The European system and the Egyptian question 1827-1841 : a study in the theory of balance of power
Abd El Sattar El Badri, Mohammed
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This work aims at explaining the events of the Egyptian Question through the tools of balance of power theory. It is the main hypothesis of this work that the Egyptian Question affected the balance of power in Europe, i.e. Equilibrium, and therefore, was subjected to the mechanics of balance of power. It is further believed that the reactions of the major European powers were in full conformity with this mechanics. The first chapter explains the theory of balance of power and its major concepts. In the following chapter, these concepts are applied to the European system o f interstate relations, tracing it from the Treaty of Westphalia. The third chapter explains the link between Egypt and the European system, as well as the rise of the Egyptian Question. Chapter four deals with the effect of the Egyptian intervention in the Wars of Morea 1827, Anatolia 1832-3 and the European system. The final chapter is the mechanics of balance of power applied to pacify the Egyptian Question.