Egypt

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Arab Republic of Egypt
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Government overview
Societal overview

Capital:

Cairo[1]

Historical overview

Formation:

Affiliation:

Unified Earth Government

 

Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is an African nation on Earth.[1]

History[edit]

"These are pre-Covenant Sangheili ruins. They were already ancient history before humanity built the pyramids."
Spartan Olympia Vale comments on ruins on Sanghelios, comparing them to the pyramids of Egypt to signify their great age.[2]
The Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza during the time of Ancient Egypt.

Ancient Egyptian civilization coalesced over 6,000 years prior to the end of the Covenant war.[note 1] After the eventual unification of Earth's nations under the Unified Earth Government, Egypt's strategic location became vitally important to the United Nations Space Command.[1] A Moncton-class orbital weapon platform was constructed to orbit its capital city geosynchronously[3] and when the Covenant attacked in 2552, Cairo Station served as flag headquarters.[4] Fighting during the Battle of Earth took place in Cairo itself.[1]

Geography[edit]

A depiction of a traveler on a camel riding past a trio of pyramids, as glimpsed by 343 Guilty Spark upon accessing data concerning human history on the UNSC Pillar of Autumn.[5]

It is bisected by the Nile River and is considered tropical and arid.[1] Its capital city is Cairo, located near the Nile Delta.[3]

Economy and Society[edit]

The Arab Republic of Egypt is considered a technological, economic, and military dynamo.[1]

Trivia[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Egypt is thought to have been founded c. 3150 BCE. According to the Halo Encyclopedia, however, by the 26th Century Egypt had been around for over 6,000 years, meaning it must have actually been established hundreds of years prior to this date.

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