No one single factor can explain the violent protests that are going on in Egypt, but one thing that cannot be denied is that we are witnessing an example of what overpopulation can bring about. So, I would like to share some of the information I found in the Wikipedia free online encyclopedia.
In 1939 the population of Egypt was 17 million. Now it is 80 million plus, and 99 percent of the people live on only 5 or 6 percent of the land along the Nile River and its delta. That combined with the fact that half of the people are under the age of 25 and a large percentage of them live in abject poverty is a recipe for turmoil now and in the future.
An already poor country like Egypt, which is smaller than the state of Alaska with few valuable natural resources and a very limited amount of productive farmland, will surely face even greater problems in the future.
It is hard to be optimistic about what lies ahead for a country in which just one of its cities, Cairo, is home to more people than any one of 38 of our states, including Washington, and has a greater population than the combined population of the states of Wyoming, Vermont, North Dakota, South Dakota, Alaska, Delaware, Montana and Rhode Island.
Unfortunately, no matter who ends up in control of the government, when the final outcome is determined, these brutal facts will still remain.