What Were the Consequences of Napoleon's 1798 Invasion of Egypt?

Dec 2015
Napoleon invaded Egypt in 1798, ostensibly to cut off British trade routes to India. What were the knock-on effects of his aggression? What would have happened if he never invaded?


Ad Honorem
Apr 2015
His expedition led to the situation where the Arabs in conquered territories met the western inventions such as printing press. The exedition also found a number of Egyptian artifacts, the Rosseta Stone being the most famous.
It is also believed that the expedition was also the root of early Arab nationalism. True or not, the expedition initiated a chain of processes which bore the "autonomous" Egypt inside the Ottoman Sultanate.

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Ad Honorem
Mar 2012
Redneck Country, AKA Texas
The discovery of the Rosetta Stone allowed for the translation of hieroglyphics, which led to the creation of modern Egyptology.