Accession Number : ADA284465

Title :   The Mahdist Revolution

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Rossi, Robert N.

PDF Url : ADA284465

Report Date : 03 JUN 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : This paper covers the Mahdist Revolution in the Sudan from 1881 to 1885. Mohammed Ahmed proclaimed himself the Mahdi (the expected one or the deliverer in the Islamic faith), and fought the colonial Egyptian government of the Sudan and the British. Britain was drawn into the conflict by its interest in the Suez Canal, its heavy financial investments in Egypt, and its participation in suppressing the Arabi revolt. Mohammed Ahmed successfully defeated the Egyptian and British forces brought against him and established an Islamic state in the Sudan. He succeeded by effectively combining religious, economic, cultural, and military strategy under charismatic leadership. Mahdi, Sudan.

Descriptors :   *WARFARE, *LEADERSHIP, *SUDAN, MILITARY STRATEGY, ECONOMICS, EGYPTIANS, CONFLICT, PAPER, SUEZ CANAL, CANALS, CULTURE, ISLAM, EGYPT, STRATEGY, INVESTMENTS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE