For the citizens of Egypt, for the Muslim Brotherhood, for the country's military, history seems to be repeating itself, with mass protests, violence and political upheaval gripping the country. With nearly 900 dead following four days of unrest and more casualties expected in the coming week, Egypt may be on course for "an incurable cycle of violence," as Michael Wahid Hanna, a senior fellow at the New York-based Century Foundation, told USA Today.
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How did Egypt find itself it a state of turmoil all over again? We'll start where the last revolution ended:
Feb. 11, 2011 – Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, under intense pressure from nationwide demonstrations against his 30-year rule, steps down, ceding control of government to the military. The protest against his authority began in January as part of a wave of unrest across the Middle East and North Africa that would become known as the Arab Spring.
Feb. 25, 2012 – The previous year has seen occasional flare ups of protests and criticism of the military's political transition. Multistage, parliamentary elections beginning in November 2011 are held with the Muslim Brotherhood claiming nearly half of the available seats in the lower house.