In my opinion, the most important causal factor that explains Egypt’s slide back to dictatorship under Sisi is that of the military. Ever since Morsi won the presidency, the military wanted to regain the power which they had found in the interim period between Mubarak and Morsi. While I feel that this was the most important causal factor for Egypt’s slide back into military dictatorship, I certainly do not think that it was the only one. As mentioned in both the Vice videos and Stacher’s chapter on Egypt, even during his short rule Morsi was dooming the economy (Vice 2013, Stacher 2017). In addition, both Vice and Stacher mention that Morsi was stoking sectarian tensions, trying to claim that certain Muslims were “real Muslims” and that others were not (Vice 2013, Stacher 2017). Yet another causal factor mentioned by both Vice and Stacher was the fear of many Egyptians that Morsi was trying to seize too much power, ordering the Muslim Brotherhood to crack down on protests and possibly trying to “Brotherize” Egypt (Vice 2013, Stacher 2017). However, I believe that the military’s desire to regain power is the most important causal factor of all. For example, although the military claimed to have gathered 22,000,000 signatures from citizens in favor of overthrowing Morsi, “these documents have never been seen or verified” (Stacher, 2017). It is absolutely true that many Egyptian citizens wanted the military to overthrow Morsi, but an act such as this could potentially be an example of the military hyperbolizing this sentiment in order to regain power. The Vice videos also explain that it is suspected that the military organized the anti-Morsi protest which led to his June 30th, 2012 overthrow, as it was armed and guarding the anti-Morsi crowd but not the pro-Morsi/ Muslim Brotherhood crowd (Vice, 2013).