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What were the main historical events in Egypt in the 20th century 1In 1916 martial law was introduced in Cairo Military courts judged civilians and had them punished England began to treat Egypt more like a country that was the enemy instead of a friend In 1917 the British began to encourage the kidnapping of peasants to serve in their labor groups in Palestine Thousands of fellahin were sent to Syria Mesopotamia and to France After the war US President Wilsons Fourteen Points gave Egypt a hope of independence Saad Zaghlul went to the British Residency and demanded the Egypt be given the right to self-determination He was allowed to speak and leave but was arrested a month later and sent to Malta Egypt revolted on the news of this Overnight Cairo became a revolutionary city as every town and city was seized by Egyptians Everything stopped Trains and trams stopped no one went to work and strikes began Eight British soldiers were killed on March 18 1919 while on their way to Cairo Trenches were dug and the city was barricaded Many people were killed either in the fighting or executed for killing British officers 2In 1936 the Anglo-Egyptian treaty was signed which gave Egypt a little bit of independence In 1937 the Tribunaux Mixtes which were the foreign courts were done away with The Egyptians still were not satisfied The British were still in occupation controlled most of the economic life and still controlled the canal The reason that the British would not give up its hold completely was the cotton the land and the link to India The British did very little to improve the way of life for the Egyptian people They never drilled an artesian well that could pump pure water to a village or set up medical services for Egyptians They didnt even try to educate or improve the conditions of the majority of the
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