VII. The Contemporary Period, 1945–2000 > E. The Middle East and North Africa, 1945–2000 > 3. The Middle East and Egypt, 1943–2000 > m. Egypt
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m. Egypt
 
 
1946
 
Reform of religious endowments (waqfs). Though charitable (khayri) endowments dedicated to public causes could still be funded in perpetuity, private (ahli) endowments that served as family trusts had to be designated for a specific period. After the revolution of 1952, private endowments were abolished altogether. In 1957, all waqfs came under state administration.  1
 
Jan
 
Failure of negotiations between Britain and Egypt to revise the Treaty of 1936. In response, violent street demonstrations organized by students shook Cairo over the next two months.  2
 
 
 
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