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Nasser, Gamal Abdel

Pronunciation: /ˈnasər/ /ˈnä-/
(1918–70), Egyptian colonel and statesman; prime minister 1954–56 and president 1956–70. He deposed King Farouk in 1952 and President Muhammad Neguib in 1954. His nationalization of the Suez Canal brought war with Britain, France, and Israel in 1956; he also waged two unsuccessful wars against Israel (1956 and 1967).
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