag of military dictatorship". It certainly has that "rejectionist reactionary" aspect seen in the use of old order flags in Libya and Syria.

Hopefully monarchists can find space in Egyptian politics, with the realisation that a) a figure like Fuad II is badly needed by Egypt and b) life for Egyptians after the fall of the monarchy did not actually improve, but in many ways worsened.

actually the flag was officially used till 1958 the first part of the nasser republic. but its monar┬Ęchist in origin of course.

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It's on the Fouad II's Facebook page.
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If Libyan and Syrian protestors can bring back their former flags why not Egypt? This is the perfect time for Egyptian monarchists to strengthen their cause. According to a comment on King Fouad's Facebook page Egyptian monarchists are planning to led a protests on December 2nd. Hopefully it gains momentum.
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Is it not a commonly-known fact now that the CIA supported the overthrow of the Egyptian monarchy in 1952? Interesting how this is never talked about compared with other CIA involvements.
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I was not aware of any CIA involvement in the Egyptian monarchies overthrow in 1952. The only real CIA involved in terms of monarchy I'm aware of was when they restored the Shah to the throne in Iran. I don't know why they don't do the same in Egypt if the protests happen on 2 Dec try and try and stir up a restoration movement, the Americans must of noticed that monarchies have been more stable during the Arab spring. And with Islamists likely to win (I don't know much about their views or ideology to be fair) a constitutional monarch might seen be as a good thing.  
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If Libyan and Syrian protestors can bring back their former flags why not Egypt? This is the perfect time for Egyptian monarchists to strengthen their cause. According to a comment on King Fouad's Facebook page Egyptian monarchists are planning to led a protests on December 2nd. Hopefully it gains momentum.

I looked, but couldn't find anything about these protests. Did they go off at all?

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A rally invitation was posted on http://www.facebook.com/kingfarouqback page. But I dont think it materialized.
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